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Business Development Services (BDS) Officer

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About DACAAR

-DACAAR is a non governmental, humanitarian organization that supports sustainable development in Afghanistan through promoting the ability of local communities to decide upon and manage their own development process. The organisation employs around 900 staff of whom 05 are expatriates. Core thematic areas are: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Natural Resource Management; Small Scale Enterprise Development; Women’s Empowerment.

Job Summary

Provide and support business development services to the Small or Medium Entrepreneurs, Technical People, Service Providers associations (involved in water supply system operations and maintenance)
Coordinate & support in Business Development to maximize effectiveness and responsiveness in service delivery (O&M).
Assisting and Undertaking other technical tasks to establish/incubating/developing a Pilot Business Model.

Job Details

Date Posted: 07 Jun 2018 Reference: PB-013/2018
Closing Date: 03 Jul 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 3 Gender: Any
Functional Area: General Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 693 to 693 AFG
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 6 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• To diagnose learners’ needs and to formulate relevant business development trainings with close coordination of B&M trainer, to cater those need.
• Select mechanics, valve men and water system operators and convince them properly to continue work in the groups.
• Ensuring involvement of associations in operation and maintenance of rural water supply systems/ projects in the rural areas
• To provide quality learning experiences for the business groups (water supply system operations and maintenance).
• To participate fully in arrangements for CDCs’ assessment and linking the O&M service association with the relevant CDCs’ and progress reviews to be reported on time.
• To be a member of the Business & professional team and to co-operate fully in this activity across the organization as necessary
• To help members of the O&M service associations, in identifying and resolve matters which block their business progress
• To liaise with stakeholders in the market to provide support for O&M service associations’ businesses
• Manage and supervise the O&M associations properly and provide them relevant and on time support.
• Support WASH committees/ WMC and water user groups in establishing long-term services contracts with the mechanics/ valve men and water system operators.
• Produce timely monthly and quarterly reports
Other Professional Tasks:
 To facilitate the marketing provision, including support of all quality processes as required.
 To be responsible for leading the business and marketing training curriculum within Business. The nature of such tasks will vary from time to time; responsibilities will be assigned by the team leaders.
 Work closely with SSED team to maximize business opportunities / income and manage key clients. Actively promote marketing provision for the business groups (Water supply system operation and maintenance mechanics service groups).
Administration and Planning:
 To maintain appropriate records of assessments and business progress reports
 To undertake all administrative tasks of O&M service association business, associated and assigned by the team leaders and other tasks to participate in the planning process operating within the individual teams in the organization.
General Requirement:
• Promote business development services activities for the O&M services associations
• Trainees Welfare and Support Services.
• Business promotional and marketing activities.
• Any other tasks given by the Supervisor

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

Employment benefits:
• Good training opportunities to enhance employees’ skills
• Eid bonus on both Eids (after the completion of three months service)
• 36 days of paid annual leave per year
• 10 days of paid sick leave per year
• 30 days of paid Hajj leave (after the completion of one year service)
• 90 days of paid maternity leave for female employees(after the completion of three months service)
• 5 days of paid paternity leave for male employees(after the completion of three months service)
• 15 days of public holidays per year
• Female employee can introduce a family member as her sharaye mahram.

Qualifications

Education/ Qualification and Employment Benefits
Education: Bachelor in Business Administration / Social Sciences is required
Experience: Minimum (2) years of relevant experience in business development of small entrepreneur groups.

Other qualifications’ an advantage:
• A record of achievement in business development of small and medium enterprises groups
• Be an outstanding communicator, both in writing and orally.
• Be committed to good working relationships with members of O&M service associations and employers and have the ability to motivate others.
• Be committed to the implementation of the above indicated activities and working practices which are free from any bias relating to gender, disability or ethnicity.
• Practical experience of good business practice / processes
• Ability to plan, organize and work under pressure
• Self motivated and personable – capable of working both as a team player and independently

Languages: Dari/ Pashto and English.
Employment benefits:
• Good training opportunities to enhance employees’ skills
• Eid bonus on both Eids (after the completion of three months service)
• 36 days of paid annual leave per year
• 10 days of paid sick leave per year
• 30 days of paid Hajj leave (after the completion of one year service)
• 90 days of paid maternity leave for female employees(after the completion of three months service)
• 5 days of paid paternity leave for male employees(after the completion of three months service)
• 15 days of public holidays per year
• Female employee can introduce a family member as her sharaye mahram.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Nangarhar
- Balkh

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Business Administration

Submission Guideline

Procedure for submission of applications:


Interested and qualified candidates should submit a DACAAR Job Application Form along with introduction letter and CV online to bellow email or a Hard copy to HR Department in DACAAR main office Kabul.
Important Note:
• Applications without DACAAR Job Application Form will not be considered.
• Application without Indicating the Vacancy Announcement number and the title of the post applied for in the subject line will not be considered.
• DACAAR job application form can be obtained from; DACAAR website www.dacaar.org/, acbar website www.acbar.org/; jobs.af website www.jobs.af / and DACAAR Main Office kabul.
• Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted and called for the written test/ interview.
• The salary would be paid in AFN according to the actual exchange rate.

DACAAR is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the society. While all applicants will be strictly assessed on their individual merit, qualified women, people with disabilities and members of minority communities are especially encouraged to apply.
Kabul Office Address:
DACAAR, Main Office, Paikob-e-Naswar, Wazirabad, Kabul, Afghanistan
Postal address: Central P.O. Box 208, Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone: (+93) 0202230752/ (+93) 0202230753
Web site: www.dacaar.org

Submission Email

jobs@dacaar.org

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