Business Services Specialist

Job Description

Title: Business Services Specialist

Company Name: International Development Group

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Anywhere in Bangladesh

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master's degree or above in business administration or a related field.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 10 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Position Rationale and Description:
∎ The Business Services Specialist position will fall under Objective 3: Best Practices in Economic Growth. Objective 3 will strengthen private sector actors that are critical to a well-functioning trade facilitation landscape. Improving the effectiveness of the Private Sector Enabling Infrastructure (PSEI) will promote trade competitiveness, create jobs, stimulate investment, and build private sector support for improved economic growth practices.
∎ The Business Services Specialist will be a senior-level sectoral specialist who will engage with counterparts, call on international experts, and propose action plans to strengthen gaps in service offerings from business service providers including aggregators, packaging companies, cold storage facilities, and input providers (for compliance with international standards).
∎ Reporting Requirements:
∎ The Business Services Specialist will report to the COP, through regular briefings and day-to-day dialogue.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ The key duties for the Business Services Specialist include:
∎ Facilitate partnerships with professional associations to identify skills gaps for first order service providers and create a curriculum and training materials to address skills gaps.
∎ Identify government-imposed regulatory obstacles and partner with Objectives 1 and 2 to overcome these obstacles in partnerships with the associations.
∎ Assist in delivering learning activities developed to service providers.
∎ Facilitate partnerships with associations to provide direct technical assistance to service providers including product development, upgrading of equipment, and service excellence.
∎ Work closely with the Gender Specialist to ensure women and other marginalized groups are represented and considered when developing project activities and expected outcomes.
∎ Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist and associated staff to capture data and information required for contractual reporting and to learn and adapt project activities as needed.
∎ Other responsibilities as assigned by the Sr. Logistics Service Specialist and Chief of Party.
∎ Deliverables
∎ The Business Services Specialist shall be responsible for contributing to the following deliverables:
∎ Annual, quarterly and weekly reports
∎ Annual Workplan
∎ Ad hoc updates on the progress of subcontractors and short-term consultants

Additional Requirements:
∎ A minimum of 10 years' experience in the area of business services.
∎ An advanced understanding of importing and exporting, particularly in the food products industries in Bangladesh.
∎ An understanding of member-based organizations in Bangladesh is highly desirable, including chambers of commerce and trade associations.
∎ Strong communication skills, self-motivated, and ability to work in a team.
∎ Proficient in Microsoft applications and other standard software.
∎ Excellent spoken and written English.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 11 Nov 2021

Company Information:
∎ 24 Oct 2021
∎ International Development Group

Category: Commercial/Supply Chain

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