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Markets Advisor for FEWS NET Strategic Planning and Activity Design (SPADe) Support

Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Markets Advisor on an anticipated global project based in Washington, D.C. The goal of SPADE is to provide the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) with a flexible mechanism to provide timely technical services and support. Through the project, USAID will issue requests for studies, research, and analytical support to help BHA strengthen humanitarian response planning.


The Markets Advisor will support the design of food and agriculture market analyses using traditional and non-traditional approaches to gather, analyze and interpret data from diverse databases and multiple sources. S/he will support activities in all project countries.



* Designing and conducting food and agriculture market analyses;

* Market structure, conduct, and performance analyses;

* Rapid rural appraisal and other qualitative assessment methods;

* Food security or agricultural sector assessments;

* Analysis of prevailing market systems for gaps that effect efficiencies and product quality;

* Analysis of supply and demand, based on an intimate knowledge of end-user consumer preferences and agribusiness needs.




* Master’s degree in a related subject matter area;

* A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible international work experience;

* Advanced skills in quantitative research methods and applied statistics to carry out remote research and/or utilize existing data sets for studies or products;

* Demonstrated experience supporting the implementation of complex activities in multiple countries;

* Demonstrated expertise in designing technical analyses, studies, and data collection strategies using both qualitative and quantitative methods; experience with food security and agriculture highly desired;

* English fluency is required; Proficiency in French, Spanish or Portuguese is preferred;

* Ability to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.