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Постоянно Private Sector Engagement Lead

для J.E. Austin Associates, Inc. в городе Ашхабад

About J.E. Austin Associates Since 1986, J.E. Austin Associates, Inc. (JAA) has assisted business and government leaders to implement strategic changes designed to achieve rapid growth that is economically, politically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

JAA’s areas of expertise are in strategic planning, competitiveness, private sector development, export growth, business environment reform, workforce development, and institutional strengthening. JAA has provided these services across a wide variety of manufacturing, service, and agribusiness sectors on more than 650 projects in 127 countries, including Turkmenistan and other Central Asian countries.

Position Description

JAA is seeking a Private Sector Engagement Lead for the Turkmenistan New Generation Activity. The Private Sector Engagement Lead will provide a variety of technical support to USAID/Central Asia and its implementing partners in the development of training and education programs that meet the needs of the private sector. This position is contingent on JAA being awarded the contract.

This anticipated project will be a follow-on to the Enriching Youth for Tomorrow activity to improve youth workforce development. The project will highlight IT and digital skills, public/private sector engagement, and integrating marginalized and vulnerable populations. USAID/Central Asia seeks to engage with private and public sector employers to understand current and future needs for skills and to develop training, education, and apprenticeship programs to meet those needs. This position is contingent on JAA being awarded this project.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Foster strong, collaborative relationships with the private sector in Turkmenistan, particularly with their representatives (Union of Entrepreneurs and other chambers and associations as appropriate).

· Convene and facilitate dialogue with the private sector and between the private sector and education and training providers and the government.

· Analyze and provide reports on priority skills development, and coordinate efforts to respond to private sector priorities.

· Plan and implement program for private sector engagement and assist in planning and implementation of demand-driven skills development. Ensure activities are planned and delivered according to program standards.

· Coordinate outreach to build relationships with private sector, including domestic firms and foreign investors.

· Plan and implement meetings, events, and other activities involving the private sector under the direction of the COP.

· Contribute to the development of strategies, work plans, and outreach related to private sector engagement under the direction of the COP.

· Advocate, lead and provide strategic direction, program and technical guidance in private sector engagement. In collaboration with MEL and other technical team members, strengthen data and monitoring to ensure that private sector engagement with the project is tracked and appropriate response strategies are implemented; analyze and report on program and project progress.

· Contribute to annual work planning, training plans, quarterly reports, and other required technical reports. Stay up-to date on global best practices, new developments, and emerging issues in private sector engagement.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Master’s degree in field related to business, management, economics, organizational learning, political science, or development studies.

· 5+ years of experience in the private sector, business associations, or donor-funded projects.

· Familiarity with, and ability to apply and adapt methods to engage the private sector in development programs or in workforce or human resources development.

· Previous experience supporting USAID or other development organizations in a similar capacity.

· Experience working in Turkmenistan.

· Oral and written fluency English and Russian.


Interested candidates should send their CVs to Stephen Bovee at SBovee@qedgroupllc.com and Thalia Navia at TNavia@Jeaustin.com by 17 February 2021.

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Опубликовано 03-02-2021
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