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Senior Advisor for Agribusiness and Finance needed in DC


Position Title:        Senior Advisor –Agribusiness and Finance

Start Date:            Immediate

End Date:             November 2013 with possible extension

Location:              Washington, DC


Duties:  Responsibilities include:

  1. Providing technical, managerial and administrative      support to the Chief of Party to ensure high-quality deliverables are      provided to USAID on schedule;
  2. Identify and develop innovative investment      opportunities for agribusinesses, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa;
  3. Analyzing data and drafting of written deliverables      (including, but not limited to periodic progress reports and deliverable      documentation);
  4. Representing the project to key stakeholders both in      Washington in the field;
  5. Coordinating on-going planning with other USAID      projects and across several countries in Africa;
  6. Drafting, editing and revision of project deliverables      as required; and
  7. Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.


Qualifications Requirement:  The Senior Advisor will have:

  •   A minimum of 8 years of experience working in      the international development arena in areas related to agriculture,      investment and/or finance;
  •        At least 2 years      professional experience in Africa;
  •        A graduate degree      in agriculture, agribusiness, business administration or finance or a      closely related field;
  •        Ability t travel      internationally (25%) on short notice for periods of up to 4 weeks;
  •        At least 2 years’      experience in working with USAID or on USAID-funded projects, preferably      in Africa;
  •        At least 2 years’      experience producing written deliverables and reporting to USAID (written      reports, presentations, etc.);
  •        Strong written and      oral skills in English – French or Portuguese helpful, but not required.
  •       Applicants must hold US      work authorization prior to applying (required)

How To ApplyQualified candidates should submit a CV, cover letter and list of 2-3 referees to with “Sr Agribusiness –Finance_ Washington DC” in the subject line.

Deadline for Applications:  Needed As soon as possible but will accept applicants until February 4, 2013


Thank you for reviewing this position and hope that if this does not match your area of expertise, you will forward to others who may be a good match.

Many Thanks,


Linda Aines,

Aines International Recruitment Services, USA                           

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