Senior Program Officer

Senior Program Officer

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Position Summary:

CNFA is seeking a Washington, D.C.-based Senior Program Officer (SPO) to oversee, manage and backstop a portfolio of international development programs in Francophone West Africa. Responsibilities include providing leadership related to project planning, providing administrative and technical support to field staff, and monitoring and evaluating field project activities and results. This position reports to the Vice President of Programs, works closely with program Chiefs of Party and supervises junior program staff.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist with program implementation by providing technical support that includes, but is not limited to: input toward program strategy development; assistance developing technical program materials and deliverables; monitoring and evaluation of program activities; development of strategic relationships with donors, implementing partners and other stakeholders; leadership in critiquing and reviewing project documents such as grant and project proposals; development of scopes of work for short-term assistance and other technical contributions;
  • Backstop programs, including reviewing/editing program documents and reports, tracking and reports program events;
  • Maintain electronic filing system of all program documentation, stakeholder contacts and key deliverables;
  • Coordinate field travel for long-term and short-term staff – including visa procurement and processing, travel and accommodation logistics, briefings related to security and travel;
  • Prepare or review project documentation that requires home office and USAID approval;
  • Support the Communications Department by ensuring production and updating of high quality project communication tools;
  • Monitor projects to ensure programmatic compliance and contractual and financial compliance in collaboration with the Operations and Compliance Department, as well as achievement of project deliverables and impact;
  • Field travel for site visits, temporary assignments to assist in field office work efforts, general evaluation of program progress and potential, and collection of program information will be required;
  • Manage sub-contractors contractual and technical deliverables;
  • Liaise with USAID to provide timely updates on program activities and impact and engage donors on development and implementation of programs;
  • Supervise one HQ based coordinator and two field based positions; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in a relevant field (Business, agricultural economics, international relations) required; a Master’s Degree is strongly preferred;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience backstopping complex international economic development programs is required; experience in West Africa is desired.
  • Experience managing USAID contracts of $20 million or more in value is strongly preferred;
  • Experience managing USAID compliance issues specific to contracts is required;
  • Experience managing USDA compliance issues is preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience with backstopping grants-under-contract programs and in working with programs to build local partner capacity required;
  • Demonstrated expertise in project budget development and management, including experience conducting operational and financial audits of field offices;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, and clear, concise written communication skills required;
  • Strong budgeting and analytical capacity is expected;
  • Outstanding organization skills with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Ability to maintain composure and flexibility under tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple competing priorities;
  • Ability to engage with organizations and individuals from various cross-cultural contexts;
  • Fluency in French is required;
  • Highly skilled in coordination and project management;
  • MS Office proficiency required;
  • Authorization to work in the United States required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Awards and Compliance Officer

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The Awards and Compliance Officer will provide critical compliance support to our global program portfolio by ensuring adherence to USG and donor rules and regulations and build the capacity of Headquarters and field based staff in the compliance function. The incumbent will review contractual documents and budgets, provide regulatory guidance and training to program implementers, develop and revise templates to standardize procedures and assist projects with guidance on regulatory issues/challenges from start-up to close-out.  In addition, the incumbent will help contribute to the development of organizational policies and best practices. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring contract compliance with USAID and other donors, federal regulations, and CNFA policies and procedures by reviewing and editing subcontracts, grants, consultant agreements, and procurement documents for final approval and signature;
  • Serving as a technical resource by responding to compliance related questions and advising on various contractual matters and CNFA policy;
  • Researching regulatory issues and stays up-to-date on revisions to relevant regulations;
  • Developing and/or revising program templates and ancillary business forms;
  • Develop training content for HQ and field office staff in a variety of contract, subcontract, grant, procurement, allowance, and other related topics;
  • Drafting and reviewing sub-awards and amendments;
  • Supporting the systematic startup and closeout of programs in the portfolio;
  • Reviewing teaming agreements, complex proposal budgets and budget narratives; 
  • Reviewing solicitations and other donor budget instructions to ensure accuracy of calculations, internal consistency, and that budgeted costs are allowable and in accordance with donor regulations and CNFA policies;
  • Assisting in responding to a variety of unique contractual project issues as needed;
  • Participating in the development of corporate policies and standards and thinking creatively and critically about ways to streamline operating procedures;
  • Assisting in compliance with corporate reporting requirements;
  • Supporting assembly and issuance of Delegations of Authority, Powers of Attorney, country registration documents, and other operational tasks; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience focused on contracts and grants-related compliance;
  • At least one year of experience working with USG-funded contracts or agreements; preferably with USAID;
  • Strong knowledge of USG Assistance Regulations (ADS, CFR, etc.) for Cooperative Agreements and Grants. Experience with USAID strongly preferred. Familiarity with Acquisition Regulations (FAR, AIDAR, etc.) is strongly preferred;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of a second language is a plus;
  • Ability to conduct analysis on a wide variety of grant management and budget issues, synthesize information and present findings in a cohesive and understandable format;
  • Ability to independently read and interpret contractual documents and grants, operating instructions, policies, and procedure manuals;
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with large amounts of data;
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines;
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and client-focused with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team using a solution-oriented approach;
  • Ability to relate to and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders;
  • Ability to train others on contractual matters;
  • Ability to travel for short-trips domestically and internationally as needed;
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required;
  • Authorization to work in the United States required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Request for Expression of Interest: Monetization for the FY 2019 Food for Progress Notice of Funding Opportunity

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Issue Date: November 21, 2018

Closing Date:November 29, 2018

RFP No: USDA-FFPr-2019-01

Place of Performance: Washington DC and in selected FFPr country(ies)

Period of performance:  As agreed during proposal development

Submission email: Michelle Small, Program Development Coordinator, msmall@cnfa.org

Background:

Founded in 1985, CNFA manages an active portfolio of $300 million in programs in 18 countries. CNFA leads and implements programs that support private-sector-led initiatives and increase employment; strengthen agribusinesses, value chains, and markets; increase access to affordable financial services; and increase smallholder incomes and uptake of improved technologies. CNFA anticipates submitting one or more applications in response to the FY 2019 US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFPr) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Through this solicitation, CNFA is seeking proposals for a monetization service provider to be included in our applications. 

Statement of Work:

CNFA is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) for a monetization service provider in anticipation of the FY 2019 FFPr Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The selected monetization agent will develop and implement the commodity management plan in accordance with USDA rules, regulations, and timeline. Country selection will be determined upon release of the USDA FY 2019 NOFO. Interested monetization agents should respond to this application by submitting an expression of interest by the due date above in compliance with the instructions below. 

Instructions and Requirements for Submissions of Expressions of Interest:

•Provide a cover page that includes your organization’s name, address, and telephone number along with the date and RFP number and signature of an authorized representative of the offeror.

•Provide a brief overview of your organization and a list of monetization projects and dates of performance in two pages, inclusive of the cover page, with TNR font, size 12 and one-inch margins.

•Submit the EOI in Word or PDF format to the email address indicated above.

CNFA will send a full RFP to interested applicants that address the EOI instructions and demonstrate significant expertise designing and implementing monetization for USDA FFPr programs. Issuance of this request for expressions of interest does not constitute an award commitment on the part of CNFA, nor does it commit CNFA to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application. In addition, final award of any resultant agreement cannot be made until funds have been fully appropriated, allocated, and committed by USDA. While it is anticipated that these procedures will be successfully completed, potential applicants are hereby notified of these requirements and conditions for award. Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant; should circumstances prevent award of an agreement, all preparation and submission costs are at the applicant’s expense.

Program Officer

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Program Description:

The USAID-supported Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program combines volunteer consultancies with highly skilled target country-based staff to deliver technical assistance and business development services to farmer organizations, and agricultural Small and Medium Enterprises. Our volunteer consultants are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents and comprise of farmers, agribusiness professionals, cooperatives managers, bankers, agricultural educators, and others with expertise in agriculture. The primary goal of the F2F program is to generate rapid, sustainable, broad-based economic growth in the agricultural sector; the secondary goals is to increase the American public’s understanding of international development issues and programs as well as international understanding of the US and US development programs.  

 

Position Summary: 

CNFA is seeking a Washington, D.C.-based Program Officer (PO) to backstop international development programs in the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) portfolio, primarily focused on Southern Africa. Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Program Officer will work on a dynamic team to support CNFA’s F2F portfolio of agricultural development programs based in Southern Africa and Eastern Europe.  Responsibilities include providing administrative and technical support to the Country Teams to achieve results and ensure compliance with CNFA policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations and participating in the volunteer recruitment, assignment and travel preparation, as well as post-travel arrangements. This position works closely with Country Directors and other staff in six countries as well as with the headquarters-based F2F Program Coordinator, F2F interns, and other CNFA staff

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Program Director in technical implementation including, but not limited to: work planning; assistance developing technical program materials and deliverables; monitoring and evaluation of program activities in a learning framework; development of strategic relationships with donors, implementing partners and other stakeholders; and revision of scopes of work for short-term assistance.
  • Provide administrative and financial leadership to program functions in the headquarters, including in contracting, funds requests, invoicing, maintaining budget trackers and projections, and travel logistics for volunteers and program staff.  Monitor projects to ensure compliance with CNFA policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations in collaboration with the Awards and Compliance Unit.
  • Participate in the recruitment of new volunteers.
  • Represent, as requested, the F2F program in diverse fora, including at USAID meetings and in various events to promote the program and recruit volunteers for it. 
  • Participate in the development of communications products and ensure maintenance of an electronic filing system of all program documentation, stakeholder contacts and key deliverables.
  • Participate actively in the F2F Community of Practice.
  • As requested, support new business development activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in a relevant field (business, agriculture, agricultural economics, international relations) required; a master’s Degree is strongly preferred;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience backstopping international development programs is required, experience in Africa and with F2F desired;
  • Experience managing USAID activities is strongly preferred;
  • Familiarity with agriculture and market-driven development programing preferred;
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and managing project budgets required;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, team work, and oral presentation skills, and clear, concise English written communication skills required;
  • Outstanding organization skills with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple competing priorities;
  • MS Office proficiency required;
  • International travel is required up to 25%; and
  • Authorization to work in the United States required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

STTA: Cost Proposal (Budget) Preparation Support

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Consultancy Overview

CNFA requires the services of an independent contractor for a period of between five and eight weeks to support proposal budget preparation.

General Responsibilities:

  • Prepare assigned cost proposals (budget and budget notes) with respect to pricing, solicitation compliance, internal CNFA requirements, and the evolving technical proposal; 
  • Create/adapt assigned budget templates to meet solicitation requirements; 
  • Review and provide feedback on subcontractor budget submissions. 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in international development, agriculture, economics, finance, or other pertinent field; Master’s preferred; 
  • Minimum of three years’ experience with financial and/or programmatic management of USAID-funded programs; 
  • Ability to independently read and interpret contractual documents, and grants, operating instructions, policies, and procedure manuals; 
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines; 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; 
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel and MS Word; 
  • Authorization to work in the United States required. 

Please include a completed 1420 with your application.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted

STTA: Post-Monetization Study

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Position: Post-Monetization Study Consultant

Project: MOCA Côte d’Ivoire

Place of Performance: Washington, D.C. / Cote D’Ivoire

Period of Performance: (dependent upon date the of sale)

Reporting to: Marc Steen, CoP

BACKGROUND 

The Food Assistance Division (FAD) of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) will fund development activities in the countries of Cote d’Ivoire, 2017. The Maximizing Opportunities in Cacao Activity in Cote D’Ivoire project will be implemented by CNFA. These activities will be supported by proceeds realized from the local market sale (monetization) of U.S. agricultural commodities donated to implementing partners that have been awarded Food for Progress (FFPr) grants.  

 

Before monetization occurred, a pre-monetization market analysis was conducted to comply with federal regulations that mandate against the displacement of normal commercial imports and disincentives to domestic production, while also requiring the availability of adequate storage facilities in the recipient country.

 

OBJECTIVE

The primary objective of this study is to complete a post-monetization assessments to document the effects of monetization in Cote D’Ivoire and to determine whether monetization sales caused any adverse market impacts.  Adverse impacts may include: displacing commercial trade and discouraging local food production.  The assessments will be conducted by independent, third-party evaluators. 

 

 

ASESSMENT

The evaluators will conduct in-depth assessments of the impact of monetization on Cote D’Ivoire’s local economy, including both desk-based and in-country studies.  Data should be collected from both primary and secondary sources of information, and the assessment should use a mixed-methods approach that applies qualitative and quantitative techniques and triangulates information from different methods to enhance the reliability of the findings.

Outside of third party evaluation, USDA expects implementing partners to regularly monitor markets as part of their standard practices to understand their operating environment.  Monitoring markets during project implementation could include identifying any unduly negative effects attributable to monetization, as well as tracking and recording local prices at regular intervals and at relevant marketing points (please see price/time series data template below).  This data will be made available to the evaluator.

 

The assessment will answer the following questions:

•To what extent did monetization affect local production and consumption in the short- (few months after monetization), medium-(marketing year1 after monetization), and long-term (subsequent marketing year)?

•To what extent did monetization displace commercial trade in the short- medium-, and long-term?

•Are there any substitute commodities for the selected commodity?  If so, did the monetization of the selected commodity impact production/marketing of substitute commodities? 

•Was the timing and volume of the sale appropriate?

•Did sales occur as intended or was there a lag because of unforeseen conditions in the market?

•What were the initial PVO estimates for price and quantity? What were the actual prices and quantities of the commodities sold?

•To what extent was in-country storage utilization affected?

•Was the transportation infrastructure affected?

•Were buying patterns of local and international actors affected?  If so, what was the magnitude and length of the change? 

•Was there an effect on prices?  If so at what level?

•What happened to local and international prices during this time period? (Sudden change higher or lower that was unusual)?

•Do price fluctuations follow global/regional patterns?

•Were there any other market factors that could have impacted prices during that time?  (For example, adverse weather affecting production, the one corn processor had their mill damaged/prolonged power outage and stopped buying corn (which may cause lower local prices for farmers), etc.) 

•Market information that would be helpful to discuss in the analysis would include the following: 

•Market context – how the commodity is produced, consumed/processed, traded, marketed generally in the context of this particular country/region. This would also include a discussion of relevant country policies and regulations that impact the market dynamics of the commodity. Prices (in country- (ideally farm gate prices if the commodity or substitute commodity is produced locally, prices where the commodity is being used) and international) –if prices are in the local currency, there should be some discussion as to what is happening to the currency vs the U.S. dollar over the time period.

•Commodity supply and demand balance sheet for a few years prior and current year (i.e. similar to USDA’s PSD or Production, Supply, and Distribution) for the commodity and country. Evaluators may use USDA PSD balance sheets for a commodity and country if they are available. USDA PSD estimates should be cross checked with local market analysts and discrepancies should be noted and discussed in the Market Assessment. A supply and demand balance sheet includes estimates for the following and balances (i.e. Supply equals Demand): 

oSupply: 

Beginning Stocks (this is different than storage capacity ) 

Production (including estimates of acreage planted and harvested AND yield) 

Imports

oDemand: 

Consumption (human, for feeding animals (if applicable), residual) 

Exports

Ending stocks 

•An example data collection table will be provided to the evaluator as a starting point.

Deliverables. 

The substance of, findings, and recommendations with respect to the above mentioned tasks shall be delivered by the consultant as the following deliverables: 

•An outline for the study and presentation of the proposed methodology for data collection. 

•Final Report explaining the impact of monetization on local economy including all above points of interest.

•Coordinate any required local data collection with full time MOCA monitoring and evaluation staff. 

Expected Due Dates

The final report will be submitted 1 year after the completion of the monetization. Surveillance of relevant data will be done periodically throughout the monetization process and analyzed collectively 1 year after the completion of the last sale. 

Qualifications

MOCA is looking for a research firm/ consultant lead/ or team of consultants with the following qualifications:

•Experience with market analysis, collection of economic data on internationally traded commodities

•Experience conducting market evaluations

Lead Technical Writer

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Position Summary:

This position is a senior level position within CNFA’s Program Development department. The incumbent will take a leading role in the development of new business opportunities and preparation of technical proposals. Technical qualifications and program experience in agricultural development highly preferred. 

General Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead proposal teams in the development of strategic technical approaches and activites, and write the technical proposal, incorporating oral and written inputs from technical experts and responding to comments provided from reviewers;
  • Draft original content as needed, ensuring all drafts are complete and within page limits in advance of reviews;
  • Support proposal teams in writing other sections of the proposal, developing graphics and text boxes, and reviewing all proposal sections for consistency and compliance;
  • Align with CNFA best practices for developing proposal outlines, strategies, and approaches, and adhere to CNFA outline and other templates and tools;
  • Participate in the selection of best candidates for key personnel positions;
  • Participate in the identification and selection of partners for assigned proposals;
  • Travel to the field to research and prepare proposals 20 – 25 percent of time (this is an illustrative percentage; the position may require less or more travel depending on CNFA’s needs)
  • Represent CNFA at meetings and conferences to raise its profile with clients and partners; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • At least eight years of proposal writing experience, including for USAID solicitations, required; expertise in agricultural value chains or other relevant technical areas preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics, journalism, or a related field required; 
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations for proposal compliance required;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills required; 
  • Experience devising concepts for graphic designs and text boxes strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams;  
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work well under time constraints.
  • Ability to travel internationally; and
  • Current US Work authorization.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Lead Technical Writer

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Position Summary:

This position is a senior level position within CNFA’s Program Development department. The incumbent will take a leading role in the development of new business opportunities and preparation of technical proposals. Technical qualifications and program experience in agricultural development highly preferred. 

General Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead proposal teams in the development of strategic technical approaches and activites, and write the technical proposal, incorporating oral and written inputs from technical experts and responding to comments provided from reviewers;
  • Draft original content as needed, ensuring all drafts are complete and within page limits in advance of reviews;
  • Support proposal teams in writing other sections of the proposal, developing graphics and text boxes, and reviewing all proposal sections for consistency and compliance;
  • Align with CNFA best practices for developing proposal outlines, strategies, and approaches, and adhere to CNFA outline and other templates and tools;
  • Participate in the selection of best candidates for key personnel positions;
  • Participate in the identification and selection of partners for assigned proposals;
  • Travel to the field to research and prepare proposals 20 – 25 percent of time (this is an illustrative percentage; the position may require less or more travel depending on CNFA’s needs)
  • Represent CNFA at meetings and conferences to raise its profile with clients and partners; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • At least eight years of proposal writing experience, including for USAID solicitations, required; expertise in agricultural value chains or other relevant technical areas preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics, journalism, or a related field required; 
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations for proposal compliance required;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills required; 
  • Experience devising concepts for graphic designs and text boxes strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams;  
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work well under time constraints.
  • Ability to travel internationally; and
  • Current US Work authorization.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Technical Consultant – Latin America and Caribbean (LAC)

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Position Description:

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a Technical Consultant for a long-term consultancy to support the New Business Development department explore new opportunities for agriculture international development programs and partnerships in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.

 

The Technical Consultant will be responsible for the overall management of research and business development activities in Latin America and the Caribbean, including (1) monitoring agriculture development activities and new opportunities, (2) conducting extended capture trips, (3) coordinating research and outreach plans with CNFA headquarters staff, and (4) identifying key value chains, sub-sectors and partners in the LAC region.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a desk study to identify USAID priorities and forthcoming opportunities and develop a potential opportunity list;
  • Develop competitive analysis of programs and potential opportunities for CNFA in LAC and make recommendations for strategies;
  • Provide leadership on technical direction of LAC research, outreach, and other business development activities;
  • Conduct outreach to potential partners and staff;
  • Act as key liaison between CNFA and USAID Missions, national government ministries, implementing partners and all other counterparts;
  • Communicate regularly with the home office CNFA Program Director about progress and findings;
  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning unit to integrate findings and promote thought leadership and learning on off-farm agribusiness finance, investment, business development services, policy, and other relevant topics;
  • Conduct potential travel to selected countries;
  • Represent CNFA at meetings and events.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in international development, preferably in agriculture or a related sector;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of management experience of proposals, strategy development, market analysis and/or research of similar complexity;
  • Demonstrated experience in business development, proposal writing or management, and field research in the LAC region;
  • Strong technical expertise in agribusiness, private sector development, development finance, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, and funding mechanisms required;
  • Knowledge and understanding of USAID and other donor funding priorities and strategies preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage senior-level country counterparts, donor representatives, and senior-level staff to identify opportunities and form partnerships
  • Master’s degree or higher in agriculture, economics, international development, or a related field
  • Experience in Latin America and the Caribbean is required
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English are required, knowledge of Spanish is strongly preferred