Project Associate (U.S. Government Projects)

  Peace Dividend Trust - Afghanistan
  Afghanistan Unspecified 243
Date Posted:Aug 5, 2010
Closing Date:Aug 17, 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:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
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:

Support the Project Manager-U.S. Government (PM-USG) in handling business matchmaking and local procurement advocacy activities of the Business Development Services section in support of Peace Dividend Marketplace – Afghanistan (PDM-A)

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 Support PM-USG in liaising with Afghan companies for business development;
 Market PDM-A’s services to both international buyers and local suppliers;
 Identify procurement needs in priority sectors for U.S. Government entities (USAID, U.S. Embassy, U.S. Military, etc.);
 Identify Afghan businesses that can respond to the identified procurement needs;
 Support roll-out of business development activities to regional centres;
 Assist in the development of and support of local procurement solutions, including organizing site visits, vendor days, outreach events, feasibility assessments, and identifying emerging needs;
 Represent PDM-A at events, including trade fairs, meetings, etc.;
 Contribute to market research in coordination with PM-USG;
 Assist in conducting briefings to U.S. Government entities on local procurement and PDM-A’s services;
• Market PDM-A’s services to local suppliers;
• Conduct any other duties as assigned by the PM-USG.

Job Requirement:

• In-depth knowledge of Afghan businesses in Afghanistan; particularly construction and logistics sectors;
• High school graduate/enrolled in advanced degree program;
• Fluent in Dari and excellent command of English and Pashto, both oral and written;
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and in a team;
• Strong organization and data management skills;
• Excellent communication and networking skills;
• Energetic and efficient, results oriented.

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