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Private Sector Engagement Team Leader, USAID Private Sector Engagement Support Mechanism

Job Order ID:250
Web Publication Date:7/8/2019
Job Location:Washington, DC

Company Information:

Resonance is an award-winning frontier market solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont, that helps a variety of donor, commercial and investor clients around the world to catalyze lasting impact. We envision a prosperous and just world of thriving markets, healthy ecosystems, and vibrant communities where business, governments and citizens work together creating a better world for all. Resonance seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment, and providing deep analytical insights in frontier markets. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results. We seek candidates who are ready to apply their analytical and problem-solving skills to some of our planet’s greatest challenges in an entrepreneurial, fun, and fast-paced environment. We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work in a highly collaborative environment to deliver results for our clients and stakeholders around the world.

Brief Description:

Resonance is seeking Private Sector Engagement Team Leader candidates for the anticipated USAID Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Support Mechanism. Under the supervision of the COP, this position leads the private sector engagement efforts of the activity. Provides assistance to strengthen USAID’s private sector engagement, and stimulates foreign and local investment. Works closely with activity staff, government, civil society, private sector counterparts, and beneficiaries to successfully implement activities and achieve desired results. This will be a full-time position based in Washington, DC, reporting to the Chief of Party.  


The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3), Office of Private Capital and Microenterprise (PCM) is set to issue a Solicitation for the Training, Reporting, Technical Assistance and Communications Support (TRACS) Activity. The anticipated TRACS task order will support the PCM office to meet private sector engagement needs through training and facilitation, reporting and analysis, short-term and long-term staffing and communication support. The task order objective is to provide services and support for PCM’s mandate to develop and mainstream a new approach to planning and programming that focuses USAID’s resources on catalyzing private capital towards investments that contribute to development.


• Degree in international development, business, finance, economics, or a related field of study or equivalent work experience;
• Ten (10) years or more of progressively responsible international work experience implementing multi-sector development programs with demonstrated strong management and coordinating skills utilized for private sector engagement, market-led development, and development finance;
• Five (5) years of management experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff;
• Previous experience providing technical advisory services to USAID preferred.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@resonanceglobal.com. Please include “PSE Team Leader, USAID PSE Support Mechanism” in the email subject line, and save documents (cover letter, resume, and references) in one PDF as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. Resonance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.