REGIONAL SENIOR PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT TEAM LEAD

 
Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 961
Date Posted:Aug 2, 2018
Reference:DAI/WIE
Closing Date:Aug 15, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Private Sector Dev
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About DAI:

Founded: 1970  http://www.dai.com

DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. We work with a wide range of clients, including national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, private corporations, and philanthropies. Since 1970, we have worked in more than 150 countries—delivering results across the spectrum of international development contexts, from stable societies and high-growth economies to challenging environments racked by political or military conflict.

Job Summary:

PURPOSE:
WIE’s Private Sector Development [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.

The Regional Private Sector Development (PSD) Team Leader will be responsible for the implementation of the PSD component’s portfolio of activities in the assigned region. The incumbent will be closely working with the Senior Regional Manager and Regional Manager of WIE’s Regional Office to implement all activities of the PSD component in the region together with managing regional PSD team members. More specifically, the individual will lead PSD regional team members in identifying WIE’s client business issues and opportunities, make recommendations for supporting those businesses, implement all current activities of PSD component including grants, subcontracts, and direct implementation activities. Also, the Team Lead is expected to manage her/his team, bridge with WIE’s HQ PSD team on implementation of activities, and achieve PSD team targets. The Senior Private Sector Development Team Lead will be managing biggest portfolio of WIE client businesses in the central region. The individual will also be representing WIE’s PSD in some major events in Kabul in addition to assisting WIE’s HQ PSD team in organizing major and national events in Kabul from time to time.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum five years of experience working with either private businesses or donor organizations that work for private sector development or a combination of both, and/or a master’s degree, preferably in business administration, commerce, economics; or, 10 year experience with bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration, economics, or commerce.

Entrepreneurial, willing to take calculated risk.

Practical understanding of difficulties currently being faced by private businesses, especially, women owned businesses.

Understanding of business operation from startup to expansion.

Able to work independently and take responsibility for translating concepts into 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

Fluency in English is required.

Demonstrated familiarity with constraints faced by women-owned and/or majority women owned businesses in Afghanistan.

Ability to travel to regional offices – Mazar, Jalalabad, Kandahar, and Herat.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

REPORTING:

The position reports to the Senior Regional Manager, central region.

Duties & Responsibilities:

OBJECTIVE AND DUTIES:

Together with Senior Regional Manager (SRM) and Regional Manager (RM) manage the portfolio of private sector development in the assigned region;

Manage PSD regional staff members in the region including, but not limited to, technical direction, portfolio allocation, review of business applications for various WIE support activities, and proposing new initiatives together with regional PSD staff members;

Identify potential client businesses together with regional PSD staff members, assess needs and issues, and make proposals on supporting those businesses to WIE’s HQ PSD team;

Provide oversight and quality control of active grants and subcontracts implementation in her/his region, and report deviations;

Collaborate with M&E and WIE’s Communications teams on collecting various types of data for monitoring, evaluation, and reporting purposes;

Track, document and constantly report lessons learned, issues, and make recommendations to WIE’s HQ PSD team on corrective measures;

Represent WIE’s PSD efforts, achievements, and work in some major events as requested;

Assist WIE’s HQ PSD team in organizing and conducting major and national events;

When requested, be part of technical proposals evaluation;

Contribute to WIE’s PSD HQ team quarterly planning exercise with WIE PSD HQ team;

Make recommendations, prepare and coordinate with WIE clients for USAID events that require WIE’s private sector development clients;

As requested, coordinate with stakeholders on different collaboration in Kabul – attend meetings, discuss possibilities of collaboration, and make recommendations to WIE’s PSD HQ team;

Other activities assigned by Senior Regional Manager.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

Master's degree

Job Keywords:

REGIONAL SENIOR PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT TEAM LEAD
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