Foreign Investment Promotion and Institutional Strengthening Specialist

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 18 April 2019
  • United States
  • Closing on 11 May 2019
  • Current

Job Description


Despite security concerns and oil price dependency, MENA countries have a large and unrealized potential to diversify and grow their economies through non-extractive foreign investment. Pragma Corporation is developing an analysis of opportunities for USAID programming to support MENA economic growth through FDI promotion and enabling environment enhancement.


The Foreign Investment Promotion and Institutional Strengthening Specialist will carry out the following activities that build on the phase 1 study that has already been completed:

  • Provide a more detailed offsite analysis of key program design and implementation factors impacting on the effective targeting and robust, sustainable impact of FDI facilitation & promotion strategies/programs;
  • Design a detailed FDI program toolkit

The assignment will be carried from the end of April through August.


The Specialist will have 5+ years of commercial or academic experience in international trade and investment promotion, as well as 2+ years of donor foreign investment project experience. He/she will have research or project experience in the MENA region, and have an MA degree or higher in economics, business, or a related field. He/she will have experience with government investment promotion agencies and be knowledgeable about effective investment promotion strategies and value chain and market development.

To apply, please send your current CV to Please include the position title on the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About the Organization

The Pragma Corporation is an international development firm headquartered in the Washington DC area. With more than a quarter century of development experience worldwide, involving more than 600 projects, we provide expert technical and management consulting services to such donor organizations as the United States Agency for International Development, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. Our areas of specialization include Small and Medium Enterprise Development; Accounting Reform, Training, and Examination; Regulatory Reform and Business Environment Improvement; Agribusiness Development; Capital and Financial Market Development; WTO Accession; Customs Reform and Cross-Border Trade; and Regional Trade Promotion.

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