The Borderless Alliance, a private-sector-led coalition to increase trade across West Africa, seeks a Managing Director to coordinate program planning and proposal development, facilitate communication among industry stakeholders, and oversee a number of additional strategic, organizational and administrative functions involved in managing the BA Secretariat. A scope of work appears below.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and three references by email to the Borderless Alliance info [at] borderlesswa [dot] com (subject: Borderless%20Alliance%20Managing%20Director) (Secretariat) no later than June 15, 2012.
Scope of Work
Borderless Alliance Managing Director
Founded in 2011, the Borderless Alliance (BA) is an international, non-profit association working to promote the Borderless Vision of free movement of goods and services on the West African transport and trade corridors. Members of the BA include major logistics, finance, traders, service providers and non-governmental organizations from across West Africa.
The BA is currently headed by an Executive Committee comprised of a President, two Vice-Presidents, and four additional members, with day-to-day operations managed by the BA Secretariat housed at the USAID West Africa Trade Hub.
- Establish BA secretariat organizational structure
- Coordinate the BA’s day-to-day activities
- Manage the BA Secretariat’s budget and report to the Executive Committee and donors
- Prepare annual reports summarizing yearly activities, results and expenditures
- Supervise and support BA internal communications to governing bodies and membership as well as external communications
- Conduct country-level meetings to build awareness of the BA and its mission at regional and national levels to ensure that the BA is a truly representative stakeholder body
- Represent and promote BA at regional and international industry conventions and conferences
- Organize and coordinate policy and business advocacy campaigns to improve investment incentives and policy frameworks for transport and trade facilitation in West Africa
- Coordinate technical assistance for members and stakeholders, including on improving their operations, accessing finance and trade information
- Mobilize resources and BA membership for support to training and assistance activities
- Contribute to the design and implementation of a BA institutional growth strategy
- Liaise with staff of partner companies and organizations
- Excellent written and spoken English and French
- Bachelor's / Master's degree in transport/logistics, economics, business, or a related field
- 5+ years relevant experience in international development or policy work
- High computer proficiencies, in word, excel, power point, outlook, and internet
- Experience working in a fast-paced multicultural environment, independently, and on a team
- Excellent writing and Communication skills
- Ability to develop proposals and raise funds locally and internationally for the BA activities.