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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE CAPACITY BUILDING OF THE NATIONAL SME SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE PREPARATION OF THE BANGLADESH NATIONAL SME DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY AS WELL AS THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SME COMPETITIVENESS GRANT SCHEME
Country/ Location of the position Bangladesh
Status/Reference Short listed
Agency/Donor EU
Experts E1 Team Leader/SME Development Strategic Planning Expert
E2 Human Resource Development Expert
E3 SME Competitiveness Grant Scheme Expert
E4 Finance Expert
E5 Accounting Expert
Duration of project 72 months
Commencement of project December 2011
Duration of mission E1-48months, E2-30 months, E3-30 months, E4-24months, E5-24 months
Required language English
Application Deadline 18.05.2011. Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement, posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline.
ToR Not available yet
Eligible Nationalities All
Observations Only short listed consultants will be replied to.Please apply only if you fulfill all requirements for the vacant position

All experts must have at least regional experience

Sending us your application is a commitment and we expect you to be available for the mission you are applying for.

APPLICATIONCONTACT: info@killefitconsult.com
Only short listed consultants will be replied to.If you wish to submit your candidature, please send us:

1 – Your up dated and position-adjusted CV in EU AID format, in the language of vacancy and as word.doc detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments

2 – The country, no of position/field (s) you will apply for in the subject line of message

3 – Your daily/monthly fee (EUR) without the living allowances.

4 – Your communication details (Mobil, phone, etc.)

Suggestions: Please make sure, that the experience requested is also shown “Description” section 14 of your CV. As the selections are very strict and paper based, we request you to prepare your CV in the right format and detail all the relevant experience under the Professional experience table as much as possible. There is no problem if your CV is long, the most important is to prepare so that it describes clearly your experiences relevant to the mission. (Your CV has to sell you!)

Restrictions: In case consultants are short listed, they must be able to provide documentary evidence for educational and professional items in their CVs (copies of diplomas, copies of employers’ reference letters, etc.). Documents that are not available in English have to be accompanied by a faithful translation. This is mandatory requirement for Europe Aid tenders.

DESCRIPTION
Objective, Purpose & Expected Results2. 1 Overall objective

The overall objective of the project is “reduced poverty in Bangladesh by supporting the development of SMEs in the country”.

5.2 Commencement date and period of Implementation

The intended commencement date is December 2011 and the period of implementation is 72 months from this date. Please refer to Articles 4 and 5 of the Special Conditions for the actual commencement date and period of implementation.

6.1 PERSONNEL

Key experts for Component 1

All experts who have a critical role in implementing the contract are defined as key experts. The profiles for the key experts for this contract are as follows.

Key Expert No.1: Team Leader/SME Development Strategic Planning Expert

Fullâ€time position in Dhaka with travel around Bangladesh for 36 months and intermittent for 12 months.

Qualifications and skills

• University diploma related to business or public sector management, economics or a comparable field

• Fluent in written and spoken English; knowledge of Bangla is an advantage

• Excellent written and spoken communication skills

General Professional Skills

• Deep understanding of the challenges in SME development relating to the creation of an enabling business environment, creating an effective market for the provision of business development services and the provision of nonâ€market distorting access to finance.

• Highly competent in all aspects of project cycle management.

Specific Professional Experience

• At least 10 years’ experience in SME development of which at least 5 years gained in a senior position

within a national SME development agency or government ministry in which he/she was responsible for strategic

planning of SME development.

• Experience in institutional capacity development and skills transfer projects.• Previous working experience in Southâ€Asia would be an advantage.

Key Expert No.2: Human Resource Development Expert

Fullâ€time position in Dhaka with travel around Bangladesh for 24 months and then intermittent for 6 months.

Qualifications and skills

• University diploma related to personnel management, education, or a comparable field

• Fluent in written and spoken English; knowledge of Bangla is advantage

• Excellent written and spoken communication skills

General Professional Skills

• Deep understanding of all aspects of human resource development within a complex, multiâ€disciplinary organisation.

• Highly competent in all aspects of the preparation and implementation of an organisational development strategy.

Specific Professional Experience

• At least 10 years’ experience in human resource development of which at least 5 years in a senior position with responsibility for the preparation and implementation of n organisation’s organisation development strategy.

• Experience in institutional capacity development and skills transfer projects.

• Experience in the undertaking of training needs assessments and the designing and implementation of training programmes for an adult audience.

• Previous working experience in Southâ€Asia is an advantage.

Key Expert No.3: SME Competitiveness Grant Scheme Expert

Full-time position for 18 person-months and then intermittent 12 person-months as required over the duration of the project. Based in Dhaka but with travel around Bangladesh.

Qualifications and skills

• University level education in business or finance management, accounting, economics or a comparable field

• Fluent in written and spoken English.

• Excellent written and spoken communication skills

• Diplomatic personality with good mediation and facilitation skills

General Professional Skills

• Highly experienced manager of complex aid programmes

• Highly competent in all aspects of project cycle management.

Specific Professional Experience

• Ideally, the team leader will have been involved in the operation of a “Central Finance and Contracting Unit” or comparable structure handling all aspects of EC procurement and/or will have provided technical assistance to a contracting authority with the management of a complex EU development programme.

• Significant experience in the management of EU grant schemes: significant in this respect means at least 3 EU grant scheme projects

• Very good familiarity with PRAG and associated procurement rules and procedures.

• Experience in the design and operation of project monitoring systems.

• Experience in institutional capacity development and skills transfer projects.

• Experience in the team leadership of at least two comparable (in terms of scale, sector and size) complex EU-funded projects.

Previous working experience in South-Asia would be an advantage

Key Expert No. 4: Finance Expert

Fullâ€time position for 18 person-months and then intermittent 6 personâ€months as required over the duration of the project. Based in Dhaka but with travel around Bangladesh.

Qualifications and skills

• University level education in finance, accounting or a comparable field

• Certified as an accountant by a recognised certification body

• Fluent in written and spoken English.

• Excellent written and spoken communication skills

• Diplomatic with good mediation and facilitation skills

General Professional Skills

• Significant experience in the management of financial accounting and reporting systems for donor aid

programmes

Specific Professional Experience

• Ideally, key expert no. 2 will have been involved in the financial management of a “Central Finance and

Contracting Unit” or comparable structure handling all aspects of EC procurement and/or will have provided

technical assistance to a contracting authority with the management of a complex EU development programme or

a comparable structure.

• Significant experience in the financial management of EU grant schemes: significant in this respect means at least 3 EU grant scheme projects

• Very good familiarity with PRAG and associated procurement rules and procedures.

• Experience in the design and management of financial management and reporting systems for EC aid programmes

• Previous working experience in Southâ€Asia is a requirement.

Key Expert No.5: Accounting Expert

Fullâ€time position for 18 personâ€months and then intermittent 6 personâ€months as required over the duration of the project. Based in Dhaka but with travel around Bangladesh.

Qualifications and skills

• University level education in finance, accounting or a comparable field

• Fluent in written and spoken Bengali and English

• Certified as an accountant by a recognised certification body

• Excellent written and spoken communication skills

• Diplomatic with good mediation and facilitation skills

General Professional Skills

• Significant experience in the management of financial accounting and reporting systems for a major organisation

Specific Professional Experience

• At least 15 years’ experience in accounting and auditing functions.

• At least 5 years in a senior position with responsibility for the design and operation of an organisation’s accounting and financial management reporting system.

• Familiarity with the EC’s PRAG gained working on another EC project would be extremely desirable

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