USAID Project Jobs – Public Private Partnership Specialist at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Funding Source: U.S. Agency
for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Sustainable
Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Household
Economic Strengthening Technical Lead
About US:
Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements the
commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and
vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and
operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all
faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving
those in need.
About USAID Project:
Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) will be implementing Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth
in Central and Western Uganda over the next five years. The Project will
improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial well-being of
vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect to a
minimum of 625,000 children and 101,500 households in 17 districts in central
and western Uganda.  The Project is being
implemented by a consortium of partner consisting of CRS being the lead,
Futures Group, ANPPCAN and TPO.
Job Summary: The Public
Private Partnerships (P3) specialist will be part of the Sustainable Outcomes
Program team that will drive Sustainable Outcomes Program’s corporate approach
to private sector partnerships. He/she will support CRS’s Cross Sector
Engagement (CSE) Agenda with private partners, foundations, institutions and
public entities including Government programs. The job holder will be required to
work with a productive and collaborative approach, with colleagues at all
levels and across the consortium with implementing partners. The P3 Specialist
will be supporting the implementation of Sustainable Outcomes Program framework
for entering into private partnerships that benefit project beneficiaries. This
includes implementing the legal and due diligence framework which will
establish the Sustainable Outcomes Program’s foundation for entering private
partnerships in observance of CRS values and those of implementing partners.
The PPP (P3)
Specialist will also represent Sustainable Outcomes Program on public-private
sector issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including
meetings with collaborators, donors, and civil society.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Work closely with the Sustainable Outcomes Program
SMT and other project staff to identify, design, and develop strategic
partnerships with private and public sector actors to achieve project
objectives;
·        
The incumbent will also identify, assess, and recommend
potential private sector partners and partnership opportunities for key
private, public and civil society organizations;
·        
Actively engage with private sector partners and
stakeholders, serving as principal private sector liaison for the project;
·        
Coordinate conversations, roundtables, and
activities across a number of industry groups, business sectors, and civil
society organizations;
·        
Work in liaison with other donors, local
organizations and the Government of Uganda to ensure harmonization of public-private
partnership activities;
·        
Provide technical leadership for the design,
formalization, and management of innovative public-private partnerships;
·        
Prepare and submit timely and accurate reporting to
Sustainable Outcomes Program SMT for USAID reporting on all partnership project
areas;
·        
Maintain records and databases of business
prospects, contacts, and establish potential partnerships within various
private sectors (private companies, foundations, financial institutions, public
entities):
·        
Map and engage potential partners relevant for
Sustainable Outcomes Program to deliver on its strategic plan
·        
Develop and help execute key partner management plan
for private sector, Conduct analysis of potential fit with private partner from
an organizational view, thematic and geographic orientation and work to
identify of shared projects –
·        
Carry out due diligence processes on selected
companies/ organization – leveraging existing frameworks and practices
·        
Build new partnerships as relevant
·        
Work closely with private sector partners including
monitoring and evaluation of partnership results
·        
Follow up and support field offices in order to
extract benefit from those partnerships in terms of concrete projects and
meaningful impact to beneficiaries.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold an advanced
University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), preferably in Business
Administration, International Relations, Public Administration, or other
related field.
·        
A minimum of seven years of progressively
responsible experience of business development environment, including leading
roles in organizational change projects, sustainability and innovation
·        
Excellent track record in developing and executing
change strategies, plans and initiatives.
·        
Demonstrated success in entrepreneurial /
entrepreneurial activities.
·        
Prior experience with international organizations
and the development sector is an asset.
·        
Previous exposure and experience with Public Private
Partnerships is an asset.
·        
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.
·        
Personal Competencies (for all CRS Staff): Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship,
Cultivates Constructive Relationships, Promotes Learning
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their cover letters,
CVs and three work references (names and contact information only) to
ug_recruitment@crs.org.
Deadline: 23rd November, 2015
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