Director of UK Trade and Investment in Kenya – British High Commission in Nairobi

British High Commission
British High Commission, Nairobi

If you would like to work at the British High Commission in Nairobi, they are currently looking to recruit a Director of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) in Kenya who will lead the Nairobi UK Trade and Investment team to build the commercial relationship between the UK and Kenya.

The successful candidate will support UK firms in Kenya and Kenyan firms looking to establish or expand in the UK, and contribute to the cross-Government growth and prosperity agenda.

This is an exciting, challenging and high profile opportunity at the British High Commission in Nairobi. UKTI is the United Kingdom Government’s international business development agency, and this role lies at the heart of the Mission’s commercial function. It will require international travel. BHC Nairobi is a large Mission whose officers perform a wide variety of functions across the spectrum of UK objectives; ten government departments are represented, working within Kenya and Somalia.

The British Government is reviewing its Prosperity strategy so some elements of the role may change.

Due to the nature of the role it is necessary that any applicant is able to obtain security clearance to official-sensitive. Security checks and an interview will be conducted.

Salary: The position is graded at C4 (L) for which the current salary scale starts at Kshs. 317,293 per month before tax. Where the jobholder is not liable to Kenyan tax, the scale will be abated under HM Treasury rules and starts at Kshs. 228,497 per month to take account of the tax they would have paid.

To Apply:  All applicants should submit a short (1 page maximum) covering letter stating why they are a suitable candidate for the position along with a copy of their CV (2 page maximum) in English and BHC Application form, by email to:

Internal candidates should also submit the above with a copy of their appraisals covering the past 24 months.

All candidates should use the following subject line for their email: 40/15 NR Director of UKTI C4 (L) Please submit only the requested documents. Please also ensure that your email including attachments is no larger than 2 megabytes, otherwise it may be rejected by your email system or the systems through which it will pass en route to us.

Internal candidates and spouses of UK based diplomatic officers: Please quote in the subject line of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 40/15 NR Director of UKTI C4 (L) and also indicate that you are an internal candidate or the spouse of a diplomatic officer.

Only email applications will be accepted.

For further information and an application form, please click here.

Closing date: 20 November 2015


  1. I am a native of Uganda and i am in Kenya for a while,looking for markets were we can export our fruits and vegetables.I came across your web sight and i was also interested in your services, is it possible for us in Uganda to get the similar services as of those people in Kenya?

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