Vacancies : ACDI/VOCA : Technical & Operational Managers- East Africa

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Date Posed: 9 Jan 2013

ACDI/VOCA has invited applications from qualified and deserving applicants for the jobs/vacancies of Consultants- Technical and Operational Managers, East Africa for the anticipated multiyear, USAID-funded East Africa Trade Expansion Hub Project.

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ACDI/VOCA is presently seeking candidates for the following positions:

  • Export Business Development Advisor: Experience in export value chains, international market access requirements and international trade enabling environment. Demonstrated success in leveraging private sector investment.
  • Regional Staple Foods Value Chain Specialist: Experience in regional staples and livestock trade. Significant experience working on production, processing, aggregation and marketing issues. Success in leveraging private sector investment.
  • Structured Trade Specialist: Experience in MIS, knowledge of regional grades and standards, and experience working on structured trading schemes such as warehouse receipts.
  • Trade and Regional Integration Specialist: Experience addressing regional trade and transport policy and demonstrated experience working with regional economic communities. Strong understanding of trade-enabling environment and constraints to regional staples trade.
  • Investment and Ag Finance Specialist: Demonstrated experience facilitating access to finance for SMEs in agriculture and finance sector. Must have experience developing credit products and finance solutions. Background in trade and equity financing in Africa.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
  • Market Information System Specialist: Experience developing regional market-driven MIS platforms, and leveraging private sector buy in and investment,
  • Gender Specialist: Experience integrating gender into all project activities.
  • Finance and Accounting Specialist: Experience managing finances for large USAID-funded projects.
  • Grants Specialist: Demonstrated experience managing large grant portfolios for USAID.
  • Communications and Knowledge Management Director: Experience managing communications department for large, complex projects. Success working over a wide variety of communications mediums. Demonstrated experience implementing knowledge-sharing strategies.
  • Regional Institutional Capacity Building Expert: Experience developing and implementing institutionalization and sustainability strategies for local organizations. Demonstrated ability to work with and obtain support of private sector stakeholders.


  • Master’s degree in international trade, economics, business administration or other relevant area
  • Minimum eight years of progressive professional experience in an applicable subject area
  • Excellent English language skills; French language skills a plus

No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

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