Sr. Market Assessment Analyst
QED is seeking one motivated Senior-Level DCA Market Assessment Analyst to support the Development Credit Authority (DCA) Office in USAID guarantee projects. S/he will require building/facility access. Since 1999, the DCA has supported over 542 risk-sharing guarantees with its 381 financial partners across 76 countries. Through its partner financial institutions, DCA has made available over $4.8 billion in private financing to more than 230,000 entrepreneurs around the world. For every $1 of its operating budget, DCA mobilizes $118 in private sector credit. For each guarantee, DCA provides project development, risk assessment and portfolio monitoring services to mission field offices worldwide. DCA is organized into regional teams consisting of several analysts, who manage new transactions and who manages the active portfolio of guarantees. In addition to regional teams, DCA has a Global Transaction Team (GTT) that complements the work done by DCA regional teams by generating broad, high-impact transactions. In addition to providing client services to USAID missions, the office monitors and manages the Agency's legacy credit portfolio, serves as the central technical repository of credit-related information and best practices, and serves as an advisor to senior leadership on the broader issues of access to capital and the growth of capital markets. The selected consultant will work closely with DCA's regional teams to develop, execute, and implement DCA credit transactions and other financing initiatives. The full-time consultant will specialize in designing partial-credit guarantees and structuring and assessing all facets of risks in sectors that include but are not limited to agribusiness, energy, small medium enterprises, leasing, health and education. S/he will provide a variety of technical expertise, including structuring DCA credit guarantees, preparing market assessments, developing creative financing solutions, conducting risk assessments, and producing and/or presenting to senior members within and outside the Agency. Specifically, the consultant will: Originate, structure, and assess the credit risk of DCA credit transactions in collaboration with DCA regionals teams, field missions, and other technical operating units.Cultivate relationships with a variety of external partners including investment funds, corporations, donors, other private sector actors, as well as power/infrastructure developers, sponsors, and companies.Prepare and present the investment proposal including analytical risk assessment/due diligence to the USAID's Credit Review Board.Evaluate and advise on financial markets and private business development, and on the formulation of projects in diverse sectors.Serves as an important advisor to regional teams, missions, and other technical operating units on private financing including financial structure solutions and recommendationsProvide support to regional teams to ensure smooth transition for newly-designed credit transactions and improve utilization on active credit portfolio as needed. Deliverables Prepare the market assessment and risk assessment reports.Identify and document credit transaction opportunities in developing regions/countries.Foster relationships with various stakeholders in the Agency and with financial, business and technical assistance providers. Meet with the partner financial institutions to originate, structure, and perform a risk assessment and other analysis as required in accordance with the Agency's credit policies and procedures.Present the investment proposal(s) to the Agency's Credit Review Board. Qualifications The ideal candidate will have relevant international development experience and a strong financial, credit, and structuring skills set, including: 7+ years of experience in originating, analyzing, negotiating, and structuring credit transactions.Experience in supporting development/finance projects in developing regions/countries.An understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented in operating in developing regions/countries.Knowledge of relevant industry (ie, development finance) and key sector (ie, energy, infrastructure) trends.Proven business development and client relationship skills.Superior analytical and critical thinking skills.Strong written and oral communication skills.Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving, and time management skills.An advanced degree in finance, economics, business, international development, or a related field.Willingness and ability to travel internationally, sometimes under short notice.Proficiency in French is considered a strength. To apply for this position please follow the following steps: Complete the online application. Attach your resume. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents. Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.