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Private sector associate or manager (dai)

Job Summary

Project: USAID Responsible Investment and Trade Activity (the Activity)

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Roles and Responsibilities:

Based in Yangon, the Private Sector Associate or Manager will work within a team of approximately 28 professionals and will

assist in or will lead in the following tasks within or across sectors:

Thematic Area 1: Responsible Investment Support

• Coordinate with potential investors and work with them to facilitate investment into Myanmar companies.

• Support structuring and monitoring of transactions that bring new investment.

• Engage with business advisory service providers to provide support in identifying and developing investment

strategies for local firms aligned with investors’ interests.

• Serve as the Activity’s technical resource, support and sometimes lead on agribusiness, agriculture, and aquaculture

investment support.

Thematic Area 2: Trade Promotion and Facilitation

• Work with a wide range of private sector companies across a variety of sectors for their potential to increase their

sales and/or exports.

• Coordinate a wide range of support organizations (e.g., trade and growers’ association) across a variety of sectors for

their potential to contribute towards increasing their members’ sales and/or exports.

• Monitor technical assistance to target firms to improve their access to markets and build their trade competitiveness.

• Serve as the Activity’s technical resource, support and sometimes lead on agribusiness, agriculture and aquaculture

trade promotion and facilitation support.

Minimum Qualifications:

• BA/BS in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Economics, Business or a related field or relevant experience; Advanced degree in

a related field is highly preferred.

• At least seven years of professional experience that demonstrates working knowledge of any or all of the following

technical areas: technical assistance, investment, finance and accounting, trade promotion and facilitation, corporate

governance, corporate finance, business journalism, and project management.

• Management experience highly preferred.

• Private sector experience highly preferred.

• Working knowledge of the private sector actors, particularly in agribusiness or aquaculture, in Myanmar, including

SMEs, investors, financial lenders, business advisory services, business support organizations, media, etc.

• Competent business analytical and research skills (primary and secondary research).

• Ability to work efficiently and deliver high-quality deliverables within the time allocated.

• Excellent interpersonal communication skills and public speaking ability.

• Excellent personal organizational and time management skills.

• Excellent analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.

• English and Burmese fluency is required.

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