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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.

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