Private Sector Expert for the EU FLEGT Facility office in Kuala Lumpur
The European Forest Institute is seeking a Private Sector Expert to improve understanding and develop support mechanisms for Small and Medium Enterprises to comply with changing market requirements for timber in Southeast Asia.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Carry out a diagnosis of the small-scale and informal forest sector in the greater Mekong sub-region and an analysis of regulatory obstacles and make recommendations where appropriate.
Build capacity of private sector and trade associations for advocating the integration and communication of the results of these analysis into the VPA processes and the broader FLEGT objectives.
Support the formation of platforms of trade associations at the country level and the selection of country based trade specialists, including related capacity building.
Coordinate, atune and synergize with related initiatives working on SMEs in the region including ASEAN private sector networks.
Serve as private sector focal point within the EU FLEGT Facility.