Nathan is a leading provider of analytic and economic consultancy services worldwide. In the past twelve years alone, we have implemented more than 120 projects in more than 50 countries leveraging our global presence in Washington DC, London, Delhi, and Chennai. From improved transparency and deeper stakeholder engagement to more effective policies and more resilient businesses, we deliver results that impact economic growth, human development, and poverty reduction. We are passionate about applying our deep analytical expertise and advanced proprietary tools to generate economic solutions tailored to our clients’ unique challenges. Nathan focuses on a range of economic development subject matter areas including Trade & Logistics; Economic Policy & Governance; Private Sector Development; Women’s Economic Empowerment; and Financial Solutions.
Nathan is seeking a Vice President for Trade for its International Development Business Line to lead and drive growth in one of our core practice areas and a key market segment identified in the Nathan three-year strategic plan. The VP will build from Nathan’s current portfolio and past experience to expand and deepen our technical delivery in the areas of trade policy, export promotion, supply chain strengthening, trade facilitation, and customs modernization. The VP will report to the Senior Vice President, International Development.
Management and Technical Leadership
·Serve as a key member of the International Development Leadership Team.
·Supervise a global team of home office and overseas staff assigned to the Trade Group.
·Oversee a portfolio of global, regional, and bilateral USAID, MCC, and multilateral donor contracts focused on trade policy, trade facilitation, export promotion, supply chain strengthening, and customs.
·Maintain positive client relationships, ensure the delivery of high quality services and contract execution, and manage to profitability.
·Participate in and contribute to the International Development strategic plan.
·Develop, Implement, and Achieve the Trade Annual Operating Plan (AOP).
·Serve as a lead trade and/or export promotion technical expert.
·Foster the One Nathan concept by collaborating with other Nathan business lines, subsidiaries, and units (e.g. Nathan London and Nathan India).
·Lead the growth and development of the Trade Group in accordance with the strategic plan.
·Identify new programming trends in trade and export promotion. Develop concrete, time-bound action plans to strategically position Nathan for new opportunities.
·Proactively identify new business opportunities including programs funded by USAID, other USG agencies, multilateral donors, and private sector clients.
·Plan and oversee BD capture efforts. Lead and participate on specific BD activities, including proposal preparation and management (including serving as the Proposal Director, Lead Technical Writer, or Capture Lead).
·Ensure excellent quality of proposals submitted by the Trade Group.
·Market and outreach to key clients, partners, and stakeholders. Enhance Nathan’s reputation capital by participating in conferences, working groups, and other professional networks.
·Conceptualize, draft, and review Trade marketing materials including website content, marketing collateral, press releases, and social media content/campaigns.
·MBA, M.A., or M.S. degree in relevant field.
·More than 15 years of relevant work experience with global expertise in emerging and development markets. Previous experience working with USAID or other international donors required.
·Demonstrated leadership, decision-making, teambuilding, and management skills.
·Experience in successful project, financial, and contract management.
·Positive track record of leading and writing winning USAID and other donor funded proposals.
·Expertise in trade policy, trade facilitation, or export promotion.
·Long-term overseas experience preferred.
·Strong analytical and communication capabilities.
·Excellent writing skills.
·Foreign language skills preferred.
·Must be eligible to work in the United States.
Nathan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. EOE Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Nathan complies with the Executive Order that mandates Federal contractors enforce Covid-19 vaccination for employees. If you receive a conditional offer of employment from Nathan, you will be required to prove that you are fully vaccinated forCOVID-19 or receive approval from Nathan for a waiver due to a valid religious or medical reason prior to your start date. Applicants should not disclose their vaccination status or need for a waiver before receiving a conditional offer of employment.
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