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Job Details

City:
Yangon
Job Location:
Myanmar
Contract Type:
Full time
Job category:
Consulting

Company Details

Company industry:
Consulting
Company Type:
Employer (Private Sector)
No. of Employees:
11-20

Preferred Candidate

Career level:
Manager (supervisor of staff)
Degree:
Bachelor's degree
Minimum years of experience:
5-7 years

Professional Skills

Management

Language Skills

English, Myanmar

Job Description

The Garment Market Manager will report directly to the BIF Country Manager.  She/he will manage the team and activities to:

  • contribute to and disseminate a business case on the link between productivity, profitability and worker welfare;
  • co-ordinate activities for the development of Factory Service Providers - consultancies that will supply factory improvement services to the garment sector;
  • plan and coordinate national and international events involving garment sector stakeholders;
  • monitor and capture learning from the work that is being carried out by BIF in the garment sector in line with existing systems and processes
  • source and/or provide technical advice for the delivery of the activities described above, where appropriate
  • technical delivery, operational management, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and quality management

Position Requirements

  • University degree or experience in a relevant subject such as Management / Development Studies / Economics or another relevant technical subject.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written) and Burmese.
  • 4-8 years’ work experience required plus experience in economic analysis, working on international development programmes, data collection and analysis (quantitative and qualitative). The role demands strong skills in numeracy, reporting, team-working and communication. Proficiency in computer packages – Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel and email – is required. Knowledge of the private sector in Myanmar and/or expertise in the garment/textile sector and/or in consulting is highly desirable.
  • Based at the BIF office in Yangon, Myanmar. Some travel to other regions of Myanmar and internationally may be required.
  • 18 month contract to start as soon as possible.

About the Company

The Business Innovation Facility (BIF) is a 5-year initiative funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). BIF aims to improve the lives of the poor in three countries: Myanmar, Malawi and Nigeria. 

BIF employs a ‘Market Systems Approach’. We aim for large-scale, sustainable change to make markets more inclusive for the poor people that engage in them as employees, producers and consumers. 

BIF works primarily by supporting companies to innovate. We provide high quality consultancy services to help companies develop inclusive business models that are commercially viable and will enhance economic growth, create wealth, and reduce poverty.

In Myanmar, BIF focuses its work on three sectors: garments, tourism and bamboo.

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