• Kismayo
  • Full time
  • 2 years ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Apr 13 ,2019
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    No. of Openings ` opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 1 year

Job Description

Job from Adventist Development and Relief Agency International
Closing date: 22 Apr 2019
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization with a mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change. ADRA Somalia belongs to the world wide network, comprised of more than 130 supporting and implementing country offices. ADRA Somalia is seeking to recruit Business Development Advisor
Job Location: Kismayo, Jubaland
Purpose of the position
The Business Development Advisor will support the skills development and entrepreneurship support component of the program, taking an active role in design and implementation of TVET training programmes, business development support, and provision of ‘start-up packages’ to selected base-level entrepreneurs. The Business Development Advisor will support the strategy design for these components and will be responsible for ensuring the effective planning, implementation, review and monitoring of the interventions. All work streams will be conducted in close collaboration with the Program/Project Manager who has overall responsibility for the implementation of the programme.
Specific Tasks and Responsibilities
Lead the design, planning and management of TVET skills training and development of of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and entrepreneurship support components of the program
Stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation through business incubation hubs and employment promotion services for both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs
Integrate MSMEs and entrepreneurs in progressive value chains
Collaborate with the relevant government authorities to champion policy reform initiatives to facilitate MSME development that is aligned to the national development plans
Foster public-private partnerships and small-firm networks and clusters for a dynamic skills development approach and a vibrant SME sector
Develop and maintain positive relationships with relevant local, public and private stakeholders related to skills development and entrepreneurship components of the project
Design, plan and upgrade enterprise/skills development components, training activities and plans, training programmes, materials and tools, pre- and post-tests as appropriate
Ensure training programmes are delivered to the best possible standards and within policy provisions or guidelines
Continually identify and action specific training needs and support required for TVET trainers and trainees as appropriate
Identify needs for start-up packages and non-financial business development services for TVET graduates and entrepreneurs and lead the design and implementation of these components
Undertake annual market assessments of training needs and market demands for entrepreneurship training, including the supply and demand for skills (soft, vocational, technical etc.)
Draft narrative reports for entrepreneurship and training components of the program for ongoing and completed activities
Support the design and implementation of the monitoring framework and plan as it relates to the skills development and entrepreneurship components of the program
Oversee, mentor and build capacity of the implementing team
Qualifications and Experience
Relevant degree (MBA, International Development, Economics, Social Sciences or equivalent) in a relevant field from a reputable university;
Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience in entrepreneurship / MSME development;
Hands-on experience in training need identification, design of training programmes and tools, and delivery of high- quality results in challenging contexts;
Experience working in one or more of the following areas an asset: business skills training, business incubation hubs, business development services;
Excellent research and business-intelligence gathering and organizational skills;
Ability to organise and prioritise workload to meet deadlines and resolve conflicting demands;
High degree of initiative, flexibility and creativity;
Ability to work well within a small team and able to work independently with minimal supervision;
Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and computer skills;
Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in Somali is highly desirable;
How to apply:
Application Information:
If you meet the above requirements, please send your application to not later than 22nd April 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Applicants to provide current and expected salary.
‘’ADRA Somalia is committed to upholding the rights of all children and vulnerable adults that we serve and those we interact with in the course of our work. We endevour to protect all from all forms of abuse and exploitation as outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) six core principles on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). ADRA Somalia has zero tolerance to abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries and staff.’’