View Vacancy - Private Sector Development Adviser SEO (16/23 LUS)
Main purpose of job:
The post-holder will provide advice on the UK Government’s contribution to growing the private sector, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises in Zambia.
Increased growth, investment and jobs are shared priorities between the Governments of the UK and Zambia. In 2021, the UK and Zambia signed a Green Growth Compact, which provides a model for our economic partnership, and demonstrates a commitment to work together to boost UK investment and trade with Zambia, to create growth, increase jobs and reduce poverty. The Compact includes ambitions to: boost UK investment in Zambia by at least £2.5 billion; to increase by £500m the total value of UK Government/private co-funded investments and finance facilities; and to boost finance for SMEs by £150m. Other targets included increasing bilateral trade by 100% and increasing by 20% the number of Zambian businesses/products trading regionally and to the UK. The UK is committed to support Zambia with green growth, including by attracting green finance and supporting businesses with projects to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.
Our advisers work on a range of tasks which can vary significantly from day-to-day. Your work will touch the range of issues covered in the Green Growth Compact and might, for instance, include drafting a short, rapid analysis of agriculture markets in Zambia and barriers to private sector participation, or challenging our programme delivery partners to ensure they are delivering value for money in how they use consultancy support, or collaborating with external stakeholders to explore new ways of promoting financial or market access for SMEs. The technical competency framework for Private Sector Development (PSD) Advisers, which is available alongside this job description provides more guidance for PSD Advisers.
The post holder will work in the Economic Development and Green Growth Team, which includes advisers covering economics, infrastructure, climate and environment advisers, as well as programme managers.
Main responsibilities of the job are to:
Provide technical advice to strengthen the UK’s growth and investment programmes in Zambia, including:
Build relationships with key external stakeholders, expanding networks and understanding of the context, and delivering advice or support to support UK and Zambian objectives related to private sector development:
Provide other strategic and corporate support:
Resources managed (staff and expenditure):
- Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
- Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
- The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
- Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Lusaka are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Zambia.
- All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
- The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to:
- Obtain the relevant permit
- Pay fees for the permit
- Make arrangements to relocate
- Meet the costs to relocate
- The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
- Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
- Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles. Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
- Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
- Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’. If during the reserve period of 6 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate”.
This opportunity is closed to applications.