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The USAID-funded West Africa Trade and Investment Hub Project (hereinafter referred to as the Trade Hub) is a five-year, $90 million trade and investment facilitation activity that seeks to improve private sector competitiveness in West Africa through a market-based approach.
By working in partnership with the private sector and fostering co-investments, the project will generate new private-sector capital investment into key sectors to create jobs and increase trade between the U.S. and West Africa, including through increased utilization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
The Activity comprises two main components: (i) design and administration of a Co-Investment fund for private sector partnerships and (ii) technical assistance (TA) that directly supports, coordinates, and engages with qualifying recipients (i.e., partners and grantees) to achieve USAID’s trade and food security objectives.
The Trade Hub activity will also focus on co-investment partnerships that will increase agricultural productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria under a Research and
Development (R&D) fund towards innovating and modernizing practices across five targeted value chains.
Through this Co-Investment fund and technical assistance, the Trade Hub will improve companies’ abilities to expand business operations, increase productivity, and create jobs that build on the talents and aspirations of West Africa’s growing population. The Trade Hub will collaborate on specific commercial opportunities with firms, service providers, research organizations, as well as other business network actors to access private capital that will contribute to large-scale jobs, exports and investment, particularly with strong demonstrated or potential links to the U.S. companies and investors.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Operations Director will report to the Deputy Chief of Party and supervise an operations team consisting of HR, logistics, IT, security, and administrative staff across the region, notably the central office located in Abuja, Nigeria, and the three regional offices in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, and Ghana.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to [email protected] Using the "Job Title" as the subject of the mail.
Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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