|Category||International Development Division|
|Job type||Full Time|
The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance-as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.
Abt Associates seeks a qualified U.S. Trade and Investment Senior Director., for the anticipated USAID-funded Africa Trade and Investment Program (ATIP). ATIP will advance Prosper Africa's goals to boost trade, increase investment, and support business-friendly policy reforms. Its team of transaction advisors will work closely with U.S. Embassy Deal Teams across Africa to identify and close deals. The program will complement the U.S. Government's trade and investment tools through customized services - from business consulting and transaction facilitation to targeted policy interventions.
The program will have an office based in the Washington, DC area with regional offices supporting activities in West, East, and Southern Africa, and later North Africa. The program is a unique whole of government initiative, requiring coordination with USAID, Department of Commerce, State Department and others to complement the U.S. government's trade and investment tools through regionally tailored services. The US Trade and Investment Senior Director will be based in the Washington, D.C. area and will report to the ATIP Chief of Party
The US Trade and Investment Senior Director will manage the implementation of project activities, manage US-based technical project staff, coordinate with partner organizations, and serve as the project liaison to all US government agencies that are participating in the Prosper Africa Initiative. S/he will establish and maintain systems for project operations and will identify, develop, and facilitate working relationships with potential US-based trade and investment partners in the private sector. The U.S. Trade and Investment Senior Director will develop partnerships with key private sector players and institutions to campaign and increase interest in trade with Africa. S/he will report to and work hand-in-hand with the ATIP COP to efficiently identify, develop, and facilitate deals between the US and Africa. This position is contingent upon award.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.