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Rwanda Country Representative

Published on March 14, 2017
The Hub is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the Rwanda Country Representative position. Interested applicants should apply via the link https://daieatradehub.formstack.com/forms/rwanda_country_representative_2017 by March 30, 2017, 11:59 pm East Africa Local time.  Only candidates who send their information by the deadline will be eligible. Download full scope of work here.
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Partner Opportunity : The Africa Food Prize - Call for Nominations

Published on March 09, 2017
The Africa Food Prize is the preeminent award recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa-from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives. The US $100,000 prize celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa's agriculture agenda. It puts a spotlight on bold initiatives and technical innovations that can be replicated across the continent to create a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity for all Africans. Nominations for the Africa Food Prize 2017 opened on March 6 2017 and run until June 5 2017. The 2017 winner will be awarded at a high-profile gala dinner in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in September 2017 by Former President of Nigeria, H.E. President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Chair of the Africa Food Prize Committee. To nominate, Click here 
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Individual Consultants (IC) : Sector Specialists - Kenya National AGOA Strategy and Action Plan Development

Published on February 28, 2017
The Hub is currently accepting applications from individual consultants for Sector Specialists - Kenya National Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) Strategy and Action Plan. The Sector Specialists will work with the lead consultant to support the Kenyan Government review its current AGOA export strategy to take advantage of the recent 10 years AGOA extension by the United States of America Government.  Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications to procurementTIH@eatradehub.org by March 17, 2017.  Download the scope of work here.
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Business Development Associate

Published on February 16, 2017
The Hub is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the Business Development Associate position. Interested applicants should apply via the link https://daieatradehub.formstack.com/forms/business_development_associate by February 27, 2017, 5.00pm East Africa Local time. Only candidates who send their information by the deadline will be eligible.  Download the full scope of work here.
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Marketing and Communications Associate

Published on February 16, 2017
The Hub is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the Marketing and Communications Associate position. Interested applicants should apply via the link https://daieatradehub.formstack.com/forms/marketing_and_communications associate by February 27, 2017, 5.00pm East Africa Local time. Only candidates who send their information by the deadline will be eligible.  Download the full scope of work here.
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Customs Consultant – Ethiopia Revenue and Customs Authority

Published on February 16, 2017
The Hub is seeking to recruit a highly qualified Consultant that will serve as an embedded advisor within the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority (ERCA). Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications in PDF (preferred) or other electronic formats to partnershipfundTIH@eatradehub.org, on or before March 3, 2017, 5:00pm. East Africa local time. Download the Terms of Reference here.  
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Partner Opportunity:Mettā Launches a Monthly Programme to Catalyse Innovation Across Industry Sectors

Published on February 07, 2017
Mettā, a global entrepreneurs’ club, is launching Nairobi's first Catalyst Programme, a series of industry-specific workshops for startups. Each month, the Mettā Catalyst Programme will bring together industry experts, mentors and corporates to help entrepreneurs running promising early stage companies accelerate growth and take their businesses to the next level. The Catalyst Programme will allow participants to leverage the expertise of industry leaders to build innovative, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions.  February’s inaugural programme begins with a focus on education and technology, and applications are now open online at www.metta-catalyst.com  
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Partner Opportunity:Grand Challenges Africa Innovation Grants for African Innovators

Published on February 07, 2017
The February 17, 2017 deadline for the first call for proposals for the Grand Challenges Africa Innovation Grants is fast approaching. Up to US$100,000 will be given in Innovation Seed Grants for two years to innovators in Africa with any level of experience, working in any discipline in colleges, universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-governmental and non-profit organisations. Projects which show promising results will be eligible to apply for up to $1 million from AESA or the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  The first call for proposals is focused on innovators seeking solutions and strategies: To reduce maternal, neonatal and child deaths in Africa For creative communication approaches to inspire African governments to fund R&D. For more details, visit http://aasciences.ac.ke/aesa/programmes/grand-challenges-africa/innovation-seed-grant-round-1/
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Request for Proposals (RFP): Payroll & Employee Benefits Management Services

Published on February 02, 2017
The Hub is seeking proposals for payroll and employee benefits management services.  Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications in PDF (preferred) or other electronic formats on or before Thursday February 16, 2017 at 11.59 pm East African time to tenderstih@eatradehub.org. Download the full RFP, the Terms & Conditions and the Budget Template. Questions and responses emanating from the RFP can be downloaded here.
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Partner Opportunity: Are you a growing business in Kenya or Uganda looking for support to scale?

Published on February 02, 2017
GrowthAfrica's next 6-month acceleration programme in Kenya and Uganda is now open! GrowthAfrica is seeking ambitious, committed and innovative entrepreneurs who are looking to scale their business. The objective of the programme is to scale the ventures, make them investment ready and to develop entrepreneurial leadership. The programme consists of a 5-day boot camp followed by six 3-day workshops (on a monthly basis) where entrepreneurs are assisted to diagnose every aspect of their business and devise strategies to unlock their growth potential. Entrepreneurs get targeted support from a dedicated 'catalyst' to help them implement their strategies in between workshops. Some of the ventures that have gone through the GrowthAfrica program include Marini Naturals (Kenya), DeliverAddis (Ethiopia), SOKO (Kenya), iprocure (Kenya), Dirkosh (Ethiopia), RoundBob (Uganda) among others. Programme application information:    Open for applications: 24th January    Close for applications: 12th March (at midnight)Eligibility criteria: Scalable and innovative venture Post-revenue (not idea stage) Led by ambitious entrepreneur(s) Seeking to grow the venture exponentially Is or will be seeking investments to grow Highlights of GrowthAfrica’s acceleration Programme Led by experienced facilitators who understand the dynamics of running a business and can provide valuable insights to the selected entrepreneurs Each entrepreneur is teamed up with an experienced mentor and growth catalyst who walks with them through their business development journey A team of financial modellers aid the ventures in developing their financial models while they are made investment ready Peer2peer learning and networking with fellow entrepreneurs and leading business people supporting the programme Apply online here.
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