Call For Experts, International Development

March 28 2019
Jordan

Background:

Nathan Associates Inc., a U.S. based international development consulting firm, is seeking mid and senior level technical experts for an anticipated USAID-funded project. Nathan Associates is a leading provider of economic and management consultancy services worldwide. We have been implementing successful projects in private sector development for over 30 years.

The upcoming USAID-funded Jordan Economic Reform Activity will pursue, prioritize, and enable policy reform and implementation in support of the Government of Jordan’s Renaissance Plan, Five-Year Growth Matrix, and future reform agendas.


Job Description:

We are seeking technical experts to staff long-term positions in the following areas:

  • Business Enabling Environment professionals with experience in both firm-level and economy-wide legal and regulatory competitiveness strengthening to expand domestic business, attract foreign direct investment, and increase employment.
    • Specific Expertise at the economy-wide level in improving regulatory practices, reducing regulatory overlap, and enacting and implementing priority legislation (including in areas such as competition, public private partnerships, investment, or bankruptcy and insolvency) desired. At the firm-level, expertise in supporting ease of business entry or formalization, incubation and acceleration of startups, increasing firm sophistication and appetite for innovation, enterprise marketing and promotion, product differentiation, and improving overall firm competitiveness desired.
    • Specific Qualifications:
      • Seven  or more years of progressive experience working in business development services, management consulting, legal and regulatory reform, innovation and entrepreneurship, or other relevant areas;
      • Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university, Master’s or other advanced degree preferred;
      • Prior experience working on a donor-funded program preferred;
      • Exceptional interpersonal skills;  
      • Excellent  oral and written English skills.
  • Market Linkages and Export Development professionals with experience in investment promotion and facilitation and growing national exports, in particular to access new markets through existing free and preferential trade agreements. This experience will assist the Government of Jordan and other stakeholders in meeting export growth and investment targets set forth in the Renaissance Plan and other reform agendas.
    • Specific expertise in market identification and sizing, market systems analysis, value chain analysis and integration, trade facilitation, foreign direct investment marketing and promotion, Jordanian diaspora engagement, and national investment body support.  
    • Specific Qualifications:
      • Seven or more years of progressive experience working on business development services, management consulting, trade facilitation and export development, enterprise marketing and promotion, investment promotion, or other relevant areas;
      • Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited university, Master’s or other advanced degree preferred;
      • Prior experience working on a donor-funded program preferred;
      • Exceptional interpersonal skills;
      • Excellent oral and written English skills.
  • Cross Cutting, Operations and Administrative Professionals we are looking for experienced experts with the following skillset
    • Operations Management on USAID funded projects
    • Grants Management on USAID funded projects
    • Finance Managers
    • Monitoring and Evaluations experts
    • Gender and Inclusion experts
    • Communications and Outreach experts

Qualifications:

Candidates should have excellent technical experience in one or more of the areas above, knowledge of USAID and proven consulting skills. These positions will be based in Amman, Jordan and are contingent upon Nathan Associates winning the award. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Nathan Associates is an equal opportunity employer.

Please apply by submitting a cover letter and full CV in English to jordanATnathaninc.com by April 19, 2019. The cover letter should indicate the position(s) of interest for the activity. Nathan Associates is an equal opportunity employer. Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.