Conservation Enterprise Development Specialist USAID Project Careers – RTI International

Organization:  RTI
International
Duty Station:   Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
RTI International is
a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Research Triangle Park in North
Carolina. RTI provides research and technical services. It was founded in 1958
with $500,000 in funding from local businesses and the three North Carolina
universities that form the Research Triangle.
About USAID Project:
The USAID-Uganda
Biodiversity for Resilience project is a $15 million, five-year cooperative
agreement that seeks to assist communities, the Government of Uganda, and the
private sector to conserve and manage biodiversity in target ecosystems for
lasting environmental and economic sustainability and increased community and
household resilience
Job Summary:  The Conservation Enterprise Development
Specialist supports the USAID Uganda Biodiversity for Resilience (B4R)
Activity’s Private Sector Engagement/Business Development Advisor with
development of medium, small, and micro (MSMEs) conservation enterprises,
private sector engagement, market linkages, and business development. The
Conservation Enterprise Development Specialist provides support to the Private
Sector Engagement/Business Development Advisor for activities that cover
identification of potential products and services, value addition, quality
assurance, and linkages to broader markets for conservation friendly products
and services. The Conservation Enterprise Development Specialist works closely
with protected area (PA) managers, communities adjacent to PAs, conservancy
governance and business management bodies, entrepreneurs, investors, relevant
partners, and the Government of Uganda (GOU) to enhance and engage private
sector development and investment in targeted field sites.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Supports
the Private Sector Engagement/Business Development Advisor
·       
Helps
create or formalize existing/nascent conservation MSMEs, including tourism
enterprises
·       
Travels
to targeted PAs and coordinates and collaborates closely with PA managers,
communities adjacent to PAs, and conservancy governance agencies
·       
Liaises
and collaborates with business management bodies, entrepreneurs, investors,
relevant partners, and the GOU to enhance and engage private sector development
and investment
·       
Participates
in the B4R cross-Outcome Community and Private Sector Partnerships Working
Group
·       
Identifies
possible funders, investors, and recipients of B4R’s Strategic Investment Fund
(SIF)
·       
Identifies
sources of funding toward B4R’s required cost share; assists B4R’s SIF Manager
secure the required receipts and documentation for submission to USAID
·       
Supports
achievement of B4R private sector engagement outcomes, outputs, and indicators
as follows:



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
for the Conservation Enterprise Development Specialist job must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in business, economic development, tourism, conservation, or related
field; Master’s preferred
·       
10+
years of experience in environmental conservation, Considerable working
experience in Africa and/or with conservation enterprise programs preferred
·       
Experience
with private sector engagement, ecotourism, business planning processes
·       
Fluency
in English required
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified applicants should apply online through the RTI International at the
link below.
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