|Date Posted:||Jun 18, 2017|
|Reference:||TMT-18-17 Business Development officer|
|Closing Date:||Jun 30, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Business Administration|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableNone|
|Years of Experience:||2 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN:
Turquoise Mountain (TM) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in urban regeneration, business development, and education in traditional arts and architecture. It provides jobs, skills, and a renewed sense of national pride to Afghan women and men. Turquoise Mountain is registered as an NGO with the Government of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Economy. It is also a registered charity in the United Kingdom.
Turquoise Mountain aims to transform the Afghan craft industry into a significant driver of national economic growth and job creation. In November 2015 Turquoise Mountain began a three year, USAID funded program, dedicated to creating a self-sustaining and diverse Afghan artisan sector that is able to flourish independently of foreign aid, employing thousands, empowering women, instilling pride, and creating a new more positive image of Afghanistan around the world. The program aims to support at least 115 Afghan artisan businesses, and create 1,100 new or better direct jobs in supported businesses over the lifetime of the program.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Business Support Manager, the Business Development Officer will:
1) Support identified artisan businesses with practical and tangible advice and support to improve and grow their business.
2) Accurately assess the needs of identified artisan businesses and find practical solutions that address specific needs.
3) Support Turquoise Mountain’s monitoring and evaluation team to measure Turquoise Mountain’s impact on the supported businesses.
4) Provide in-person business mentoring for selected artisan businesses.
Personal Competencies Required
Experience and skill in working in private sector development, particularly micro and small enterprises;
Personal experience owning or working in a small or medium size enterprise a plus;
Experience providing business related trainings or similar is a plus;
Past or current engagement in artisan sector a plus;
An adaptable and energetic problem solver with good communication skills;
Ability to generate new ideas for the growth of supported Artisan businesses;
Demonstrated experience working as a part of a successful team;
Strong self-initiative, committed, flexible and loyal.
Bachelors in Business or equivalent in relevant field required, MBA preferred;
3+ years’ practical experience in small to medium size business or related work
A native speaker
Fluency in English
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