Position: Investment Promotion Specialist (CAPRED)__Deadline:10-March

Position: Investment Promotion Specialist
Reports to: Trade, Investment and Agri-food Innovation Lead
Location: Phnom Penh
Period of Assignment:  April 2024 to March 2025
Duration:  12 months, with possible extension
Employment type: full – time consultant (average 21 working days per month)
Contractual arrangement: “eligible for Cambodian residents/citizens only”

Program Background
The CAPRED Facility is Australia’s flagship bilateral economic development program in Cambodia, focusing on economic recovery and resilience over the next four years, with a possible three-year extension.

The Facility supports Cambodia in implementing a range of necessary economic interventions and reforms to maintain the country’s economic transition. These interventions and reforms are primarily aimed at encouraging more productive and inclusive public and private investment, which promotes a resilient, inclusive and sustainable economy (RISE).

CAPRED interventions fall under three technical components including: Agriculture and Agro-processing; Trade, Investment and Enterprise Development and Infrastructure Development; and one Cross-Cutting component comprising: Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), Climate Resilient initiatives, and policy support. and policy support. GEDSI is at the heart of all that CAPRED does.

Position Summary

The Investment Promotion Specialist will work with the highly professional and dynamic CAPRED team to support a CAPRED’s flagship project, establishment of the Agri-food Industrial Park (AIP) in Cambodia. This role includes working closely with CAPRED, government counterparts, local and regional potential AIP developers, qualified private investors, and consulting firms to encourage active participation in the AIP initiative. The role will significantly contribute to the game changing initiative in Cambodian food processing industry.

Roles and Responsibilities
1- Leadership
  • Proactively work with team to identify creative solutions to ensure the
  • successful implementation of the AIP.
  • Ensures that AIP activities are coordinated with private sector and government; are delivered on schedule and to the required standard.

2-    Technical
Support the RGC by working closely with members of the CAPRED trade, investment, and agri-food innovation team, to develop programs in areas including (but not limited to):
  • Facilitate the AIP secretariate and committee such as Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), Supreme National Economic Council (SNEC), Council of the Development of Cambodia (CDC), and the Ministry of commerce (MOC) to set up the legal system and enabling environment to attract Proposals of the first AIP.
  • Support the AIP secretariate and committee in implementing the AIP workplan.
  • Provide input and work with the CAPRED team to promote trade and investment into Cambodia.

Support the private sector by working closely with members of the CAPRED trade and investment team, to develop programs to enhance the competitiveness of Cambodia’s agricultural exports, in areas including (but not limited to):

  • facilitate a consulting firm and other experts to identify potential venture capital, private equity, and greenfield investors in the region for participation in the AIP.
  • Organise networking events to encourage local and international investment in the AIP.
  • facilitate a marketing agency CAPRED communication team and other relevant stakeholders to develop marketing materials, organise outreach campaigns to attract potential local and international developers and tenants.
  • Identify key private industrial developers/operators and relevant stakeholders in the region as guest speakers for events and knowledge- sharing sessions to AIP stakeholders in Cambodia.
  • Provide inputs to develop plan to attract quality investors to AIP and Cambodia; and this may include development of pipeline of potential investors and tenants for AIP.

3-    Compliance

  • Ensure stakeholders will operate within Cowater and DFAT-related codes of conduct and policies including all inclusion-related policies such as Child Protection and PSEAH; antifraud and corruption; value for money and other policies.
  • Commitment to championing environmental sustainability and climate action across the Facility.

4-    Stakeholder relationship

  • Works closely with national counterparts to build cooperative relationships and establish CAPRED as an effective partner.

Selection Criteria

  • A master’s degree in International Trade and Investment, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International business, and Logistics, Agribusiness, Public Policy, Business Administration, Marketing communications or a related field.
  • At least five years of professional experience in areas related to private investment, investment promotion preferably in the agri-food sector and other associated sectors in logistics, cold chain, and renewable energy.
  • Demonstrated extensive professional networks in local and foreign private investment within the agri-food processing sectors is a plus.
  • Demonstrated high-level stakeholder management skills, including experience working with private sector and RGC partners (preferably MOC, MEF, CDC and/or MAFF).
  • Demonstrated experience working with industrial parks and special economic zone is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experiences on implementation of Gender Equality Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) principles into programming.
  • Demonstrated experience in partner coordination, event organisation, and project management/monitoring.
  • Excellent verbal and written Khmer and English language communication skills is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively as part of a cohesive team.

This is equivalent to a full-time position with a day rate payable monthly in arrears being commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing Date: Sunday 10 March 2024.

How to apply
Please send your cover letter and CV with name and contact details (phone and email) of three professional referees with your expected daily rate to recruitment@capred.org mentioning the position you apply for in the subject line “Investment Promotion Specialist”.

Moreinfo:  https://www.capred.org

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