Modular Homes Subsector Lead

  • star Publikuar: 14-07-2022
  • star Skadon: 27-07-2022
Kompani Cardno
Kategori OJQ
Numri i pozitave 1
Vendi i punës Prishtinë
Shikime 588

USAID Kosovo Compete Activity

Scope of Work

Project Description

USAID has awarded Cardno a five-year contract to promote resilient, self-sustaining market systems and facilitate the private sector’s improved competitiveness in local, regional, and global markets. Through USAID Compete Activity, Cardno will work to empower firms, organizations, and institutions to improve market systems. USAID Compete focuses on three critical export-oriented sectors (Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), wood processing, and food processing) to sustainably increase their competitiveness. By working to address constraints across the market system, USAID Compete seeks to enable scalable and systemic change to occur, stimulating the private sector’s increased ability to engage in local, regional, and international markets. The expected results of USAID Compete across all three sectors are: 1) market systems are strengthened to increase sector competitiveness; and 2) market actors within those market systems are more productive and competitive.

Name of PositionModular Homes Subsector Lead

General Responsibilities


The position is responsible for overseeing all activities related to the modular homes sub-sector. The Modular Homes Subsector Lead works with modular homes sub-sector actors throughout Kosovo to identify opportunities and address subsector constraints. The Subsector Lead will also play a key role aimed at facilitating value chain development in the modular homes subsector, including integrating furniture and other relate suppliers. The Subsector Lead is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all modular homes export growth efforts by seeking to facilitate sustainable market linkages throughout the market system. The Modular Homes Subsector Lead works in close coordination with the Wood Sector Lead and with all Functional Experts (Market Access, Diversified Finance, Business Sophistication, Skills Development, and Supporting Business Environment) to identify subsector-specific challenges and opportunities and develops interventions to address these issues from a market systems perspective. The position is also responsible for continuously leading conversations with key stakeholders (businesses, government actors, associations, NGOs, IFIs, etc.) and developing related action plans for the improvement of Kosovo exports in this subsector. 
Specific Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Oversees the modular homes subsector interventions in close collaboration with technical team and senior management.
  • Develops modular homes subsector-specific activities and implements the activities in line with Annual Work Plans.
  • Ensures modular homes subsector-specific activities are inclusive of marginalized groups, including women, youth, and minorities (the Subsector Lead will work closely with the Strategic Communications, Gender and Youth Manager).
  • Maintains close communication and collaboration with market actors in the modular homes subsector, including business chambers, sector associations, private businesses, area-specific NGOs, government entities. and all other stakeholders.
  • In close collaboration with M&E Expert, oversees the management of key performance indicators for the subsector and reports regularly regarding subsector activities.
  • Monitors the modular homes subsector for any developments and provides ideas for interventions that improve the subsector’s competitiveness.
  • Oversees short-term experts and service providers related to activities of the subsector.
  • Promotes Collaborating Learning and Adapting (CLA) / Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MLA) practices.
Minimum Education RequirementRelevant university degree
Minimum Professional Experience
  • Proven knowledge and experience in the wood processing sector (knowledge of, and experience with, modular homes subsector is a distinct asset).
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in or supporting the private sector, providing technical advisory and related.
  • Excellent understanding of key barriers related to competitiveness and exports, especially in wood processing sector and modular homes subsector.
  • Demonstrable prior experience designing project activities that facilitate exports.
  • Experience with market systems development is advantageous.
  • Experience overseeing work of consultants and service providers.
  • Experience designing and managing interventions targeting gender and youth populations is an asset.
  • Ability to effectively engage private sector partners in Kosovo and abroad.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with government, USAID, other donors, private sector representative, Kosovo Government institutions and business associations.
  • Full computer literacy.
  • Fluency in Albanian and English required; fluency in Serbian preferred.
Period of PerformanceAugust 1, 2022 - August 1, 2023 (Annual renewal for life of project)
Level of Effort100%, full-time (260 days per year)
SupervisorDeputy Chief of Party
Supervisory roleThis position may oversee other technically relevant LTTA or STTA positions as determined by Project needs.


To apply please submit your CV and a one-page cover letter in English.

Please send the requested documents electronically to the following email:

All submissions must be received on or before Wednesday, July 27, 2022. CVs submitted after this deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.

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