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Visit Tunisia Activity 


Title: Association Development Specialist  

Length of Assignment: Long-Term 

Reports to: Enabling Environment Team Lead 


The USAID-funded Visit Tunisia Activity is a 5-year project designed to enhance Tunisia’s  tourism potential, with the goal of generating revenue and jobs, particularly for women and  youth, and for populations in underserved regions of the country. The overall vision behind  USAID’s investment in Tunisia’s tourism sector is to capitalize on Tunisia’s natural, cultural,  

heritage and historical sites to develop a more diversified and high-quality tourism sector that  contributes to broad-based economic growth. Through this activity, USAID seeks to contribute  to Tunisia’s growth and development to offset the negative economic impact of the coronavirus  crisis. The project will seek to achieve the following four objectives: 

  • Objective 1: Enhance Tunisia’s competitiveness as a tourism destination; Objective 2: Increase tourism-related investments and revenue; 
  • Objective 3: Improve the enabling environment for sustained growth in the tourism sector;  Objective 4: Private sector engagement to expand the offer and quality of alternative tourism. 

This project will collaborate with the relevant ministries, private sector, and donors to advance  the objectives while contributing to the following high-level results:  

  1. Increase in the number of tourists.  
  2. Increase in the number of jobs in the tourism sector.  
  3. Increase in tourism revenue.  
  4. Increase in private sector-led investment and innovation in the tourism sector. 


The Association Development Specialist will work closely with the Enabling Environment Team  Lead to improve tourism sector federations and associations’ contributions to the enabling policy  and regulatory environment for competitiveness and growth in the tourism sector. The specialist  

will be responsible for institutional development of the key stakeholders including public sector  tourism organizations, federations, private sector tourism associations and NGOs. Through digital solutions, operating procedures, training, and stakeholder outreach, Visit Tunisia will  strengthen the capacity of both public and private sector institutions and associations to  accelerate the commercial growth of alternative tourism services and products, promote Tunisia  as an alternative tourism destination, and attract private sector investment.

  • Support the project’s efforts in institutional development and capacity building of key  tourism industry stakeholders including industry and business federations and  associations, leading to improved tourism industry competitiveness. The specialist will  support associations to improve their business planning, advocacy, membership benefits,  and overall effectiveness. S/he will also work with associations to host and administer  SME development programs for their members, helping tourism businesses to improve  their profitability, establish new market linkages, and develop a program for  sustainability and growth. 
  • Facilitate tourism policy dialogues and forums, engage government and private sector  partners in identifying required legal and regulatory reforms that would lead to a more  competitive tourism sector, and support in developing legal reform tools and advocacy  for adoption.  
  • Support partner organizations in strategic planning, organization governance, and  improving provision of services to the public and businesses (for government institutions)  and to members (for associations); 
  • Provide support to partner organization specialists who will improve national standards and quality assurance, and implement classification systems and quality criteria in hotels,  guest houses, camps, restaurants, wellness spas, tour guiding and tourist transport, to  achieve superior hospitality services; 
  • Manage and oversee relevant consultants, grants and subcontracts as needed.


  • Bachelor degree in public policy, business administration, economics, or related field is  required;
  • Master degree is preferred.  
  • A minimum of five years’ experience, including 3 years supporting organizational or  institutional development and policy reform initiatives and providing capacity building to  government institutions, federations and private sector associations; 
  • Experience in leading or managing federation and/or an association is desired.
  •  Experience providing consulting services to associations, or experience as an active  member of an association (such as serving on a board of directors) is desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Tunisian legal systems pertaining to tourism federations and  associations is desired. 
  • Experience in management level communication and reporting is required.
  • Experience of working with international donors is desired. 
  • Fluency in English and French is required, fluency in Arabic is highly preferred. 


The Association Development Specialist will report to the Enabling Environment Team Lead.


This position is long-term, on a full-time basis.


This assignment will be based in Tunis, Tunisia with potential travel to regional locations  pending project needs. The office maintains a five-day work week. Overtime is not authorized.  


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