Market Development Lead for Invest Salone Programme

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 17 December 2020

Job Description

Do you have experience in the Sierra Leonean private sector, a strong track record of results delivery, and the passion and drive required to work towards a better Sierra Leone?

Invest Salone is looking for a dynamic, strategically minded manager with private sector experience to lead the programme’s Market Development pillar. The role will involve leading a team of Intervention Managers to build and deliver a portfolio of market development interventions in the agribusiness, tourism, fisheries and light manufacturing sectors in Sierra Leone. The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge and experience working with or for Sierra Leonean SMEs in one or more of these sectors, as well as experience delivering results in a project setting, good analytical and written skills, and line management experience. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required for this role. International experience, as well as experience working in a multicultural team setting, is desirable but not essential. Women and candidates from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Invest Salone is a private sector development programme working in Sierra Leone, funded by UK aid and implemented by a consortium led by Nathan Associates.

About the Organization

Nathan Associates is a leading international development consultancy firm headquartered in Washington DC. Founded in 1946, the company uses economic principles and data to guide policies and operations in a way that improves people's lives. Our employees are motivated by the belief that we can make a difference and over the years the company has expanded its services and geographical reach while remaining small enough to personally ensure the quality of its work. We currently have offices in the United States (Washington DC, California), United Kingdom (London) and India (Delhi, Chennai).

Nathan Associates provides services in five areas:

  • Trade and logistics: Nathan advises public and private sector clients on trade negotiations, harmonising trade policies to promote economic integration, modernising customs procedures, reduction of tariff barriers and regulations that reduces the cost of trade, as well as help to improve trade facilitation and trade corridor efficiency.
  • Private sector development: Nathan designs, implements and evaluates pro-poor, inclusive market systems strategies and programs, supports global value chains and links exporters to new markets. Through challenge funds and grants, we foster private sector innovation and catalyse private investment. Nathan also supports investment and export promotion agencies and designs initiatives to advance women’s economic empowerment.
  • Financial sector development: Nathan uses a systemic approach to understand and work on financial systems to overcome the challenges the poor face in achieving financial literacy and inclusion and businesses, particularly SMEs, face in accessing finance.
  • Economic policy and governance: Nathan’s services in economic policy and governance include macroeconomic analysis; budget preparation, execution and evaluation; legal/regulatory reform and anticorruption.
  • Infrastructure planning and finance: Nathan provides services in economic analysis and environmental impact assessments, competitive and regulatory environment analysis, developing master plans and feasibility studies and financial analysis including structuring PPP transactions.

The London office

Our London-based office is internationally recognised for developing innovative ways of engaging the private sector in the development agenda and achieving pro-poor outcomes. We specialise in the design, implementation and monitoring of projects and policies all around the world in private sector development (PSD)-related areas: promoting entrepreneurship, developing business linkages, strengthening agricultural value chains, attracting investment, supporting investment climate reforms, deepening trade, and encouraging financial inclusion. Besides PSD, the office also leads a financial sector development practice, and is developing its capabilities in the trade & logistics and economic policy & governance practices.

More information

ISL_Market Development Lead_Vacancy_Job_Description_FINAL.pdf

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