Private Sector Development Specialist
- Post Date:October 31, 2022
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- Career Level OfficerExperience 7 YearsGender Both
- Industry DevelopmentQualification Master’s DegreeSalary 2900 - 3000 USD monthly
- Number of Opportunities 1Vacancy Number 0538Location Kabul
About Moore Afghanistan :
At Moore, our purpose is to help people thrive – our clients, our people and the communities they live and work in. We’re a global accounting and advisory family of over 30,000 people across more than 260 independent firms and 110 countries, connecting and collaborating to take care of your needs – local, national and international. When you work with Moore firms, you’ll work with people who care deeply about your success and who have the drive and dedication to deliver results for you and your business. You’ll have greater access to senior expertise than with many firms. We’ll be here for you whenever you need us – to help you see through the maze of information, to guide you in your decisions and to make sure you take advantage of every opportunity. To help you thrive in a changing world.
The National Consultant (Private Sector Development Specialist) (PSDS) is expected to provide technical assistance and advisory services aimed at enabling effective institutional performance in support of the private sector, particularly SMEs, women-owned businesses, manufactures, industries and exporters. The PSDS will also be required to conduct thematic analysis of the active private sector in Afghanistan and will produce and present policy notes and briefs to UNDP Policy Unit and contributes to working and economic papers on Afghanistan development issues.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Specifically, the consultant will perform duties listed but not limited to the below:
• At the start and in consultation with concerned entities, experts and other stakeholders, develop a clear, measurable, and practical action plan listing all the activities, results and objectives for the assignment
• Assess the binding constraints to private sector recovery for different sub-sectors of the private sector and recommend practical innovative solutions to address those recovery constraints
• Advise and assist the stakeholders on key policy and regulative reforms that are needed to stimulate private sector recovery
• Lead discussions with private and public sector actors to leverage resources and infrastructure that supports technical assistance and training to small, and medium enterprises (SMEs) and by extension to other concerned private sector entities
• Establish and strengthen working relationships with internal and external stakeholders in support of identifying, analyzing and resolving key private sector recovery constraints
• Manage development of training and technical assistance to SMEs, associations, and other industry players to promote improved access to credit, use of new technologies, extension services, market linkages, and enhanced business management capacity.
• Evaluate SMEs’ barriers to market growth/entry and assess abilities and opportunities to overcome these barriers, both domestically and regionally through partnerships and collaboration across their respective industries.
• In collaboration with concerned stakeholders, collect, analyze, and report private sector data including on jobs, incomes, investments, exports, credit, capital flight and others
• Facilitate working relationships and engagement of the Afghan stakeholders with international organizations and agencies in support of private sector recovery in Afghanistan
• Experience working in private sector development and/or experience as a business advisor
• Experience working/consulting with private sector firms at the firm level to support growth
• Knowledge of business and financial operations, strategic planning, return on investment and risk mitigation
• Demonstrated experience in stakeholder consultation, working with professional associations, and reaching consensus among multiple private sector stakeholders
• Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
• Excellent written and verbal English language skills
• Excellent writing skills required, as demonstrated by previous research/analytical reports/policy notes on relevant topics
• Experience working at MoCI or other economic entity highly desired
• Fluency in written and spoken English and national language Dari/Pashto is a requirement.
• Corporate Responsibility & Direction:
o Serves and promotes the vision, mission, values, and strategic goals of the UNDP & Stakeholders.
o Managing for Results:
o Plans and prioritizes work activities to meet the goals set by the Supervisor;
o Strategic approach to problem solving.
• Partnering & Networking:
o Builds and sustains relationships with key constituents (internal/external/bilateral/ multilateral/public/private/academia/civil society);
o Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of Afghanistan and UNDP;
o Demonstrates ability to handle working relationships with senior officials, academics and technical experts.
• Innovation & Judgment:
o Conceptualizes and analyses problems to identify key issues, underlying problems, and how they relate;
o Generates creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations;
o Devises new systems and processes, and modifies existing ones, to support innovative behaviors.
Years of experience:
5-7 years of experience in business development, preferably including experience in business enabling environment reforms, SME advising and development, marketing management, international trade, or related areas.
Qualified candidates should submit their details, Resume and Cover Letter through our AHG portal linked with Jobs.af and copied below: