Director, Private Sector Competitiveness at Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.  We  are recruiting to fill the vacant position below: Job Title: Director, Private Sector CompetitivenessRequisition Number: 17-0208Location: Abuja, NigeriaDivision: Economic Growth DivisionPosition SummaryThe purpose of the AgCompete project is to strengthen agriculture productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria.The project will be composed of three main components: design of the Agriculture Competitiveness Fund for private sector partnerships and funding to catalyze technological innovations; administration of the Agriculture Competitiveness Fund to develop private sector partnerships and provide grants; and technical assistance that directly supports, coordinates, and organizes qualifying recipients to achieve the Missions food security objectives.The project will contribute to the Mission’s overall Feed the Future strategy, which looks to improve agriculture competitiveness of smallholder farmers in Nigeria.Reporting & Supervision:Reporting directly to the DCOP, the Competitiveness Director will lead the project’s activities to support micro, small and medium enterprise agribusinesses participating in the Innovation Fund activities.Primary ResponsibilitiesDesign and lead activities that build capacity of MSMEs to address relevant technical and management constraints;Facilitate linkages to improve access to finance, employment and business advisory services;Strengthens business skills and facilitates linkages along the value chains.Expected Outcomes:Delivers technical expertise in MSME development;Dynamic representation of Creative before grantee MSMEs;Achieves component deliverables. 

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