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Consultant: MSME Ecosystem Optimisation

Job description for vacancy: Consultant: MSME Ecosystem Optimisation

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Job Category: Specialised
Department: MSME Development, Innovation & Acceleration
Division: MSME Ecosystem Optimisation
Location: Windhoek
Position Type: Permanent
Immediate Manager: Manager: MSME Ecosystem Optimisation
Subordinates: None


Job Purpose:
The Consultant will be responsible for collecting, organizing and analyzing data as well as assisting the MSME Ecosystems Optimisation Manager with research related to MSME and startup policy reform, funding, capacity building. A key objective of the Department is to implement targeted interventions to accelerate the development of the MSME sector. The incumbent’s work will ultimately serve to support the data management and research needs of the department.


Role and Responsibilities:
- Conduct research in close liaison with the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) and the Bank of Namibia Research Department, to assess the MSME landscape in Namibia and advise on policy instruments and other mechanisms to mitigate against the stagnation or decline of MSME growth.
- Undertake MSME development related market research through various techniques including meetings and digital surveys followed by data cleaning, re-coding, tabulation and analysis that culminates into a comprehensive report.
- Advise on MSME stakeholder engagement strategies, issues emerging from both public and private sectors and the status thereof, to support strategic decision processes on effective response mechanisms that contribute to an improved MSME business environment.
- Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate strategic, tactical and operational stakeholder engagement plans, programs, projects and initiatives to align with the goals and objectives of the NIPDB.
- Plan and execute the implementation of integrated stakeholder engagement programs and initiatives to improve and enhance the perceptions and experiences of clients.
- Contribute towards trust enhancement between the private and public sectors through effective and timely service delivered by relevant OMAs through NIPDB partnerships.
-Initiate contact and other forms of engagement with various stakeholders such as Diplomatic Missions, Chambers and Business Associations, to understand key concerns of MSMEs and contribute towards policy interventions by government.
- Collaborate with internal divisions and departments and ensure that relevant processes are conducted, especially when it concerns stakeholder satisfaction and demands.
- Produce evidence based reports proposing support and incentives required for the sustainable expansion of the MSME sector.
- Perform other duties and functions as may be assigned from time to time by management.


Qualification and Experience Requirements
- A Bachelor's Degree in Statistics with Economics and Research Methodology as majors, Economics Degree with Statistics, Econometrics, or any other relevant qualification.
- A Master’s Degree is an added advantage.
- A minimum of 3-5 years working experience in the field of Statistics and Economics, with a deep understanding on the System of National Accounts, Fiscal, Monetary and Foreign Exchange Policies.
- Skills in planning, designing, and conducting economic research, data capturing and writing of analytical reports are vital.


Preferred Skills:
- Strong commitment to uphold confidentiality of client information is critical.
- Ability to collect, clean, recode, analyse, and interpret economic data, to aid the development of an Investor Information System (IIS) database.
- Should have an analytical mindset and in-depth understanding of challenges experienced by international businesses when operating in foreign markets and best practices on solutions.
- Should be committed to customer service delivery with flexibility to attend to client matters at short notice.
- Should be able to communicate effectively, with strong human relations and emotional intelligence skills.
- Adopt a collaborative approach for teamwork across divisions and with external stakeholders.
- Must be focused on finding and delivering solutions to the investor community.
- Positive attitude and an ability to stay calm under pressure.
- Highly organised with a strong emphasis on planning and time management.
- Attention to detail and accuracy and with analytical thinking and strong judgment and decision-making ability.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders.
- Ability to independently, resourcefully, and creatively research and implement new solutions.
- Must have the aptitude and desire to learn new competencies and skills.
- Effective at building and maintaining relationships based on trust; and
- Ethical conduct and high integrity.


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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