Project title : Technical assistance facility for the Lebanese private sector
Project description : The project, of which this assignment is a part, aims at fostering growth and job creation, by contributing to stabilisation and resilience of the Lebanese Economy through supporting Pillar 4 of the "Vision for Stabilisation, Growth and Employment" of the Lebanese Government (as adapted and updated by the Economic Rescue Plan), focused on diversification of the productive sectors and realisation of Lebanon’s export potential.
The project will support the industry sector directly by improving innovation, technology, and quality, promoting modernisation, diversification, building competitiveness and market share, locally and internationally.
The two primary components of intervention are :
Innovation, Research & Development
Trade and Market Access
Duration of the assignment : seventy (70) working days during the life of the EU-TAF programme
The indicative starting date : 24th of May 2021
3 positions - Junior Non-Key Experts
Qualifications and Skills :
Degree and / or post graduate qualification in management, marketing, finance, production / process engineering or related field or equivalent with at least 7 years professional experience.
Experience in private sector development at the micro level, working directly or consulting with manufacturing or technical service enterprises & SMEs
Experience of working with high potential high-tech start-ups would be an advantage
General professional experience :
Preferably 5 years, at least 3 years of professional experience, working within private sector or consulting with a Consulting organisation or business development support organisation (Incubator, Accelerator, VC Fund)
Fluency in written and oral English; Fluency in Arabic or French is an advantage
Excellent report-writing skills
Excellent communications skills
Good knowledge of basic computer tools (MS Office, Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, etc)
Specific professional experience :
General business management experience gained within a commercial enterprise or a consulting practice
Specific tasks of the JNKE(s)
Tasks could include some or all the following listed below as per the context of the specific needs of individual enterprises being supported :
Undertake relevant research;
industry, markets, customers, competitors research to identify and profile opportunities, identify potential customers, channel partners, competitors and provide detailed comprehensive and validated market potential reports;
Undertake business analysis and diagnostics,
operational profiles & diagnostics as directed by the TAT within segments of enterprise value chains of production and processes, logistics, administration, marketing, sales, communications,
specific department mapping of day-to-day operations for marketing and sales, operations / production, logistics, warehousing, procurement, HR et cetera
financial analysis of such as accounting, pricing, costing, payroll and evaluation of capital structures and gearing.
Provide, insightful, relevant, and executable recommendations in report format for improvements in specific departments and operational processes of individual enterprises
Prepare and deliver, in company, presentations of recommendations for improvement to senior management and / or Board of Directors,
Provide advice, direction, and ongoing support to individual enterprises in the implementation of recommended improvements.
Others, as needed.