Business Enabling Environment Advisor

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Apply by 15 July 2018
Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 15 June 2018

Job Description

Background:

The purpose of the Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity is to foster competitive, resilient, and inclusive market systems that provide increased economic opportunities that incorporate poor, marginalized Hondurans and reduce incentives to migrate. TMS will apply a market systems development approach to tackle the root causes behind the vicious cycles that marginalize people and businesses, and identify leverage points that result in virtuous new ways of doing business and expanded economic opportunities. This will result in sustainable increases in income, through more business sales and jobs for Hondurans, including marginalized populations, while building the foundation for broad-based, long-term economic growth.


Job Description:
  1. Apply the Climate, Legal and Institutional Reform (CLIR) framework to analyze and prioritize the binding formal and informal policies, regulations or rules that constrain private sector actors from: (1) starting a business (2) dealing with licenses (3) accessing credit (4) trading across borders (5) registering property (6) protecting investors (7) employing workers and (8) paying taxes, as well as: (9) resolving disputes (10) infrastructure (11) fairly competing and (12) inclusion of women, youth and other marginalized persons (13) formalization and (14) providing services to entrepreneurs.
  2. Interview key stakeholders with private sector, civil society and public-sector actors to identify necessary reforms to the business enabling environment that will facilitate improved competitiveness - trade, competition and investment - as well as resiliency and inclusiveness that will result in more dynamic, growing and efficient markets.
  3. Identify a set of BEE actions with potential to a) affect systemic change within target sectors, b) impact the drivers of migration, c) raise incomes in USAID DO1 and DO2 zones, d) create inclusive economic opportunities for women, youth and marginalized persons in the policy process and e) result in a more equitable political economy.

Travel Dates: July 15-August 4, 2018


Qualifications:

10 years’ experience in private sector development consulting for donor-funded programs

Knowledge of business enabling environment issues including policies and regulations affecting private firms

Ability to analyze and recommend solutions for policies that will support private firms/private sector

Spanish fluency preferred

About the Organization

Nathan is a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with government and commercial clients around the globe to deliver practical solutions and achieve lasting results. Whether building frameworks for economic growth or navigating regulatory hurdles, securing infrastructure financing or evaluating and assessing disputes, Nathan’s experts serve as trusted partners, offering clients the analysis, technical advice, and strategies they need for sound decision-making. Known for both technical and service excellence and with corporate offices in the US, London, and India and more than 40 program offices around the world, we offer the following areas of expertise, honed since we opened our doors in 1946: International Development, Litigation & Expert Services, Infrastructure Project Development & Finance, Advisory Services

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