Proposal Consultant, SME
Washington D.C. (United States of America)
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.
Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Pact is recruiting a consultant with a background in small and medium enterprise (SME) development, economic growth, women’s empowerment and governance. The primary function of the consultant is to liaise with relevant stakeholders, conduct background research to share with the proposal team, and to facilitate and produce a high quality and implementable proposal appropriate to the local context and in line with host government strategies.
- Share relevant scholarly articles and reports on SME development in the Southeast Asian context.
- Identify challenges and opportunities for sustainable livelihood/SME development.
- Serve as a subject matter expert by actively participating in proposal design meetings and other relevant meetings and providing technical inputs, with a particular focus on generating innovative initiatives that will support the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs.
- Write sections of the proposal.
- Ensure the accuracy, quality and responsiveness of the final technical proposal.
Review proposal documents and provide detailed feedback.Basic Requirements
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, economics, enterprise development or other related field.
Experience in SME development and sustainability.
Experience working on gender and women’s empowerment issues.
Knowledge of the social, economic, and political context of Southeast Asia.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
*Ability to travel.*Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.