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Manager of mLab ECA


Request for Expressions of Interest of Individual Consultant



Loan Number: 7963-AM


Foreign Financing Projects Management Center (FFPMC) of the Ministry of Finance of RA announces a tender for individual consultant to implement the assignment of Manager of Regional Mobile Application Laboratory for ECA (mLab ECA) in the scope of World Bank’s “E-Society and Innovation for Competitiveness (EIC) Project”.

The main objective of the assignment is to lead and manage the success and growth of mLab ECA, as a self-sustaining organization, and to manage the implementation and operations of the mLab ECA, including the trainings, technical and administrative activities.

The selected Individual Consultant will implement the following activities:

  • Drive the improvement of the initial Business Plan based on a sustainable business model and stated objectives of the mLab ECA.
  • Identify and secure appropriate revenue/funding for implementation of the mLab Business Plan so that financial and growth objectives are met.
  • Oversee the implementation mLab ECA according to the Business Plan by ensuring that strategic and financial objectives are met; plan continual development and growth of the mLab over time
  • Build and manage strategic stakeholder relationships with industry, academia and government partners to enable the delivery of mLabECAservices and to position the mLab as a key player in the mobile space in ECA.
  • Develop the necessary relationships with implementation partners in Armenia, ECA and internationally to ensure that the benefits of the mLab are not just local but also regional and global, and to collaboratively develop best-practice knowledge of how to establish and operate Mobile Application Laboratories.
  • Ensure that the mLabECA is well presented and its services are well marketed.
  • Provide leadership in the implementation of the mLab ECA including the appointment and management of staff and/or consultants; financial oversight; operations oversight etc.
  • Manage mLab ECA service processes and practices for mobile entrepreneurs including the processes for identifying and selecting suitable high growth potential clients; and supporting entrepreneurs to overcome business and technical challenges.
  • Actively seek to understand the needs of mobile entrepreneurs and other mLab ECAclients and ensure that mLab services are appropriately aligned.
  • Represent the interests of the mLab ECAincubates when negotiating with industry bodies, and advocate for a policy framework that supports the development of mobile enterprises.
  • Formulate strategies to collaborate with educational institutes to accelerate the formation of mobile developer communities and mobile applications development.
  • Establish a productive and service-oriented working environment through positive leadership and by resolving grievances raised by staff and users of mLab.

The assignment will be implemented within 1 year starting 1 August, 2014, with a possibility of extension.

The Consultant should qualify the following criteria and should have:

  • Higher education in engineering and/or business administration,
  • Substantial experience (more than 3 years) in business and strategy development at major IT/Hi‑Tech businesses and/or substantial experience (more than 5 years) in business oriented projects management at international organizations operating in Armenia,
  • Experience in assisting mobile technology start-up businesses in various aspects of business development and management,
  • Excellent knowledge of Armenia ICT sector and current local and  international trends in sector development,
  • Knowledge of mobile technologies,
  • Excellent analytical, managerial and negotiation skills,
  • Ability to build and manage the team work,
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills,
  • Excellent spoken and written Armenia, English, Russian.

Interested consultants meeting the above requirements should submit an expression of interest and a CV by 25 June, 2014 by the address below (applications may be also submitted electronically):


Mr. Edgar Avetyan

Executive Director

Foreign Financing Projects Management Center (FFPMC)

Ministry of Finance of RA

Government House 1, Republic Square

Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

Telephone: (060) 700-343, 700-390

Fax: (+3740) 545 708

E-mail: [email protected] 

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