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SENIOR PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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About DAI

DAI works at the vanguard of international development, uniting technical excellence, consummate project management, and uncompromising customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and recovery, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, and water and natural resources management. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.

Job Summary

WIE’s PSD component has been charged with growing revenues through innovative approaches to private sector development. Innovation will require thinking about private sector development in a new way and working with non-traditional partners in addition to leveraging other donor projects. New solutions may be found anywhere, including private sector solutions to changes in developed markets. He or she may ask, for example, can the methodology used by the growing online business lender market offer lessons or ideas for development finance?

A key requirement of the work will be to work through local actors and institutions in ways that strengthen them. The Private Sector Development Manager will be responsible for contributing to the process of generating ideas, supporting the process of deciding which will be implemented and helping to build coalitions of actors in the project, the development community and the private sector to implement them.

Specifically, the Senior Private Sector Development Manager will work with the regional offices of WIE to design and implement new activities. The Senior Private Sector Development Manager will be assigned to a portfolio of current activities of WIE to provide technical supervision and collaborate with the regional offices.

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Oct 2016 Reference: DAI/WIE
Closing Date: 25 Oct 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Programme Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• As part of the Private Sector team, plays an active role in the initiation, development and implementation of activities to support micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) development. Provides input into the design and implementation with regional staff.
• Provides feedback from experience with activities to feed into ongoing development of new programming.
• Closely coordinates with Regional Service Centers to deliver programming.
• Supports Private Sector Team Lead and Senior Private Sector Development Director in managing PSD team.
• Works collaboratively with Monitoring and Evaluation, Communications and Knowledge Management to ensure information is available as needed.
• Other duties as assigned

Skills

• Able to focus on project objectives and work collaboratively toward the goals
• Experienced manager;

Qualifications

• Four years of experience with MSME development programming and/or in the private sector;
• Entrepreneurial, willing to take risks;
• Able to think outside the box;
• Able to work independently and take responsibility for translating concepts into an implementable activities;
• Good networker, ideally with well established network in private sector and development community;
• Able to focus on project objectives and work collaboratively toward the goals
• Experienced manager;
• Fluency in English is required;
• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or a related field, or equivalent experience;
• Demonstrated familiarity with constraints faced by women-owned and/or majority women enterprises in Afghanistan;
• Ability to travel to regional offices.

REPORTING:
• The position reports to the Component 1 of WIE Team Lead.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Programme

Submission Guideline

To apply: Please send your updated CV & Cover letter to the below mentioned email address and include SENIOR PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT MANAGER in the subject line of your application.

Submission Email

DAIWIE@dai.com

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