Local Business-Lawyer, Economic and Environmental Department (Talas), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Organization: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Country: Kyrgyzstan

City: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Office: OSCE Bishkek

Closing date: Monday, 12 October 2020

Issued by: OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek

Vacancy number: VNKYRC01022

Vacancy type: Experts/Consultants

Field of expertise: Legal Affairs

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Bishkek

Date of issue: 28 September 2020

Deadline for application: 12 October 2020 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

Background

Upon the request from the Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in Talas province (OPRGKR), the POiB supports establishment of the new Entrepreneurship Support Centre (ESC) in Talas within the project ¡§Business Promotion and Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises¡¦. The aim of the project is to support the regional development processes in Kyrgyzstan by assisting the local state bodies in fostering favourable conditions for development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) through supporting establishment of the ESCs in the regions. The ESCs¡¦ objective is to deliver comprehensive support for entrepreneurs, including training courses, consultancy and marketing assistance, disseminating information and promoting SMEs¡¦ interests through public-private dialogue events. To this end, the POiB will support the establishment of the ESC in Talas by recruiting local consultants (Team Leader, Business Consultant and Business-Lawyer).

Tasks and Responsibilities

The selected local Business- Lawyer will be required to provide the following services:

Providing consultations and written legal advice to entrepreneurs on legal documentation, on taxation, registration, re-registration, patent, trademark, access to public services and other legal matters directly related to the performance of their entrepreneurial activities;
Conducting meetings and seminars in the Talas province with participation of entrepreneurs and other stakeholders;
Assisting and consulting startups on strategies to mitigate risks and providing support for drafting and vetting of contracts, producing technically accurate quality standard work, drafting technically correct tax/financial reports;
Discussing and performing the qualitative and quantitative KPIs set by the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek;
Guiding the entrepreneurs for their legal compliance management/requirements: compliance with labour and employment laws, corporate laws, consumer protection laws, etc;
Being aware about recent developments in the law and informing/consulting entrepreneurs on changes and how it might affecting their business activities;
Collecting success stories of the clients after legal services to the extent possible.

Deliverables

The number of consultations and written advice to entrepreneurs on taxation, registration of a legal entity in regional offices of Ministry of Justice, registration in a tax office, social fund, re-registration, patent, registration and protection of intellectual property rights, access to public services and other legal matters directly related to the performance of their entrepreneurial activities;
Collection of relevant data and maintaining a database of ESC¡¦s clients with a disaggregated data by gender, region and age of participants;
The number of success stories from entrepreneurs on legal problem solving cases, and its influence in improvement/achievements in their business;
The number of agreements on comprehensive business support with clients and reports;
Monthly activity and progress reports on the support and filled form of consultations provided to local entrepreneurs, as well as on other conducted activities;
Copies of all above-mentioned deliverables have to be submitted to the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek before payment of the each installment;
Monthly and Final Deliverable reports on activities of the ESC to POiB are submitted. All reports should include parts with a disaggregated data by gender, region and age of participants. Training report should include analysis of pre-post tests (if applicable) and feedback forms.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, please see: //www.osce.org/programme-office-in-bishkek‘>https: //www.osce.org/programme-office-in-bishkek.

Necessary Qualifications

University degree in law, preferably in business law;
At least 5 years of working experience as a business lawyer;
Proven work experience and knowledge on providing consultations and written advice on legal matters related to the conduction of entrepreneurial activities; some comparative international experience would be an advantage;
Tags advisory services consumer protection legal services property rights public services regional development

Good analytical skills, including familiarity with business practices and economic methods;
Excellent interpersonal skills; able to relate easily and openly with government officials and private sector;
Good report writing skills;
Ability in providing analytical and advisory services;
Good computer skills;
Fluent in Russian and Kyrgyz languages; good understanding of English language (reading, writing and speaking).

Required competencies

Core values

Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals

Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions

Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles

Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization

Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment

Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner

Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions

Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects

Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment

Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them

Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration Package

The duration of the contract of an expert based in Talas will be 44 working days with maximum fee of 45 EUR per day, starting on 2 November 2020 and ending on 31 December 2020.

How To Apply

Please, note that this vacancy is open for competition amongst Kyrgyz Republic citizens only. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system at //jobs.osce.org/vacancies‘>https: //jobs.osce.org/vacancies. However, if you have difficulties with the system you may use the OSCE offline application form found under //jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form‘>https: //jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail recruitment-kg@osce.org‘>recruitment-kg@osce.org.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates to apply to become a part of the organization. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Please note that in the event of invitation for interview/test, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.