USAID Project - VN (Contract)
Date: 19 Sep 2023
Type of Employment: Permanent Full Time
Hanoi, Hanoi, VNBackground
Improving Private Sector Competitiveness (IPSC) is a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) technical assistance project, and the Agency for Enterprise Development (AED) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is the project owner. The project is implemented by Deloitte Consulting LLP (“Deloitte”) and runs from 2020 to 2025.
The purpose of the USAID IPSC Activity is to remove constraints and build the competitiveness of small and growing businesses (SGBs) in Vietnam, including those led by vulnerable populations. With this activity, USAID/Vietnam is supporting Vietnam's competitiveness: vertically at the policy, market, and firm level; and horizontally by working along the entire spectrum of enterprise growth models, from household businesses transforming into registered firms to small firms on the cusp of scaling up.
IPSC is made up of four interrelated Objectives:
Building business management capacity of SGBs, including those led by vulnerable populations, particularly women and ethnic minorities.
Improving efficiency and productivity by promoting innovation, technology adoption, and sustainable business models.
Enhancing business enabling environment for a broad-based inclusive economy.
Strengthening business-to-business (B2B) and cross-sectoral linkages.Summary of Activities
IPSC collaborates closely with the Government of Vietnam (GVN) counterparts, including the project owner, AED, under MPI. IPSC and AED develop strategies for sector selection, geographic focus, and SGB engagement and engage a broad range of market actors across the economy that make up the SGB ecosystem, including SGBs, cooperatives, and household businesses (HBs); business chambers, associations, and business development service providers (BDSPs); GVN Ministries and Agencies, provincial and local administrations; and private sector consultants, training institutions, and financial institutions. Using incentives and cost-sharing with SGBs, Pioneering Enterprises (PEs), and other partners, IPSC builds greater demand and supply of business development services (BDS), while improving providers' capacity to understand and offer services desired in the marketplace.
One of IPSC's main objectives is supporting PEs to receive customized technical assistance under the overall support package “Vietnamese Value – Reach out to the World” to create products with added value and Vietnamese intellectual property, nurturing them to become sustainable models for other SGBs to emulate and scale up proven examples. A PE is a growing Vietnamese enterprise with Vietnamese-branded products; sufficient competitiveness; the ability to lead and expand in the industry, sector, and locality; strong management capacity; and willingness to innovate and produce products with high added value, with the vision and objective to build a Vietnamese brand in international markets. Positioning the “Made by Vietnam” product brand successfully in regional and international markets is a priority for PEs.
Each support package will be customized for the individual PE, depending on their situation, needs, development capacity, commitment to participate, and willingness to co-finance. The support packages will focus on facilitating BDSPs and technical experts to deliver consulting services and specialized training to help enterprises strengthen their governance, management capability, and strategies (including strategy development, business model refinement, brand positioning, marketing, innovation, communications, and human resource development). IPSC will develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for each supporting package so PEs can quantify the results achieved and evaluate the effectiveness of the results.
The PE Portfolio Manager will manage the process of prospecting PE candidates, supporting the selection process, Business Profile and Action Plan development as well as providing oversight over technical assistance delivery to 5-7 assigned PEs as part of IPSC portfolio. Additionally, the PE Portfolio Manager will also support the SGB team in developing coaching and advisory activities to small and growing businesses in applying digital technologies. The incumbent will be working closely with the PE team, SGB team, AED, IPSC Senior Management and managing a wide array of consulting firms and industrial experts to deliver his/her tasks.
The PE Portfolio Manager shall perform the following tasks:
Carry out additional tasks, as per the request of the PE Director and IPSC Project Director.
Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred) in either Information Technology or Economics/ Business Administration, or related field with a minimum eight years of full-time professional experience and above in a transformation, business analysis or consulting role.
Fluency in spoken and written English and Vietnamese.
This position will report to the PE Team Lead.
Period of Performance, Mode, and Level of Effort
Period of performance: October 2023 – October 2025
USAID Improving Private Sector Competitiveness Key Concepts and Definitions
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Requisition ID: 100692
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