Economic Development Advisor

Economic Development Advisor

Creative Associates International

Béni Mellal-Khenifram, Morocco

Position Summary:

Creative Associates seeks an Economic Development Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Morocco focused on inclusive socio-economic development in the Béni Mellal-Khénifra region. The Economic Development Advisor is responsible for the planning and implementation of activities related to improving the alignment between workforce skills and labor market needs, improving the enabling environment for business and innovation, and community-based economic development.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Economic Development Advisor will report to the Chief of Party.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Engagement with private sector, educational, government, and civil society actors in Béni Mellal-Khénifra contribute to more inclusive socio-economic environment;
  • Educational and training institutions engage with employers to better align training and labor market needs;
  • Local innovators, private sector actors, and investors are better able to operate in the Béni Mellal-Khénifra region.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide a broad range of technical assistance to private sector, civil society, government, and other partners;
  • Facilitate and support partnerships, collaboration, and collective action between a diverse group of local stakeholders;
  • Lead strategic engagement with private sector actors;
  • Support the Chief of Party in the development of the project strategic framework and work plans for program implementation to ensure the achievement of program goals;
  • Provide training, capacity building, and guidance to grantees, local partners, and beneficiaries;
  • Document implementation successes, challenges, and lessons learned, and share them through regular program reports;
  • Deliver technical presentations on program achievements to implementing partners, civil society organizations (CSOs), government officials, donor, and other organizations; and
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in economics, development, public administration, or a relevant field;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in economic development initiatives with international development programs, preferably with USAID;
  • Strong experience with coalition building and collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including private sector, civil society, and government;
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, strategic thinking, and training;
  • Able to work effectively and professionally with high-level government officials, CSOs, donor, project staff, and other beneficiaries;
  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated track record of working effectively in a teamwork environment;
  • Experience with providing technical assistance, including organizing and conducting workshop and trainings; and
  • Fluency in Arabic required, proficiency in French and English preferred.

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