Economic Analysis Consultant

Economic Analysis Consultant

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking an Economic Analysis Consultant to support our proposal for the Development Food Security Activity in Malawi. The position will be based in Washington, DC, with remote work possible. The Economic Analysis Consultant will provide preliminary economic analysis to justify proposed project interventions and which detail their expected effect on food security in Malawi. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than 15 years of experience in Malawian agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and analyze financial, economic, and food security impact of proposed interventions.

Key Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Economics, Agriculture, or relevant subject
  • Demonstrated success conducting economic analyses for international development projects; and
  • Experience working in similar capacities for USAID or other donor proposals;

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.

Chief of Party – Bangladesh

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Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year US$19 million USAID-funded Feed the Future Agricultural Growth Activity in Bangladesh. The project is anticipated to improve the country’s agriculture sector through collaboration with the private sector and local organizations using an inclusive market systems approach.

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience in international development projects, including USAID projects, is required;
  • Experience managing development assistance projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required;
  • Experience managing projects in the agriculture sector;
  • Experience in engaging women, youth, poor, ethnic minorities, and other vulnerable groups in project activities is desirable;
  • Experience in engaging with private sector and local organizations focused on agriculture is desirable;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations is required, experience with other large donor funded programs in agriculture sector is desired;
  • Demonstrated experience in financial and operations management, monitoring and evaluation is required; demonstrated experience managing, supervising, developing, and recruiting staff is required;
  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field is required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required; Bengali and/or knowledge of another local dialect is preferred;
  • Experience in Bangladesh or in South Asia is strongly preferred.

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.

Deputy Chief of Party – Bangladesh

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Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year US$19 million USAID-funded Feed the Future Agricultural Growth Activity in Bangladesh. The project is anticipated to improve the country’s agriculture sector through collaboration with the private sector and local organizations using an inclusive market systems approach.

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible management experience in international development projects, including USAID projects, is required;
  • Demonstrated professional success in managing development assistance projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required;
  • Working experience in agriculture development projects is required;
  • Working experience in projects engaging women, youth, poor, ethnic minorities and other vulnerable groups is highly desirable;
  • Experience in engaging with private sector and local organizations focused on agriculture is desirable;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations is required, experience with other large donor programs is desirable;
  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field is required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required; Bengali and/or knowledge of another local dialect is preferred;
  • Experience in Bangladesh or in South Asia is strongly preferred.

Women and Bangladeshi nationals are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

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.

Call for Experts – Bangladesh

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Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Feed the Future Agricultural Growth Activity in Bangladesh. The project is anticipated to improve the country’s agriculture sector through collaboration with the private sector and local organizations using an inclusive market systems approach.

CNFA is currently seeking applications for the following types of experts. Please indicate the area(s) of expertise for which you would like to apply in your application.

·         Agribusiness Development Specialist

·         Agriculture Value Chain Development Specialist

·         Policy Specialist

·         Public-Private Partnerships Specialist

·         Agriculture Production Specialist

·         Capacity Building Specialist

·         Access to Finance Specialist

·         Product Development Specialist

·         Communications & Marketing Specialist

·         Gender & Youth Specialist

·         Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist

·         Nutrition Specialist

·         Grants Specialist

·         Finance and Operations Specialist

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) plus years of experience in agricultural development including working with agribusinesses or similar is required;
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required, master’s degree is preferred;
  • Experience working in Bangladesh is highly preferred; experience working in the region is desirable;
  • Fluency in English is required; Fluency in Bengali or another local dialect is preferred.

Women and Bangladeshi nationals are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

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.

Deputy Chief of Party – Ukraine

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Background

CNFA is currently seeking qualified candidates for Deputy Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded agriculture activity in Ukraine. The project is anticipated to support rural community productivity, processing, profitability, export and access to finance in the country’s agriculture sector. 

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible management experience in international development projects, including USAID projects, is required;
  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field is required;
  • Deep understanding of the operating context and stakeholder relationships in the agriculture sector in Ukraine or other Eastern European countries is required.
  • Demonstrated professional success in managing USG funded projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required; Strong understanding of USAID rules and regulations is required.
  • Working experience in agriculture development projects is required;
  • Working experience in projects engaging women, youth, poor, ethnic minorities and other vulnerable groups is highly desirable;
  • Experience in overseeing grants programs and monitoring and evaluations efforts in accordance with USAID rules and regulations is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required. In addition, Ukrainian and/or Russian language is preferred;

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.

 

Chief of Party – Ukraine

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Background:

CNFA is currently seeking qualified candidates for Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded agriculture activity in Ukraine. The project is anticipated to support rural community productivity, processing, profitability, export and access to finance in the country’s agriculture sector.

 

Key Qualification:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience in international development projects, including USAID projects, is required;
  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field is required;
  • Experience managing development USG projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations is required, experience with other large donor programs is required;
  • Experience managing projects in the agriculture sector, preferable in Ukraine and/or other Eastern European countries and/or countries of similar contexts.
  • Experience in engaging women, youth, poor, ethnic minorities, and other vulnerable groups in project activities is desirable;
  • Demonstrated experience in financial resource and operations management, grants management, and monitoring and evaluation is required; demonstrated experience managing, supervising, developing, and recruiting staff is required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required. In addition, Ukrainian and/or Russian language is preferred;

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.

Call for Experts – Ukraine

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Background

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates in the following areas for an anticipated USAID-funded agriculture activity in Ukraine. The project is anticipated to support rural community productivity, processing, profitability, export and access to finance in the country’s agriculture sector.

 

CNFA is currently seeking applications for the following types of professionals to support this project. Please indicate the area(s) of expertise for which you would like to apply in your application:

 

·         Agribusiness Development Specialist

·         Agriculture Value Chain Development Specialist

·         Access to Finance Specialist

·         Policy Specialist

·         Public-Private Partnerships Specialist

·         Agriculture Production Specialist

·         Capacity Building Specialist

·         Governance Specialist

·         Access to Finance Specialist

·         Product Development Specialist

·         Communications Specialist

·         Gender Specialist

·         Youth Specialist

·         Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

·         Grants Specialist

·         Finance and Operations Specialist

Key Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in agricultural development including working with agribusinesses or similar is required;
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required, Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred;
  • Experience working in Ukraine is highly preferred; experience working in the region is desirable;
  • Fluency in English is required; Fluency in Ukrainian and/or Russian is required.

Women and Ukrainian nationals are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. 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. 

Director of Finance & Administration – West Africa Region

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Project background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Director of Finance & Administration supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFPr) program in West Africa region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria). The FFPr program aims to improve agricultural production and expand trade of agricultural products in developing countries through the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities. The anticipated project will be a five-year project which aims to build the competitiveness of the West African cashew industry resulting in increased direct trade with the region. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide sound financial and administrative oversight to the project
  • Supervise finance and administrative teams, including accounting, procurement, and other admin functions, as assigned
  • Develop, manage, and monitor project budgets
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports in coordination with senior project staff
  • Ensure that project operations are in compliance with all USDA and CNFA policies and procedures
  • Create, maintain, and implement financial reporting, tracking systems and controlling procedures
  • Oversee processing of approvals for procurements, consultant agreements, and vendor invoices
  • Support the development, execution, and management of subcontractor and consultant agreements
  • Perform other duties as required

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration or related field required, Master’s degree preferred
  • At least eight (8) years of working experience including managing financial and contractual aspects of large international development projects, preferably USDA-funded projects required
  • At least five (5) years managing and supervising financial, administration and procurement staff required
  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with US Government Cost Accounting Standards, and a good knowledge of Federal rules and regulations.  USDA experience preferred.
  • Fluency in English required, and knowledge of French preferred.

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.

Chief of Party – West Africa Region

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Project background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Chief of Party (COP) supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFPr) program West Africa region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria). The FFPr program aims to improve agricultural production and expand trade of agricultural products in developing countries through the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities. The anticipated project will be a five-year project which aims to build the competitiveness of the West African cashew industry resulting in increased direct trade with the region. 

Key Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in agriculture, management, international development, or a related field of study or equivalent work experience required. 
  • At least five (5) years of experience serving as program director or chief of party; successful experience managing Food for Progress programs is strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated expertise in food safety systems is required, including international food safety standards and regulations, regulatory enforcement, inspection and certification systems, science-based risk assessments, foodborne illnesses, and policy harmonization;
  • Experience of working in West Africa, in particular in the area of cashew value chain or related sector, is strongly preferred;
  • Experience of working within the food or agricultural private sector, in particular in Public Private Partnerships, is strongly preferred;
  • Experience providing technical oversight and leadership to facilitate expanded trade and competitiveness of agricultural value chains preferred;
  • Experience overseeing financial and administrative management of programs, including of personnel, reporting, budgeting and procurement for large, complex programs is required;
  • Experience overseeing an M&E team to ensure high quality program reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and learning are required;
  • Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain positive, collaborative, and productive relationships with government and other local partners is required;
  • Demonstrated experience serving as ambassador for home office, establishing and nurturing strong relationships with donor representatives and expanding business required;
  • English fluency required, knowledge of French strongly preferred. 

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