Business Coordinator

  Mercy Corps Afghanistan
  Afghanistan Unspecified 468
Date Posted:Feb 17, 2011
Closing Date:Mar 1, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Education
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

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Job Summary:

The Business and Aftercare Coordinator is responsible for recruiting businesses in Kandahar and working closely with them to identify their need for apprentices and trained students. The role involves working closely with target groups, recruiting business to the programme and monitoring and mentoring those businesses throughout the apprenticeships. The coordinator will record all relevant details for each business and will monitor progress and attainment levels throughout the 6 month period, as well as assisting business with any further needs that are identified.
In addition, the Coordinator is responsible for delivering training via MercyCorps staff and approved external trainers to students and businesses in Kandahar. Their role is to design and plan a programme of events, with the DPM and PM for STAY+ and to organize and deliver each event to a high quality. The role includes logistical support to the core MercyCorps departments as well as developing a relationship with trainers, students and businesses to continually assess needs and ensure that information and training is available.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1.Develop a constructive relationship with target groups and businesses throughout Kandahar and the surrounding districts
2.Advertise and be a good ambassador for STAY+ to the communities
3.Record all business details and pass to the DM and E department to be entered onto the STAY+ database
4.Attend and give presentations to relevant groups to publicise opportunities within the STAY+ programme
5.Monitor the progress of businesses, updating the database and being a link person for providing
6.Identify and resolve issues to ensure that STAY+ is delivered smoothly and to the satisfaction of the business owner and students
7.Be present at the training days and business fairs
8.Provide follow up services with each business to track their economic status once the formal period of training has been completed.
9.Conduct regular monitoring and generate monitoring report on qualitative and quantitative progress of programme;
10.Visibility and promotion of project achievements through effective media;
11.Prepare field trip and progress reports,
12.Assist with general program operations and field-based activity;
13.Provide written and oral translation and report writing for program staff, as necessary;
14.Promote and adhere to the principles and objectives of Mercy Corps;
15.Adhere to all Mercy Corps administrative procedures and policies;
16.Assist with overall program development and future proposals for program follow-on activity.
17.Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
18.Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirement:

Education:At least 12th Grade Graduated, 14th Grad or Bachelor will be preferred

Languages:Fluently spoken and written Pashto, Dari or English are preferred.

Computer Skills: Basic Skills of Office Programs,

Other skills:

•Must be able to work independently and show initiative; experience in business, education or community development; ability to liaise with target groups;
•Ability to make recommendations to his/her manager for improvement; computer and basic administrative and organizational skills;
•Willingness to travel throughout the project area, good inter-personal skills, good teamwork. Must be a confident speaker to senior educational staff
•Must be well organized with data collection and record keeping
•Prefer someone with experience of the education sector, however full training will be given

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