Guatemala: Market Access Manager, Guatemala

Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 04 Dec 2016

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has 44 active projects in 31 countries and total revenues of approximately $151 million.

Market Access Manager, Guatemala

We are currently seeking a Market Access Manager for the USAID-funded Guatemala Creating Economic Opportunities (CEO) Project. The objective of CEO is to reduce poverty and improve living conditions, closing gaps between Guatemala and migrant destination countries, in order to decrease unaccompanied child and irregular migration. To achieve this objective, CEO will grow businesses, and increase employment and income generating opportunities for Guatemalans through a multi-pronged approach utilizing four levers of economic development – expanding access to markets, improving workforce capacity, increasing access to financial services, and strengthening the policy and enabling environment. CEO will particularly focus on youth and indigenous persons, in select geographic areas with high levels of out migration within the Western Highlands, as well as in the Department of Guatemala).

The Market Access Manager will have overall responsibility for providing strategy and vision for the Market Access component, including linking producers to domestic and international markets in select value chains and industries.


  • Develop the capacity of producers, and MSMEs in Guatemala to identify and respond to domestic, regional and international business opportunities in target value chains.

  • Facilitate the development of inclusive supply chains linking producers to value added markets in Guatemala and abroad.

  • Improve the commercial viability of market information platforms, and ensure equitable access to information by men, women and youths.

  • Identify new product or service opportunities and diversification of existing products in domestic markets.

  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with businesses, financial institutions, local and national government ministries, foundations, NGOs, universities, and individuals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, including but not limited to agriculture, economics, development, etc.; Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant and progressive work experience in developing countries, preferably in the area of access to finance, and/or agricultural trade and investment.

  • Proven knowledge of finance and investment for entrepreneurs and SMEs in Guatemala.

  • Excellent communication skills for a wide audience of stakeholders.

  • Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities in English and Spanish required.

How to apply:

Please apply online at or at No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never solicit a payment from any applicant.

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