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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

DIRECTOR – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MSME



RESPONSIBILITIES  
To oversee the Business Development and Small and Medium Enterprise function of the Commission; Manage, update and maintain the ongoing strategy of the Commission and identity the trends and development and other new areas of project involvement as well as local donors to support strategic direction; Support the delivery of BDS in form of entries development support and enabling system support ; Enhance the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development; Liaise with Government and relevant stakeholders to achieve an agreed vision; Carry out technical assistance visits to the field-based points of service, ensure project implementation, provide technical and professional advice, on the job training and mentorship to members of staff from key partners involved in implementation of economic empowerment programmes to ensure quality; Develop, identity and ensure activities such as community mobilization, sensitization and identification of new points of service; Develop and strengthen networks extensively within the local communities to facilitate exchange of information, sharing of workable practices, coordinating activities with beneficiaries and promoting the Commission’s activities between NGOs, faith based organizations, community based health, education, Government and other organizations that economic empowerment programmes is most lilkely to impact; Compile annual, quarterly, midterm and final reports on the CEEC programme; Develop and strengthen an effective monitoring and evaluation framework of the economic empowerment programmes; Develop guidelines and resource manuals on the empowerment programme; Develop and Strengthen strategies for identifying potential areas of concern within the programme and provide viable advice and alternative solutions; Manage and coordinate the framework and process of developing strategic plan, annual programmes, action plans and work plan of the economic empowerment programme; Manage, coordinate and develop guidelines, tools, instruments for organization performance assessment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Ability to source or mobilize funding
  • Proven track record of the capability to deliver required results
  • Research and analytical competencies
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent building skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Must be computer literate
  • Grade Twelve (12) Certificate
  • Degree in  Public Management, Business Administration, Social Science or any other equivalent qualification
  • A Masters Degree in Business Administration, Public  Management, Social Sciences or any other equivalent qualification
  • At least fifteen (15) years working experience in a busy, reputable complex organization of which five (5) should have been in senior management level
CRITICAL EXPERIENCE
  • Hands on experience in SME development with:
  • Donor/international development projects or equivalent, focused on SME development.
  • Experience in actual project management and implementation on the ground.
  • Projects focus should have been on business and wealth creation for MSMEs through business development services.
  • Experience in facilitating out grower schemes.
  • Vast experience working with microfinance institutions with rural presence.
  • MSME training and consulting experience would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in trade and investment promotion must be accompanied by strong MSME hands-on experience.
Interested Candidates can email their Application Letters and CV’s (in MS Word format) only to info@lauraandpartners.com and CC: lpcljobs@yahoo.com. Closing date is 07 August 2016.
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