19 October 2020
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Upon the request from the Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in Talas province (OPRGKR), the POiB supports establishment of the new Entrepreneurship Support Centre (ESC) in Talas within the project “Business Promotion and Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises’. The aim of the project is to support the regional development processes in Kyrgyzstan by assisting the local state bodies in fostering favourable conditions for development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) through supporting establishment of the ESCs in the regions. The ESCs’ objective is to deliver comprehensive support for entrepreneurs, including training courses, consultancy and marketing assistance, disseminating information and promoting SMEs’ interests through public-private dialogue events.
To this end, the POiB will support the establishment of the ESC in Talas by recruiting local consultants (Team Leader, Business Consultant and Business-Lawyer).
Tasks and Responsibilities
The selected local Business Consultant will be required to provide the following services:
Providing consultations to entrepreneurs in developing business plans, calculating business-related expenses, project proposals, attracting investments and finding donors;
Assessing and being aware about developments/news in business sector (Business forms, investment programs/projects, business support measures/programs of the government, etc) and disseminating information among entrepreneurs;
Conducting workshops, interviews, focus group meetings and roundtables (online/offline) with entrepreneurs on various topics related to doing business and business development;
Developing and delivering special online consultations program through the ESC website, local TV/radio stations and other SMM resources;
Discussing and performing the qualitative and quantitative KPIs set by the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek;
Upon the request of client (based on requirements) providing business support: conduct initial needs assessment of business or business process, comprehensive data analysis to discover weaknesses, gaps, and problems, identify gaps, strategies and business progress, formulate recommendations and solutions with attention to a client’s wishes, capabilities and limitations, guide client in implementing the prescribed strategy and recommendations);
Collecting success stories of the clients after business services to the extent possible.
The number of consultations and support to entrepreneurs in developing business plans, applications/project proposals, attracting investments and finding donors;
Monthly activity and progress reports on the support provided to entrepreneurs/clients by the consultants of the ESC, local entrepreneurs and other conducted activities;
The number of success stories from entrepreneurs on improvement/achievements in their business;
The number of agreements on comprehensive business support with clients and reports;
Agenda and reports on conducted special online/TV/Radio program/consultations;
Copies of all above-mentioned deliverables have to be submitted to the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek before payment of the each instalment;
Monthly and Final Deliverable reports on activities of the ESC to POiB are submitted. All reports should include parts with a disaggregated data by gender, region and age of participants. Training report should include analysis of pre-post tests (if applicable) and feedback forms;
University degree in economics, public or business management or equivalent in a relevant discipline. A Master Degree or MBA would be an advantage;
At least 5 years of experience working as a local business development expert;
Proven experience in developing business plans, project proposals attracting investments, finding donors and conducting research on business and economic development issues; experience in dealing with private sector development and public-private cooperation; some comparative international experience would be an advantage;
Good analytical skills, including familiarity with business practices and economic methods;
Excellent interpersonal skills; able to relate easily and openly with government officials and private sector;
Good report writing skills;
Ability in providing analytical and advisory services;
Good computer skills;
Fluent in Russian and Kyrgyz languages; good understanding of English language (reading, writing and speaking);
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
The duration of the contract of an expert based in Talas will be 44 working days with maximum fee of 45 EUR per working day, starting on 2 November 2020 and ending on 31 December 2020.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates to apply to become a part of the organization. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Please note that in the event of invitation for interview/test, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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