Private Sector Engagement Specialist

Creative Associates International
  • Location
    Irbid, Jordan
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 04

Position description

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and 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. 

Project Summary: 

This position is for an anticipated Women’s Economic Empowerment activity based in Amman, Jordan. The activity has three (3) objectives including;

  1. Improve women’s access to jobs and leadership opportunities in the private sector
  2. Improve perceptions and advocacy
  3. Stimulate more equitable and safer working environments

Position Summary:

The Private Sector Engagement Specialist will support initiatives outlined and led by the Private Sector Engagement Advisor in the specified region. S/he will coordinate private sector outreach efforts within the specified region for an upcoming USAID-funded Women’s Economic Empowerment and Leadership Activity in Amman, Jordan.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Private Sector Engagement Specialist will report to a Regional Director in the Aqaba or Irbid Regional Offices.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain and coordinate a market outreach strategy to the defined network of private sector actors within the region that support the female workforce, such as internships, career counseling;
  • Assist the Private Sector Engagement Advisor in organizing entrepreneurship services such as business plan competitions, mentoring target at rural female populations and persons with disabilities; and
  • Work with market actors to promote women-owned or women-focused businesses and services.

 

Qualifications

  • BA degree in Education, Human Resource Development, Organizational Behavior, Business, Economics, or other relevant field highly desired;
  • Excellent track record of achieving improved employment outcomes in similar workforce development activities;
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in workforce development in a developing country, including experience working with host country training or higher education institutions;
  • Experience in coordinating and administrative knowledge of donor funded programming; and
  • Arabic and English fluency required.

Application instructions

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