National Support for Local Investment Climates Job Vacancy: Local Business Development Services (BDS) and SME Advisor, Jakarta

National Support for Local Investment Climates (NSLIC) / National Support for Enhancing Local and Regional Economic Development (NSELRED)
National Support for Local Investment Climates (NSLIC) / National Support for Enhancing Local and Regional Economic Development (NSELRED) Project is undertaken in partnership with Government of Indonesia through the National lanning Agency (BAPPENAS) with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC) with capacity building for improving local investment climates and local economic development in selected Districts in 2 Provinces - Southeast Sulawesi and Gorontalo.

NSLIC / NSELRED Project is curently looking "Local Business Development Services (BDS) and SME Advisor", Jakarta based.

Overview: The Local BDS and SME Advisor is based in Indonesia and responsible for advising on BDS and SME support activities under Immediate Outcome 1220 (Increased access by enterprises to gender-responsive, environmentally conscious business development services) of the project Logic Model.

The key responsibilities of the local BDS and SME Advisor during the implementation phase of the project will include the following
  • Provide inputs in the development of the Annual Workplans;
  • Provide contributions to results tracking and progress reports;
  • Work closely with the Provincial Coordinators and District Facilitators in the planning and implementation of BDS and the SME capacity development activities;
  • Provide technical advice and support to SME, districts/cities and provincial government, non-government project partners and related stakeholders regarding SME development and improving local competitiveness;
  • Provide technical expertise to maximize the results from the BDS and SME activities;
  • Facilitate coordination and collaborative work among the short-term advisors and experts in the delivery of support to BDS and SMEs;
  • Identify new practices and programs to achieve LRED targets for consideration by the project partners;
  • Coordinate with other project advisors and specialists to integrate GAC’s cross-cutting themes (gender equality, environment and governance) throughout the project;
  • Maintain up to date knowledge on BDS, sector support, SME development and local competitiveness efforts by national and international partners to identify synergies and benefit from lessons learned; and
  • Maintain open communications with local stakeholders, project partners and staff.
Qualifications:

Education:
An postgraduate degree in a relevant subject (e.g. economy, social sciences) is required.

Experience:
  • At least 10 years’ experience working with governments, non-government, SMEs and related stakeholders regarding SME development and improving local competitiveness
  • At least 5 years’ experience building the capacity and providing technical services of BDS in Indonesia, demonstrating a sound understanding of efforts by national and international partners
Knowledge:
  • A good understanding of Indonesian culture particularly as it relates private sector investments and business operations
  • Familiarity with local investment climate context in Indonesia, including business development services at national and local levels
Skills:
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, including knowledge of PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work well with people from different backgrounds and levels of responsibility.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Good command of spoken and written English would be an asset.
HOW TO APPLY: To respond to this position, send your CV to admin@nslic.or.id latest by January 23, 2020 at 5PM Jakarta time with NSLIC/NSELRED Project - Local Business Development Services (BDS) and SME Advisor on the subject line of the email.

Only shortlisted candidats will contacted.

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