Senior Business Development Advisor

Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 775
Date Posted:Nov 4, 2018
Closing Date:Nov 24, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Adviser
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Afghan Social Marketing Organization (ASMO):


Job Summary:

The Senior Business Development Advisor develops business development strategy/action plan in line with ASMO Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023 and ensures its sound implementation. S/he will work closely with the Executive Director, Director of Operations and Social Marketing Manager to provide leadership to business development initiatives in order to expand ASMO business, cultivate sound relationship with donors, UN agencies, line ministries and private investors/corporate companies in order to expand and diversify ASMO source of funding.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

High degree of dynamism, self-motivation, persuasiveness, innovative thinking and eye for details necessary

Professional skills in business development including but not limited to business/strategic planning, and donor relations, quality proposal writing and productive networking

Ability to search, identify, and analyze national and international business opportunities

Skill in prioritizing and triaging obligations

Strong verbal and written communication skills in English, Dari and Pashto

Strong report writing abilities

Computer skills MS Office packages and internet particularly searching engines/websites for business opportunities

Team work and building ability, good interpersonal skills

Stakeholder management and social skills

Proven ability to negotiate business deals

Duties & Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

1. Business Development

Provides longer term business development focus to expand areas of business and diversify source of funding in order to increase income and ensure future growth of the organization.

Manages and oversees strategy development and implementation for Business Development (BD) and Public Relation (PR) in coordination with the management team.

In consultation with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, drafts business development strategy and prepares the annual Business Development plan.

Develops a donor mapping document and regularly updates it.

Develops new business relationships with donors to attract more businesses for ASMO.

Searches new local and international opportunities and projects by analyzing business needs.

Develops proposals in coordination with the management team.

2. Public Relations:

Contributes in the development of corporate communication strategy for ASMO and ensure its implementation.

Presents ASMO to potential clients/donors through direct communication in face to face meetings, telephone calls and emails.

Provides constructive input in the development of capability statement, brochure, briefs, posters and organizational profile.

Represents ASMO at external events, including workshops, conferences, and meetings to promote and advance the organization’s work.

Interfaces with, and cultivates relations with government agencies, international and local partners.

3. Others:

Adheres to all ASMO administrative and operations policies and procedures.

Assumes other duties, as directed by Executive Director

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul



Having a Master Degree in business, economics, development studies or public health from a recognized university


Overall 10-12 years’ work experience with at least last 5 years in senior business development and marketing positions

A track record of generating new business worth of around half million USD per annum in the past 3 years

Work experience with donor agencies, national and international NGOs in relevant capacities

Evidences of successful program management, proposal writing and winning the projects in the past

Experience of working with USAID and other bi-lateral donor projects is preferable

Experience of working in the international health and development sector is a plus

Job Keywords:

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