The PSE Unit Manager works under the supervision of the Development Director and supervises the PSE team members. S/he is the designated focal point for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of all activities GERES undertakes directly or indirectly with the private sector, from rural micro-entrepreneurs to international impact investors.
The Private Sector Engagement (PSE) unit was created in 2013 as part of the Development Department of GERES South-East Asia (GSEA) to mainstream at each stage of the project cycle an economic expertise and entrepreneurship culture. PSE unit equips the program teams with economic insights at all stages of the project cycle, and implements field activities to anticipate, assess, maximize and valorize economic spillovers and impacts generated by GSEA interventions.
Specific activities falling in the scope of the PSE unit Manager include, but are not limited to:
- Team Management: ensure all team members are clear with missions and assignments, facilitate team building, ensure well-being of team members, control and guarantee the quality of team deliverables, plan and monitor team workloads;
- Manage the budget of PSE unit and secure funding to cover costs and finance development;
- Contribute to the strategic development of the PSE service offer: assess needs and opportunities, initiate partnerships, propose new solutions to GERES private beneficiaries in terms of access to finance, explore innovative funding opportunities for GERES development projects, ensure thematic intelligence, share knowledge with other GERES colleagues in the world and consolidate GERES global approach on this thematic.