Small and Medium Enterprise Development Unit Manager

  Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme
  Afghanistan Unspecified 458
Date Posted:May 25, 2010
Reference:194-HR-AREDP
Closing Date:Jun 4, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Management
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme:

 

Job Summary:

The Small and Medium Enterprise – SME Development Unit Manager will implement component B of the program, i.e. Small and Medium Enterprise Development unit. The SME Development unit manager will be the overall responsible for the implementation, management, coordination, presentation, and communication of the SME Development unit. Furthermore, the SME Development Unit Manager will be planning, budgeting, and assisting the roll-out of the program to the targeted provinces of the program in the current and coming years.

The SME Development Unit Manager will also work with the senior management of the program on the fundraising issues related the program, particularly, with the Executive Director office.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Develop annual, quarterly, and monthly work plans for the SME Development unit;

• In coordination with the finance and budgeting unit, develop annual budget for the SME Development unit;

• In coordination with the procurement unit, develop annual procurement plans;

• Mentor the SME Development unit staff, both at head quarter and provincial levels;

• Provide technical advice related to SME Development at various levels;

• Coordinate with the Community Enterprise Development unit, Access to Finance unit, and Training unit on various issues in order to ensure smooth implementation of the SME Development unit;

• Participate on various meeting, both internal and external, to represent the SME Development unit;

• Develop annual; quarterly, and monthly reports of the SME Development unit;

• Create strategies for various partnerships with various stakeholders and partners at various levels;

• Provision of top quality policy advisory services to the senior management of the program on the issues concerning the SME Development unit;

• Identify further areas of interventions and support within the assigned unit;

• Establish and implement the Result Based Management system for the SME Development unit;

• Ensure effective management of the SME Development unit focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation stages;

• Where possible, perform financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the project, identification of operational and financial problems and thus development of solutions;

• Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues;

• Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to the SME Development unit interventions;

• Conduct, arrange, or facilitate exposure visits for targeted SMEs countrywide and internationally;

• Develop the capacities of head quarter and provincial SME Development unit staff by providing them with on time supervision and advisories related to their work, on job trainings, and off job trainings;

Job Requirement:

• Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, commerce, social sciences or other related field with at least three years of relevant work experience or a master's degree in a similar field with at least two years of relevant professional work experience. The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated interest in rural development and should possess a sound understanding of development organizations’ general procedures.
• Management skills: planning, organizing, prioritizing, time management, conflict management and a proven ability to manage staff and to contribute to their skills and capacity development

• Communication skills: good communication skills, with fluency in Dari and English are required. The candidate should be able to draft reports and the write e-mails and letters in English. Pashto would be a further asset.
• Computer/Technology skills: The applicant should be computer literate and should be well acquainted with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point and MS Outlook. The applicant should also be able to browse and surf the internet and to use instant messaging

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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