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Job Ref:  131354BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  Egypt
City:  Cairo
Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt (Show on map)
30/09/2016 11:54

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
AECOM's Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM's Government business line and is comprised of three divisions - International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary
OVERALL Description of Component B

Egypt's MSMEs underperform due to weak business and financial management skills, which limit their ability to grow, access finance, and integrate into larger and more established value chains.

BDSCs, which could help MSMEs overcome skills deficiencies, are fragmented, ineffective, and fail to take into account the needs of MSMEs, particularly women and youth. As a result, most MSMEs never receive business development services support of any kind. Furthermore, most either have a negative impression of BDSCs or simply do not know where to go to obtain such support. Others are ignorant to their need to gain the business and management skills required to grow and expand their businesses and ultimately succeed.

The enabling environment for MSMEs also remains weak, in part because the GOE has not overcome coordination issues that undermine holistic enabling environment reforms. In addition to needed reforms to the laws and regulations affecting company registration, licenses an permits, imports and exports, commerce, trade, public procurement, and financial services, for example, there is also an urgent need for better coordination amongst the services provided by the GOE to the MSME and entrepreneurial eco-system.

Component B's core function is to improve the quality and accessibility of financial and non-financial services for MSMEs, including but not limited to designing and implementing a comprehensive action plan to improve the availability and accessibility of effective, efficient BDS; building on USAID's Tamayouz Centers, support the development and replication of a best practice One-Stop Shop in underserved geographies across Egypt; develop new financial products, build capacity and MSME market awareness in bank and non-bank financial institutions, and ultimately improve MSME access to applicable financial products and services. Component B also includes the application of new technology such as ICT, mobile, SMS, and internet based approaches to increase access to BDS for women and youth and help overcome Egypt's cultural, social, and spatial constraints. Rather than reinvent the wheel or create more institutions, SEED will work through existing provider organizations, associations and networks. SEED will expand access to OSS services in disadvantaged communities; use a twinning approach with best practice models to replicate high-quality BDS services; facilitate the expansion through linking, technology, and collaboration of existing BDS networks; use outreach strategies to increase market awareness and the uptake of BDS which will help overcome the perception that BDS is unhelpful; expand the use of demand-driven financial products at banks, MFIs and other NMFIs emphasizing new financial instruments such as crowd funding, leasing, venture capital, and factoring. Of particular interest to SEED will be improving the capability and capacity of the Social Fund for Development (SFD), Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA), and the Tamayouz Centers.

Task focused key stakeholders: Social Fund for Development SFD, Tamayouz Centers and Governorates OSSs

  • Working with Component B primarily on the SEED project's Non-Financial Services efforts to contribute directly and specifically to the following tasks:
    • B.1.1 Sub result: Increased number of effective one stop shops
      • B.1.1.1 Task: Tamayouz Centers Supported and replicated in new governorates
      • B.1.1.2 Task: Tamayouz Centers augmented with other USAID/Egypt and donor supported OSS centers
  1. Take the lead in developing the proposed schedule of meetings to collect data, information, and ideas to develop a comprehensive organizational and functional model for improving the management, offering, outreach, and ultimately performance of select OSSs. The consultant will work closely with SEED's Component B Capacity Building Senior Advisor in developing and planning all activities
  2. Following a holistic development approach, the Consultant will conduct an assessment of targeted OSS centers, including a detailed SWOT analysis, resulting in a comprehensive and combative analyses report with a detailed capture of findings, conclusions, and recommendations
  3. The Consultant will identify proven, transferrable and applicable OSS best practices in Egypt and internationally based on Egypt's socio-economic context, political reality, available skill sets and target client needs and perceptions. S/he will then recommend the most appropriate practices to develop a stable of high performing and market driven OSS centers. These practices will take into consideration the problems, limitations, and key opportunities within the entrepreneurial and MSME eco-systems in Egypt.
  4. Develop a sustainable Egypt centric model of an OSS center, including the organizational and functional structure, key performance metrics, staffing and skill requirements, and budgets
  5. Work closely with all relevant stakeholders to develop a training and technical assistance plan to build the capacity in existing and/or new OSS centers. This should include illustrative scopes of work, time frames, budgets, and any other resources needed to establish the recommended OSS model
  6. Work closely with SEED staff and the COP by contributing to meetings, presentations, and events as requested


  • A SWOT analysis on the OSS centers (e.g. MoLD-GAFI-Tamayous-SFD) being used in Egypt, elaborating on key constraints and areas with potential for improvement in efficiency and effectiveness OSS through SEED interventions
  • A comprehensive and comparative assessment report of select OSS centers and models being used in Egypt, including a section on international best practices, with recommendation on the most relevant practices applicable to Egypt
  • Develop a comprehensive organizational and functional model for OSS centers in Egypt based on best practices, local needs, experience, expectations, and the social, economic, and political context.
  • A fully inclusive and operational capacity building plan, based on the model above, that can be used for the improvement and/or replication of OSS centers in Egypt
  • A power point presentation of the overall findings , conclusions , recommendations in establishing high performance OSS centers in Egypt. This presentation will be conducted for SEED, USAID and possibly MSMEs donor groups

Minimum Requirements
  • 15 years of experience working in management, assessment and organizational development.
  • Strong international experience in OSS services and best practices.
  • Prior focused in-depth experience working with MSME development organizations, including but not limited to BDS and financial services providers.
  • Multiple developed an developing country experience is addressing the requirements to register a company. Experience in Egypt is an additional plus.
  • A degree in entrepreneurship, management, innovation, business development or related field.
  • An understanding of the Egyptian governmental, semi-governmental and private sector, with a comprehensive knowledge and research interest/study in the greater national MSME agenda and potential reforms required.
  • Experience in working with OSS and other BDS providers from the perspective of the additional issues facing women and youth. Experience in this area in Egypt is a plus.
  • Experience in working with underserved communities in the developing world. Experience in Egypt a plus.
  • Experience in consulting for international development projects preferred, with prior USAID experience a plus.
  • Awareness of key stakeholders and players in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt, with a focus on BDS providers.

Preferred Qualifications

USAID's Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (SEED) in Egypt project is part of the Trade and Investment Promotion in Egypt (TIPE) project. The project focuses on strengthening the development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and entrepreneurship. More specifically, the purpose of the contract is to increase employment and income of MSMEs and entrepreneurs by;
  • stimulating entrepreneurship and innovation;
  • enhancing formalization of private enterprises;
  • improving financial and non-financial services to MSMEs, especially those owned by women and youth;
  • integrating MSMEs and entrepreneurs in progressive value chains; and
  • addressing enabling environment policy reform initiatives to facilitate MSME development that is aligned to the Government of Egypt's (GOE) plans and commitment, and subject to the emergence of champions, who will advocate for these reforms.
  • SEED supports the growth of MSMEs and promotes entrepreneurship in Egypt by working with and through intermediary service providers to improve their management and operational skills, products and services, and marketing and outreach to their clients and our ultimate target beneficiary. SEED funds are primarily designated for training, capacity building and technical assistance using both domestic and foreign firms and individuals.
    SEED's stakeholders and counterparts include but are not limited to the following:
  • MSMEs and entrepreneurs
  • Government of Egypt stakeholders
  • Public organizations
  • Public sector reform champions
  • Private sector reform initiatives
  • Academic sector reform initiatives
  • Business Development Service Centers (BDSCs)
  • Capacity building consultants, trainers, mentors and coaches
  • Business associations
  • Banks
  • Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs)
  • Investors
  • Large domestic and international corporations
  • SEED will collaborate with other development partners (donors) and other USAID contractors to take full advantage of synergistic opportunities in achieving results
    Special focus will be given to disadvantaged areas and population groups such as women and youth. Youth is defined for the purpose of this activity as individuals who are between ages of 15 and 29 years old

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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