Marketing and Export Promotion Specialist – Azerbaijan Private Sector Activity (APSA)
 
JOB TITLE: Marketing and Export Promotion Specialist – Azerbaijan Private Sector Activity (APSA)
EMPLOYER: Tetra Tech DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-06 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2019-04-05

Marketing and Export Promotion Specialist – Azerbaijan Private Sector Activity (APSA)

Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Marketing and Export Promotion Specialist position on an anticipated USAID-funded program in Azerbaijan. The goal of this Activity is to utilize a partnership and co-investment approach to support a more resilient Azerbaijan economy, beyond the oil sector, by improving the competitiveness of the private sector with a special focus on agriculture and reducing the administrative barriers that hinder the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises in Azerbaijan.

The objectives of this Activity are:

1. Develop a more diversified non-oil economy through initiatives that assist small and medium-sized agribusinesses and farmers to grow;
2. Improve the business environment for micro, small and medium businesses; and
3. Support Azerbaijan’s economic reforms.

Position Description:

The Marketing and Export Promotion Specialist will design and implement activities to create market linkages among value chain actors and increase access to domestic, regional, and international markets. He/she will collaborate closely with agricultural enterprises, business groups, certification bodies, and/or other institutions to support business development and marketing for target products.

Responsibilities:

* Support the development of export promotion plans for key products;
*Organize promotional events, including B2B events, to raise public awareness of products produced in Azerbaijan; support the d evelopment of study tours;
* Participate in export promotion and investment conferences in Azerbaijan or internationally;
* Stay informed (via regular research and networking) of regional and international market trends, developing scopes of work for periodic market assessments;
* Expand and formalize linkages between producers, collection centers, and processors as well as potential buyers and trade partners;
* Identify training and capacity building needs, especially in food safety and certifications for potential export products.

Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, economics, food safety, trade policy, or other relevant field is required; master’s degree preferred;
* Minimum of seven (7) years professional experience in the provision of export promotion, readiness, and policy expertise;
* Experience conducting market surveys and developing export promotion plans for agricultural products;
* Expertise in import/export procedures and trade legislation in the Azerbaijan context;
* Knowledge of certifications and standards required by Eastern Europe, the European Union and/or the Gulf States, and proven experience facilitating trade linkages and deals; 
* Understanding of bilateral/regional trade agreements and ability to contribute to trade policy design in Azerbaijan;
* Experience designing and facilitating trainings for small and medium enterprises;
* Experience working in the agriculture sector and with agribusiness highly desired;
* Professional proficiency in Azerbaijani and English is required; proficiency in Turkish and/or Russian is a plus.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter
* CV in reverse chronological format

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

Deadline for applications is March 13, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received.

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Apply online at: http://bit.ly/AzerbaijanMarketing

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—17,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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