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August 02, 2013

Policy Analyst, Fintrac-Washington DC

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/cKJ5bbCgsHSP/

About Fintrac

Fintrac is an international consultancy that has worked for over 20 years to increase incomes and improve livelihoods for the world's most vulnerable farm families, while also building sustainable commercial value-chains. Fintrac manages agricultural development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America for USAID and other donors. There is an immediate need for a Policy Analyst to support one of its Washington, DC based projects.

About the EAT Project

The Enabling Agricultural Trade (EAT) program supports US Government agencies tackling the challenges of agricultural development and food insecurity. The EAT program is designed to identify and alleviate constraints to private sector entrepreneurship, innovation, and investment in competitive agribusinesses of all sizes. EAT's analytical work provides intellectual leadership in the development community on the legal, regulatory and institutional issues most impacting individuals, businesses, and investors in the agriculture sector. The EAT program builds upon existing analytical methodologies, particularly the AgCLIR diagnostic tool, but it also offers tailored assessments of the agribusiness enabling environment, program strategy and design, implementation assistance and capacity building for USAID mission staff and partners.

About the Position

Fintrac seeks a Policy Analyst to provide support to the USAID/EAT Project (more information on the project can be found at www.eatproject.org). This position is based in the Washington, DC office and may include overseas travel in developing countries.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide organizational support for the EAT Project;
Assist in the preparation of budgets, scopes of work, travel plans or other operational or administrative elements of the EAT Project;
Work with the Project Director and project activity managers to support the development of tools and technical services in response to expressed or latent demand from USAID and other EAT stakeholders;
Participate in country assessment teams providing administrative support to ensure project success, including but not limited to the AGRI Index, other analytical products and technical support services offered by the EAT project;
Play a supporting role in the development of policy briefs and related public outreach events, relevant to the agribusiness and development community;
Contribute to work plans, quarterly reports, and the final report;
Other, as appropriate and determined by the Project Director.
QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of one year of relevant professional experience, including internships;
Bachelor's degree in Business, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, International Relations or a related field
Strong quantitative analysis and research skills;
Clear, concise, and logical writing style.
Demonstrable interest in food and agricultural trade;
Strong MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint proficiency;
Demonstrated self-motivation, attention to detail, teamwork, and communication skills.
PREFERRED:

Master's degree or courses toward a Master's degree in one of the subjects listed above.
Experience working and/or living in developing countries;
Foreign Language proficiency, particularly Spanish or French.
Must be authorized to work in the United States and able to travel abroad.

Fintrac is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply:
Please go to http://fintrac.com/careers/.

Posted by sjadrich at August 2, 2013 12:07 PM

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