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Technical Specialist, Market Systems Development

Vikāra Institute is seeking a Technical specialist with diverse international experience to join our global team of systems thinkers.

Work Location: Remote, any location 
Expected Travel: up to 40%
Type of Contract: Full timing, ongoing
Language Requirement: ENGLISH (French, Spanish or other are desired) 


About the Role:

  • Provide technical assistance to program implementation for Economic Development, Market Systems and Resilience Programming.

  • Synthesize and analysis learning from within the Vikāra Institute portfolio to contribute to the design of tools, resources and frameworks and assist in conference submissions, the writing of blogs or other thought pieces.

  • Facilitate training, coaching and mentoring with projects, organizations and donors - including in person and online facilitation techniques.

  • Contribute to the acquisition of new business development opportunities, feeding into the bid process, including technical writing, costing, and relationships.

  • Serve as a technical adviser as part of the market systems development and economic growth team.

  • Support Vikāra Institute in promoting best practice adaptive management and knowledge management with development programming.

About You (core competencies):

  • Experience living, working and contributing within diverse cultures, ideally within a developing country context.

  • Ability to adapt and evolve your thinking in line with the organizational values.

  • Self starter who can work asynchronously with clients and a global team, ability to work remotely.

  • Demonstrable experience in training and facilitating.

  • At least 5 years experience and subject matter expertise in economic development, market Systems and private sector development within a range of market systems.

  • Experience managing multiple complex work streams in a time-sensitive environment.

  • Flexibility to travel to various locations worldwide, multiple passports is a plus.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.


Preferable experience:

  • Track record in leading and winning proposals or bids for work in a competitive context.

  • A proven ability to build rapport with a diverse range of clients and develop collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders at a leadership level.

  • Experience providing quality technical leadership and guidance to program implementation in an international organization setting.

  • Backstopping or providing programming management to USAID programmes and other donors.

  • Ability to communicate in French/Spanish is an added advantage.

  • Tertiary qualifications in related fields preferred.