Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Sector Development Specialist for an upcoming USAID funded project supporting small and medium enterprises in Vietnam.
Winrock is seeking experts to design and provide technical leadership to activities that will support small and medium size enterprises (SME) in accessing and competing in domestic, regional, and international markets. Through its market-driven interventions the project will spur on and off-farm employment opportunities and incentivize investment in business service provision and market infrastructure. For all positions, preference is given to those with previous private sector experience and advanced degrees. All positions require fluency in English and local and/or regional experience. All positions are contingent upon Winrock International winning the award.
The Sector Development Specialist will work with industry associations, lead firms and government agencies to improve the competitiveness and participation of Vietnamese SMEs in key export oriented sectos. He/she will design embedded solutions to facilitate the transfer of internationally recognized quality compliance systems to SMEs (i.e. Global GAP, ISO, GMP, SPS, HACCP).
Incentivize investment in upgrading market infrastructure and supporting services critical to SME competitiveness. Facilitate transfer and adoption of technology and practices that will improve quality and competitiveness. Co-create sustainable supply chain models with private sector linked to high value domestic, regional, and international markets.
Potential sectors include: Horticulture (fruits and vegetables); Coffee; Cashew; Textiles; Dairy; SME Enterprise Technology, et.al.
Minimum Experience Required:
Advanced degree in relevant technical area or business/management
10 years' experience in sector-related production and marketing
Vietnam or regional experience preferred
Winrock International recommends that you read the following notices provided by the United States Government before applying:
Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law
Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law - Supplement
Your Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act
Your Rights Under the Polygraph Protection Act
Your Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
This position is currently accepting applications.