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Спеціаліст з питань захисту інтересів та державно-приватного діалогу

ПРООН в Україні шукає спеціаліста з питань захисту інтересів та державно-приватного діалогу (ДПД) в проект Зміцнення членських бізнес-об’єднань ММСП: етап II (2019-2023).

UNDP Ukraine is looking for a qualified professional to fill in the position of Specialist on Advocacy and Public-Private Dialogue (PPD).

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent will perform the following functions for efficient and effective implementation of project activities and delivery of project results, and specifically will be directly responsible for implementation of the Project’s Output 2: “Improved access to and utilization of Business Development Services by SMEs”:

Business Membership Organizations Capacity Development: BDS and service Innovation:

  • Contribute to baseline, final and ad hoc assessment of partner BMOs’ organizational capacity in the areas of BDS provision to MSMEs, identify capacity gaps, capacity needs and existing barriers/challenges as well as track the progress of BMO development in these areas during the project life span;
  • Coordinate assessments and research on BDS market in Ukraine to identify the needs of MSMEs and inform the Government, BMOs and other stakeholders in bridging the market gaps in the provision of BDS to MSMEs;
  • Assess the BDS provided by the selected BMOs and their capacity to come up with innovative business solutions aimed at increasing the competitiveness of MSMEs and efficiently deliver the demanded services;
  • Plan, coordinate and implement general and targeted capacity development programmes for the selected BMOs to ensure that their capacities to provide BDS are strengthened according to project targets;
  • Coordinate, design and deliver individualized, tailored trainings to the selected BMOs to address specific BDS capacity development needs;
  • Provide hands-on mentoring, coaching and direct advisory services to partner BMOs on all aspects of BDS provision, including targeting, outreach, delivery and innovation in order to maximize the potential of selected BMOs as providers of market-driven services;
  • Ensure MSMEs involvement in the process of creating new BMO services to facilitate user-driven innovation in services; work closely with UNDP Accelerator Lab to identify solutions, pilot test them and implement through BMOs and/or other BDS providers to increase access to and utilization of services by MSMEs;
  • Monitor latest trends, tools and technologies in area of innovation for private sector development, access to markets and diverse financing instruments, competitiveness and entrepreneurship promotion in order to support partner BMOs with the development of new BDS and innovation-oriented environment for MSMEs;
  • Support BMOs with designing BDS aimed at promoting sustainable practices, raising awareness among MSMEs on their social, environmental, and economic impact, strengthening entrepreneurs’ ability to conform with the required social and environmental standards;
  • Coordinate outreach and communication activities to increase awareness of the MSMEs as to the importance and benefits of BDS as well as disseminate information among MSMEs on service offer of BMOs and other BDS suppliers;
  • Establish and maintain partnerships and provide technical advisory support to the government at national, regional and local level on developing business support infrastructure and engagement of BMOs as service providers;
  • Identify and promote partnerships with business associations and/or enterprises ready to engage in promotion of sustainable development;
  • Coordinate established partnerships with private sector and ensure implementation of agreed activities, monitoring and reporting;
  • Document best practices and ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of responsibility;
  • Contribute to design and dissemination of knowledge and communication products on best practices in BMO service innovation, innovation capacity development and related among wider number of stakeholders including other BMOs and MSMEs;
  • Participate in relevant working group meetings related to BMO development and engagement and share information with partners and other UNDP projects and programmes;
  • Provide a professional platform for networking and partnership building with the national and local authorities, non-government, private sector and international development organizations or projects;
  • Build synergies with other outputs of the project and contribute to building synergies with other projects and programmes of UNDP;
  • Ensure availability of up to date information on all critical issues in the subject area.

Overall coordination of implementation of Output 2 of the Project:

  • Contribute to planning, prioritizing and sequencing of activities under the Output 2 in close coordination with the Project Team and under the guidance of the Project Manager;
  • Ensure overall operational management of the Output 2 and delivery of results in accordance with the project document, work plans and other agreements;
  • Prepare inputs to annual, quarterly, and detailed project implementation work plans, and other related documents for timely commencement and implementation of the project activities under Output 2 under the guidance of the Project Manager and in close consultation with other project team members and ensure the implementation of activities related to the Output;
  • Ensure budget for the output’s activities is efficiently and properly utilized;
  • Identify, report on and manage risks so that maximum benefit to clients and stakeholders is achieved; ensure up-to-date risk logs related to the Output 2;
  • Ensure overall coordination of the capacity building of BMOs in service provision to MSMEs, including management of the team of experts and stakeholders’ engagement in these activities;
  • Coordinate and supervise technical inputs relating to Output activity design, development and implementation, including preparation of the terms of reference for assignments of the experts or service companies;
  • Contribute to the selection processes of contractors and experts and regularly supervise and monitor the services/works provided by them as well as assess quality of contractors’ outputs;
  • Lead and coordinate a team of experts, consultants and contractors engaged in implementation of the project Output 2;
  • Arrange proper monitoring of the Output 2 by regularly collecting, analyzing and synthesizing data related to Output activities to inform project performance indicators;
  • Prepare sections of the project reports, including progress and annual reports, as well as ad-hoc technical reports related to the Project Output 2;
  • Contribute to preparation and implementation of the project communications strategy and workplan. Design, implement, monitor and evaluate evidence-based communication initiatives related to Output 2, including awareness-raising and educational campaigns among MSMEs on the importance and benefits of Business Development Services;
  • Ensure mainstreaming of gender equality considerations in the field of expertise, promotion of a safe and enabling environment free of any kind of discrimination and abusive behaviour, and gender-responsive communications based on corporate principles

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Business Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Management, Law, Social or Political Sciences or related field;
  • At least 3 (three) years of relevant progressively responsible experience in the field of private sector development and/or partnerships, MSME development, project and/or project component support, administration or coordination, management, business development, capacity development or similar;
  • Demonstrated practical experience coordinating qualitative and quantitative surveys, assessments, market studies or other research activities, preferably related to MSMEs, BMOs, BDS, business climate/needs or similar;
  • Experience working for projects in thematic areas of sustainable development and\or private sector development would be a strong asset;
  • Familiarity with the issues of social and environmental sustainability, CSR, innovations for development would be a strong asset;
  • Familiarity with the project context, private sector landscape and/or experience working with private sector is highly desirable and will be considered as an advantage;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.);
  • Knowledge of UNDP rules and regulations will be considered as an advantage;
  • Fluency in Ukrainian, Russian and English is required.

Deadline for application: 11 August 2020

To see more details and apply, please follow the link: 

https://jobs.partneragencies.net/erecruitjobs.html?JobOpeningId=31872&HRS_JO_PST_SEQ=1&hrs_site_id=2 

 

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