COVID-19 is having a significant and detrimental impact on economies around the world. For markets to recover, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be at the core of any successful strategy as they not only make up more than 90% of firms in any market, they are responsible for driving up to 80%+ of job creation. Frontier/early-stage markets are being hit particularly hard, creating the potential for further instability. At the same time, these countries offer untapped and attractive investment and financing prospects.
The Project Officer is a key focal point at Building Markets corporate headquarters and between headquarters and country teams. The position works closely with, and in support of, Program Directors (including the Global Head of Programs), Human Resources, and country teams to ensure the smooth implementation of Building Markets’ programs at headquarters and in the field.