Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

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The Communications Coordinator will be a part of CNFA’s Communications Team and will work closely supporting the communications team in developing and managing our digital media footprint, social media presence, and supporting corporate communications, public relations, field communications activities. The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the communications team, within the Communications department, to ensure that all corporate communications activities are integrated to support CNFA’s global initiatives and programs. The Communications Coordinator will also support the CEO assisting with coordination of  board meetings, onsite events and other pertinent tasks.

Requirements

  • Work closely with the communications team to support the development of content for regularly updated social medical channels including Facebook, Twitter, and others of strategic value working closely with the communications team lead and support the delivery of innovative social media campaigns, within budget, to achieve defined objectives; 
  • Responsible for logistics and overall event planning including Board of Director meetings, program communications in developing and organizing CNFA-sponsored public events, as well as Board of Director meetings, speaking engagements and the like;
  • Support CEO on various tasks including communicating with Board members, donors, external partners and others as directed;
  • Work with the communications team to support media relations efforts to enhance CNFA’s brand and mission, which includes writing press releases, media pitches, articles, op-eds, and parallel messaging on social channels;
  • As needed, provide support and develop materials, newsletter, graphics, branded proposals, presentations and leverage events and other opportunities to maximize impact with current and potential partners;
  • Support the design of all organizational materials including annual reports, brochures, and newsletters;
  • Provide field support, including travel to assigned projects, regular monthly updates with the field communications team as well as any additional support needed by the programs in-country;
  • Assist communications team lead in execution of advocacy and strategic communications opportunities for CNFA; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university required;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in communications, public relations, marketing or a related field;
  • A demonstrated ability to effectively use online tools to communicate with and motivate target groups to take actions, including email, social media and online video for comparable programs or organizations;
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills; superior attention to detail;
  • Ability to think strategically, set priorities and manage concurrent projects, handle pressure, manage time effectively, exercise independent judgment and assume responsibility for seeing projects through to timely and successful completion;
  • Self-motivated; willingness to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Knowledge and familiarity with web writing and other content development tools for the Internet;
  • Ability to work across-platforms (Mac and Windows OS) and keep up with technology in quickly changing environment;
  • Experience in a non-profit environment and demonstrated interest in international development;
  • Experience with video editing, graphic design/InDesign, HTML coding, CSS and JavaScript desired;
  • Advanced experience with MS Office Suite, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Prior media relations experience desired;
  • Domestic and international travel is required up to 20%; and
  • US Work Authorization 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. This is an immediate opening and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Project Finance Officer (PFO)

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Under the direction of the Field Operations Accounts Manager (FOAM), The Project Finance Officer (PFO) will provide support and guidance to CNFA’s programs by working with the HQ Program Team and in-country management team, particularly, the Finance and Operations staff with tasks related to accounting, banking, budgeting, procurement and financial management to ensure full compliance with rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up, and implementation of the effective internal control framework.

The PFO must develop professional relationships with project personnel to ensure responsiveness to local needs and recognition of USAID’s local standard practices, especially with regard to procurements, travel and local employment standards.

The PFO must read and understand CNFA’s Power of Attorney provided and the CNFA’s Delegation of Authorities issued and follow-on delegations as periodically required.

General Responsibilities:

  • Ensure updated, clear concise written accounting and procurement procedures manuals;
  • Facilitate timely, accurate month-end closing, cash requests and cash reconciliations;
  • Support the month-end closing processes to ensure organized, complete, properly approved packages are delivered to CNFA Home Office in accordance with the month-end closing schedule provided by the FOAM and review for completeness and accuracy all month-end accounting information;
  • Maintain control over the project filing systems to ensure complete and organized accounting files, especially with regard to original procurement documents and personnel salary files;
  • Ensure organized and complete accounting file documentation is maintained by the field office and Headquarters and develop procedures for the systematic transfer of all original documentation to Headquarters;
  • Employ financial oversight and control mechanisms and procedures to ensure that all program expenses are in accordance with CNFA financial policies, procedures and rules and regulations;
  • Review and provide support for the financial aspects of contract execution of local and international sub-implementing partners;
  • Develop and periodically update Project Policies and Procedures guidelines for procurement, accounting and budgeting;
  • Ensure the smooth implementation of project accounting activities, including (but not limited to): timely and accurate bank reconciliations, invoicing, monitoring of expenditure levels against budget and funding obligations, financial projections and submission of monthly financial reports to CNFA HQ;
  • Provide the field finance teams with information and guidance on program financial performance;
  • Regularly prepare and present financial reports, analysis, and recommendations concerning relevant financial issues;
  • Review partner spending in relation to budgets, and develop monthly budget pipelines for CNFA and partner expenditures.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Finance or related field.  Master’s Degree preferred.  May substitute work experience to meet education requirement.
  • Minimum 3 years of project level accounting or finance experience with USAID funded and other donor funded projects.
  • Basic knowledge of French language is preferred;
  • Experience with USAID budgets;
  • Understanding of US Government rules and regulations;
  • Proficiency in Excel software required;
  • A high degree of integrity, accountability, energy and flexibility;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience with a computerized accounting system ; Working experience with Costpoint and Quickbooks preferred;
  • Strong budgeting and analytical capacity;
  • Strong conceptual, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to initiate and organize work while establishing priorities in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment to meet deadlines with attention to detail;
  • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results;
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities;
  • Ability to work in an environment with international objectives;
  • Ability to be flexible and interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with employees at all levels;
  • Highly skilled in coordination and project management;
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite;
  • Ability to travel up to 10%; and
  • US Work authorization 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. This is an immediate opening and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

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;
  • 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;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of a second language is a plus;
  • 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.

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

Program Development Coordinator

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Position Summary

The Program Development Coordinator is an integral member of CNFA’s New Business Development team contributing to the business development process and the production of winning proposals that enable the organization to grow organically and strategically.

General Responsibilities

  • Closely monitoring the proposal process from capture and release to submission, liaising with staff and partners to ensure adherence to deadlines and quality standards for deliverables;
  • Thoroughly reviewing solicitation documents and supporting the creation of comprehensive outlines, compliance matrices, and calendars to guide proposal preparation;
  • Organizing and helping to facilitate proposal planning meetings with staff and partners, including ensuring all meeting logistics are in place and IT equipment is working in advance;
  • Supporting recruitment for proposals, including preparation of scopes of work and posting ads; screening CVs and tracking candidate comparison worksheets; ensuring collection of personnel documentation; and strengthening content of CVs through desk research and interviewing candidates; and formatting CVs;
  • Supporting the team to collect and compile support documents for proposals;
  • Supporting proposal production, paying close attention to detail for copy editing, formatting, and ensuring consistency of language and presentation in accordance with CNFA quality standards for internal reviews and final submission;
  • Taking ownership of cost proposal completion and production;
  • Assisting writing teams with desk research and drafting proposal sections as agreed;
  • Organizing logistics for and providing support to consultants, and processing their paperwork;
  • Developing relationships with consultants and international and local partners for live proposals and conducting research to identify partners where proposal teams identify gaps;
  • Coordinating with partners on PTAs/TAs for proposal inputs and tracking them as appropriate;
  • Drafting capacity statements and other documents to support marketing and positioning of CNFA for identified opportunities;
  • Supporting country- or regional-portfolio management to identify and track opportunities including participating in regular discussions with field teams to identify upcoming opportunities; conducting competitive analysis and technical research for upcoming opportunities; and identifying potential staff and partners for upcoming opportunities;
  • Representing CNFA at conferences, workshops, meetings, and other industrygatherings; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qulaifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • At least one year of experience in proposal preparation or related professional experience required;
  • Two or more years of relevant international development or other relevant long-term experience highly desirable;
  • Experience working and living in a developing country desired;
  • Ability to travel internationally;
  • Current US work authorization 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 

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