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International Executive Service Corps
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IESC – the International Executive Service Corps – is a US based not-for-profit with a focus on supporting private enterprise in developing countries. We have worked in partnership with local people in 130 countries – mainly with the generous support of USAID – designing, implementing, managing and evaluating a wide range of market driven solutions along the entire value chain of a company or industry.

IESC is seeking an enabling environment and policy for an anticipated USAID funded agricultural value chain development program in Ethiopia. It is anticipated that the program will strengthen the competitiveness of select value chains, increase access to finance, improve the enabling environment in coordination with the Government of Ethiopia, and stimulate private sector investment and innovation. This position is full-time and based in Ethiopia.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Work with the Government of Ethiopia counterparts to identify constraints to productivity growth and market-distorting regulations, and develop and implement plans to mitigate or remove them;
•Convene public and private sector stakeholders for policy discussions and manage policy reform action mapping and outputs;
•Manage and generate policy analysis, including generating recommendations;
•Identify actions necessary to remove obstacles or impediments to the full development of a robust modern agricultural marketing systems in Ethiopia;
•Conduct commercial, including agriculture, policy and regulatory environment analysis that includes cost benefit and regulatory impact;
•Enhance enabling environments activities that will influence the delivery of modern agricultural inputs, financial services, and access to information and technology, as well as improved access to domestic and foreign markets.

•Bachelor’s degree in international trade, policy, agribusiness, law, public policy, or related field required; advanced degree highly preferred;
•Minimum of seven years of experience in international trade, including topics of trade facilitation, business enabling environment, and agriculture policy reform;
•Experience managing discussions, conferences, or public forums with high-level stakeholders;
•Knowledge of the application and practice of law in Ethiopia as it relates to regulation and policy influencing the agriculture sector;
•Experience working in developing countries on international programs;
•Ethiopian nationals highly encouraged to apply;
•English fluency required.

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