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F/T Position Available with CARANA Corporation


CARANA Corporation is a consulting firm that designs, directs, and delivers economic growth strategies to government, private business, and international donor agencies, particularly the U.S. Agency for International Development. We have expertise in transport and logistics, agribusiness, market linkages, anti-corruption, accounting reform, association building, public education, and investment promotion. Our projects explore innovative approaches to economic development that leverage private sector capacity and resources to dramatically improve the livelihoods of developing country populations.
CARANA is seeking a well-organized, highly motivated candidate to provide project management and technical support for current and future global projects with a focus on agribusiness and food security. This position offers professional growth in a fast-paced and client-focused setting. As part of the Technical Services unit, the selected applicant will work with the senior staff on projects and business development initiatives in the following technical areas:
·         Agribusiness and agricultural development
·         supply chain management, transport, and logistics
·         Investment promotion
·         Export development
·         Market linkages
·         Public-private partnerships
·         Access to Finance
·         SME development
·         Business-enabling environment
In the role of Senior Associate, the selected applicant would be responsible for:
·         Project Management
o   Management/co-management of USAID and other donor-funded projects within CARANA’s portfolio including technical and financial oversight
·         Short-term Technical Projects
o   Lead and supporting roles in short-term technical consulting assignments in the areas of agribusiness and food security
o   Research and technical writing related to CARANA’s practices areas
·         Business Development
o   Identification and development of business opportunities
o   Assistance in the preparation of technical and business proposals
·         Representation of CARANA in professional contexts
·         Other responsibilities as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
·         Master’s degree in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Applied Economics, Business, or related area
·         Strong writing, quantitative, and research skills
·         Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
·         2+ years of work experience in agribusiness, international development, or related field
·         Technical consulting and/or project management experience on USAID projects preferred
·         Fluency in English required and proficiency in French strongly preferred
·         Willingness to travel approximately 30% of the time
·         Must be authorized to work in the United States
Level of responsibility and salary commensurate with background and experience. CARANA offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, growth potential, learning opportunities in a technically and intellectually stimulating work environment and an outstanding firm culture.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter stating salary requirements, availability, a detailed CV, and a 3-4 page writing sample to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 31, 2013. Please include Ag Senior Associate in the subject line of the e-mail. No phone calls please. EOE.

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Created at 4/9/2013 1:46 PM by Pava, Penny J.
Last modified at 4/9/2013 1:46 PM by Pava, Penny J.