|Date Posted:||Jul 17, 2017|
|Closing Date:||Jul 23, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Private Sector Dev|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyAFG|
|Years of Experience:||10 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
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.
WIE’s Private Sector Development [PSD] component has been charged with growing revenues through innovative approaches to private sector development. Innovation will require thinking about private sector development in a new way and working with non-traditional partners in addition to leveraging other donor projects. New solutions may be found anywhere, including private sector solutions to changes in developed markets. He or she may ask, for example, can the methodology used by the growing online business lender market offer lessons or ideas for development finance?
A key requirement of the work will be to work through local actors and institutions in ways that strengthen them. The Senior Private Sector Manager will be responsible for implementing a few of PSD component activities in the places where WIE operate. As as well contributing to the process of generating ideas, supporting the process of deciding which will be implemented and helping to build coalitions of actors in the project, the development community and the private sector to implement them.
Duties & Responsibilities:
OBJECTIVE AND DUTIES:
As part of the Private Sector team, plays an active role in the initiation, development and implementation of activities to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) development. Provides input into the design and implementation with regional staff.
As part of the Private Sector team, plays an active role in WIE Trade Fairs management and implementation.
As part of the Private Sector team, plays an active role in startup business expansion and sustainability of businesses.
Provides feedback from experience with activities to feed into ongoing development of new programming.
Closely coordinates with Regional Service Centers to deliver programming.
Works collaboratively with Monitoring and Evaluation, Communications and Knowledge Management to ensure information is available as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree with 5 years or Bachelor's degree with 10 years of experience
Five years of experience with MSME development programming and/or private businesses with a master’s degree; or, 10 years experience with bachelor’s degree.
Entrepreneurial, willing to take calculated risk.
Provide in depth knowledge of Trade Fair management and implementation.
Provide in depth knowledge of startup business expansion and sustainability of businesses.
Able to work independently and take responsibility for translating concepts into implementable activities.
Good networker, ideally with well-established network in private sector and development community.
Able to focus on project objectives and work collaboratively toward the goals
Fluency in English is required.
At least a Bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration, Economics or a related field, or equivalent experience.
Demonstrated familiarity with constraints faced by women-owned and/or majority women enterprises in Afghanistan.
Ability to travel to regional offices – Mazar, Jalalabad, Kandahar, and Herat.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
The position reports to the PSD Component Team Lead