Chad has been hit since the end of 2014 by a major economic and budgetary crisis, linked on the one hand to the deterioration of the security situation which has negatively impacted on economic activity (obstacle to cross-border trade and development of Lake Chad), and on the other hand to the consequences of the collapse of the oil price which occurred in December 2014 which resulted, despite a good performance of oil production reinforced by the new oil fields, by a collapse in tax revenues and a sharp contraction in public demand. The causes of this crisis are both structural and cyclical: the sharp fall in oil prices in mid-2014 highlighted the limits of oil rent and highlighted the structural weaknesses of the national economy. One of these weaknesses is the lack of economic diversification and private sector development. The government, aware of this situation, had to focus on diversifying the economy and developing the private sector in its strategy adopted in 2017, the National Development Plan (PND 2017-2021).
Several meetings were held to reflect on the development of the private sector. We must notably remember the National Week of Reflection on the Contribution of the Private Sector to Economic Recovery which took place from October 2 to 05, 2018 in N'Djamena on the initiative of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, , mining and handicrafts (CCIAMA). The various key players in the public and private sector took part in this week. More than 70 recommendations have been made to improve the business climate. The establishment of a Presidential High Council on the business climate was recommended this week, to follow up on the various recommendations under the chairmanship of the Head of State. This council was created by decree N ° Decree N ° 278 / PR / 2019.
It is in this context that the third edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Week was held from November 18 to 23 in N’Djaména, Chad. This week has been celebrated in over 170 countries around the world. It is supported by an association of young Chadians, the Youth Network for Development and Leadership in Chad (RJDLT). Several national and international organizations have technically and financially supported this week's organization, in particular UNFPA, the European Union, UNDP, etc. A round table on the business climate "What strategies to improve the business climate in Chad" was organized on November 22, 2019 at the Radisson Blu hotel, on the initiative of the Delegation of the European Union to Chad. It brought together more than sixty young entrepreneurs. The panelists were the Resident Representative of the World Bank in Chad, the Deputy Head of Delegation of the Delegation of the European Union to Chad and two young entrepreneurs. Participants made several recommendations to the government and its technical and financial partners to improve the business climate. It was notably recommended to choose a young dynamic entrepreneur, who will be able to follow up on the recommendations of the round table with partners and authorities. The purpose of this public call for applications is to select a young entrepreneur. He / She will have the title of "Sustainable Business Young Ambassador (SBYA") and will have a mandate of two years (2020-2021) .This initiative is supported by the Delegation of the European Union in Chad in consultation with the public structures involved in business climate reforms.
II. Eligibility criteria
- Young Entrepreneur (Chadian) in the 25 to 35 age group;
- Level of studies: At least License (Bac + 3) or equivalent diplomas;
- Reside and exercise their activities for a period of at least three (3) years in Chad;
- Good command of the local business context in Chad as well as the legislative corpus of Chad in matters of business law;
- Have solid communication and advocacy skills;
- Have some recognition from peers;
- The candidate must not be involved in political activities;
- Languages: French (compulsory); English and Arabic will be an asset.
Role and Mission of the Ambassador
- Contribute to the reflection on the strategies to be implemented for the improvement of the business climate on behalf of the Chadian youth;
- Advocate for the entrepreneurial ecosystem on behalf of young people;
- Initiate a dialogue with key players in the public and private sector with a view to a strategic partnership;
- Represent the community of young entrepreneurs in decision-making bodies relating to the business climate in Chad, like the Presidential Council on the Business Climate;
- Represent the community of young people with the community of Technical and Financial Partners in Chad, in this case the CPTF Private Sector sub-group;
- Present an activity report at the end of his mandate and whenever necessary;
- Report periodically to the young entrepreneur community.
Remuneration / Benefits linked to the Position
- It is a volunteer position, there is no salary.
- The incumbent could, however, benefit from a certain notoriety with the authorities of the country and the Technical and Financial Partners. He could take part in various conference seminars on the business climate at the national or international level.
- It is a part-time position, the incumbent would be mobilized depending on the meetings.
How to Apply?
Fill out the form on the following link: https://forms.gle/yVbU1MUEN8KjEHcU8 . And attach your Curriculum Vitae (Maximum 2 pages)
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1-Online application: ……………………………. 23 December 2019 - 13 January 2020
- 2-Long list: ………………………………………………… January 13 to January 19, 2020
- 3-Short List: ……………………………………………………… 29 to 25 January 20120
- 4-Grand Oral before a Jury and Designation of the Ambassador - February 8, 2020
January 13, 2020 at 11:00 p.m.
NB: Female candidates are strongly encouraged.
This publication has been produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its content is the sole responsibility of the organizing committee for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the European Union