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Jobs at Crown Agents USA in Uganda- Finance and Agricultural Specialists

Job Title:
Opportunities for Trade, Finance and Agricultural Specialists, East Africa
Closing Date: Monday, 31 December 2012

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is calling for CVs for the following positions in anticipation of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) trade expansion /hub program in East Africa.

    SENIOR CUSTOMS AND TRADE FACILITATION (CTF) ADVISOR
    SENIOR PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP)/FINANCE ADVISOR
    SENIOR AGRICULTURAL SPECIALIST

    Our Business

    Crown Agents is an international development company with offices in more than 30 countries, employing over 600 personnel worldwide. Crown Agents provides direct assistance, management consulting , and human and institutional development for public and private sector clients, particularly in customs and trade facilitation , public financial management, procurement, logistics, and health systems strengthening. Crown Agents currently operates in more than 85 countries on projects with an annual value of more than $181 million.

    Crown Agents USA (CA-USA), the U.S. incorporated subsidiary of Crown Agents, provides direct technical assistance, capacity development , and procurement services to stimulate economic growth , establish good governance, and improve health outcomes across the developing world. Since its incorporation in the United States in 1998, CA-USA has provided technical assistance services and support to U.S. Government agencies and international organizations such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and the Gates Foundation.

    Project Background

    The anticipated project will increase trade in key agricultural value chains through providing capacity building assistance to farmers and firms. The strategic approach will be aligned with USAID's regional trade goals in conjunction with Feed the Future programmatic strategies for East Africa. The project aims to support trade competitiveness and create jobs through value-added exports.

    Qualifications
    Bachelor's degree in economics, business administration, law, finance, public administration or related field required; Advanced degree preferred.
    Prior international work experience required, along with a strong knowledge of USAID or similar donor-funded projects focused on trade reform and/or one of the above focus areas listed above.
    Demonstrated expertise in trade policy , trade facilitation , trade promotion, customs, and/or institutional development.
    Knowledge of regional and international trade agreements desired.
    Fluency in written and spoken English required; Bilingual language capabilities (French) highly desirable.
    Relevant work experience in the East Africa region required.

How to apply:

Application Process To apply to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with the title of the position you are applying for, in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA and local labor law as applicable. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department at ADArequests@crownagents.com. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.

Deadline: 31st Dec 2012




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