Cambodia-Australia Agricultural Value Chain Program

Title Industrial Park Expert
Description
Position Description

CAVAC is assisting the Supreme National Economic Council (SNEC) to conduct a feasibility study with a site-specific business case, which will inform government and private sector decision-making in regard to investment in and establishment of an Agro-Industrial Park (AIP) in Cambodia. 

Objectives

To ensure the commerciality of the feasibility study and the practicality of the site-specific business case for an Agro-Industrial Park (AIP) in Cambodia, CAVAC is seeking a technical expert on Industrial Park infrastructure development and operational systems planning. Expertise in the agri-food sector will be a value-add. The expert will also provide advice on any special facilities required and essential services, in line with best practices and the specific needs of an industrial park in Cambodia. 

Key Activities

The main responsibilities of the Industrial Park Expert are:

  • Review and provide feedback (with a practical and commercial lens) on the studies of feasibility, demand assessment, value chain analysis, and particularly the site-specific business case for the establishment and operation of an AIP in Cambodia. Feedback must consider best practices and the specific needs of an industrial park, including leasing regulations, operating policies, infrastructure, special facilities and essential services. 
  • Lead the development of a strategic plan to operationalise the AIP, including advice on how to secure investment/funding sources for the establishment of the park (this could include industrial operators, developers, and sponsors).
  • Provide strategic advice to SNEC and the industrial park steering committee on how to transition from feasibility to an implementation phase. Advice must consider commercial aspects of the proposed operating model and other feasibility recommendations.
  • Propose a marketing and promotion plan to help attract prospective investors as tenants for the established park. 
  • Support and coordinate visits to comparable overseas agri-food or similar industrial estates for the AIP Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee, which will be organised by CAVAC.
Deliverables

The consultant is expected to submit a draft and final report covering:

  • Strategic plan for operationalising the AIP (including insights on investment promotion) 
  • Marketing and Promotion Plan targeting foreign and local investors as tenants for the established AIP. 
Selection Criteria
  • An advanced degree in Industrial Estate Management, Business Administration and Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Agricultural Business, or a related field.
  • At least ten years of professional experience in developing and managing the operations and performance of industrial parks or agri-food processing related economic zones. Experience managing agri-food industrial estates is a bonus. 
  • Demonstrated work experience in investment promotion for industrial estates / park development, including expertise in financial viability analysis for different financing models. 
  • Excellent understanding of infrastructure, special facilities, and services of a well-functioning Industrial Park, Special Economic Zone or SMEs cluster in the region.
  • Excellent verbal and written English language communication skills. Good command (verbal and written) in Khmer is a benefit. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and constructively as part of a team environment, and in particular, respond and find solution to the views of a multi-stakeholder steering committee. 

 

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Deadline Monday 20 December 2021 05:00 PM Phnom Penh-time