JOB POSTING Chief of Party EDC is seeking a Chief of Party for an exciting project that addresses high unemployment rates by using information and communications (ICT) to strengthen small and medium businesses (SMEs) in a SEE country. The Chief of Party of this project has overall responsibility for the success of a project, as measured by achievement of the deliverables in the project Scope of Work. Foremost among these deliverables is building financially self-sustainable "ICT-for-business" companies, which provide "high impact" ICT-based services that significantly increase the competitiveness in the global market of companies in targeted industries, and creating linkages between the SEE country companies and international ICT companies. Another deliverable is forging strong links between universities and the business community. The following are essential skills and experience: • At least 5 years of hands-on senior management experience, including strong sales and marketing experience, in profit-making ICT-based services companies, preferably in Eastern Europe, and a large network of business contacts in US, Eastern and Western Europe; • Superior, hands-on understanding of and experience with the use of ICT to help SMEs achieve their business goals, e.g., ICT for marketing, distribution, etc.; • At least 10 years of professional experience running and/or providing technical support to start-up ICT company(ies) and providing training and technical assistance to SMEs in the use of ICT, particularly SMEs in developing countries; • Experience building strong links between universities and the business community • Experience managing international development projects and in working with international development organizations and government agencies, especially USAID Major Responsibilities: 1. Live in the SEE country for one year, with overall responsibility for all of the project activities in the field. Direct and manage all administrative and programmatic field activities. Report to the U.S.-based Program Director, Dr. Janice Brodman. 2. Provide hands-on leadership and capacity-building to help each "ICT-for-business" company grow revenue by building effective management, particularly in sales and marketing. 3. Network local ICT and other target businesses with international companies. 4. Establish and manage all project operations including: recruiting/managing local staff and international consultants; managing project budget; preparing status reports. 5. Build successful ICT-for-business companies, through training and technical assistance. 6. Help build partnerships between the project-supported "ICT-for-business" companies, local ICT companies, and the universities. 7. Establish strong working relationships with other projects that aim to support SME growth, and coordinate activities with those projects. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send CV and cover letter with the position title in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org ========== HURIDOCS-Tech listserv ========== Send mail intended for the list to <email@example.com>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/huridocs-tech/markup/maillist.php To subscribe to the list, send a message to <firstname.lastname@example.org>, with the following text in the message: subscribe huridocs-tech To unsubscribe from the list, send a message to <email@example.com>, with the following text in the message: unsubscribe huridocs-tech If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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