The USAID/Liberia Civil Society activity aims to strengthen Liberian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to more effectively engage their constituents (citizens), contribute to decision-making processes, and oversee government actions. The purpose of this activity is to: strengthen Liberians’ ability to advocate for policy reforms, policy implementation, and service delivery through multi-stakeholder coalitions that build feedback loops among government, CSOs, and citizens.
The Private Sector Engagement Specialist will work closely with the DCOP/Capacity Building Director to support activities under Objective 4 (“*Ongoing Capacity Development Services Available on the Local Market*”).
■ Work with the Consortium of Business Development Service Providers of Liberia (CBDSPL) to conduct a rapid assessment to analyze how to incorporate small and large private sector firms in CSA’s coalition efforts.
■ Support the implementation of a CSA strategy to attract private sector investment.
■ Work with local service providers to deliver organizational capacity-building assistance to grantees.
■ Maintain contact list for CBDSPL service provider pool.
■ Facilitate the process of identifying needs and gaps of service providers to be able to provide capacity development support to civil society organizations.
■ Support the design of training and mentorship program for CBDSPL service provider pool.
■ Conduct Clients Satisfaction Survey (CSS) and Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) processes with service providers and civil society organizations.
■ Support the implementation of marketing strategies for CBDSPL Pool.
■ Contribute to updating CBDSPL Service Provider Pool market diagnostic on a regular basis.
■ Any other duties assigned by DCOP/Capacity Building Director.
Reports to: DCOP/Capacity Building Director
■ Bachelor’s level degree in public policy, business administration, economics, public administration, international development, or another relevant field is required.
■ At least eight (8) years of working experience with experience in the private sector and engagement.
■ Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with a wide range of organizations, beneficiaries, and related parties.
■ Experience in facilitating participatory training and mentorship activities.
■ Strong network and outreach skills.
■ Demonstrated research experience.
■ Experience and knowledge of implementing corporate social responsibility strategy.
■ Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
■ Previous work experience in Liberia/West Africa preferred.
How to apply
Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. At this time, only citizens of Liberia are being considered for this opportunity.
Please submit your application via this link https://fs23.formsite.com/OLJTgx/xjbmlrq0go/index.html .