General Manager – Investment and Trade Promotion

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The Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) was established by an Act of Parliament as a parastatal. The LNDC Act No. 20 of 1967, as amended by LNDC Act No. 13 of 1990 and LNDC Act No. 7 of 2000, mandates the Corporation to: “initiate, promote and facilitate the development of manufacturing and processing industries, mining and commerce in a manner calculated to raise the level of income and employment in Lesotho.”

LNDC invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the following positions of General Manager – Investment and Trade Promotion.

Key responsibilities

  • Promote FDI & DI investing into Lesotho through regular interactions with potential investors.
  • Establish relationships with the potential Investors to attract and retain them.
  • Supervise investment road shows on a regular basis to promote Lesotho as an investment destination to potential investors, with the goal of inducing FDI into Lesotho.
  • Develop alternative investment strategies for Lesotho economic climate. 
  • Coordinate investment opportunity and to provide the investors with research findings on their request. 
  • Developing and overseeing all aspects of the Corporation`s trade promotion activities.
  • Designing unique plans for individual products, and overseeing and analyzing new product launches.
  • Develop aftercare policies and operating procedures.
  • Manage the investor journey through LNDC internal processes, making sure that all administrative and reporting requirements are met, including recording of progress and success.
  • Contribute to defining the business strategy, priorities and initial activities of the ITP Unit in line with the LNDC Strategic Plan.
  • Oversee and monitor nation brand promotion activities.
  • Plan, prioritize, and manage multiple events for building the image of Lesotho as an attractive Investment Destination.

Knowledge:

  • Corporate Governance and Business strategy
  • Lesotho economy, investment, and business environment 
  • Strong understanding of trade and investment promotion and facilitation
  • Strong understanding of international trade and investment agreements 
  • Strong understanding of Investor State Dispute Settlement Provision 
  • Strong understanding of investment deal structuring
  • Performance (economic, social, environmental, integrated reporting)
  • Operations (including information systems, research,)
  • Finance (budgets and reporting)
  • Development Finance and sustainability (including impact investing)

Skills:

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and multiple demands to accomplish tasks in accordance with established requirements 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, superiors, media, private sector, government, economic and trade development institutions and development finance institutions
  • Ability to prepare clear concise reports and make appropriate recommendations within scope of responsibility. 
  • Highly fluent in English
  • Superior presentation skills
  • Strong negotiation skills

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Measured
  • Accountable
  • Analytical
  • High degree of Integrity 

Special Requirements:

Qualifications & Experience

Minimum postgraduate degree in Investment and Trade, Development Finance, Economics, Investment and Finance, Marketing, or Business Administration or related. A minimum of 10 years relevant experience in investment promotion is required, at least 5 of which should be in a managerial role.

Term of contract

The two positions are on a three (3) year fixed-term contract, renewable based on performance.

Remuneration and Benefits

The Corporation offers a competitive remuneration package for the positions.

How to Apply:

Interested, suitably qualified and experienced candidates should email their applications accompanied by educational certificates and transcripts in PDF FORMAT ONLY to [email protected]. Job title must be used as the subject heading. Closing date is Wednesday 17th September 2021 at 17:00.

To apply, candidates MUST download and fill an application form accessible on the Corporation’s website: www.lndc.org.ls.

Enquires: HR Office – +266 2231 2012

Disclaimer: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.  The Corporation reserves a right to appoint suitable candidates that meet application requirements.     

No late applications will be accepted.

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