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Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA) Vacancy Announcement
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Jan 11, 2010, 17:04

SLIEPA
Improving Investment and Facilitating Expor
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA) –invites applications from qualified and interested Sierra Leoneans to fill the under mentioned vacant position at its Tower Hill complex.

1. POSITION: Trade Librarian Officer
SALARY RANGE: Attractive
REPORT TO : Director of Export Development LOCATION: Freetown

Duties &Responsibilities
· Develops an information collection (print and digital) appropriate to the needs of the exporters and investors base of the information service (acquiring books, periodicals, online services and other information centre materials.
· Oversees the information processing requirements of the information service (e.g. cataloguing, classifying, indexing
· Provides information services and instruction to the users, including reference services, bibliographic and electronic instructions, promotions and ITC services and resources.· Response to queries received from visitors/in person, via telephone, fax, mail, email.
· Preparation of an operational plan for the trade information centre
· Coordination of the acquisition of suitable information sources
· Organization of existing and newly acquired information sources.
· Establishment of management procedures to facilitate the efficient operation of the Service, including mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating its performance.
· Conduct information research using a variety of information resources: print, online
· Coordinates production of exporters database
· Coordinates information content for SLIEPA Website
· Coordinate the Information Services publication activities, including newsletters, Country Market Guides.
· Provides enquiry/research services at the enquiry desk (part-time).
· Assists clients with the use of information resources and related equipment
· Provides information about the Trade Information Service’s activities, facilities, policies and services, and resources.
· Plan and directs or carries out special projects.

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

· Diploma in Economics, Management or equivalent, and/or at least 2 years experience in information services.
· Basic knowledge of Internet applications, html programming
· Good knowledge of trade information resources.
· Ability to conduct research on online resources
· Good interpersonal and communications skills
· Communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing, read and understand information presented in writing.
· Supervise others by assigning/directing work and development, taking appropriate disciplinary/corrective action.

Personal Style & Behavior

· Ambitious, enthusiastic officer.
· Comment to performance and accountability.
· Strong interpersonal skills and mediating ability.
· Personality, conduct and credibility that engages and commands confidence and respect. Personality
· Deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
· Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail Candidate must be team player, customer-oriented, analytical, and loyal.
· Good negotiating and relationship management skills.

Personal Situation

· Matured, willing and able to spend some time away without upsetting in domestic situation
. Able and willing to work extended hours on occasions when required.
· May be striving financially but not desperate or in serious dept.

Computer Skills

· Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications particularly Excel, Word Access, basic Internet and email.


SLIEPA
Improving Investment and Facilitating Expor

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA) –invites applications from qualified and interested Sierra Leoneans to fill the under mentioned vacant position at its Tower Hill complex.

2. POSITION : Trade Information Officer
SALARY RANGE: Attractive
REPORT TO: Director of Export
LOCATION: Freetown

Duties &Responsibilities

· Conduct information research using a variety of information resources: print, electronic, internet
· Proactively seeks out information needed to satisfy users.
· Coordinates and maintains company database
· Prepares content for the Website
· Coordinates the TIC publication activities
· Prepares Newsletter for publication
· Responds to the inquiries received via telephone, mail, email, website
· Provides enquiry/research services at the enquiry desk (par-time).
· Conducts appropriate, effective reference interviews.
· Assists clients with the use of information resources and related equipment
· Provides information about the Information Service’s activities, facilities, policies and services, and resources.

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

· Degree in Economics, Management or equivalent, and/or at least 2 years experience in information services
· Basic computer literacy, ability to use MS Office Applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point),
· Basic knowledge of Internet applications, html programming
· Good knowledge of trade information resources
· Ability to conduct research on online resources
·Good interpersonal and communications skills

Personal Style &Behavior · Ambitious, enthusiastic officer.

· Commitment to performance and accountability.
· Strong interpersonal skills and mediating ability.
· Personality, conduct and credibility that engages and commands confidence and respect.

Personality · Deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.

· Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail Candidate must be a team player, customer-oriented, analytical, and loyal.
· Good negotiating and relationship management skills.

Personal Situation

· Matured, willing and able to spend some time away without upsetting in domestic situation
.Able and willing to work extended hours on occasions when required.
· May be striving financially but not desperate or in serious dept.

Computer Skills

· Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications particularly Excel, Word Access, basic Internet and email.

Applications with most recent curriculum vitae and names of two referees should be addressed to SLIEPA, O.A.U Drive, Tower Hill, Freetown not later than the 15th of January 2010.

Alternatively application documents can be sent electronically to: exportdevelopment@sliepa.org.



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