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The East African : Mar 1st 2015
14 The EastAfrican NEWS FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 6, 2015 NO LET-UP Survivors and victims of the 1998 terror attack in Nairobi at the 13th commemoration of the attack. Picture: File US court finds suspect guilty of Nairobi blast EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN TRADE & REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is funded by a range of development agencies with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through trade. We believe that enhanced trade contributes to economic growth, a reduction in poverty and subsequently increased prosperity. TMEA works closely with East African Community (EAC) institutions, national governments, business and civil society organisations to increase trade by unlocking economic potential through: • Increased market access; • Enhanced trade environment; and • Increased product competitiveness. TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi with branches in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kampala and Kigali. We are looking for high calibre, results-oriented and experienced professionals to join our team in the positions detailed below. INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT MANAGER, CIVIL ENGINEERING The Infrastructure Project Manager, Civil Engineering will act as Project Manager for all TMEA-funded civil works and other infrastructure-related activities at the Dar es Salaam Port. S/he will be responsible for providing programmatic support in the planning, implementation and reporting of project activities, including developing and maintaining strategies, work plans, budgets, monitoring and evaluation plans, and reports. S/he will build partnerships with external stakeholders including: Tanzania Ports Authority; other relevant government partner agencies; the EAC Secretariat; and other development partners, to ensure consistent and quality delivery of agreed activities. The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in civil engineering or a related field. A relevant Master’s degree or professional and qualifications (particularly in project management) would be an added advantage. A minimum of eight (8) years’ work experience in civil engineering with one or more of the major surface transport modes (road, rail and port) is essential. In addition, s/he will have significant experience with contract management, project management and procurement. PROCUREMENT OFFICERS We are looking to recruit 3 Procurement Officers who will be responsible for managing all aspects of procurement of goods and services, asset management and providing logistical support for all procurement operations. S/he will ensure that procurement policies and procedures are consistently interpreted and implemented and that the quality of service delivery is consistent, efficient and responsive. S/he will be expected to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders while ensuring that they appreciate TMEA procurement policies and guidelines. In addition, the successful candidate will: ensure that the Contract Management System is used at all times and is the repository for all procurement information; maintain risk registers for assigned programme teams and ensure that potential risks are identified and measures implemented to minimise identified risks. The ideal candidate will possess a first degree in procurement or a related field and CIPS qualification or equivalent. S/he will have at least 3 years’ relevant work experience in a busy (and preferably development-oriented) work environment with specific experience in managing the diverse requirements of teams across geographical boundaries. APPLICATION DETAILS Detailed job profiles for these posts can be accessed on our website www.trademarkea.com. These positions are available on contract to 30 June 2016 with the possibility of renewal. Please apply online through http:// www.trademarkea.com/work-with-us/ by Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 5.00pm East African time and ensure that you attach your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, and present position. Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts. Interviews will be conducted in April 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Please note that we will only consider applications received on-line through the link provided above. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. We reserve the right to accept or reject any application. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. TradeMark East Africa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to open and transparent recruitment processes. Khalid al-Fawwaz was accused of fou≥ counts of conspi≥ing to kill Ame≥icans in the twin attacks By KEVIN J KELLEY Special Correspondent A Saudi man described as a founder of Al Qaeda’s Nairobi cell was convicted on Thursday for his role in the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Khalid al-Fawwaz, wear- ing a white prayer cap and robe, showed no emotion as the jury in a New York federal courtroom delivered a guilty verdict after three days of deliberations. Mr al-Fawwaz, 52, is ac- cused of four counts of conspiracy to kill Americans and destroy property in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. He is scheduled to be sentenced in May on four counts of conspiracy that could result in life imprisonment. Defence attorney Bobbi Sternheim said she plans to appeal the jury’s decision. Ms Sternheim said Al-Faw- waz renounced bin Laden as it became clear in the mid1990s that the Al Qaeda leader was intent on carrying out mass violence. She said al-Fawwaz had supported him when he helped lead the decade-long resistance against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan launched in 1979. “We hope this verdict gives some comfort to Al-Qaeda’s victims around the world,” said New York-based US prosecutor Preet Bharara in a statement. “Al-Fawwaz “played a critical role for Al Qaeda in its murderous conspiracy against America,” Mr Bharara added. The federal prosecutor noted that al-Fawwaz is the 10th “We hope this verdict gives some comfort to Al-Qaeda’s victims around the world. Al-Fawwaz “played a critical role for Al-Qaeda in its murderous conspiracy against America” person to have been found guilty of involvement in the embassy attacks, which killed 200 Kenyans, 12 Americans and 10 Tanzanians. The jury’s finding may well have been influenced by the graphic trial testimony of two Kenyans and two Tanzanians who described the scenes of the bombings and the physical and psychological damage they and others had suffered. Prosecutors presented ex- tensive evidence during the five-week trial showing that Mr al-Fawwaz was working in London as a publicist for Osama bin Laden at the time of the bombings. In London, Mr al-Fawwaz arranged for two reporters from US news outlets to interview bin Laden in his compound in Afghanistan prior to the embassy bombing. The defendant also distrib- uted to the media Al-Qaeda propaganda material, including a bin Laden’s fatwa calling for the killing of Americans. Several copies of the fatwa were found in Mr al-Fawwaz’s home in London after the Nairobi attack, along with an “Encyclopedia of Jihad,” the prosecution said, displaying a copy of the document. The lead prosecutor in the case said Mr al-Fawwaz served as “Osama bin Laden’s bridge to the West.” Mr al-Fawwaz sent materi- als such as satellite telephone components to Al Qaeda members in Afghanistan and Sudan, Mr Buckley added. A document seized in Af- ghanistan listed Mr al-Fawwaz as number nine in the Al Qaeda hierarchy, the jury was told. Telephone records and transcripts of conversations introduced as evidence indicated that Mr al-Fawwaz was in frequent contact with Al Qaeda’s second-in-command, Mohammed Atef, who had been based in Afganistan and who was killed in a US drone strike in 2001. Mr al-Fawwaz was arrest- ed in London a few weeks after the embassy attacks. He spent 14 years in custody in the UK until he was extradicted in 2012 to stand trial in the US.
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