ACDI/VOCA

Subject Matter Experts, Kyrgyzstan Enterprise Competitiveness Project

Job Location
KG-Bishkek
Type
Long or Short-term

Overview

ACDI/VOCA is currently preparing for an Enterprise Competitiveness Project in Kyrgyzstan funded by USAID. The anticipated project will accelerate sales growth and increase job creation in Kyrgyzstani small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This forward-thinking project is anticipated to work with companies across economic sectors in Kyrgyzstan—for example, agribusiness/agriculture, apparel, tourism, technology, and manufacturing, among others. This 5 year project is envisioned to start in 2018.

Responsibilities

For project positions and short-term consulting opportunities, ACDI/VOCA is promptly seeking experts with the experience in the following management and technical areas:

  • Business Development Services and SME/entrepreneurship support
  • Investment facilitation and SME financing
  • Trade, marketing and export promotion
  • Commercial banking and loan portfolio management
  • Value chain financing, agricultural SME lending
  • Youth entrepreneurship development, employability and vocational skills
  • Policy making support and institutional strengthening
  • Program assessments and evaluation studies
  • Human capital and workforce development
  • Grants and Subcontract management
  • Outreach and Communications

Qualifications

While each position will have its own operational and technical scope under the project, overall qualifications will meet the below:

  • Degree in business administration, economics, public policy, finance, law, international development, human resources or related field; Master’s degree or other advanced degree strongly preferred
  • Substantial experience in related technical area, including in private sector
  • Experience with USAID and/or any other international donor funded project preferred
  • Proven ability to facilitate high-value partnerships with communities, private and public sector stakeholders
  • Experience in Kyrgyzstan and/or Central Asia required
  • Professional proficiency in English and/or Kyrgyz or Russian required

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