AGRI Marketing and Trade Enablement Specialist

10 May 2024



Ukraine’s efforts to win the future – emerging from Russia’s full-scale war ready to accelerate its development as a sovereign, independent, democratic, and prosperous state – require a dynamic, inclusive economic recovery. Through partnerships with the government and robust private sector engagement, ERA has supported economic growth and resilience in Ukraine since 2018. Following Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and subsequent occupation of the part of Ukraine, ERA shifted from its focus on Eastern Ukraine to cover development priorities across the country that address Ukraine’s urgent needs in export logistics and infrastructural improvements.


USAID’s Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) is one of USAID’s core partners implementing the $350 million Agriculture Resilience Initiative – Ukraine (AGRI-Ukraine) that was established in 2022 to bolster Ukrainian agricultural exports and alleviate the global food security crisis exacerbated by the war. Under AGRI-Ukraine, ERA partners with public and private companies to complement and leverage urgently-needed grain transportation and transshipment investments.

INFRASTRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENTSERA also directly supports the Government of Ukraine, including the State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine (SARDI), the State Customs Service and Ukrainian Railways, to upgrade 42 of Ukraine’s border crossing points (BCPs). Modern and more efficient border infrastructure and customs procedures will reduce export costs and increase export capacity, enabling Ukraine to scale trade and advance its path to EU integration.

About the job

The AGRI Marketing and Trade Enablement Specialist is responsible for coordinating and providing colleagues with the necessary data and information needed to effectively develop market linkages between Ukrainian Agriculture Commodity exporters and international commodity buyer, thereby helping to enhance export performance and productivity. AGRI Marketing and Trade Enablement Specialist shall also help develop and coordinate capacity building interventions with Technical and Operations teams. The selected candidate shall also ensure the activities are implemented according to schedule, accuracy and to the best quality, and for monitoring and reporting on their progress. The AGRI Marketing and Trade Enablement Specialist is based Kyiv / Lviv / Odesa and reports to the AGRI Director and assists the Supply Chain and Logistics Lead.

Market linkages, knowledge and capability development, export growth and expansion develop


Marketing and Trade Linkages Development & Growth, Content Management, Knowledge and Capacity Building in coordination with the Supply Chain and Logistics Lead.

  • Providing analysis, and technical input on solutions under development for implementation of training strategies, programs, and international market linkages initiatives;
  • Creating and rolling out the marketing materials and events to improve agriculture commodity sales, marketing and trade performance from Ukraine;
  • Developing success stories, case studies, and marketing and trade guides;
  • Managing the sales, trade and marketing enablement content repository and ensuring accessibility;
  • Liaise with the Supply Chain and Logistics Lead and other colleagues with up-to-date market and activity information;
  • Design cross-solution templates for standardized presentations;
  • Design, organize, and coordinate implementation of training and education initiatives;
  • Determine content adoption metrics and define marketing and trade enablement best practices;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL): in coordination with the MEL Team:

  • Support the MEL team in conducting necessary data collection to report against AGRI performance indicators. Coordinate and analyze data to measure project impact and outcomes.
  • Support identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned for organizational sharing and learning.

Communication: in coordination with the Communications Team:

  • Contribute to development of monthly event activity schedules.
  • Facilitate the organization of public events, trade mission visits, and work in close coordination with Admin/Logistics/Communications to make all necessary arrangements.

About you

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Project Management, Economics, Business/Public Administration, Sales and Marketing, or related fields.
  • Proficiency in office software applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Excellent professional communications and negotiation skills and who can relate to people at all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to work independently and in close cooperation with a team remotely. Ability to work cross-functionally and internationally.
  • An energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • A well-organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus.
  • Multitask and manage a variety of tasks and initiatives simultaneously. Ability to plan and meet specific deadlines.
  • Experience working in teams is a plus, as the successful candidate may be asked to manage a team in the future.
  • The successful candidate must hold a valid passport and have permission to travel freely in Ukraine, and out of Ukraine to potentially attend international trade and marketing related events as needed.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills – Fluent English and Ukrainian communication skills, both oral and written. Fluency in any other international languages relevant to the target geographies of AGRI’s market export initiatives is a plus (e.g. Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian or Spanish).


Contract length: 12-month employment agreement with a possibility of extension.

Benefits Package:

  • 28 calendar days of annual leave
  • 10 days of internal well-being paid leave per annum
  • Medical Insurance for ERA staff and their families
  • Life Insurance for ERA staff
  • Coverage of all expenses for the business trips
  • Military reservation is possible and granted if you are on a relevant military register

Start date: June 2024

Application process

All applicants must send a cover letter and updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English to

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Closing date for applications: May 25, 2024.

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