72052023R00001 - Private Sector Specialist

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USAID/Guatemala's Office of Economic Growth (EGO) has a staff of 16, comprising 4 Foreign Service Officers and 11 Foreign Service Nationals. EGO's life ofproject portfolio is in excess of $200 million across four technical areas: private sector, agriculture, environment (including biodiversity, renewable energy, and sustainable landscapes funding directives), and Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance.

The Private Sector Program Specialist serves as a primary analyst on the Private Sector engagement team. The Specialist will be tasked with ensuring that the mission is engaging with the private sector in a lasting and meaningful manner by coordinating staff engagement and drafting a PSE strategy for USAID/Guatemala that makes the teams goals and objectives clear with local companies, multinational corporations, Call for Action Partners (the Vice President's initiative to raise awareness of private sector investment in the Northern Triangle) and Chambers of Commerce. The specialist will coordinate the mission's PSE portfolio of projects and new initiatives to secure new private sector partnerships. The Private Sector Specialist provides technical and program support and advice to USAID/Guatemala's Economic Growth Office, and to the USAID/Guatemala Mission on private sector engagement and job creation-related activities and programming. The Private Sector Specialist demonstrates excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, and political acumen, and strong judgment and professionalism to serve as USAID's representative with private sector executives and leaders. The Private Sector Specialist serves as a partnership builder, working across the Mission and Embassy to identify and pursue new and innovative private sector partnership opportunities among all sectors of the economy. In addition, the Private Sector Specialist is well-versed in the barriers to economic growth the private sector manages and innovative approaches to address them.

Date 
Monday, November 14, 2022 - 10:45am

Last updated: November 14, 2022