National Consultant, Junior Facilitator (SSA)

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

Country: Kyrgyzstan

City: Bishkek

Office: OSCE Bishkek

Closing date: Thursday, 19 May 2022


The OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek (POiB) intends to continue supporting the implementation of the 2019-2022 Export Development Programme. The project aims at doing so by expanding - through capacity building seminars and e-learning courses - the supply of business internationalization support services, as initiated within the 2021 project, and address the limited availability of international marketing expertise in the country.

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce of the Kyrgyz Republic (MoEC KR) requested expert support in the process of designing the new Export Development Programme for 2023-2026. The OSCE POiB will cooperate with UNDP and ITC in order to share the required resources and expertise. In response to MoEC KR request, after a series of donor coordination meetings, four local experts will work on the process of development of EDP simultaneously, led by a Team Leader and supported by a Junior Facilitator: 1) Export Promotion Expert; 2) Facilitation of Trade Procedures Expert; 3) Support and Development of quality Infrastructure Expert; 4) Access to Finance Expert.

The OSCE POiB will engage Junior Facilitator, to support the working groups responsible for the development of the new Export Development Programme 2023-2026.

Objective of Assignment:

The objective of this assignment is to provide efficient logistical and administrative support and facilitate the work of respective team leader and experts in the development of the EDP/Plan 2023-2026.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the Team Leader, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

Provide professional technical support on export and import related data to EDP team;
Processing and analyzing the comments and recommendations from respective government officials;
Providing feedback to respective Ministries and other government officials with the respect to their comments and suggestions regarding the EDP 2023-2026;
Summarizing and analyzing feedback to the EDP team leader for further review;
With sufficient background in export activities, Junior Facilitator will provide Programme implementation support;
Liaise with EDP working group, stakeholders, etc. to support logistics operations and contribute to effective service delivery;
Translation and interpretation, if needed.

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Necessary Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in economics or relevant fields;
At least 3-year professional work experience in foreign trade (export) policy or relevant fields, preferably in the public sector;
Experience in international organizations or in development projects is an asset;
Knowledge of Russian and English language. Kyrgyz language is an asset;
Creative approach to problem solving;
Analytical mind, a systematic and proactive approach, responsibility, and ability to work both independently and in a team;
Skills of structured presentation of information and good communication skills;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.

Remuneration Package:

Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant’s/expert’s qualifications, experience, the tasks and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.

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Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

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Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

Additional Information

Issued by: OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek

Requisition ID: ECO00002U

Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA) / Consultant

Grade: No grade

Job Type: Consultant

Number of posts: 1

Location: OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, Bishkek

Posting Date: May 13, 2022

Closing Date: May 19, 2022

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)

Job Field: Economic & Environmental Affairs

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