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Title: Tourism SME and Association Development Specialist  Length of

Assignment: Long-Term 

Reports to: Enabling Environment Team Leader 


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 specialist will be responsible for institutional development of the key stakeholders including  public sector tourism organizations, federations, private sector tourism associations and tourism small and medium entreprises (SME’s). Through digital solutions, operating procedures,  training, and stakeholder outreach, USAID Visit Tunisia will strengthen the capacity of both  public and private sector institutions, federations 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.  


The Specialist will:  

  • Support the project’s efforts in institutional development and capacity building of key tourism  industry stakeholders, including federations, associations, and SME’s. The Specialist will  support tourism federations, associations to improve their business planning, advocacy,membership benefits, and overall effectiveness.
  • Create and maintain a comprehensive database on tourism federations and associations  operating in tourism sectors, especially those functioning in alternative tourism.
  •  Work on SME development programs, helping tourism businesses to improve their  profitability, establish new market linkages, and develop a program for sustainability and  growth. 
  • Support efforts to improve the profitability and investment readiness of women-owned SME’s.
  •  Facilitate tourism policy dialogues and forums, engage government and private sector partners  in identifying required legal and regulatory reforms that will lead to a more competitive  tourism sector, and support development and adoption of legal reform and advocacy tools.
  •  Support partner organizations in strategic planning, organization governance, and improving  provision of services to the public entities (government institutions) and to members of  federations and associations. 
  • Provide support to partner organization and specialists who will improve quality assurance  standards, implement classification systems in hotels, guest houses, camps, restaurants, wellness  spas, tour guiding and tourist transport, to achieve superior hospitality services. 
  • Manage and oversee relevant consultants scopes of work, grants and subcontracts as needed.
  •  Perform other duties related to the scope of work of the Tourism SME and Association  Development Specialist as required. 
  • Bachelor’s 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 organization, institutional  development and/or policy reform initiatives and providing capacity building to government  institutions, federations and sector associations. 
  • Experience in leading or managing federation and/or an association is desired. Experience in providing consulting services to SME’s. 
  • 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 Tourism SME and Association Development Specialist will report to the Enabling  Environment Team Leader. 


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


This assignment will be based in Tunis, 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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