ME&A is recruiting a Economic Opportunity Specialist for the Financing Self-Reliance & Management Development (FSRMD) project. The purpose of the Financing Self-Reliance and Market-Led Development (FSRMD) program is to provide USAID operating units in Washington and around the world access to a flexible mechanism with which to mobilize the partnerships, technical assistance, capacity building, and analytic services essential to impact focused economic growth and cross-sectoral programming. FSRMD will enable USAID operating units to address the critical factors inhibiting partner countries from planning, implementing, and financing their own development. Inclusive economic growth delivers the increased incomes and domestic resources that make developing countries self-reliant.
Economic Opportunity Specialist(s) shall have expertise and experience in the following: increasing the labor force participation of and increasing economic opportunities for women, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, indigenous populations, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) persons, and other socially marginalized groups; connecting women and marginalized group owned businesses to buyers; expanding access to tailored financial products for women and marginalized group-owned businesses in partnership with financial institutions; improved access to digital services for women and marginalized groups; increased access to markets and market information for these groups; increased access to professional networks and mentorship; and reducing barriers and enhancing protections in policies, laws, regulations and practices (public and private) to facilitate women’s and other disadvantages group’s participation in the economy.
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