Women and minority small and medium enterprise outreach facilitator

Job
from Chemonics
Closing date: 01 Feb 2018

Chemonics seeks a women and minority small and medium enterprise (SME) outreach facilitator for an anticipated USAID-funded project to integrate SMEs into global value chains. The facilitator, based in Ho Chi Minh City, will work within a dynamic team environment surrounded by thought leaders with expertise in economic growth and micro-, small, and medium enterprise development best practices. Vietnamese nationals are encouraged to apply. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify women and minority-owned businesses through specialized support groups, associations, and NGOs
  • Assess women and minority-owned businesses’ needs in terms of readiness for linkages to foreign invested enterprises (FIE) supply chains and investments
  • Works with project component teams to adapt and expand project activities to these groups
  • Ensures that all project activities are inclusive

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, business management, finance, market systems, international trade, trade policy, gender studies, or a related field required; master’s degree highly desirable
  • Minimum three years of professional experience in business management, private sector development, regional integration, regulatory reforms, or related experience
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Vietnamese associations and with NGOs supporting women and minority groups required
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating with various stakeholders and counterparts
  • Ability to travel throughout Vietnam
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluent Vietnamese and intermediate English required
How to apply:

Please submit electronic submissions of CV and cover letter to VietnamSMERecruitment@chemonics.com by February 1, 2018. Please include “Women and Minorty SME Outreach Facilitator” in the subject line as appropriate. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.