TM 1,Great Massoud Avenue,Khwaja Rawash,Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan
Jul 01, 2017Full time
Job Description: Purpose Turquoise Mountain aims to transform the Afghan craft industry into a significant driver of national economic growth and job creation. In November 2015 Turquoise Mountain began a three year, USAID funded program, dedicated to creating a self-sustaining and diverse Afghan artisan sector that is able to flourish independently of foreign aid, employing thousands, empowering women, instilling pride, and creating a new more positive image of Afghanistan around the world. The program aims to support at least 115 Afghan artisan businesses, and create 1,100 new or better direct jobs in supported businesses over the lifetime of the program. Key Roles and Responsibilities Reporting to the Business Support Manager, the Business Development Officer will: 1) Support identified artisan businesses with practical and tangible advice and support to improve and grow their business. 2) Accurately assess the needs of identified artisan businesses and find practical solutions that address specific needs. 3) Support Turquoise Mountain’s monitoring and evaluation team to measure Turquoise Mountain’s impact on the supported businesses. 4) Provide in-person business mentoring for selected artisan businesses. Personal Competencies Required Experience and skill in working in private sector development, particularly micro and small enterprises; Personal experience owning or working in a small or medium size enterprise a plus; Experience providing business related trainings or similar is a plus; Past or current engagement in artisan sector a plus; An adaptable and energetic problem solver with good communication skills; Ability to generate new ideas for the growth of supported Artisan businesses; Demonstrated experience working as a part of a successful team; Strong self-initiative, committed, flexible and loyal.