To whom it may concern,

WAIPA and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) joined forces in a co-funded project, to develop the skills of investment and trade professionals in LDCs. As published in the official release: https://waipa.org/announcements/waipa-launches-eif-co-funded-project-to-build-capacity-on-investment-promotion-in-ldcs/, the aim of this new project is to improve the capacities and skills of IPAs, EIF National Implementation Units (NIUs) and government officials in LDCs through a training program for two years.

WAIPA is thus inviting proposals from Individual Consultants for the work assignment from 06/2020 to the 12/2021.

The Consultant is expected to formulate a training program formed of 4 sessions, each of 2 days for 20 (in total 80 in 4 sessions)  investment (and trade) professionals from a selected range of LDCs, tailormade to their needs.

The first event is intended to take place on from 09/06/2020 to 11/06/2020 and will be organized by WAIPA at the WAIPA Secretariat/Training Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Three further three-days workshop will follow in Q4 2020, Q2 2021 and Q4 2021.

Competencies/Key Requirements for the project are:

  • Graduate Degree in a business-related discipline;
  • Demonstrated track record in Leadership, Strategic Planning & Project Management;
  • In-depth knowledge and significant work experience in the field of Foreign Direct Investment and Investment Promotion;
  • Experience with government relations in a multilateral environment, experience with investment promotion agencies and international organisations desirable;
  • Experience in the private sector;
  • Extensive experience in strategic and change management processes;
  • Proven ability to work in demanding, deadline-driven environments;
  • Familiarity with the management and control of budgets;
  • Awareness of the trends, issues, laws and regulations related to the marketing of niche investment opportunities in international markets;
  • Fluency in oral and written English, proficient knowledge of French desirable;
  • Commitment to equality and diversity;
  • An effective communicator – innovative, creative, well structured and forward thinking.

To learn more about the details and how to apply for the project please mail to andreas.hora@waipa.org. The call for consultancy runs until 6 March 2020.