Business Development and Implementation Advisor

  Afghanistan Holding Group
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1374
Date Posted:May 2, 2017
Closing Date:May 15, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Adviser
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:1 Year
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Afghanistan Holding Group:


Afghanistan Holding Group (AHG) has been providing an outstanding and satisfactory turn-key business services to over 220 international companies in Afghanistan since 2009. AHG employs over 200 full-time and highly qualified Afghans to produce tailor-made professional services to its clients across the country.

Job Summary:

The Business Development and Implementation Advisor will be responsible for working with franchisees and SearchPath teams on how to best support new franchisees in various markets throughout Afghanistan. This position will be central to developing the capacity and knowledge of franchisees in business administration and management. The position will manage 2 Business Development and Implementation Specialists.
Term of Assignment: 6 months

Duties & Responsibilities:

Objectives and Duties:

Develop and teach business planning and strategies with SearchPath franchisees.

Work with the Business Development and Implementation Specialists to support required business start-up and administrative tools. Provide training on basic administrative tasks such as – but not limited to – responding to emails in a timely manner, providing customer service, setting up fee collection mechanisms, and proper financial management.

Oversees training in both general business and operational skills, and industry- and market-specific skills.

Organize other training programs and seminars as needed.

Review and provide project management recommendations for improvement of various programmatic activities under business skills development, with emphasis on effective communication.

Develops a customizable modular business plan for SearchPath franchisees with input from SearchPath USA. Develops a standardized SearchPath Franchise Operations Manual in consultation with SearchPath USA, to include a section on implementation of WIE job placement targets for Afghan women.

Ensures franchises effectively collect fees for service.

Assist in undertaking assessment to determine constraints and opportunities facing franchisees in the roll out of their business models.

Strengthen relationships between franchisees and relevant local and regional government offices and agencies, and local and regional employers.

Identify areas of growth for future franchisees.

Other related tasks as assigned.

Manage and oversee the work of the Business Development and Implementation Specialists (2 positions).

Ability and willingness to travel to provinces in Afghanistan.

Job Requirement:

College diploma or equivalent in related field such as business administration.

Minimum of 5 years work experience in related areas of expertise, such as business startup and entrepreneurship.

Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, problem solving skills, and ability to communicate effectively with franchisees and WIE/SearchPath team members.

Highly computer literate with e-mail, word processing and excel.

Budgeting experience required.

Experience in starting multiple new businesses or development and implementation of trainings for entrepreneurs on how to build and maintain successful businesses.

Experience working in a similar position for an NGO or an international organization is preferred. USAID-funded project experience is a plus.

Management experience of at least small teams is highly preferred.

Must have willingness to travel to provincial field offices.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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