Research and Policy Adviser: EABC

The Research and Policy Adviser (RPA) will be selected jointly by TMEA and EABC.

Reporting to the EABC Executive Director and TMEA’s Manager for Dialogue and Advocacy, the RPA will be responsible for ensuring that EABC develops and implements an effective dialogue and advocacy strategy building on EABC’s early successes.


The roles and responsibilities of the Research and Policy Adviser will include, but not be limited to:

  • Develop and implement overall approach and priorities to research and policy positioning
  • Effectively engage national associations in work of EABC
  • Promote sectoral clusters (including identifying interested PSOs, facilitating discussions, possibly recruiting a cluster facilitator, identifying priorities for research and commissioning research on behalf of the group, facilitating the group to develop and publish policy position papers, ensuring that representatives of the group attend appropriate EAC meetings, involving clusters in EABC’s trade and industry committee etc)
  • Commission and manage research, and disseminate research and policy positions papers to stakeholders
  • Ensure appropriate branding, partnership, communication and information flows
  • Review means of influencing EAC including managing representation at all the EAC’s working and Ministerial meetings
  • Prepare development and capacity building plan for EABC
  • Resource planning

    Competence and Expertise:

    The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, preferably with a Masters in an appropriate discipline, and will have experience and expertise in:

  • Public private dialogue and private sector advocacy, with extensive practical knowledge in the formulation and negotiation of policy interests involving multiple stakeholders;
  • Developing and supporting business and trade associations
  • International trade, ideally from perspectives of policy and practicality
  • Management of complex and diverse projects involving private and public sectors
  • Influencing, networking and building sound personal relationships
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Project assessment and evaluation
  • Communications, both written and oral – English is essential, French is desirable and Kiswahili would be helpful.

    How to Apply:

    Complete the Application Form and a detailed CV and email them to or send by hard copy to:
    Adept Systems Management Consultants,

    P.O. Box 6416 - 00100

    Nairobi .

    The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm Monday 27th July.

    For more information and application, see: Research and Policy Adviser Website
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