Public Private Partnership Director
Creative Associates International
Abuja, NGA
4d ago

Background :

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

crisis 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.

Position Summary :

Creative Associates seeks a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Director for the West Africa Trade and Investment Activity, which aims to improve private sector competitiveness with a focus on increasing the agricultural productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria and promoting West Africa’s regional and international trade.

  • The Activity comprises of three main components : (i) design of a Competitiveness Fund for private sector partnerships; (ii) administration of the Competitiveness Fund to develop private sector partnerships and provide grants;
  • and (iii) technical assistance (TA) that directly supports, coordinates, and organizes qualifying recipients (i.e., partners and grantees) to achieve USAID’s trade and food security objectives.

    The Trade Hub will contribute to both USAID / Nigeria’s Feed the Future objectives related to increasing the agricultural competitiveness of smallholder farmers in Nigeria as well as USAID / West Africa’s objective to increase broad-

    based growth and resilience.

    Reporting & Supervision :

    Reporting directly to the Chief of Party, the Public Private Partnership Director will identify and establish relationships with potential businesses to form partnerships.

    S / he will maintain liaisons with both public and private partners that have committed support to the project and innovative win-win partnerships.

    Expected Outcomes :

  • Delivers and maintains excellent relationships with critical clients;
  • Dynamic representation of Creative before private and public-sector clients and critical audiences;
  • Achieves component deliverables.
  • Primary Responsibilities :

  • Develops and maintains strong partnerships with private sector organizations, cooperatives, partners, collaborators and financial institutions;
  • Facilitates relationships between value chain actors including smallholders, traders, financial institutions, buyers, processors and agribusiness;
  • Organizes and facilitates discussions on agribusiness investment-related policy issues involving representatives of the private and public sector, with a view to reach consensus on improved policies;
  • Facilitates high level market linkages to add value to specific value chains. This includes cluster creation with value chain actors from the smallholder field to anchor firm level; and
  • Responds to requests from donor and supervisors as needed.
  • Required Skills & Qualifications :

  • Masters’ degree in business, economics, agriculture or other relevant field;
  • At least ten (10) years of relevant work experience, in private sector development and a strong focus on development of partnerships with leading private sector companies and associations;
  • Demonstrated experience with private sector relationships in West Africa to advance the program results and objectives;
  • Previous management experience with similar activities;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Demonstrated capacity to form innovative win-win partnerships; and
  • Must be fluent in English and French.
  • Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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