Bosnia and Herzegovina
IESC – the International Executive Service Corps – is a U.S.-based nonprofit that seeks private enterprise solutions to problems of poverty in developing countries and around the world. By providing a mix of technical assistance and volunteer expert support, IESC works with emerging industries, financial institutions, and governments to stabilize economic environments, increase opportunity, and promote growth.
The USAID funded Workforce and Higher Access to Market (WHAM) Activity is a three-year program that aims to stimulate job creation by advancing Bosnia’s trade integration with and expansion into the European Union and regional markets. The activity will accomplish this primarily via grants with SMEs. This activity aims to increase exports by 30 percent for assisted enterprises and create over 1,000 new jobs, half of which are for youth and 20 percent are for women.
WHAM will improve the capacity of high-growth and exporting or export-ready small and medium enterprises via grants focused on three intervention areas:
- Improve workforce in targeted sectors (metal processing, wood processing, and textiles/footwear).
- Increase market access.
- Improve product quality (including new technology related to quality management and certification) and capacity building.
A significant number of companies from the wood processing (especially furniture manufacturing), metal processing, and textile and footwear manufacturing sectors are evolving from incidental and unplanned production to strategic and planned manufacturing. As such, modern ERP systems are essential tools for further growth. The necessity to bring the operations of a company to an industrial level of efficiency and effectiveness is increasing for companies that are embarking on a journey to global competitiveness.
In order to achieve the aforementioned, the WHAM Activity is seeking experienced manufacturing ERP system expert implementer with a proven track record of successful implementations to support selected beneficiaries.
- Stipend Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers