Master’s degree in business management or marketing international development or related field and
A minimum of five ’ experience in a superviso سال
Master’s degree in business management or marketing international development or related field and seven to ten years of experience in a relevant field in a management role; or bachelor’s degree with three additional years of relevant experience.
A minimum of five years’ experience in a supervisory or management position in marketing business development or sales preferably in embroidery textiles or export sectors.
Experience designing and implementing value chain development activities and interventions
Experience in decision-making for and providing technical assistance to local implementing partners
Ability to solve problems and develop and implement corrective actions as needed.
Experience providing guided technical assistance and mentorship to staff and local implementing partners
Knowledge and experience working in the textiles sector and embroidered products value chain is a big advantage.
Excellent interpersonal skills with people at all levels internally and externally
Strong written and oral communication skills including presentation skills.
Strong coaching/mentoring skills.
Effective planning and project management skills with the ability to set and work within tight deadlines.
The ability to engage conduct research analyze findings generate alternatives and build a team commitment to solutions.
Effective change management skills.
Event design and facilitation skills.
Ability to work both independently and in a team
Accustomed to a multi-disciplinary multi-cultural team unit
Experience in gender-sensitive value chain development a plus
Ability to regularly travel to the Goldozi target areas as and when needed in and around Kabul.
FHI 360/The Goldozi Project is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Program Implementation (DPI). The main purpose of this position is to supervise and manage the day-to-day activities of key program areas namely value chain support business development and marketing learning and skills training and mobile and digital sales to ensure high performance of local implementing partners and technical deliverables under the Cooperative Agreement. As a key member of senior management team the DPI will be an FHI 360 employee working in and placed at the FHI360/Goldozi office in Kabul. Under the guidance of the Chief of Party the PID will:
Ensure effective implementation of project activities in collaboration with project staff and implementers
Manage all program areas i.e. marketing and business development value chain support skills training etc
Provide focused technical assistance as needed to local implementing partners to ensure smooth implementation of all technical interventions in support of project beneficiaries
Identify new and strengthen existing market linkages to establish long-term relationships between buyers sellers and embroidered products producers and embroidered products value chain actors.
Manage for results ensuring technical interventions translate into expected project results and targets
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide technical and programmatic inputs and insights to work plans monitoring plans and implementation strategy ensuring the best possible technical direction for the project
Supervise program teams and ensure effective implementation of the annual work plans
Develop and implement practical mechanisms for program delivery
Effectively engage with stakeholders and beneficiaries to provide implementation oversight and monitor project progress
Support the COP and senior management team by providing technical advice and programmatic perspective to support critical project decisions
Support the DCOP and M&E Specialist to develop maintain and conduct ongoing quality assessments of the project technical functions and local implementing partner performance consistent with project and donor rules and requirements.
Share best practices and new approaches to technical implementation of project components. Represents the Goldozi Project at meetings workshops and other events as required.
Provides insights to and ensures effective implementation of Goldozi (digital) marketing and export sales plan as well as business development and embroidery branding strategy
Establishes and grows working relationships with private sector stakeholders in the embroidered products and textiles value chains.
Coordinates activities with implementers and stakeholders in targeted areas and where applicable facilitate communication between The Goldozi Project and partner organizations.
Lead coordinate and ensure preparation of timely and quality reporting deliverables for USAID (quarterly annually and other required FHI 360 reporting).
Technical Focus Areas
Value Chain Support:
Direct manage and support day to day activities of the value chain team and those of the grantees
Engage in regular and context specific value chain analyses and provide solutions to problems
Oversee cost estimates and financial planning for grantees in close coordination with the Finance Manager and the Grants Manager.
Collaborate with ad-hoc crosscutting technical experts to address gender integration and environmental concerns and issues surrounding market linkages deals and transactions support overall business development.
Maintain good relationships among Goldozi stakeholders particularly Goldozi Partnership Network GPN members.
Marketing Business Development and Communications:
Oversee the management of the marketing team and Goldozi grantees through market intelligence developing marketing and product strategies and links with market-related service providers.
Direct planning processes for market exposure visits and B2B meetings between value chain actors to increase the ability of project beneficiaries to identify market opportunities and understand how to develop products including perceptions of quality competition demand levels and buyer preferences.
Guide the value chain team and grantees in connecting Goldozi beneficiaries with priority buyer contacts and representatives.
Identify and provide capacity building to grantees where appropriate in collaboration with the value chain team to strengthen domestic and international market linkages.
Oversee Goldozi branding support activities and ensure promising embroidery brands sustain after Goldozi
Working with the Communication Specialist plan and execute a comprehensive marketing/communications campaign to reach target audiences through appropriate channels (i.e. social media e-mail television radio etc.).
Coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation unit to report data on markets sales and jobs creation and income generation.
Identify organize and implement marketing events such as exhibitions and trade shows and play an integral role in the planning and implementation of two Industry Conferences over the life of the project.
Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Oversee the learning unit and ad-hoc experts in the design development and implementation of training strategies for grantee Master Trainers and project beneficiaries including advanced performance technologies and training methodologies.
Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager to determine baselines and ways of measuring progress of project participants’ in a variety of different training settings (e.g. Goldozi Certificate Program gender-based family forums and other demand-driven training initiatives).
Recognize and analyze training-related problems and working with the Learning Specialist apply appropriate techniques to resolve problems with emphasis on gender sensitization and the Afghan cultural context.
Oversee the role of the Mobile Application Specialist in rolling out a custom-designed open-source Goldozi Mobile Application for Lead Entrepreneurs that will enhance the tracking of sales and inventory management preparing cross-cutting training materials and delivering training to project beneficiaries in coordination with the Learning Specialist and Technical teams.
Direct and support activities with FHI 360’s local and international technology partners on all aspects of the Mobile Application to monitor ongoing activities and conduct necessary follow-up to support the features of the mobile application.
Support the Mobile Application Specialist to ensure time estimates and priorities remain on track to align with cross-functional goals and product benchmarks.
Qualified female candidates particularly encouraged to apply.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.