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Consultant: MSME Capacity Building and Market Access

Job description for vacancy: Consultant: MSME Capacity Building and Market Access

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Job Category: Specialised
Department: MSME Development, Innovation & Acceleration
Division: MSME
Location: Windhoek
Position Type: Permanent
Immediate Manager: Manager: MSME Capacity Building and Market Access
Subordinates: None


Job Purpose:
This position directly supports the Manager: MSME Capacity Building and Market Access and is critical in identifying relevant and sustainable approaches to achieve the MSME division's long-term objectives of capacity building and market access facilitation, coordination and execution of the MSME interventions and activities, through the efforts of the MSME consultants, as well as tracking and measuring the impact of the MSME interventions and activities nationally.


Role and Responsibilities:

In collaboration and support of the Manager:
- Develop and implement new strategies to improve MSME capacity building and market access outcomes
- Develop new deliverables including strategic insights and recommendations
- Facilitate stakeholder engagements, relationship building and networking, building and nurturing of new smart partnerships towards the achievement of the MSME Development, Innovation and Acceleration division’s strategy
- Identify new opportunities, locally and internationally, which the MSME division can facilitate in support to scale MSMEs
- Track, measure and interpret the impact of NIPDB’s MSME initiatives and activities
- In collaboration with the internal team and external stakeholders, ensure timely, accurate and value-added reports, developing ad hoc analysis and researching other strategically aligned requests
- When requested, assume the lead coordinating role of specific initiatives of the department, delegating and managing outcomes, ensuring fellow consultants are accountable for project specific deliverables.


Qualification and Experience Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Business Administration, Economics, or any other related field
- An Honours or Master’s degree will be an added advantage
- A minimum of 5 years practical experience and knowledge of essential consulting methodologies, tools and techniques
- Experience as a team leader / supervisor, with understanding of performance management, KPI delivery and delegation will be advantageous
- Knowledge and understanding of the Namibian MSME sector will be an added advantage
- Advanced computer skills including MS Office Suite
- Drivers license is an added advantage


Preferred Skills:
- Stakeholder relationship skills
- Excellent communicator (spoken, written and interpersonal)
- Excellent presentation skills
- Research capabilities, including good analytical skills and numeric capabilities
- Ability to understand, interpret and communicate research findings
- Strong time management skills, by delivering to deadlines, managing time across projects and proactively raising issues in a timely manner
- Confident, ambitious, innovative, strategic and forward-thinking


Closing Date: 11 March 2022 at 12h00

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no documents will be returned.

Enquiries: recruitment@nipdb.com


- Candidates should ensure that all foreign qualifications are evaluated by the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA).
- Required documents for upload/attachment: CV (as one document in PDF Format) and Qualifications (as one document in PDF Format).
- There is no way to save a form and have a user return to it later without submitting it.


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