Business Verification and Training Officer - Mazar

  Peace Dividend Trust - Afghanistan
  Afghanistan Unspecified 1119
Date Posted:Sep 6, 2010
Closing Date:Sep 18, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:20000 - 40000 USD undefined
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Peace Dividend Trust - Afghanistan:


Peace Dividend Trust (PDT) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to making peace and humanitarian operations more effective, efficient and equitable. Since January 2006, PDT has operated the Peace Dividend Marketplace-Afghanistan (PDM-A) project to streamline the local procurement activities of the international community in order to strengthen the Afghan private sector. PDM-A’s efforts support the Afghanistan National Development Strategy and the Afghanistan Compact (2006). Linking demand to local supply is an effective, necessary, and sustainable pillar of private sector growth and job creation. PDM-A has facilitated the award of over 400 contracts worth more than 20 billion AFN (400 million USD) to Afghan-owned businesses. In order to increase the impact of its 4-year program in Afghanistan, PDT has opened sub-offices in Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kandahar and Helmand.

Job Summary:


Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities and Duties

The Business Verification and Training Officer is responsible for the registration and training of Afghan-owned businesses throughout the province. S/he oversees the delivery of two of PDT’s core services, verification or businesses for inclusion in the online business portal and procurement training. S/he reports directly to the Mazar Provincial Manager and liaises with the Kabul-based Training Manager.


• Verify existing business information and collect additional information for inclusion of business on by:
o Setting of verification appointments in order to visit companies;
o Visiting companies to fill out business questionnaires/assess companies;
o Continuous improvement of strategies and tools for the verification;
• Information Management
o Assuring accurate tracking of businesses for future and past verification;
o Assuring data quality of collected verification data;
o Internal reporting;
• Market PDM-A’s services to local suppliers;
• Represent PDM-A at events, including trade fairs, meetings, etc.;
• Conduct any other duties as assigned by the Provincial Manager.


• Manage an effective training program in Mazar province;
• Read and understand the Afghanistan Procurement Law and Rules of Procedure, international buyers’ procurement policies, and training curriculum material;
• In close coordination with Mazar Field Manager, Mazar Provincial Manager, and PDT’s Training Manager, develop training modules for special procurement requirements of international buyers;
• Develop key relationships with partner organizations and companies that will co-implement and assist as trainers in the training program;
• Conduct training pre-assessment and selection of businesses;
• Conduct sector-specific research on procurement and assist in drafting sector training modules;
• Facilitate workshops and provide instruction on key procurement topics;
• Conduct immediate and long-term post-workshop evaluation and draft reports;
• Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to PDT and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in Afghanistan;
• Facilitate sector-specific networking events in Mazar to connect suppliers with buyers;
• Participate in skills/team training with Mazar Field Manager or Mazar Provincial Manager;
• Fulfill any other duties related to the job assigned by supervisors when needed.

Job Requirement:


• Bachelor degree preferred, at a minimum high school graduate/enrolled in advanced degree program;
• Experience in teaching/instructing, prefereably to adults;
• In-depth knowledge of Afghan business sectors, particularly the Mazar business environment;
• Knowledge of basic national and international procurment policies;
• Fluent in Dari and good command of English and Pashto, both orally and written;
• Solid translation skills (From English to Dari);
• Excellent communication and networking skills;
• Strong organization and data management skills;
• Experience managing multiple relationships;
• Creative mindset and ability to structure and find solutions to complex problems;
• Energetic and efficient, result oriented;
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and in a team.

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