THE FOLLOWING IS A POSTING FOR A PAST POSITION AND IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLYPrivate Sector Specialist/Economist (Lagos) (USAID)
The Private Sector Specialist/Economist will be responsible for advising the Office of Transition Initiative's program on economic, private sector, business, trade, and related issues. He/she will coordinate closely with Embassy/ECON and with the representations and missions of the international financial institutions in Nigeria.
Working closely with the Lobby/Media Specialist, and with relevant members of the Embassy and USAID missions, he/she will advise interested Nigerian groups from the private sector, civil society, and from government regarding creating a national movement for economic reform, including addressing issues of corruption/transparency, provision of public services, universal primary education, and other priorities that the new government with civil society may determine
This may take the form of specific public campaigns, and may include national or regional debates on priorities and reform, and a process of discussion and consensus building culminating in a national covenant to achieve reform. The specific content and the strategies for accomplishing this will be developed by Nigerians with the assistance of the OTI specialists and consultants that may be engaged for this purpose. The candidate should have academic background in one of the social sciences and work experience in economic policy, business, private sector promotion, or similar fields relevant to the task.
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