Posted on :
3 Aug, 2020
3 Aug, 2020
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.
Job Title: Trade Facilitation Director – ATIP
Abt Associates, a major American research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks highly qualified candidates for the Trade Facilitation Director position for the anticipated five-year USAID-funded Ghana Trade and Investment Activity. The project’s purpose is to improve the enabling environment for Ghana’s economic growth, including, but not limited to: i) facilitating growth in export-oriented trade; ii) improving and developing quality production standards; iii) catalyzing investments in private enterprises operating in the high-value commercial crops; iv) promoting job creation, particularly among women and youth; v) promoting economic diversification; and vi) increasing foreign exchange revenues from high-value export crops. The Trade and Investment Activity will facilitate investments in firms that trade goods across borders, spur innovation, and build the capacity of the entire trade sector. The position will be based in Accra, Ghana and is contingent upon project award to Abt Associates.
The Trade Facilitation Director will provide strategic leadership, management, and technical direction; and will support to the project team, client, and counterparts in the implementation of all project activities that will build the capcity of Ghana’s agricultural trade sector. The Trade Facilitation Director will maintain close relationships with private industry stakeholders, national and regional institutions promoting trade, and with organizations that are supporting trade logistics and those building the capacity of businesses to meet quality standards. S/he will provide expertise in trade policy, trade facilitation, improve logistics for regional and international trade and will report to the Deputy Chief of Party.
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. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Closing Date : 22 August, 2020