Background and Objectives
As the prime implementer of the PEPSE Project, Resonance Global supports a range of activities under the auspices of the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Center of Transformational Partnership (CTP) and the Agency’s Mission, Bureaus, and Independent Offices (MBIOs) and facilitates access to communications, technical and institutional support services that facilitate building partnerships with the private sector to achieve sustainable development impact.
PEPSE, in collaboration with CTP/PCM and relevant PSE POCs, delivers technical services to MBIO clients to integrate PSE into programs and strategies and to operationalize the new PSE Policy. PEPSE also delivers advisory services to field Missions and pillar/technical Bureaus. Examples of specific service delivery include: Mission-focused Private Sector Landscape Assessments (PSLAs); Project Appraisal Document (PAD) design workshops; and post-award project PSE support models. Other support includes PSE and partnering strategy design and contributing to curriculum and design for a ‘PSE champions’.
Task and Responsibilities:
In their role as the PSE Manager, the selected candidate will collaborate with CTP’s Activity Manager and PEPSE’s Sr. PSE Analyst to perform a range of tasks that include (but are not limited to):
· Develop PSE strategies for PEPSE buy-ins.
· Conduct analysis and research to identify areas for PSE across the PEPSE portfolio.
· Coordinate with USAID management and technical staff to identify project specific needs and/or opportunities where private sector engagement could be leveraged to address development problems in the country on its Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR).
· Ensure that a wide range of private sector perspectives, resources and capabilities are integrated in priorities, strategies, and designs.
· Identify and map primary private sector entities interested in partnering with PEPSE’s MBIO buy-ins.
Program Design and Implementation/Management
· Substantially contribute to the design of activities as part of the PEPSE buy-in portfolio, which should align with the Agency’s PSE policy and may include co-creation mechanisms.
· In-line with Agency-wide policies, USAID’s CTP aims to incorporate approaches that support innovation, co-creation, and co-design where feasible. Work closely with USAID’s relevant offices at the earliest stages of the activity/activities design to ensure accurate implementation of procurement policies.
· Ensure that activities are appropriately documented and required reports and regular updates are completed and given to USAID stakeholders and external development partners, including budgets, presentations, briefings, and talking points.
· Facilitate outreach and communication efforts with interested MBIOs and USAID stakeholders.
· As required, provide effective coaching, mentorship, and work guidance to PEPSE junior staff.
· The selected candidate will be required to travel approximately 30-40% of the time as a part of this role.