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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis

Visit Tunisia Activity 


Title: Investment and Innovations Specialist  

Length of Assignment: Long-Term 

Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party/Activity Funds 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 Investment and Innovations Specialist will work closely with the Deputy Chief of  Party/Activity Funds Lead, Activity Funds Director, and Strategic Investment Advisor in  implementing Visit Tunisia’s private sector engagement activities and will work across objectives  to support private sector engagement and investment in Tunisia’s tourism sector. The specialist  will collaborate with financial institutions, private equity, and entrepreneurship support  organizations (ESOs) as well as Tunisia’s government partners to facilitate bank lending, non 

bank finance and to implement public-private partnerships in the tourism sector. The specialist  will provide training and advisory services to tourism firms, with an emphasis on digital  innovations, to enhance their business management and profitability, increasing domestic and  international investment in the tourism sector and improving SMEs’ management capacity and 


  • Support initiatives to promote private sector engagement and investment in the tourism  sector 
  • Collaborate with other technical specialist to spur private sector investment initiatives that  span objectives, and to ensure grant funds are deployed in support of objectives and  maximize investment and impact within the targeted geographic clusters. 
  • Work with financial institutions, private equity, ESOs, and Tunisian government partners  to facilitate bank lending and non-bank finance, implement PPPs, and develop new tailored  lending programs 
  • Identify and secure public private partnerships for the management, upkeep and  commercialization of historical and cultural sites 
  • Develop new business models to scale private sector led solutions to accelerate business  activity and investment in alternative tourism  
  • Support and promote innovations in alternate tourism through digital platforms  Identify opportunities to assist priority tourism businesses severely impacted by COVID 19, and develop scopes of work and/or activities to address their needs, supported by the  Partner Engagement Specialists and broader project team 
  • Provide inputs to weekly activity updates, quarterly progress reports and annual reports.  Other tasks as identified by the DCOP/Activity Funds Lead , as needed.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field 
  • 1 to 5 years of experience working on investment and innovation initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience/network/knowledge of Tunisia’s investment environment,  available investment incentives, opportunities and the institutions that provide them 
  • Ability to introduce and support innovative business development and investment  opportunities, including spurring startups and ESOs, supporting early stage and mature  organizations, including large scale companies  
  • Demonstrated experience in digital innovation, supporting IT start ups, SME  development, debt-restructuring, investment facilitation, and access to finance
  •  Background in finance, real estate development, SME development, and/or project  management  
  • Procurement and grants management experience preferred 

The Investment and Innovations Specialist will report to the Deputy Chief of Party/Activity  Funds Lead, and will coordinate closely with the Strategic Investment Advisor. 


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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