Objective B Lead – Trade Facilitation

at Palladium
Location Accra, Ghana
Date Posted August 16, 2020
Category Business Development
Sales and Marketing
Job Type Full-time
Currency GHS


The Objective B Lead will report to the Chief of Party (COP) of the project. S/He will oversee Objective B activities and staff, ensuring compliance and delivery of results. The Objective B Lead will coordinate all project’s trade facilitation activities with the GOG and other relevant partner organizations. S/He will serve as the point of contact with various Ministries and Agencies, managing stakeholder dialogue, buy-in, and public sector engagement

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with GOG and private sector to improve current risk management practices and address non-tariff barriers to trade
  • Support improved and sustained private sector advocacy for trade facilitation and trade policy
  • Coordinate technical assistance with donors, local government organizations, private sector, and other relevant partners
  • Design and lead activities to reduce time and cost to securely move imports and exports from/into Ghana
  • Strengthen AfCFTA institutional capacity to develop policy regulations aligned with international best practices to integrate Ghana into the continental free trade zone
  • Lead Objective B work planning and implementation to ensure program meets targets
  • Provide necessary input for Objective B-related monitoring, evaluation, and learning; gender and social inclusion strategy; communication; and budgets
  • Any other tasks requested by the Chief of Party

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in international trade, economics, international development, trade policy, or other closely related field
  • At least eight years of experience in trade facilitation, customs, trade policy, or other closely related field
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent knowledge of trade facilitation, Ghana and/or regional experience preferred
  • Proven experience developing and finalizing high quality deliverables
  • Working proficiency in English required
  • At least three years’ experience on donor-funded projects for economic growth preferred, USAID experience a plus

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