Advisor on Investment and Technology Promotion
- Organization: UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization
- Location: Lima
- Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
- Banking and Finance
- Information Technology and Computer Science
- Impact investing, Social venture capital
- Closing Date: Closed
Requisition ID: 1755
Grade: SB5 - Local Professional (Mid-Level & Senior)
Duty Station: Lima
Category: National Consultant
Type of Job Posting: Internal and External
Employment Type: Non-staff, Regular
Application deadline: 22-Feb-2023
TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT OF PROJECT PERSONNEL
Only nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are considered eligible.
Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.
Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.
The Directorate of Global Partnerships and External Relations (GLO), headed by a Managing Director, is responsible for UNIDO's relations with Member States and all external partners, including through the Policymaking Organs. It plays a central role for interaction and collaboration with traditional and non-traditional donors; oversees the regional bureaus as well as the network of established field offices, liaison offices and Investment and Technology Promotion Offices; and supports the implementation of particularly complex projects, programmes and special assignments, thus also fulfilling an important role in safeguarding their quality and the reputation of the Organization.
The Division of ITPOs and Institutional Partnerships (GLO/ITP) will link UNIDO's Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs) with international corporate partners and use the ITP network to forge, in collaboration with IET/PPP and GLO/FLS, partnerships with development partners. It will engage in match-making and partnership development at corporate, institutional, and political levels to support developing countries and countries with economies in transition in becoming attractive investment locations resulting in increased levels of investments and, through investors and partners that the ITPOs bring to the table, engage in technology exchange partnerships that enable them to adopt new technologies for sustainable industrial development.
This Division harnesses different types of partnerships at corporate, institutional and political level to support developing countries in their endeavor to become attractive investment locations resulting in increased levels of investments (foreign direct investment, impact investments, domestic investments) as well as technology exchange and adoption. The Division expands its Investment and Technology Promotion Network by closely interlinking UNIDO’s Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs) with investment promotion agencies (IPAs) and international corporate partners.
UNIDO’s international network of Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs) are located in Tokyo, Japan; Rome, Italy; Shanghai and Beijing, China; Seoul, the Republic of Korea; Moscow, the Russian Federation; Manama, Bahrain; Lagos, Nigeria; and Bonn, Germany.
UNIDO ITPOs have contributed to reducing development imbalances, by brokering investment and technology agreements between developed, developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Located in both hemispheres, the specialized network of UNIDO ITPOs opens up opportunities for investors and technology suppliers to find potential partners and offers unique services to both entrepreneurs and business institutions.
The objective of the Advisory Programme is to support developing countries and economies in transition in attracting green and responsible investments, trades, and technologies in support of their sustainable industrial development and economic growth. To achieve this goal, the Advisory Programme intends to capitalize on the know-how and expertise of UNIDO ITPO Korea by strengthening its outreach and service capacity in line with its mandate for Peru. The programme will be implemented by assigning an advisor to Lima, Peru. The advisor will act as a gateway to investment and technology cooperation opportunities between Peru and Korea.
Many developing countries and economies in transition experience enormous difficulties in attracting investment partners and in accessing innovative products and technologies to pursue sustainable industrial development and economic growth. In many cases, the problem stems from insufficient information of local enterprises on international market trends, technology sources, best practices and appropriate foreign investors as well as inadequate access to support services for identification, formulation, promotion and negotiation of investment projects and technology transfer.
On the other hand, there is also a relatively low interest of international investor community to invest in developing countries, due to lack of awareness of investment climate, business environment, legal framework and investment/technology partnership opportunities which are absolutely necessary for potential investors.
Developing countries and economies in transition face additional difficulties, when they try to induce investment and technology transfer from countries like Korea due to language barriers, geographical distance and technological gaps.
The above-mentioned problems and difficulties represent the challenges that the constituents of the international community, including UNIDO and Korea, could solve by utilizing expertise and resources that each constituent possesses for sustainable development of developing countries and economies in transition.
The Advisory Programme aims at addressing these challenges through providing support and advisory services to the business community in Peru and to Korean enterprises to facilitate their investment promotional efforts, technology absorption and opportunities for international industrial cooperation.
The Advisor on Investment and Technology Promotion will be responsible for the implementation of the project in Peru and the achievement of the project’s objectives, results, and impacts, under the overall supervision of the Head of UNIDO ITPO Korea. The incumbent shall be in charge of the following duties and assignments:
- Identify and list up the investment, trade, and technology transfer opportunities in Peru to be promoted in Korea
- Hold regular meetings/seminars/forums with local IPAs and Korean stakeholders residing in Peru including the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Peru to exchange updated investment, trade, and technology related information, establishing contact and continuously managing communication with them
- Provide consultancy services for Korean enterprises, based on thorough research on investment/trade climate, administrative procedures, legal framework, and any other relevant information of Peruvian business environment
- Organize delegation programmes to Korea for the purpose of investment, trade, and technology promotion
- Facilitate visits of Korean enterprises to Peru by preparing business meetings, factory visits, logistics, and other matchmaking supports in cooperation with UNIDO ITPO Korea.
- Provide support for business matchmaking meetings between Korean and Peru enterprises and continuously follow-up the business performance throughout the project cycle – identification, appraisal and implementation.
- Perform other related activities entrusted by UNIDO, for the attainment of the project objectives.
Advanced university degree in economics, business administration, international trade, or any other relevant discipline is required.
Technical and Functional Experience:
- A minimum of five (5) years of working experience in the field of foreign investment, trade, and/or technology promotion activities is required
- Experience in business network and knowledge of the country and of the neighboring countries is required.
- Proven skills in identifying and resolving problems autonomously and in managing projects with high responsibility
- Proven ability to work in multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
- Knowledge and/or experience on Korean business culture and practices is desirable.
Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of Korean is desirable.
WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially.
WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.
WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.
WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.
WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.
WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.
WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.
This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.
Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside.
Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.
All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System. Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process. Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and dependents, under the procedures established by the Director General.
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NOTE: The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level.
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