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MINISTRY OF TRADE & INDUSTRY RECRUITING FOR LOCAL CONTENT PROFESSIONALS

advertApplication Deadline Extension – 21st July 2014

In August 2014 the Ministry of Trade and Industry will be launching a Local Content Unit, the objective of which is to promote the wider usage of local content by:
• Enhancing the Government of Sierra Leone’s Local Content Policy;
• Ensuring a better understanding of the nature and benefits of local content; and
• Monitoring local content usage to identify opportunities and constraints.

The positions being recruited for include:

Head of the Local Content Unit, 10+ years’ experience
• Oversee the development and implementation of the Local Content Policy (LCP)
• Manage the staff and operations of the Local Content Unit (LCU)
• Coordinate the work of the LCU with Development Partners, Government MDAs and civil society, liaising with public and private enterprises to ensure close collaboration on local content

Qualifications and experience:
• A postgraduate degree in economics, social sciences, business administration or law is required.
• Experience in policy development, setting objectives and delivering a strategy for an organisation engaged in policy, monitoring and outreach for government, trade and industry, or civil society and non-government organisations.
• Experience in coordination and liaison across government and private sector entities.

Local Content Policy Adviser, 5+ years’ experience
• Investigate and assess Local Content Policy (LCP) issues in Sierra Leone
• Investigate and advise on LCP issues in relevant countries, particularly in West Africa

Qualifications and experience:
• An undergraduate degree in economics, social sciences, business administration or law is required.
• Experience in policy development for government, trade and industry, or civil society, analysing and advising on legal and business procedures.

Local Content Outreach Officer, 5+ years’ experience
• Support the Head of LCU in drafting and implementing an outreach strategy for the Local Content Policy (LCP)
Qualifications and experience:
• An undergraduate degree in economics, social sciences, business administration or communications is required.
• Experience in setting and delivering a communications strategy for an organisation in government, trade and industry, or civil society.

Local Content Monitoring Officer, 5+ years’ experience
• Design, implement and provide ongoing analysis using a local content monitoring system
Qualifications and experience:
• An undergraduate degree in economics, statistics, or other fields related to monitoring is required.
• Experience in the design and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, the analysis and presentation of monitoring results.

Procurement and Supplier Development Officer, 8+ years’ experience
• Investigate procurement practices, identify constraints and opportunities for the promotion of local content and draft corresponding strategy.
• Establish liaison networks with key market actors and representatives of SMEs and investors

Qualifications and experience:
• An undergraduate degree in economics, social sciences, business administration or law is required.
• Experience in public or private sector procurement
• Experience of working with SMEs and establishing appropriate markets
• Experience in building networks and liaison with private sector entities, including with SMEs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED TO THE 21ST OF JULY 2014. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT RE-APPLY.
QUALIFIED CANDIDATES PLEASE SUBMIT A CV AND COVERING LETTER, STATING WHICH ROLE THE APPLICATION IS FOR, TO: info@sobasl.org
DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS, PLEASE NOTE ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED.

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