Contexte et mission : The Private Sector Specialist (Specialist) is an integral member of the Economic Growth (EG) office of USAID/Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Specialist’s primary responsibility is to work on all issues pertaining to private sector development, including playing a leading role in identifying, designing, and brokering public-private partnerships (PPP) which help to improve the social and economic conditions in the DRC and deepen USAID’s development impact. S/he will work directly with government actors, private sector contacts, donors, and other development stakeholders to help develop, refine and advance private sector participation (PSP) and public-private partnerships related development policies, principles and goals, applying a high degree of autonomy in selection of work methods. The specialist will help lead the development, design, implementation, processing, negotiation and administration of projects with a focus on PPP or PSP, particularly in power, energy, agriculture, mining, health, education, environment, civil society and governance. The specialist will also provide technical input to procurement actions and projects, including but not limited to statements of work (SOW), program descriptions (PDs), global development alliances (GDAs); and supporting USAID work in power sector reform, agricultural value chain development, access to finance, entrepreneurship development, responsible minerals trade, and the policy and regulatory environment for private sector development. S/he requires a strong private sector background as well as timely decision making, judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, and strong interpersonal, organizational, and teamwork skills.
Profil recherché : Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, in Business, Economics, Finance, Trade and/or related fields preferably with specialization in private sector development, or trade. B. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of prior work experience in private sector or business development/project management/trade positions building private sector partnerships, analyzing and coordinating programs in the field of economic development, private sector promotion, trade, finance, or international business is required. Demonstrated experience building both international and domestic private sector partnerships preferred. This can also include knowledge and experience in such areas as fostering of the business enabling environment, agribusiness, trade and investment, and access to finance. The incumbent should have a broad understanding of DRC’s business environment and its relationships to DRC law, policy, and private sector operations.