II. Project Name and Objective: The USAID Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP), Contract Number AID-391-C-14-00002. The projects interventions, are targeted to improve the business environment by advocating policy and regulatory reforms through consultative mechanisms in Punjab. This has helped spur private sector investments leading to increased employment and incomes in the Agriculture targeted subsectors namely Livestock, Dairy, Horticulture and Food. PEEP stakeholders include private sector entrepreneurs, civil society actors, local universities, business service agencies, chamber of commences & industry, trade associations and the Government of Punjab.
III. Job Classification. Long-Term Local Support Staff.
VI. Ultimate Authority and Chain of Command. Day-to-day field supervision and authority for all PEEP personnel and all aspects of PEEP activities rests with the Chief of Party (COP) or his designee. The individual holding this position shall take no technical direction from any individual who is not formally employed in the chain of command between the individual and the COP or the COP’s designee.
V. Reporting Responsibilities. For all routine responsibilities and duties, either directly or indirectly related to this job description, the individual holding this position shall report to COP or his designee.
VI. Position Objective, Generally Applicable Functions, and Specific Tasks.
A. Position Objective. The Program Associate is a member of the Investment Promotion Team with job responsibilities concentrated in promoting private sector investments in agriculture and allied sectors with special emphasis on ‘Youth Engagement in Agriculture’. Identification and development of activities, partnerships, training needs for inclusion of youth in livestock, dairy, agriculture and food subsectors of Punjab, through set of targeted activities in partnerships with relevant organizations and supporting instruments available with the project like Transaction Advisory Service (TAS) Program and Matching Grants.
B. Specific Tasks. The Program Associate shall perform the following specific tasks for PEEP:
C. Generally Applicable Functions. The individual holding this position shall perform the following general functions:
VII. Policy and Procedures. With respect to all policies and procedures related to this position, written guidance in the form of the Project’s Field Personnel and Operations Policy Manual will be issued and updated from time to time that will clarify, modify, and/or establish Project policies and procedures that govern either directly or indirectly the duties and responsibilities of this position. It is incumbent upon all Project employees to stay apprised of all policies and procedures in the Project’s Field Personnel and Operations Policy Manual, as updated. In addition, should the individual holding this position be unclear at any time as to the meaning of any policy and/or procedure presented in these files, or any verbal instructions given by the employee’s supervisor, the employee has the right and obligation to request written clarification from the Chief of Party or his/her designee.
VIII. Qualifications and Educational Requirements. The individual holding this position shall possess the following:
A. General Qualifications/Skills/Competencies
This individual must:
B. Educational Requirements
Bachelors (Honors) degree in International Development, Business/Public Administration, or Social Sciences from a leading Pakistani or foreign university. Master’s degree will be preferred.
Please email a CV, a cover letter and three references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 28, 2018. Please include “Program Associate” in the subject line. Early applications are encouraged. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted. We welcome you to learn more about Chemonics International at www.chemonics.com