PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT CASE OFFICER

  DAI
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1095
Date Posted:May 14, 2017
Reference:DAI/WIE
Closing Date:May 23, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Private Sector Dev
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About DAI:

Founded:  

DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. We work with a wide range of clients, including national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, private corporations, and philanthropies. Since 1970, we have worked in more than 150 countries—delivering results across the spectrum of international development contexts, from stable societies and high-growth economies to challenging environments racked by political or military conflict.

Job Summary:

The Private Sector Development (PSD) Case Officer will have primary responsibility in each region for building a network of private sector stakeholders, focusing on private businesses, for referring businesses for participation in WIE activities and overseeing their participation.

S/he will be the key link between the PSD team in Kabul and the beneficiaries of WIE programming in central (Kabul) region. In conjunction with the Kabul team, s/he will implement PSD activities, make recommendations for new programming and provide feedback on existing.

Duties & Responsibilities:

OBJECTIVE AND DUTIES:

Builds and maintains a network of PSD stakeholders in the region, primarily focusing on private businesses and professional service providers (bookkeepers, accountants, web designers, consultants, etc.)

Has primary responsibility in the region for implementation of activities to support micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) development. Provides feedback to Kabul staff and makes recommendations for required changes or suggestions for new activities.

Investigates the capacities of BDS and other professional service providers in region; where appropriate matches providers with target businesses

Identifies growth sectors for MSMEs in WIE target market

Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirement:

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Strong team player, who brings innovative thinking, initiative, and a results and customer service oriented approach to the work.
2. 7 year experience relevant experience, either working with MSMEs or private businesses, with high school certificate or 4 year experience with bachelor’s degree.
3. Strong network of private sector contacts in the region, including active business organizations, financial institutions, professional service providers and business owners.
4. Demonstrated familiarity with constraints faced by women-owned and/or majority women enterprises in Afghanistan, donor-funded programs and existing resources to assist those businesses.
5. Bachelors in relevant areas of study will be preferred.
6. Able to travel as needed.
7. Excellent communication skills.
8. Fluency in English and strong computer (Microsoft) skills required.
REPORTING:

The position reports to the PSD Component Team Lead.
6. Able to travel as needed.
7. Excellent communication skills.
8. Fluency in English and strong computer (Microsoft) skills required.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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