• Private Sector Engagement Specialist, Philippines Youth Activity

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    Since 1963 and in 147 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion. 


    Private Sector Engagement Specialist, Philippines Youth Activity  


    ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Private Sector Engagement Specialist for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Youth Activity in the Philippines.  The envisioned activity will work with the Government of the Philippines, private sector, NGOs, and universities to improve education, employment and livelihood outcomes for vulnerable out-of-school youth. The activity outcomes include: strengthened national and local systems to deliver second-chance education programs for out-of-school youth, strengthened national and local systems to deliver workforce readiness and technical and vocational training for out-of-school youth, and an improved enabling environment for positive youth development at both national and local levels. The Private Sector Engagement Specialist will be responsible for leveraging local industry and private sector resources and strengthening private sector engagement more broadly in development efforts for out of school youth. This includes leading the facilitation of private-sector driven models, especially related to youth employment or livelihood outcomes. 


    • Identify a pipeline of potential private sector partners with whom the program can partner with to achieve education, employment and livelihoods outcomes for out of school youth 
    • Lead stakeholder engagement workshops to provide input into design and development of relevant program activities.  
    • Develop private sector driven models to youth workforce development in collaboration with partners, including engaging with industry and private sector actors to lead pilots, refine, and scale. 
    • Develop broader strategy for private sector engagement that crosscuts program objectives. 
    • Strengthen capacity of public sector agencies to engage the private sector at a national and local level 
    • Facilitate improved linkages and collaboration between public, private, and academic institutions. 
    • Provide oversight to relevant labor market mapping and analysis activities. 
    • Oversee the institutional strengthening of private sector employers related to inclusive workforce development. 
    • Promote a culture of collaboration and learning amongst partners. 


    • Master's degree in business administration, finance, education, international development, economics, or related field. 
    • Minimum of ten years of experience working with the private sector to develop public-private partnerships, leverage resources, and promote inclusive private-sector driven growth 
    • Minimum of five years of experience implementing workforce development programming with a focus on youth employment, entrepreneurship, education, and capacity building. 
    • Knowledge of USAID and USG grant regulations and processes desired. 
    • Experience identifying potential private sector partners and formalizing partnerships that are mutually beneficial.  
    • Excellent communication and facilitation skills and demonstrated ability to convene diverse stakeholders using participatory methods 
    • Superior, demonstrated writing, reporting, and oral presentation skills.  
    • Experience in the Philippines required.  
    • Local nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.   

    Please apply directly online at will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. 


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