Sector Officer, B-SkillFUL Phase – Swisscontact Bangladesh

Job Context
Location: Dhaka with regular visits to field locations
Duration: Initial contract of one year; based on performance, the contract will be extended up to May 2024
Reports to: Sector Coordinator, B-SkillFUL Phase II, Swisscontact Bangladesh
Purpose of the Job: The Sector Officer is responsible for assisting the Sector Coordinator in identifying and analysing the latest trends in market development, allied constraints and possible solutions with regard to the furniture, light engineering and leather goods sectors, for the designing and smooth implementation of sector oriented skills-development interventions.

Job Responsibilities
Assist in sector (furniture, light engineering and leather goods) analysis and preparing reports;
Identify sector (furniture, light engineering and leather goods) constraints and possible solutions;
Assist in gathering latest information about relevant private sector partners (SMEs, BDS providers, industry experts, etc.); and
Perform any other task(s) as assigned by the Sector Coordinator.
Employment Status

Educational Requirements
A bachelor’s degree in any relevant Social Science, Business Administration or Science & Engineering discipline;
Experience Requirements
1 to 3 year(s)

Additional Requirements
The individual must conform to the following qualifications and expertise:
Passionate and commited about developing a career within Swisscontact;
Minimum 1-3 years of progressive professional experience in any field (private sector preferred);
Prior experience in or in-depth knowledge of either of the furniture, light engineering or leather goods sectors will be considered an asset;
Effective presentation and listening skills with advanced communication skill in English (verbal and written);
Excellent computer literacy in MS Office programmes (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook);
Technical background in quantitative analysis (statistics/econometrics) and/or working knowledge of data analysis tools such as SPSS/Stata will be considered an asset;
Is a team player but can also work independently with limited to no supervision;
Excellent organisational skills and ability to multitask effectively under pressure;
Demonstrates curiosity to learn and acquire knowledge from vastly different sources;
Results orientated and strong research and reporting skills;
Attentive to details and quality of work;
Extra-curricular experiences will be highly values;
Works with trustworthiness and integrity and is committed to Swisscontact’s core values; and
Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity (including sensitivity towards people with disability).

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