Private Sector Engagement Director | Kyiv, Ukraine | 2023

Chemonics seeks a Private Sector Engagement Director for the anticipated $50-99.99 million USAID-funded New Agriculture – Harvest in Ukraine. The activity aims to enable grain and oilseed farmers, including marginalized and underserved groups, to return production of important food export crops to pre-war levels while improving production efficiency and profitability, and will position farmers to market their crops more successfully and profitably.

The private sector engagement director will be a key member of the project leadership team, responsible for identifying, co-designing, and managing partnerships with private sector organizations both in Ukraine and internationally in order to strengthen production and investment in Ukraine’s agricultural sector, specifically in the grain and oilseed value chains. The private sector engagement director will work in close coordination with the chief of party and other project leaders to maintain meet project objectives while aligning, collaborating, and engaging with the private sector.


  • Manages the engagement with private sector entities across the project, including identifying potential partners, co-designing joint activities, and monitoring implementation
  • Designs and implements partnership models and tools that facilitate private sector buy-in for project activities and identifies opportunities to facilitate linkages among Ukrainian agriculture sector actors as well as between Ukrainian and international firms
  • Coordinates and facilitates public-private dialogue opportunities that are responsive to the rapidly changing context of the Ukrainian agriculture sector with the goal of increasing collaborative efforts to strengthen and rebuild the agricultural sector
  • Contributes to achievement of project objectives by co-designing activities that enable increased productivity, jobs, sales, exports, and incomes for private sector partners in the grain and oilseed value chains
  • Contributes to project deliverables like weekly, quarterly, and annual reports; annual work plans; and monitoring, evaluation, and learning reports



  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in international development, economics, agricultural studies, business, finance, management, or a related field
  • 10+ years working within or closely with agribusiness, preferably with experience in Ukraine
  • Demonstrated understanding of the grain and oilseed sectors; familiarity with Ukraine’s agricultural sector preferred
  • Familiarity with USAID’s Private Sector Engagement policy and experience implementing private sector engagement models and tools
  • Proven ability to build productive and collaborative relationships with private sector actors
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively both orally and in writing, and deliver presentations, training, and facilitate meetings effectively
  • Fluency in English required, proficiency in Ukrainian is preferred


Application Instructions:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached with “PSE Director” in the subject line to by September 24, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.