Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently seeking applications from qualified PPP Specialists to provide leadership and support to a $86-96 million, USAID-funded Trade and Investment Hub Activity in West Africa. The purpose of the Activity is to improve the competitiveness of West African farmers and firms. This will be accomplished by increasing productivity, market participation, investment and adoption of improved technologies. USAID defines agriculture competitiveness as the ability of a farm, firm, sector, or country to sell and provide goods and services in a given market – in relation to the ability and performance of other farms, firms, sectors or countries in the same market.
Position Description/ Responsibilities:
The PPP Director will oversee the activity’s efforts to form partnerships with and among private sector firms, financial intuitions, investors, and public entities.
*Master’s degree in economics, business administration, agriculture or related field;
*Minimum of 10 years of experience in private sector development with a strong focus on partnership development with leading private sector firms, associations, financial institutions, and public entities;
*Prior experience in private sector development, finance, and investment in Nigeria and West Africa;
*Prior experience of close familiarity with business management and enterprise development;
*Fluent communication and writing in both English and French required;
*Demonstrable capacity to form innovative win-win partnerships;
*Experience developing blended finance instruments (debt and equity) and linking domestic and international investors with growth opportunities in agriculture, agribusiness, and manufacturing sectors. Experience in rice, maize, soybean and/or aquaculture production and processing preferred;
*Proficient in Microsoft programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability to use various commercially available accounting software programs.
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:
* Cover Letter
* CV in reverse chronological format
Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.
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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—17,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.