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Chief Operations Officer



Aria Medica is a subsidiary company of Investone Corps inc. working in the pharmaceutical sector of Afghanistan with the vision to contribute in the improvement of health quality by addressing unmet medical needs; in particular, in the undeserved areas of the country through investing in the production, importation, and distribution of quality, safe, efficacious and affordable pharmaceuticals.

Job Summary

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) will have the primary responsibility of leading the day-to-day operations of the company in line with the strategic plan and budget. As the COO, the candidate provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. He/she will be responsible for developing, monitoring and evaluating overall corporate strategy with the MANAGING DIRECTOR and other C-level executives with emphasis on bottom line performance.

Job Details

Date Posted: 04 Feb 2017 Reference: AM-015-02-17
Closing Date: 19 Feb 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Operation Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures.
Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth.
Establish and recommend policies that promote company’s culture and vision.
Oversee daily operations of the company.
Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication.
Join other C-level executives in fundraising ventures.
Participate in expansion activities.
Manage relationships with partners/vendors.
Develop, in collaboration with the Managing Director and the CFO, annual operating plans that support the company’s long term operations strategy.
Ensure that company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures to meet operational and financial targets.
Asses and manage the principal risks of the company's businesses within operations (proposals, projects and staffing).
Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of the organization.
Develop, implement and monitor the Company’s Quality System.
Assist the Managing Director and Chief HR Officer in establishing an appropriate organizational structure.
Assist the Managing Director in overseeing the company’s achievement and maintenance of a satisfactory competitive position within the industry.
Other relevant duties assigned.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


Strong interpersonal, management leadership skills
Integrative team working style skills
Good oral and written communication skills
Strong business and financial acumen
Time management skills
Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving


BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field; MSc/MBA is highly preferred.
At least 5 years experience in top level management.
Ability to develop, layout, and follow through on detailed business plans and programs.
An overall understanding of other business functions such as HR, Finance, marketing etc.
Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development.
Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics.
Working knowledge of IT/Business infrastructure and MS Office.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree, Management

Submission Guideline

Qualified candidates are encourage to send their CV with a cover letter to the below mentioned email no later than Feb, 19, 2017. Please include the name of position & Vacancy No. in the subject line as (Chief Operation Officer- AM-015-02-17). No other documents are needed to be submitted unless invited for an interview. Applications receive after the closing date will not be considered.
AM is an equal opportunity employer. All ethnic groups and both genders are urged to apply.

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