Job description
The International City/County Management
Association seeks a Pro-Bono Volunteer Local Governance Advisor for the USAID-funded Feed the Future Tanzania Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise (ENGINE) Program. By promoting the implementation of enabling policies for investment, improving the business skills of the private sector and broadening access to finance, ENGINE will increase private sector investment leading to inclusive, broad-based economic growth in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania and Zanzibar. ENGINE will be a four-year, up to $20 million activity.

The Local Governance Advisor will be working within ENGINE Component 1 - Implementing Policies for Growth to ensure that predictable coherent policies promoting private sector investment are implemented. The driving principle supporting this purpose is that the public and private sectors must engage constructively to identify and implement the policies needed to effect growth and investment goals.

Note: Travel expenses into the country and accommodation will be covered as well as a monthly stipend for meals and incidental expenses will be provided by the project.

The Local Governance Advisor will be responsible for implementing a series of interventions which will strengthen the ability of local governments to translate engagement with the private sector into effectively implemented policies that respond to their concerns, while also assisting private sector actors to organize and advocate more effectively as they engage with government and comply with the reformed policy. Given the current business environment and investment climate in Tanzania, the program will reduce constraints to private sector growth and investment by concurrently operationalizing the following three objectives:

1. Predictability, coherency and transparency of policies impacting private sector investment increased;
2. Pro-economic growth and investment policies fully and effectively implemented; and
3. Effective policy reform frameworks sustained.

Degree in International Development, International Relations/Affairs, Public Administration, Business, Economics, Agriculture, or a related field.
Experience facilitating local government business enabling environments with a strong background in agricultural development.
Demonstrated success in implementing programs aimed at Feed the Future/agro-business initiatives, driving policy reform, and/or involving women and youth.
Past experience with national and local government law and local context.

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