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BELTRAIDE completes Business Development Training at the Kolbe Foundation


The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service ( BELTRAIDE)  through  its technical units ;  the Belize Training and Employment Centre (BTEC ) and  the Small Business Development Centre Belize (SBDCBelize) conducted another round of trainings with  the Kolbe Foundation- Belize Central Prison with a focus on business development. Continue reading “BELTRAIDE completes Business Development Training at the Kolbe Foundation”

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Calling all Caribbean Entrepreneurs!


Calling all Caribbean Entrepreneurs and their enablers!
 
The Secretary of State’s Office of Global Partnerships has partnered with Venture Hive to create a seven-week program focusing on providing support, engaging diaspora mentors and experts. And we need your nominations to help us track down the best and the brightest.
 
The program will focus on creating a solid foundation to scale, preparing for scaling through expansion or export, development of financing materials and preliminary due diligence documents, and utilizing international relationships and partnership for growth.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) is a statutory body of the Government of Belize mandated to perform functions and duties related to:
1) Trade Development and Promotion
2) Investment Generation and Promotion
3) Enterprise Development and Facilitation
BELTRAIDE operates within the portfolio of the Ministry of Trade, Investment Promotion, Private Sector Development, and Consumer Protection.
BELTRAIDE is seeking the services of a suitably qualified and experienced person for the post of General Manager, Trade & Investment Development Division.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
I. Strategic Management
A. Strategic Planning
1. Liaise and collaborate with the other division of the organization and with other government agencies and departments to ensure organizational synergies, maximize resource management, and keep in line with the overall organization direction, vision and mission.
B. Monitoring & Evaluation
1. Annually and quarterly measure and evaluate division’s performance indicators and provide recommendations for continual improvements;
II. Programmatic Management
A. Investment and Trade Development and Promotion
1. Investment Development & Promotion: 1) New Industry Identification: work along with the management team (of both divisions) to identify, assess, and develop new areas of investment attraction; 2) New Investments Generation: work along with management team (of both divisions) to define and execute investment generation schemes;
2. Trade Promotion: Product/Service Promotion: to work along with the management team (of both divisions) to strategically and proactively promote Investment and Trade opportunities domestically and internationally;
III. General Management
A. Division Administration
1. Manage the overall daily division operations, and oversees division operating procedures including internal controls;
2. Continually improve technical policies and procedures to ensure effective and team-focused operations.
B. Division Project Management
1. Oversee the analysis, selection, planning, tracking and documentation, coordination and execution of all division projects from the project writing phase to project termination;
2. Be responsible for Grant Writing: direct and oversee the research of funding opportunities;
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Keen knowledge of Belizean private and public sectors, business development process, tax and financial framework, investment and trade promotion and development, international development agencies, project management, time management, quality control management and HR management
Strong skills in leadership, mentoring, forwarding thinking, and problem-solving
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCES:
The successful applicant must possess:
A minimum of a Master’s degree in Industrial Policy, Development Economics, International Business, Business Administration, Public Administration, or other a related field
Minimum of five (5) years management experience
Previous experience with managing staff, negotiating agreements, financial management, and managing stakeholder relationships
Other required experience include the ability to identify and implement best practices, work independently, think strategically, plan for the long-term success of the organization and effectively delegate tasks
SALARY:
An attractive package, commensurate with qualification and experience, is being offered.
APPLICATION PROCESS:
Letters of Application are to be addressed to:
Michael Singh
Executive Chairman
Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE)
#14 Orchid Garden
City of Belmopan
ceo@tipc.gov.bz
APPLICATION SHOULD INCLUDE:
a) Proof of educational qualification (copy of certificate of highest educational qualification to be attached to letter of application)
b) Proof of work experience along with two letters of reference, one of which should be from a most recent employer (to be attached to the Letter of Application)
c) Copy of a valid Belizean driver’s license
CLOSING DATE & TIME
The closing date and time for the receipt of applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday 31st October, 2014.

Employment Opportunity – Join our dynamic Team today.



 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) is a statutory body of the Government of Belize mandated to perform functions and duties related to:

  • Trade Development and Promotion
  • Investment Generation and Promotion
  • Enterprise Development and Facilitation

BELTRAIDE operates within the portfolio of the Ministry of Trade, Investment Promotion, Private Sector Development, and Consumer Protection.

BELTRAIDE is seeking the services of a suitably qualified and experienced person for the post of Business Development Officer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Proactively outreach to potential investors around the world in target sectors through direct communication, in-person contact or via a Belize diplomatic mission in the investors’ home country;
  2. Prepare ‘templates’ of suitable itineraries for potential investors in the Internationally Traded Services and Industry sectors that could be adjusted to accommodate the interests of particular investors;
  3. Maintain and improve investor relations by establishing contact, providing them with the relevant information on investment opportunities and schemes, and providing business support; including responding to investor queries, making referrals, and assuring appropriate follow-through and/or resolution;
  4. Proactively develop good working relationships with relevant Ministries, government agencies and departments, and other industry organizations to learn about industry needs and identify investment and trade opportunities;
  5. Research best practice with other trade and investment providers to ensure its incorporation into divisional procedures, processes and policies;
  6. Assist in the preparation of trade/investment promotion literature, covering investment packages such as, but not limited to booklets, industry profiles, and promotional videos on investment opportunities in Belize;
  7. Maintain and develop close support and co-operation between all sections within investment development services and the Directorate in all aspects of the business planning process.

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Facilitating Entrepreneurship in Belize


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In Belize entrepreneurial ventures are the key to keeping our economy afloat. Small businesses account for well over 50% of all employment, thus it becomes vital to facilitate and nurture an entrepreneurial culture throughout our country. Entrepreneurs tend to be innovative, proactive, risk-takers who reach for change, respond to it and exploit opportunities, and in turn convert a source into a resource.  Keeping in-line with this, the Small Business Development Centre Belize, BELTRAIDE, with its mandate to provide advisory and training services to entrepreneurs and groups has been working tirelessly to strengthen Belize’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Sector. Continue reading “Facilitating Entrepreneurship in Belize”

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