Business Enabling Environment Advisor–Azerbaijan Private Sector Activity (APSA)
 
JOB TITLE: Business Enabling Environment Advisor–Azerbaijan Private Sector Activity (APSA)
EMPLOYER: Tetra Tech DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-06 LAST UPDATED: 2019-03-12 DEADLINE: 2019-04-05

Business Enabling Environment Advisor – Azerbaijan Private Sector Activity (APSA)

Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Business Enabling Environment Advisor position on an anticipated USAID-funded program in Azerbaijan. The goal of this Activity is to utilize a partnership and co-investment approach to support a more resilient Azerbaijan economy, beyond the oil sector, by improving the competitiveness of the private sector with a special focus on agriculture and reducing the administrative barriers that hinder the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises in Azerbaijan.

The objectives of this Activity are:

1. Develop a more diversified non-oil economy through initiatives that assist small and medium-sized agribusinesses and farmers to grow;
2. Improve the business environment for micro, small and medium businesses; and
3. Support Azerbaijan’s economic reforms.

Position Description:

The Business Enabling Environment Advisor will provide technical leadership for the Activity’s efforts to improve the business environment for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Azerbaijan. He/she will work with enterprises, business groups, and/or relevant institutions to identify and improve administrative processes and promote policies to enhance competition, investment and trade, with a strong focus on the agriculture sector. He/she will work with multiple government agencies to increase opportunities for micro, small, and medium businesses to enhance production, exports, and incomes.

Qualifications:

* MBA or Master’s degree in economics, international development, agriculture or related field;
* Minimum of ten (10) years of experience required in the finance, business, or investment fields with a focus on business enabling environment or economic policy;
* Demonstrated experience analyzing challenges and opportunities in the business enabling environment in Azerbaijan, and proposing strategies to capitalize on opportunities;
* Experience working with the public and private sectors to foster an inclusive business enabling environment that promotes exports, investment and access to regional and international markets for SMEs;
* Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills; experience managing teams;
* Experience in the agriculture sector and with agribusiness strongly preferred;
* Professional proficiency in Azerbaijani and English is required, proficiency in Turkish and/or Russian is a plus.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter
* CV in reverse chronological format

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

Deadline for applications is March 13, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received.

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech's IDS ad posted.

Apply online at: http://bit.ly/AzerbaijanBusinessEnvironmentAdvisor

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—17,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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