Vacancy: Consultant - Small and Medium Business opportunities for migrants in Guyana - Market Assessment. 

About Voices GY

     Voices GY is a registered Guyanese non-profit organisation, active since April 2018. Our mission is to empower the voices of our communities, through strengthening social cohesion, cultural integration and human rights in the country. As an organisation, we are founded on a community-based approach which prioritises building the capacities of marginalised communities to lead their own development in a Guyana that values and respects diversity and inclusion. Our work is organised under three main areas: Migration, Culture and Environment.

 

About the role

     Voices GY’s largest area of work to date has been that of Migration. In partnership with organisations such as the International Organisation for Migration (IOM Guyana) and the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), Voices GY benefits between 150-250 refugees and migrants each week through our programmes. These include the largest online ESL program in the region; a pioneering small business programme with training, branding and micro-grant support; and an intercultural and bilingual education pilot programme focused on mainstreaming and strengthening indigenous languages spoken by migrants and host communities; among many others.

     

     The Consultant will analyze the current market for small and medium businesses in Guyana and to identify challenges and opportunities for migrants. This consultancy will provide the required information for Voices GY and International Organizations in regard to the future socio-economic investments for projects and activities related to livelihood initiatives.

Timeframe:

         3 months.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To gather data and analyze a range of different business sectors, with focus on areas of opportunity for entrepreneurship/small business. 

  • Robust analysis of the current and potential future economic / business opportunities for small business owners in Guyana with focus on migrants. 

  • To identify challenges for the establishment of small business for migrants in Guyana, as well as for the implementation of projects for NGOs and International Organizations.

  • To conclude and provide recommendations for social, economic and high impact investment for international organizations and local/regional NGOs to support entrepreneurship and small businesses. 

  • To write a final report and present the findings to a committee.

Requirements

  • University degree in Business Management, Economics, Public Administration, Entrepreneurship or related areas.

  • Advanced University degree in Business Management, Entrepreneurship or related areas would be an asset. 

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience working in the private/public sector, especially as economist, developing macro-analysis for the business sector or/and with experience working at a policy level and project impact strategy in the area of entrepreneurship/markets. 

  • Experience working with social impact assessments, social capital or venture philanthropy projects would be an asset. 

  • Experience working with NGOs and International Organizations in Guyana is an asset. 

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, punctuality and self-drive.

  • Honesty, integrity and reliability are paramount.

*This position is open to National Consultants only*

*This position is full-time and based in Georgetown, Guyana*

To Apply

 

   To apply, send the following documents to careers.voicesgy@gmail.com by 12 midday on Wednesday 23rd June. Applicants who fail to provide all documents will not be considered.

  • Financial and technical proposal

  • CV

  • Availability (proposed start date)

ONLY SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

 

Voices GY is not only an Equal Opportunities Employer – diversity is at the root of all that we do and strive for. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities to apply and enrich the work we undertake.