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Senior Cluster Development officer

FHI 360

FHI 360

Tunis, Tunisia
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

About ACEA Project

FHI 360 is implementing the Department of State Collaborative Action for Handicraft Exports (ACEA) project in Tunisia. In partnership with the National Office of Handicrafts (ONAT), the goal of this project is to foster a more competitive handicraft value chain in Tunisia, leading to long-term sustainable economic growth, increased exports, and increased employment.

This goal would be achieved through a technical support to four handicrafts value chains, including the initiatives of three clusters. A first step was initiated by a technical support to “Natural extract” value chain in the northwest of Tunisia, Olive Wood in Sidi Bouzid and Sfax, and traditional weaving in Toujen. While keep providing support to these value chains, the project will focus on traditional pottery in Barrama .

During this new phase of the ACEA project , support activities to the clusters will be centralized and overseen by cluster development Officer who will be responsible for coordinating and managing the various activities related to the scaling and the sustainability of the clusters . This will ensure that all support activities are aligned with the project's objectives and that there is consistency in the approach taken across all sectors.

The cluster development Officer will work closely with the legally formed groups (GIEs) within each sector to identify their specific needs and develop customized support plans to address them.

Duties and Responsibilities

The cluster Development Officer will work under the overall guidance of the portfolio director .

S/he will also work in close coordination with the implementing partners, other team members of the project, and the clusters’ members.

He/she will be responsible of enhancing the competitiveness of the clusters through strengthening the clusters strctures and building their capacities . Supported by two technical assistance projects , the cluster development officer will oversee the implementation and monitor the development of the 4 project clusters .

S/he will work closely with other components, government officials, non-government and civil society organizations. She/he will have the following specific duties and responsibilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, International Administration, International Development, International Business, Management, Public Administration or a related field

  • A minimum of three years’ relevant professional experience on international development programs and/or work in the civil society sector of Tunisia and/or other countries

  • Ability to work effectively with local partners and stakeholders

  • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team

  • Strong analytical, communication, organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Fluency in French and/or Arabic.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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