Senior Business Development Services Specialist

  Afghanistan Unspecified 414
Date Posted:May 12, 2010
Closing Date:Jun 11, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Sarey:

Job Summary:

Provide senior-level support to a national network of BDS providers, who will in turn provide support to prospective borrowers from the Agricultural Development Fund.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide advice for transfer of best practices and business planning to BDS providers. Provide technical assistance and training to service providers that will support farmers, farmer groups, and rural entrepreneurs in developing bankable proposals and seeking financing for value chain investments (storage facilities, packing and sorting, cold storage, transportation equipment, etc.). HASEL envisions that BDS providers will, in effect, act as loan originators – identifying prospective borrowers and supporting those borrowers to generating actionable loan requests (loan requests upon which a credit decision can be made). BDS Specialist will be responsible for ensuring engagement of BDS providers in value chain activities, working with firms to identify business needs and develop training to respond to those needs so that they can become stronger partners in HASEL implementation and, ultimately, serve the needs of agricultural enterprises throughout Afghanistan.

Job Requirement:

At least 10 years of professional experience working with and developing local business services providers in Afghanistan (or similar environment);
Experience providing training and tools (for example, cash flow projection models, basic accounting systems) and in monitoring performance;
Demonstrated experience working with senior level host-country counterparts;
Graduate degree in relevant field preferred;
Prior experience working on USAID or other donor funded programs preferred;
Strong English language skills preferred.

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