Senior-Level Legal Specialist

Job Locations KH
Strategic Management Services
Regular Full-Time
Close Date


The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.


The consultant shall use desk studies and interviews to conduct a detailed analysis of the legal system affecting secured lending, including laws, supporting regulations, the registry system and supporting regulations, and the actual functioning of the registry.  The analysis will identify the strengths and weaknesses of the system, as well as any changes needed to align the system with international best practices (including the UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions) from the perspective of increased access to commercial credit for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).  To the extent applicable, the consultant should also identify any gender biases or constraints inherent in the law or its current implementation. 






The consultant shall provide a written report. The report should include:

  • An analysis setting forth specific strengths and weaknesses of the existing secured lending system.
  • Detailed, actionable recommendations for reforming and refining the existing secured lending system and practice to meet standards of best international best practice for increasing secured lending to MSMEs. For each recommended reform or change, the consultant shall: (1) identify the specific problem; (2) recommend the specific change needed to correct the problem; and (3) provide an explanation to assist reformers in understanding the issue addressed.
  • A comparison of the existing Law on Secured Transactions to the UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions. An appendix of relevant laws, regulations and practices should be included, along with a short, separate briefing paper describing the assignment and any concerns or issues raised during conduct of the assignment for USAID to be aware of.


  • 7+ years of experience in secured lending system analysis, design, and implementation.
  • Experience with Civil Law and Comparative Legal Systems.
  • Understanding of and experience with the UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of gender issues in access to finance
  • Superior analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving, and time management skills.
  • An advanced degree (or the equivalent experience) in law, finance, or other relevant field.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally.
  • Proficiency in Khmer or French.


Candidates without demonstrated secured lending experience will not be considered.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.


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