The USAID Responsible Investment and Trade Activity (RITA) aims to promote civilian ownership of the Myanmar economy by increasing the share held by responsible, accountable and transparent firms. RITA will engage international and domestic private sector firms and civil society actors across multiple sectors to facilitate deals and business partnerships, strengthen regional economic integration, and improve business accountability, transparency, and competitiveness. The project will use a facilitative ecosystem-strengthening approach that will increase trade and investment and improve corporate governance practices in Myanmar, supported by a $3.8 million Investment and Technical Assistance Facility that will allow RITA to deploy a flexible, tailored mix of pay-for-results subcontracts, grants, and technical assistance to partner firms. This structure facilitates our private sector engagement strategy, avoids market distortion, and prioritizes sustainability by building local capacity within the business ecosystem.
Summary of Primary Duties
The Private Sector Capacity Lead manages all activities under Objective 2 of RITA to improve domestic corporate governance, business transparency, and competitiveness of firms. S/he will lead a team to identify the approaches and market entry points that have potential to drive more rapid and inclusive change and build the capacity of an ecosystem of actors that support businesses on their pathways to improved corporate governance, transparency, and accountability. S/he will oversee technical assistance related to building capacity of civil society organizations and the media to hold local firms accountable.
• Conduct capacity building, training design, and institutional development for local business associations and chambers of commerce to better serve local firms.
• Design training activities, workshops, grants, and other technical assistance to build the capacity of businesses to improve corporate governance
• Develop trainings, grants, or contracts to support local firms’ compliance with new regulations.
• Hold trainings and workshops with civil society organizations and media to improve capacity for investigative
journalism and advocacy to ensure accountability of local firms.
• Prepare and publish policy briefs to stimulate public and private sector dialogue.
• Organize policy and regulatory dialogue events in concert with project partners.
• Maintain relationships with economic, policy, and legal organizations and associations.
• Contribute to preparation of RITA contract deliverables, including workplans, quarterly and annual reports, and
other ad-hoc USAID requests.
• Advanced degree in Public Policy, Trade Development, Trade Law, Economics or a related field.
• Minimum of 10 years of international experience in one or more of the following: policy reform, trade capacity building, private sector development, regional economic growth, or development.
• Experience preferred working on international donor-funded projects incorporating trade economics, capacity building, marketing, infrastructure support, institution building, and policy advocacy.
• Demonstrated leadership and strong management capacity.
• English and Burmese fluency is required; additional experience in local dialects a plus.
Level of Effort, Location and Reporting
The level of effort is 260 days per year. The employment contract will be on a yearly basis, with possible extensions until the close of the project. The Private Sector Capacity Lead reports to the Deputy Chief of Party. The position is based in Yangon, with travel to priority RITA states.
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