Consultant on Digital Economy and Industry 4.0

Location : Phnom Penh and home based, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :26-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :16 Days (5 days mission to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Expected Duration of Assignment :16 Days (5 days mission to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Cambodia has been at the forefront and has been a key beneficiary of the Enhanced Integrated Framework partnership for Least Developed Countries (EIF). Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) or Trade Integration Strategies as they have come to be known are the cornerstone of the EIF programme in terms of mainstreaming. The DTIS and the country’s policies and action plans are the basis for all subsequent Aid-for-Trade projects. The paramount objective of a DTIS is to identify the constraints that are hampering the integration of a country into the multilateral trading system and the mainstreaming of trade issues into the NSDP and national development plans.

 The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to update the Cambodia Trade Integration Strategy 2013 (CTIS 2013.)  The Ministry of Commerce is taking the lead in that effort.  The RGC expects the CTIS 2019 to be mainstreamed through the new Rectangular Strategy IV, Vision 2030 and the forthcoming National Strategic Development Plan (2019-2023.)  The strategic directions identified by the Government through the documents are expected to support Cambodia’s goals under the SDGs and LDC Graduation.

In line with the guiding principles of the EIF Phase Two, the Ministry of Commerce is the Main Implementing Entity (MIE) for the CTISU 2019, confirming the ownership Cambodia has developed on trade policy and trade strategy over the last decade. The CTISU 2019 aims to reflect efforts by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to take stock of important developments in the country’s trade sector since the previous DTIS (CTIS 2014) and update Cambodia’s strategy and directions for trade integration into global and regional markets. Two equally important themes have been proposed: (1) increased competitiveness supporting LDC graduation and Vision 2030 and (2) harnessing new sources of growth to be found in services and industry 4.0 revolution.


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities of the Consultant

  • Review the documents provided by the DICO and the CTISU team, and other relevant documents collected during consultations.
  • Lead the focus-group discussions and bilateral interviews corresponding to the chapter under his/her responsibility
  • Provide up to three drafts of the chapter 12 (Digital Economy and Industry 4.0)
  • Provide up to three drafts of the action matrix (Digital Economy and Industry 4.0) for chapters 12
  • Work with the team leader to ensure that the chapter which the consultant writes fits in with the overall narrative of the CTISU.
  • If applicable, and at the discretion of the team leader, collaborate with the consultants working on other chapters to ensure coherence throughout the document.
  • The Consultant will report to the MoC on the progress of the Team as needed
  • The Consultant will also be expected to prepare presentations for the Inter-Ministerial Committee, or the Ministry of Commerce, as needed.

Important Notice:

Interested Offerors must visit this link  to download Individual Consultant Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference, and Document Templates to be included when submitting this online application.


Good communicator

Ability to build and maintain relationships

Good attention to detail

Effective time management skills

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Master’s Degree in economics, Industrial Development or Business Development


  • Minimum 10 years of field experience in Digital Economy and Industry 4.0
  • Proven track record of engagement/providing support in the areas related to Digital Economy and Industry 4.0, industry 4.0, paperless trade, etc, in least-developed countries. Experience in Cambodia context is a strong asset.
  • Proven experience in working with Governments and networking with national and international stakeholders, preferably in Asian LDCs in the area of Digital Economy and Industry 4.0;
  • Proven knowledge of Cambodia’s status and inventory of digital firms/start-ups and best practice in promoting diffusion of technology and innovation in private sector
  • Proven experience in leading multi-stakeholder consultations with government and other stakeholders in developing countries;

Language: Good command of written and spoken English.

Interested Offerors must visit this link to download Individual Consultant Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference, and Document Templates to be included when submitting this online application.

UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.

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