Manager – Component 1 (Competitiveness of SMEs Improved)
USAID Laos Business Environment Project
The objective of the USAID Laos Business Environment Project is to strengthen national-level facilitation and continuous improvement of the Laos business environment and enhance the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This approach will enable SMEs to make a greater contribution to Lao PDR’s economic growth, employment and income generation for Lao citizens. Businesses that are more competitive will influence further efforts by the government to foster a business ecosystem that allows for innovation and growth. A healthy business environment sets the stage, in turn, for improved firm productivity and thus firm-level competitiveness. It is envisioned that the Government of Lao PDR (GoL), in partnership with the private sector, will be able to effectively facilitate a market economy by providing necessary support to SMEs and eliminating constraints for businesses to grow.
The project is organized under three intermediary results, which will constitute the main project components.
Activities under Component 1 will focus on improving the managerial capacity of SMEs, as well as their ability to meet product/service quality standards; increasing their market knowledge and awareness of key commercial rules and regulations; improving their ability to access domestic and international markets; and facilitating their ability to participate in the digital economy.
Location: Vientiane, Lao PDR and other locations in the country as might be required.
Period of Performance: This assignment is expected to begin in May 2020 for an initial period of 12 months with the possibility of an extension based on an annual performance evaluation.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae with contact details of three professional references to: Chaikeo KEDSADASAK, Finance and Operations Manager, USAIDLaos Business Environment Project; Email: email@example.com; Mobile: +856 20 56236159
Application deadline: 20 April 2020
Note: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.