DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
Vice President, Economic Growth Sector, Technical Services
Job Title/Grade: Vice President, Economic Growth Sector, Technical Services
Department: USG Technical Services
Reports to: Vice President, Technical Services
Date: March 9, 2018
Function of the Position
This is a full–time, senior-level professional position in the USG Technical Services Group, which is integral to DAI’s strategy to expand and diversify DAI’s market reach. DAI’s major USG client is USAID. The company has projects with other US agencies, including State Department and Department of Defense, as well as a growing portfolio of DFID, EC, and EBRD projects. The USG Technical Services Group is key to DAI’s diversification efforts as it plays a vital role in connecting projects, experts, and technical expertise across clients. It houses and cultivates DAI’s accumulated experience and best practices to better position the company to grow in priority technical areas across all markets. The USG Technical Services has three sectors: Economic Growth, Governance, and Environment.
The Economic Growth Sector Vice President has overall responsibility for growing DAI’s portfolio of projects that fall within the “economic growth” space, including agriculture, agribusiness, and food security; financial services; private sector/enterprise development; trade and investment; and youth and workforce development. Given that USAID continues to be DAI’s largest client, the Sector VP’s major responsibility is to grow the USAID business in Economic Growth. In addition, the VP supports DAI/Europe’s efforts to grow our European donor clients DFID and EC. The Sector VP manages a team of technical specialists who provide support to current projects, lead efforts to win new projects, identify and recruit experts for bids and projects, assemble lessons learned and case studies that capture DAI’s integrated approaches and best practices, and conduct research to link current and past project activities to upcoming opportunities and longer term trends in development.
The Economic Growth Sector VP reports to the Vice President for Technical Services and works collaboratively with other Sector VPs, the VPs for the four geographic Delivery units (Global, which includes Europe and Latin American/Caribbean; MENA-Afghanistan; Asia; and Africa), the Business Development Unit (BDU); as well as technical leads and specialists in other Business Units (DAI/Europe, Health, and the Energy Resources Group).
Roles and Responsibilities
1. Grow DAI’s business in the Economic Growth Sector
2. Line Management of Technical Services Economic Growth Staff
3. Build a Cross-Company Economic Growth Team
4. Facilitate Thought Leadership and Outreach
Additional responsibilities as deemed necessary.
Supervisory Requirements: Supervises USG Global Practice Leaders in the Economic Growth Sector
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
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