About Building Markets
Building Markets is an award-winning non-profit organization that creates jobs and encourages economic growth by finding, building and connecting competitive local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) to supply chains, investment, and growth opportunities. We have built a network of more than 23,000 verified SMEs and organizations, assisted them in winning over $1.3 billion in contracts, and helped create over 69,000 jobs in some of the world’s most challenging environments. Building Markets is headquartered in New York City and is undergoing registration with the Turkish authorities. For more information visit www.buildingmarkets.org.
Background and Program
Building Markets began operating in Yangon in 2012 and now has a network of more than 3,500 businesses in Myanmar, helping hundreds of local SMEs find new clients and get new contracts.
With its current program, funded by the Coca-Cola foundation, Building Markets is supporting informal and formal micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the waste and recycling sectors. The progam will support business owners and employees to improve conditions, enhance business practices, create jobs, and empower women by using innovative and targeted approaches to training and mentoring.
The Training Coordinator is responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring a comprehensive and targeted trainings programme for MSMEs, including a set of Business Development training sessions, Financial Management training sessions, and CSR information sessions. The Training Coordinator is directly accountable for achievements and results of the training programme. The position is based in Yangon and requires travel to Mandalay and Mawlamyine.
Responsibilities and Duties
Tasks for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
- Participate in designing a capacity building curriculum, together with external partners (trainers, consultants, training content providers, etc.);
- Identify and coordinate external resources to produce training materials, and organize regular training sessions;
- Recruit training participants according to project targets;
- Monitor and evaluate training activities to track impact and progress (training survey, data entry and reporting);
- Coordinate CSR information campaign and deliver regular information sessions on CSR; and
- Collaborate closely with the Business Relationship team and the other departments.
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in education, business, or equivalent;
- Significant experience in business/entrepreneurship training;
- Fluent in Myanmar and English languages, both written and oral;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
- Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills;
- Solid understanding of Myanmar business environment and motivation to promote private sector development in Myanmar; and
- Entrepreneurial and resourceful attitude.
Positions to be fulfilled in Yangon, with limited travels to Mandalay, and Mawlamyine
20 months, with the possibility for extension depending on performance and funding.
If you meet these qualifications, please send the following, attached in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A letter of application, under your own authorship;
- A complete resume/CV. This should be under your own authorship—candidates who cut and past job descriptions or falsify job history will not be considered;
- Include (3) three names of professional references with email and contact phone numbers.
- Please title your CV as follows: “’LAST NAME, FIRST NAME’ CV for ‘JOB TITLE.’” Please title your cover letter “’LAST NAME, FIRST NAME’ COVER LETTER for ‘JOB TITLE.’”
DO NOT SEND copies of diplomas or certificates, or other documents other than the above.
DO NOT SEND any documents in .jpg, .gif, or any other file formats other than the above.
DO NOT SUBMIT your application in person or otherwise contact Building Markets unless you receive an email response. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further evaluation, which will include an in-person testing session and at least one in-person interview.
There is no deadline for the applications: short-listed applicants will be interviewed as we receive applications, and until the positions are fulfilled Submissions not fitting the above criteria, or those received after the deadline, will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.