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BOU 41173 - Business Association Adviser (Arawa)

  • Support sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Bougainville
  • Play a key role in developing the three-year strategic plan
  • Volunteer Service Abroad covers costs while you are on assignment, including travel, accommodation, living allowance and more.

Work alongside the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Bougainville to facilitate sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Bougainville. The DED has a range of functions, and has developed a substantive corporate plan for 2018-2020. It will work towards improving the investment climate, facilitate local and inward investment, and support the establishment of business associations in Bougainville.

Working alongside DED staff, you will ensure business partnerships in Buka have improved institutional skills conducting public and private negotiations. You will also be involved in drafting and finalising the three-year strategic plan, budget and annual work plan.

As the ideal candidate for this role, you will provide mentoring, coaching, training and support. More specifically, you will be involved in mentoring associations in the marketing of their services.

On this assignment, you will engage in supporting business associations in Bougainville to identify and understand key issues that they face. You will then assist them in conducting research into these issues and developing an advocacy position. Ideally, you are also able to support them and enable them to engage in dialogue and follow up on agreements reached with government. You will also support them in forming partnerships with other business associations. This will involve analysing and identifying the appropriate partners and dealing with any barriers and complications.

This is an opportunity to play a key role in improving the various business associations' fundamental business know-how.

VSA Assignments provide a unique opportunity for professional development by sharing your skills to build thriving communities in the pacific and beyond.

We are recruiting for two Business Association Advisers - one based in Arawa and the other in Buka.

Experience required for this assignment:

  • Qualification in a relevant discipline such as business studies/administration, economics or institutional development
  • Experience providing business know-how training and/or running a business
  • Experience providing organisational/institutional strengthening
  • Experience supporting/working with business associations and/or the private sector groups
  • Excellent advocacy, stakeholder engagement and stakeholder mapping skills
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