Investment Officer

Organization
USAID, Office of Private Capital and Microenterprise
Deadline for Applications
06/06/2016
Contact Information
See https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439418000

The US Agency for International Development’s Office of Private Capital and Microenterprise (PCM) is seeking two GS 14 level Investment Officers for a unique opportunity to work with a dynamic, dedicated and entrepreneurial team that is transforming the way that USAID engages with private capital. These two Investment Officers will join a cadre of investment advisors and development finance experts who provide the advice, strategies, expertise, and tools that USAID Missions, Bureaus and Offices need to broker partnerships, mitigate risks, and otherwise mobilize private sector investment in key sectors to development such as agriculture, energy, climate change, education and health.

Recently established within USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3), PCM advances new approaches to development that focus USAID investments on mobilizing private sector solutions. It assists USAID development professionals, across sectors, to connect with investors who are interested in viable business opportunities that have a sustainable development outcome. By accessing international and local capital markets to achieve scale and secure sustainable sources of financing, PCM helps unlock the resources needed to end extreme poverty and address some of the intractable development challenges outlined in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

Ideal candidates for this position will have at least five years in finance and investment (e.g., private equity, banking, development finance, impact investing, project finance, etc.), coupled with an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that emerging markets present and a passion for using private sector-focused approaches to solving complex development problems.

Interested candidates should apply through the following link https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439418000  no later than midnight on Monday, June 6th, 2016.  Please note the positions will be administratively assigned to the US Department of Agriculture but will work directly with USAID\’s Office of Private Capital and Microenterprise.

For more information on USAID’s Office of Private Capital and Microenterprise please visit:   https://www.usaid.gov/pcm