JoAnn S.

Business Development Specialist

Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of


Seasoned international development professional with multidisciplinary procurement, project design, and trade and investment development experience with USAID and as an independent consultant. As a Contracting/Agreement Officer, Project Development Officer, and Social Protection Officer with USAID, technical expertise includes in-depth knowledge of USAID policies and acquisition and assistance processes and procedures across sectors and within activities including gender, Gender Based Violence (GBV), Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), human rights, Government to Government (G2G), energy, and economic growth and agriculture. Extensive experience in private sector engagement, private sector development, and in leveraging financing for development projects with diverse funding mechanisms and partners including multi-lateral and bilateral donors, host governments and the private sector. Regions of concentration include Africa and Afghanistan/Pakistan.


  • international development
  • usaid
  • development
  • procurement process
  • human rights
  • united states
  • pakistan
  • afghanistan
  • mali
  • rwanda
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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