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    • Call for Resumes - Africa Trade & Investment Program at RTI

    Posted: Sep 29, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 30, 2020
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    Call for Resumes - Africa Trade & Investment Program

    RTI ( ) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and multidisciplinary services.

    About the Opportunity

    • RTI seeks a qualified candidates for multiple roles in East and West Africa for the anticipated USAID-funded Africa Trade and Investment Program (ATIP). Candidates will act as ATIP’s senior representatives for the respective regions and lead the ATIP regional offices. ATIP seeks to mobilize enterprise-driven solutions to unlock Africa’s growing markets, expand U.S-Africa trade and investment relationships, and achieve development outcomes in line with USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Policy and the USG Prosper Africa initiative. RTI is reviewing applications from both nationals and expatriates to fill these positions. Positions are contingent upon award and funding.

    Key Skills & Qualifications:

    •  MBA or Master’s degree in economics, international business, or related field.
    • At least 10 years of experience working in one or more of the following sectors:
    • Trade
    •  Investment promotion
    •  Finance
    • Market systems
    • Enterprise development
    • Other related field
    • At least 5 years of experience working and living in the East Africa or West Africa region.
    • Experience working with regional industries and businesses, national governments in the region, and US government agencies working in trade (e.g., United States Agency for International Development, International Trade Administration, Department of State, United States Trade and Development Agency),
    • Ability to develop key relationships with public and private sector actors to identify and drive trade and investment deals across the region.
    • Private sector engagement (PSE) and market analysis experience
    • Experience in measuring and evaluating market-led economic growth and the impact of innovation ecosystems in promoting trade
    • Demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary and high performing teams, preferably on USAID-funded projects.
    • Fluency in English.

    Method of Application

    To apply, please email your CV/resume to [email protected]  with the subject line “ATIP”. Learn more about RTI at

    We offer a competitive compensation and benefits program to attract the best scientific, technical, and leadership talent in the industry, and to support employee health and well-being, families, continuous learning, and career development. RTI has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies (Ethisphere, 2019), America’s Best Mid-sized Employers (Forbes 2019), The Best Employers for Diversity (Forbes 2019) and The Best Employers for Women (Forbes 2018). 

    No applicant will ever be asked for any payment either to secure a role with RTI International or as a follow-up to having been awarded a position with RTI International. If anyone ever approaches you asking for any such payment, please immediately email [email protected] 

    We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V

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