Recrutements au Sénégal

Abt associates recrute 01 Conseiller d’affaires principal et spécialiste en investissement

Abt associates recrute 01 Conseiller d’affaires principal et spécialiste en investissement

The Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a Senior Business Advisor and Investment Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Scaling Up Investment in Weather and Climate Information Services in Senegal Activity (WCIS 2).

As the Senior Business Advisor and Investment Specialist, you will be responsible for developing a business ecosystem that can leverage, scale, and sustain transformational finance for climate change adaptation in agriculture.

The purpose of the five-year activity is to enhance resilience, productivity, and nutritional outcomes in fishing and agriculture systems (i.e., farming, livestock, pastoralism) through expanding the use of Weather and Climate Information Services (WCIS) and early warning systems for flood control and drought forecast in the face of increased climate uncertainty and weather hazards.

Objective 1: Bolster ANACIM’s engagement with user communities, and public and private sector actors and institutions to develop public-private partnerships that foster increased demand for WCIS.

Objective 2: Scale up public and private investment in the development of the WCIS value chain.

Objective 3: Expand the enabling conditions and respond to the need to integrate climate change and WCIS in the Nutrition and Water Resources Management sectors.

Work is expected to begin in late 2023. The position is contingent on the contract being awarded to Abt Associates. This position will be based in Senegal and will report to the designated Chief of Party for the Activity.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Builds partnerships and alliances that can mobilize long-term finance for the development, evaluation, and scaling of WCIS value chains
  • Leads the co-development of business models that offset the cost of climate services for farmers, fishers and pastoralists.
  • Oversee all technical aspects of the project and report to USAID in the absence of the COP.
  • Supervise the project’s technical specialists, short-term technical assistance, and sub-contractors.
  • Coordinates cross-cutting activities with other technical leads, Communications Director, Procurement and Partnerships Director,
  • Grants Director, Finance Manager MEL Director, GEDSI Specialist, and Chief of Party.

Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in finance, agriculture, international development, environmental studies, business, or related field.
  • Experience managing donor-funded climate change projects as a senior manager.
  • Experience managing complex demand driven technical projects in developing country contexts.
  • 10+ years of progressive experience leading the mobilization of private and public finance to scale up climate change interventions; experience with catalyzing private sector finance for adaptation and nature-based solution projects is desired.
  • Strong background in collaborating with private financial institutions to mobilize scalable and sustainable climate change projects and building networks and relationships with those key actors involved in successfully funding climate change projects.
  • Experience working across and developing climate solutions that support various sectors including agriculture and food security, biodiversity conservation, and natural resources management.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative working partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national governments, the donor community, private sector, civil society, and academia.
  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, and leadership skills, including the ability to manage high-level relationships and motivate subordinates.
  • Strong skills in verbal and written communication required.
  • USAID experience preferred.
  • Fluency in English and French is required.

What We Offer

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits and professional development.

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 are strongly encouraged to apply.

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