Provincial Manager - Kandahar

  Peace Dividend Trust - Afghanistan
  Afghanistan Unspecified 463
Date Posted:Aug 24, 2010
Reference:PDT-A-29
Closing Date:Sep 5, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Programme
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:40000 - 80000 USD undefined
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
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:

The Provincial Manager is the field office’s senior national staff liaison with the Afghan business community. S/he reports to the Field Manager and, with the Field Manager, oversees the province-wide delivery of PDM-A’s five core services and manages the day-to-day office activities. S/he directly manages up to four staff members and works closely with Kabul’s BDS, Operations, and Admin/Finance staff sections to ensure that the work produced by the field office is aligned with the PDT countrywide strategy and is properly coordinated and resourced. The Provincial Manager is responsible for forming, maintaining and fostering productive relationships within the provincial business community in order to create opportunities that will generate results and contribute to the achievement of PDT’s economic development goals in Afghanistan.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities and Duties

The Provincial Manager is the field office’s senior national staff liaison with the Afghan business community. S/he reports to the Field Manager and, with the Field Manger, oversees the province-wide delivery of PDM-A’s five core services and manages the day-to-day office activities. S/he directly manages up to four staff members and works closely with Kabul’s BDS, Operations, and Admin/Finance staff sections to ensure that the work produced by the field office is aligned with the PDT countrywide strategy and is properly coordinated and resourced. The Provincial Manager is responsible for forming, maintaining and fostering productive relationships within the provincial business community in order to create opportunities that will generate results and contribute to the achievement of PDT’s economic development goals in Afghanistan.

Management

• Supervision and mentoring of the Tender Distribution and Admin Associate;
• Supervision and mentoring of the Business Verification Associate;
• Supervision and mentoring of the Training Officer;
• Assist the Field Manager with all financial and administrative reporting;
• Assist the Field Manager in establishing workflows for the project activities of the field office;
• Collaborate with the Operations Manager, the Sr. Business Development Management, and the Admin/Finance Manager to ensure that all activities are fully resourced and supported;
• Ensure that all verification, tender distribution, business matchmaking, training, and market information activities are properly coordinated;
• Ensure that the field office is sufficiently and adequately staffed and that the work of the staff delivers results on target and on schedule;
• Develop staff capacity and provide mentoring as required;
• Supervise any special or short-term projects.
• Other support duties as required.

Business Development Services

• Responsible for enforcing workflows and for setting verification, tender distribution, and training priorities
• Responsible for monitoring and evaluation of office performance and reporting outputs on a weekly and monthly basis to Field Manager;
• Identify procurement needs in priority sectors (including both civilian and military institutions such as the UN, the international military forces and large international companies);
• Identify Afghan businesses that can respond to the identified procurement needs;
• Develop local procurement solutions, including organizing site visits, vendor days, feasibility assessments and identifying emerging needs;
• Facilitate the development of key relationships with partner organizations;
• Market PDT’s services to the local business community;
• Support the development of marketing and networking strategies and implement them with Field Manager;
• Represent PDT at events, including trade fairs, meetings, etc.

Administration/Finance

• Establish and maintain a smooth flow of routine, administrative work of the PDT - A offices including Finance and Compliance, Office Administration, Human Resources, and Logistics support functions,
• Implementation and adherence to all PDT financial and administrative policies.
• Supervise the Administration and Finance Officers
• Maintain banking relations; plan and monitor country cash flow requirements to ensure the smooth implementation of PDT programs,
• Provide monthly financial reports to management including expenditures by cost center/project, reporting and other financial information, in a timely and accurate manner,

Reporting

• Reports directly to the Field Mananger;
• Supervises the TDS/Admin Associate, Business Verification Associate, and Training Officer;
• Responsive to the Finance/Admin, Operations, and BDS staff in Kabul;
• Responsible for supporting the Field Manager with the weekly update report and the monthly BDS and Admin/Finance reports.

Job Requirement:

• Bachelor degree in business administration/communications or any other preferable field;
• In-depth knowledge of Afghan business sectors, particularly the Kandahar business environment;
• Excellent communication and networking skills;
• Experience managing multiple relationships;
• Experience managing national staff;
• Creative mindset and ability to structure and find solutions to complex problems;
• Energetic and efficient, result oriented;
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
• Fluent in Pashto and good command of English and Dari, both orally and written.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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