Consultants · (Hybrid) Waterloo, Ontario
Department Consultants
Employment Type Contract Country Staff
Minimum Experience Experienced

MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) is an association of compassionate women and men who invest in people living in poverty around the world so they can unleash their potential to earn a livelihood to provide for their families and enrich their communities. To learn more about MEDA and our work, please visit

MEDA projects typically involve engagement with private sector partners, outreach to vulnerable populations (especially inclusion or targeting of women and youth), the application of market systems or value chain methodologies and frequently a focus on rural and agricultural communities. In some cases, MEDA projects revolve around investment as the primary vehicle to achieve development outcomes.  

In addition to employment opportunities, MEDA recruits individuals for short-term consultanciesThese are highly competitive opportunities, available to senior level, experienced individuals who would like to make an impact using their business and/or technical skills in an international development context. You will only be contacted for further follow-up if there is a suitable consultant opportunity.

Current Consultant Opening: General

If you would like to be considered as a consultant, please upload a cover letter and your resume and reference contact information.  Additionally, please complete all of the required fields in order to create a Consultant Profile.  

Consultants are persons who are not MEDA employees, but are consultants, engaged to provide specific business consulting and/or technical expertise for a particular opportunity. Most opportunities are 10-60 days in an international location to perform specific tasks within a specified outcome or/and duration. 

In order to be considered as a consultant, you must meet the following requirements:  

  1. Consultants must be able to sign an agreement and commit to a work plan.
  2. Consultants must have specialized skill & knowledge relevant to the opportunity.
  3. Consultants must be fit to travel to international locations as required.
  4. Consultants be able to obtain the applicable visa.
  5. Consultants must be eligible for MEDA emergency evacuation benefit program or provide proof of their own health, life, benefit and travel insurance for the opportunity.


  • Commitment to MEDA values of creating business solutions to poverty
  • Flexible, independent, self-directed, and motivated
  • Demonstrated skills and ability required to successfully perform the work assignment
  • Senior level (5-10 year minimum) business or technical expertise experience
  • Suitability/medical clearance for traveling and working in an international, developing cross-cultural environment
  • Bachelor degree in business, related field or comparable senior level experience
  • Previous international travel experience in a developing country is an asset
  • Ability to speak the local language is an asset

1. Please read and acknowledge below that you have read, understood and appreciate MEDA's Vision, Mission and Values Statement.

2. Please read our About MEDA page to ensure you are aligned with MEDA's approach to business solutions to poverty. 

3. Please provide contact information (email and phone number) for 2-3 professional references

Areas of Business and Technical Expertise

  • Specialized technical skills and/or senior level business experience in an area in which a project can benefit from short-term assistance.
  • Desired areas of expertise include:  finance, banking, accounting, marketing, business management, product development, branding, ICT, IT, database management, mobile application development, entrepreneurship, organizational development, human resources, supply chain, logistics, agriculture, construction, women in business, manufacturing, youth.


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  • Location
    (Hybrid) Waterloo, Ontario
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Contract Country Staff
  • Minimum Experience