FSL Opportunity-Special Advisor for Diaspora PartnershipsThe USAID U.S. Global Development Lab's Center for Transformational Partnerships (CTP) engages the private sector to build partnerships, which align business interests with development objectives. The CTP team directly manages a portfolio of Global Development Alliances (GDAs) which leverage more than $100 million in private resources and serves as the Agency's lead technical office on public-private partnerships, global entrepreneurship, and diaspora engagement. The CTP team also builds the partnership capacity of the Agency by providing partnership-related training, advisory services, and policy guidance to Bureaus and Missions.
The CTP team is recruiting a dynamic team member to serve as Private Enterprise Officer (Special Advisor for Diaspora Partnerships) (FS-03/Backstop 21), responsible for identifying, designing, and managing a portfolio of public-private partnerships, which focus on diaspora communities, diaspora entrepreneurs and investors, diaspora volunteers and donors, and/or working with USAID Missions to design programming to work with impact investors and entrepreneurs at the country level. The incumbent will coordinate Agency-wide diaspora engagement (including a technical working group) and lead the Lab’s diaspora strategy and portfolio of partnerships. To fulfill this role she or he will leverage diaspora networks, human capital, and financial flows to achieve development priorities. The role will involve frequent engagement with private sector partners, including impact investors, private foundations, enterprise incubators and accelerators, corporations, and local entrepreneurs. It will also afford external representational opportunities in the inter-agency and with private sector audiences.
The ideal candidate has a minimum of three years of demonstrated experience in creating and facilitating partnerships with diaspora groups, which includes identifying partnership opportunities, brokering and cultivating relationships, designing partnership arrangements, facilitating partner negotiations, and formalizing partnership deal structures. Further, she or he should have five or more years of experience engaging at senior levels in business and development sector contexts as well as building trust-based relationships with senior executives. This experience should include demonstrated ability in implementing partnerships, including setting up partnership governance models, overseeing implementation, and supporting the monitoring and evaluating of partnerships. Finally, the ideal candidate has five or more years of private sector experience, ideally including work on issues related to private sector engagement in emerging markets and/or the intersection of business and international development.
Interested candidates should submit a resume/CV, a short written statement of interest, and two references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 14, 2016.