Private Sector Team Leader - Mexico Private Sector Engagement Landscape Assessment (PSLA)

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 31 December 2020

Job Description

We are International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a global consulting firm supporting some of the most complex development problems worldwide. Are you interested in being part of programs that help government agencies, private companies and donors improve the lives of others? At IBTCI you will be part of an inclusive team that provides expert solutions and advice to understand and advance critical problems while giving you opportunities to succeed and grow.

Assignment Title: Private Sector Team Leader - Mexico Private Sector Engagement Landscape Assessment (PSLA)

Department/Location: SEAD

Technical Point of Contact: Senior-Level

Type: Consultant

Classification: Consultancy

Overview:

The purpose of this assessment is to build upon an initial landscape assessment that USAID/Mexico conducted to assess the private sector operating environment in Mexico. It will a) identify private sector engagement opportunities and gaps that advance development objectives, and b) explore key private sector engagement opportunities in a post COVID-19 and United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) environment.

The PSLA for USAID/Mexico will identify how USAID can engage and collaborate with the private sector in tackling mutual development challenges. The assessment will identify potential shared value priorities with the American and Mexican private sector. It will help the Mission understand interests and priorities of the private sector that relate to the development challenges USAID seeks to address, how USAID can leverage these interests to engage with specific actors, sectors/industries (and, to the extent feasible, individual companies), and what private sector should USAID target in order to address the development challenges above. It should outline potential collaboration models that may be useful in approaching the challenges outlined (building on those currently employed by the Mission or proposing new avenues); and how and in what circumstances USAID should engage additional interlocutors, such as GOM actors, in conjunction with private sector engagement.

Responsibilities

Using your team management and subject matter skills, perform tasks on specific task orders and/or contracts. Tasks could include, but not be limited to:

Scope of Work:

  • Lead the review of the USAID/Mexico portfolio and relevant documentation;
  • Lead the conduct of site visits (when applicable and feasible);
  • Meet and interview USAID resource partners at appropriate levels;
  • Lead discussions with USAID on behalf of the team;
  • Interview USAID staff and a representative number of experts;
  • Guide the development of deliverables expected under this assessment, supervising team inputs;
  • Lead all presentations to USAID and relevant stakeholders, working with team members to present their assigned elements;
  • Other dutie as assigned.

Serve in the above consultant capacity to support the IBTCI technical practices of Crisis, Conflict & Governance, Agriculture & Food Security & Economic, Education & Growth and Global Health and/or Business Development divisions.

  • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients.
  • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision making authority on final work product.
Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years of experience working with the private sector in a development context
  • Prior experience working with U.S. private sector engagement in Mexico
  • Demonstrated experience leading evaluation or assessment teams
  • Documented experience in writing concise, concrete and clear evaluation or assessment reports
  • Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets
  • Experience in facilitation and focus groups
  • Fluent in Spanish and English, both written and oral.

Education: Masters’ degree in economics, business, finance, or other relevant subject.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of USAID programming policy
  • Experience with USAID private sector engagement initiatives
  • Experience with USAID Local Systems framework
  • Knowledge of USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Policy
  • Demonstrated experience leveraging the private sector to achieve development outcomes.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for managing a team of 2-3 team members.

Travel: Travel within Mexico may be required.

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management and Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education, energy & Infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance.
Are you looking for a company that offers worthwhile opportunities for your professional growth? At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients’ missions.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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About the Organization

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over three hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

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