; Business Development Advisor | Jobs in Afghanistan

Basic Information

Vacancy Number: 003
Title: Business Development Advisor
Category: Program
Duration: This is a one-year (12 month) contract with the option to renew
Exp.: 2021-02-27
Jobs no: 1
Salary: Per NTA Salary Scale
Gender: Male/Female


Organization: Chemonics
Location: Balkh, AF


Work Experience: Master’s with 5 or bachelor’s with 7 Years
  • 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
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment
  • Strong written and verbal English language skills
  • Proven leadership ability versatility and integrity with experience working with individuals in culturally diverse settings

Duties & Responsibilities

Anticipated technical areas cover the following: 

Access to Finance:

  • Experience with developing credit applications for micro meso and large loans
  • Experience with microfinance matching mechanisms based on partnerships with the private sector and educational institutions  
  • Experience working with financial institutions such as commercial banks  to improve access to financial services for micro small and medium enterprises especially those led by or staffed by women 
  • Background in investment promotion especially towards women-led and staffed sectors 
  • Experience supporting entrepreneurs and/or self-employment    

Background with multiple Business Sectors:

  • Understanding of and experience in Afghanistan’s major and growing industries including: 
  • Agriculture including agri-processing 
  • Creative Industries Cluster:
  1. Carpets and Textiles 
  2. Gemstones and Jewelry
  3.  Arts 
  4.  Marble and Granite 
  5.  Construction 
  6.  Transportation 
  7.  Education
  8.  Health
  9.  Technology
  • Experience supporting women-owned businesses and those that employ a significant number of women in addition to supporting women who work from home.  

Business Development Advising:

  • Experience working with enterprises of multiple sizes (from MSMEs to large firms) to develop business plans access finance and increase sales 
  • History of working with Business Development Service (BDS) providers focused on women-led enterprises. 
  • Experience with export facilitation 
  • Able to advise and experience with:
  1. Elevating financial literacy to include bookkeeping budgets  and financial report for profit and loss as well as taxation
  2. Improving operations
  3. Improving sales marketing branding and customer base
  4. Identifying expansion opportunities
  5. Developing communications
  6. Preforming risk analysis
  7. Analyzing employee (and labor) impact on revenue
  8. Analyzing vendors suppliers and contracts
  9. Moving the business to understand and use return on investment (ROI) methodologies

Submission Guideline

Please submit your updated CV and cover letter to AfghanistanWEDRecruit@chemonics.com with a subject line (Business Development Advisor– 003–Name of province you are willing to work in ) no later than February 27 2021. Correspondents without a subject line will not be entertained.

Important notes:

  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Please specify the province that you are willing to work in
  • CVs received after the above-mentioned deadline will not be considered
  • Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
  • This vacancy is open only to Afghan Nationals
  • No in-person appointments or telephone calls will be entertained
  • Candidates who are applying for this position must fully meet the education requirement as specified
  • At the time of application candidates must also meet in full the experience requirement
  • Short-listed candidates will be requested to provide educational documents such as degrees diplomas certificates and other pertinent documents as needed. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in disqualification of their application from further consideration

Email: AfghanistanWEDRecruit@chemonics.com