Private Sector Engagement Expert

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Employer
ASSESS
Location
North Kingstown, Rhode Island, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 13, 2021
Ref
1855703843
Discipline
Energy
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THE ASSESSMENT

The USAID/West Africa Analytical Support Services and Evaluations for Sustainable Systems (ASSESS) project provides program evaluations and research, monitoring, knowledge and information management, and other support services to USAID/West Africa. ASSESS has been commissioned by the USAID West Africa Regional Programs Office (RPO) to provide technical services towards the development of its Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS (2021-2025).

In this regard, ASSESS is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from qualified individual consultants to conduct a Private Sector Engagement Assessment, through a desk study and Key Informant Interviews, the outcome of which will serve as a significant pillar at the Mission's strategic, policy, and project design levels. This assessment should focus on all three Development Objectives (DOs) of USAID WA, which are:
  • DO1: Peace and Governance (including countering violent extremism and conflict management)
  • DO2: Economic Growth (including trade and investment, energy, agriculture and food security, natural resources management, and climate change)
  • DO3: Health (including family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and water and sanitation)

PROFILE OF THE EXPERT

The ideal candidate must have:
  • Master's degree in microeconomics/industrial organization, business administration, finance, international development, or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of experience working with the private sector to develop public-private partnerships, leverage resources, and promote inclusive private-sector driven growth.
  • Experience in conducting studies or evaluations on private sector in West Africa, in order to capture both the private sector development and private sector engagement lenses.
  • Knowledge of USAID and USG grant regulations and processes desired.
  • Superior, demonstrated writing, reporting, and oral presentation skills.
  • Experience in the West Africa region is desirable.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and excellent command of professional French.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The objective of this call for expressions of interest is to identify an expert for this assessment. Interested candidates should send a 2-3-page expression of interest with a brief description of the proposed methodological approach, taking into account the objectives and scope of the assessment. The response EOI should reach ASSESS not later by one week after receipt of this EOI. Expressions of interest should be submitted by email to RecruitASSESS@assess-wa.org. ASSESS is under no obligation to select a consultant upon receipt of his/her EOI. ASSESS will also not reimburse a consultant for the time and resources used in the application process.

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