EXPERT IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCE FOR ENTERPRISE TRAINING

Odeljak: Uncategorized- 22. Mar 2012
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REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

INNOVATION FUND

INNOVATION SERBIA PROJECT

Project ID No. P126229-RE

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES

EXPERT IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCE FOR ENTERPRISE TRAINING

The Republic of Serbia has applied for financing from the European Union Instrument for Pre-Accession (hereinafter: IPA), administered by the World Bank (hereinafter: WB) toward the cost of the Innovation Serbia project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for individual consultancy services under the project.

The Innovation Fund (IF) is looking to engage an individual consultant for Enterprise Training in the area of International Business Development and Finance.

As the Grant is administered by the World Bank, the consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank Guidelines: ”Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers”, January 2011. The method of selection is Individual Consultant.

Objective of the Assignment

Enterprise Training will support IF beneficiary enterprises through mentoring and training in the areas of entrepreneurship and commercialization.  Participants include start-up companies that received financing from the Innovation Fund and potential applicants for financing.  Program will be designed to address specific needs of the participants including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Build and Manage Innovative Start-Up
  • Entrepreneurial Financing

Scope of work

Consultant is expected to:

  • Assist the IF staff in designing, developing and conducting general Enterprise Training Program in collaboration with other experts engaged as Enterprise Training consultants,
  • Develop Enterprise Training material, lectures, presentations and case studies based on international examples in the fields of business development and finance relevant for the development of innovative start-up companies with particular focus on local and regional challenges and issues,
  • Assess the participant’s businesses and needs, identify specific issues enterprises face, and recommend additional training, if applicable,
  • Conduct the Enterprise Training on subjects including but not limited to topics related to writing of a business plan, founding a team, product development and commercialization, analysis of business opportunity, due diligence as well as other topics listed in the general description of the training when required.

Experience and qualifications

The person suitable for this position should have the following qualifications:

  • Proven international experience in consulting or business development as evidenced by a tracked record in customer discovery, and advising regional and international enterprises on various aspects of finance, business and corporate development,
  • Industry experience is essential,
  • University Degree in Science, Engineering,  Business Administration or equivalent experience,
  • Effective interpersonal, advisory and communication skills,
  • Fluency in English,
  • Past training experience is a plus.

Timing and Duration

The Consultant would be engaged for approximately eighteen (18) man days in the period of 2 years. Four (4) trips to Serbia (Belgrade) are expected.

The assignment is envisaged to start in May 2012.

The Innovation Fund (IF) now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services.

The Interested and eligible individual consultants for this position should send expressions of interest, together with information on relevant experience and CV, by e-mail to the contact information listed below.

Expressions of interest must be delivered by April, 5th, 2012.

To: Iva Raslapcevic

Program Manager

International Cooperation & Financing

Innovation Fund

Makenzijeva 24/6

11 000 Belgrade

Republic of Serbia

E – mail: iva.raslapcevic@inovacionifond.rs

Cc: Lidija Kostic

Associate

Innovation Fund

Makenzijeva 24/6

11 000 Belgrade

Republic of Serbia

E – mail: lidija.kostic@inovacionifond.rs