Market Systems Development & Private Sector Engagement Consultants, Worldwide

  • Anywhere
Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Closing date: 31 May 2022

Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.

Market Systems Development & Private Sector Engagement Consultants, Worldwide

ACDI/VOCA is seeking experienced Market Systems Development and Private Sector Engagement consultants to fill immediate and on-going needs for short-term consulting opportunities to support new business development and field-based project support on agriculture, enterprise development, and other related programming. The consultants must have availability to coordinate/communicate with ACDI/VOCA HQ staff in EDT.

Responsibilities

  • Lead technical writing and proposal design efforts that apply ACDI/VOCA’s inclusive market systems and private sector engagement approaches
  • Conduct secondary and primary market systems research on end markets, value chain and through private sector landscape analyses
  • Lead market systems analyses and studies
  • Facilitate stakeholder consultation sessions and strategy development, developing/managing private sector partnerships, contributing to relevant learning or M&E studies, etc.
  • Support overall proposal win strategy including support to teaming/partnering, recruitment, and capture strategy
  • Support projects with a range of market systems analyses – sector selection, systems analysis and mapping, and entrepreneurship eco-system analyses
  • Support market systems and PSE learning agenda through assessments and research

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in international development or related field
  • Demonstrated experience leading technical writing and proposal design efforts for medium-large bids ($10-$30 million+)
  • Technical knowledge in market systems development/private sector engagement related work
  • Demonstrated familiarity with current trends in systems thinking as applied to market development – such as designing for systemic change, complexity-aware monitoring, analytical tools or consultation processes for getting to root causes, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategies for engaging the private sector, including partnership analysis, design, management, and evaluation
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English for writing proposals, reports, and papers

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.

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