The Chemonics UK Division seeks a short-term Business Environment and Economic Governance Technical Expert for the anticipated UK-Funded Good Governance Programme, jointly funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO). The £15 million, 3.5-year programme’s primary objective is to build resilience in targeted countries by providing support for domestic reform agendas which reduce corruption, promote transparent and accountable institutions, and build open, inclusive economies and societies. The programme will deliver high-quality technical expertise to ministries and government officials to strengthen domestic capacity to deliver, champion and unblock reforms to increase effectiveness of political and economic institutions in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Bosnia, and North Macedonia.
As a short-term position in response to call-down awards, the technical expert will report to the Subaward Specialist and will provide support to programme staff charged with implementing programs in area of responsibility. The technical expert must be mission-driven and committed to making a distinctive impact serving the GGF team and Chemonics International. This position is contingent upon funding.
The technical expert will work to improve the national business environment to strengthen market systems affecting target value chains.
We are current accepting application for experts in the following areas:
Business Environment Expertise
- Business registration and licensing procedures.
- Tax policies and administration.
- Labour laws and administration.
- Regulatory governance.
- Land titles, registers and administration.
- Judicial reform/commercial law.
- Public-private dialogue.
- International trade.
- Financial sector reform.
Economic Governance Expertise
- Enterprise support.
- Association building.
- Participatory planning.
- Economic policy development.
- Increasing trade volumes.
- Trade data benchmarking.
- Deposit insurance systems.
- Be geographically located in the field to provide technical assistance at the regional/national/local government level.
- Effectively coordinate with institutional capacity building efforts at the central government level to align priorities and adapt best practices to the local level.
- Participate in the development of work plans and other technical deliverables.
- Manage, provide follow-up and monitor specific sub-contracts KPIs.
- Monitor progress towards goals and expected results.
Reform Risk Management
- Proactively interact with GGF team leadership, Subaward Specialist, Country Outreach and Risk Expert, Country Liaisons, other STTA technical experts, HMG missions, PMU, and Host to document incidents and opportunities for improvement, assess submitted issues, support incident resolution, and develop improvement and contingency plans.
- Leverage technical understanding to identify and implement solutions, feedback mechanisms and value-for-money (VFM) support.
- Work across government departments to identify relevant stakeholders and facilitate problem solving meetings to create mitigation plans, ensuring that identified improvement opportunities do not evolve into permanent problems.
- Maintain incident data, conduct trend analysis, and report on incident management and risk mitigation efforts, as needed by the Country Outreach and Risk Expert.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Advanced degree in business, banking, finance, macroeconomics, or a related field.
- Mid- to senior level experience in international business and project management in a private business and/or government institution in economic development are preferred.
- Ability to analyze the challenges that prevent a healthy business enabling environment in Eastern Europe and to propose strategies to address these challenges.
- Experience working with the public and private sector to foster a business enabling environment that promotes exports, linkages to new markets and investment mobilization.
- Experience relevant to accomplishment of the cross-cutting objectives including gender, youth, and marginalized populations.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and experience in managing teams.
- Excellent communication skills including presentation, facilitation and report writing skills – samples of written work may be requested.
- Work experience across Eastern Europe is required.
- Fluency in written and spoken Ukrainian or Russian preferred, English required.
Duration: Up to 3.5 years.
To apply, please submit your application by COB EST Wednesday, July 31 through our portal: https://ChemonicsUK.formstack.com/forms/ggf_beeg_ta. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and early applications are strongly encouraged. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted.