Call for Experts- Economic Growth

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 22 July 2020
  • District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 21 August 2020
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Job Description


Overview

Background:

Creative is preparing for USAID’s Africa Trade and Investment Program (ATIP). The purpose of USAID’s ATIP is to mobilize enterprise-driven solutions that will help bolster Africa’s growing markets while expanding U.S.-Africa trade and investment relationships. The program will advance the U.S. Government initiative Prosper Africa and its goals to boost trade, increase investment, and support business-friendly policy reforms. The activity will support trade and investment that drives development outcomes in all sectors through increasing trade and investment opportunities and the enabling environment. The program will complement U.S. Government’s trade and investment tools through customized services – from business consulting and transaction facilitation to targeted policy interventions. Through a continent-wide approach and with satellite offices supporting North and sub-Saharan Africa, the program will provide well-coordinated services aligned with private sector needs.



Responsibilities

Job Description:

Creative seeks qualified technical and subject matter experts in the following areas to provide short and long-term technical assistance.

  • Trade and investment facilitation
  • Economists
  • Transaction advisory services
  • Finance and investment advisory services
  • Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  • Public-private partnerships development
  • Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) capacity development and market linkages
  • Financial inclusion
  • Private sector engagement
  • Market systems development and strengthening
  • Business enabling environment and policy reforms

Interested candidates should send their CV as soon as possible with a reference to the position/area of interest in the application.

Qualifications

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Masters or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field mentioned above from an accredited university related field, advanced degree is preferred;
  • At least five (5) years of experience working in the technical fields listed above in Africa;
  • Experience working with donor-funded programming, experience working with USAID programming is highly preferred;
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; and
  • Fluency in English is required.

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About the Organization

Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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