Thursday, 8 September 2011

Trapca Trade Law Expert Job in Arusha Tanzania

The Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (trapca) was inaugurated in December 2006 with the mandate of providing training and technical expertise on trade issues to professionals in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

Situated in Arusha, Tanzania, the Centre is owned by the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI) and Lund University in Sweden is the academic partner.

The overall objective of trapca is to reduce poverty through improved integration in the world economy by the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and low-income Sub-Saharan
African countries.

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The Position
Esami is seeking to fill the position of Trade Law Expert to be based at trapca in Arusha,
Tanzania. The position as Trade Law Expert is a three-year contract with possibilities for renewal. The contract can be designed as a part-time or full-time job where the direct
non-teaching activities amount to 50%.

Key Responsibilities
The Trade Law Expert shall report to the Trade Policy Expert. The Trade Law Expert will be part of the growing Training Department led by the Academic Director.

Specific responsibilities shall include but not be limited to:

  • Participate in course design and development
  • Undertake training impact assessment
  • Maintain student and faculty databases
  • Lecture in various trapca courses in area of specialisation
  • Manage the trapca Alumni Association and virtual forums
  • Develop and manage trapca e-newsletter
  • Write concept papers and presentations for international forums

Qualification and Experience
This is a senior position within the Centre.

The candidate shall have:

  • Master’s degree in International Trade Law
  • Experience in course delivery and management
  • PhD degree or equivalent is an added advantage
  • Teaching and published journal articles in International Trade Law
  • Relevant experience in consultancies and teaching (preferably at University level)

Required Competencies

  • Highly developed analytical skills and ability to provide clear and objective policy advice and recommendations to various stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (and French would be desirable)
  • Excellent IT skills and ability to interact with an international audience

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications not later than 30, September, 2011 to

All applications to be through email


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