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GIZ is a federally owned enterprise and is supporting the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

We are seeking for the position of an Economic Development Facilitator.

One of the German Technical Cooperation Programs financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development supports government, private sector and civil society stakeholders in the province of Siem Reap to promote economic development and poverty alleviation.

To link the rural poor to the opportunities of the growing economy in Siem Reap, the Cambodian-German Cooperation Program “Regional Economic Development (RED) – Green Belt” follows a market driven approach. The program aims at a growing turnover of regional products, the development of new business opportunities, and increased employment. Component 2 aims to improve the competitiveness of local products and to upgrade the framework conditions for economic activity in Siem Reap province.

Main duties of the position include:
■ Assist private and public sector partners in developing and implementing trade and investment promotion strategies and campaigns (particularly in the handicraft sector and in various bamboo value chains), as well as in establishing relevant promotion instruments
■ Assist private and public sector partners in establishing and managing trade platforms such as trader forums and wholesale market places – particularly in the handicraft sector
■ Facilitate public-private dialogue in the area of private sector promotion
■ Support organizational development of business associations and other relevant institutions
■ Assist local partners in upgrading handicraft value chains
■ Assist in identifying the capacity building needs of key players and identify, implement and/or organize capacity building measures
■ Prepare and moderate workshops, seminars, stakeholder meetings as well as training sessions

Required qualifications and experience:
■ University degree in socio-economic or rural development studies, business management, or other relevant fields and at least 3 years of relevant working experience
■ Proven experience and capacities in the area of private sector promotion, e.g. investment and trade promotion, MSME development, Value chain and/or cluster development, BDS development
■ Proven experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue
■ Self-motivated, entrepreneurial, creative, result-oriented and able to work in a team
■ Proficient in spoken and written English
■ Experience in handicraft sector promotion is an advantage

Applicants who meet the requirements should send:
1. A cover letter briefly describing and justifying how they meet the above mentioned requirements;
2. A half to one page text answering the following question: How trade and investment in the handicraft sector can be promoted under the current Cambodian circumstances, and which private and public sector institutions may facilitate the implementation of feasible promotion strategies?
3. A CV

Contact: Ms. Phealea Leam
By email:
By mail: Cambodian-German Technical Cooperation Program RED – Green Belt
P.O.B. 93221
17000 Siem Reap Angkor

Closing date: 28th February 2014
Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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