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Business Development Advisor


About Aria TV

Aria Television is a profit-oriented entity headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan. Aria is unaffiliated with any political and governmental bodies. It is registered with the Afghanistan Ministry of Information and Culture (MOIC), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA). Aria was founded at the beginning of 2011 as an exclusive TV Channel for kids and teenagers.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of Aria TV leadership, the incumbent performs a variety of actions that mainly supports business growth/programs and services. Major functional areas and services covered by this position are to give advice and support for helping new businesses to start up and grow the established ones. A Business development will take lead on a range of issues including sales, finance, marketing and enhancing and building professional working relation with international and local donors.

Job Details

Date Posted: 23 Nov 2016 Reference: Business Advisor ARIA-2016-01
Closing Date: 02 Dec 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Adviser Open Ended: Yes
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 3500 to 5000 USD
Contract Type: Consultant Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Training and Internal Capacity Building:

The Business Development Advisor will conduct in house training for Aria TV Staff at least twice a month on different work related subjects as like; resource and time management, effective programming and many other related subjects; as a part of capacity building for Aria TV.

Managing Grants and Contracts:

Incumbent would be working on the grants being implemented by Aria TV and building professional working relations with donors and market. And would be performing as the focal point of contact for this department.

Sales, marketing and finance:

The Advisor will establish methods of monitoring local businesses for future development. Evaluate all sales and marketing plans for affiliates and recommend changes if required.
Manage and monitor effective working of local projects and provide support to marketing plan.
Collaborate with affiliates and prepare budgets for business and advice on efficient performance.
Administer effective implementation of affiliate marketing plans and ensure appropriate position of products in market. Also familiarly with all aspects of producing educational, entertainment and sport programs for kids
Administrative and In house Management:
Develop methodology for affiliates and corporate and provide necessary support for same.
Perform research on processes and recommend changes in strategy to improve business.
Arrange and schedule meetings and prepare Quality Assurance reports for processes.
Prepare reports on project status and administer change control for various processes.
Assist teams in analyzing business requirements and execute same.

Copyright, licensing and communication:
Communicate with international media companies on obtaining copyright permission to broadcast international contents in Afghanistan. And effetely negotiate the pricing, incumbent must be fully aware of current media market in Afghanistan.


Good practical organizational skills, tact and diplomacy, with a high degree of customer service to maintain smooth and effective working relationships with all stake holders. Due to the sensitive nature of the position, the incumbent must have a high degree of analytical skills and a sound judgment in order to interpret regulations to a decision-making process. Competency in using MS Office suite is also a requirement.


Education: Completion of a graduate (master’s) degree in management, business administration, management, public administration or related social science field is required.

Work Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible work experience in business development and management in at least two of the following areas: sales and marketing and donor relations.

Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) speaking/reading of English and Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading of Dari and Pashto is required.

Knowledge: Strong interpersonal, communication skills with understanding of the general business practices, management and development methods and procedures into results. Knowledge of the training and development, benefits is required. Proposal writing and marketing skills are a must.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)


Masters Degree, Account/Finance

Submission Guideline

Applicants are requested to submit a complete application package which must include all required documents with a Subject line: Business Advisor ARIA-2016-01

ANY/ALL application submissions received after the closing date of December 02, 2016 will not be considered.


1. Cover memo/email text that outlines how your qualifications and experience meet the selection criteria.
2. Standard resumes describing academic and professional background.

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