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Position Title: Business Productivity Improvement Manager
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Business Productivity Improvement Manager

Koh-e Baba Consultancy Services

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Position Title: Business Productivity Improvement Manager

2021-10-23        Kabul       Full Time        33

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As Per NTA
Vacancy Number: KCS-0096
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: Koh-e Baba Consultancy Services
Years of Experience: Five years
Contract Duration: 12 Months Renewable
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Close date: 2021-10-23

About Koh-e Baba Consultancy Services:

Koh-e baba Consultancy Services (KCS), is an Afghanistan-based subsidiary of the Prime Group of companies, is a privately-owned firm specializing in the delivery of development projects on behalf of international clients. KCS has core expertise in agribusiness, agricultural extension, apiculture, horticulture, irrigation, livestock husbandry and veterinary support, and technical and vocational education and training.

Job Descriptions:

Project summary:

The Livestock Project will work with various anchor firms throughout the livestock sector to improve value chains to increase productivity in key livestock value chains, improve the commercial viability of agribusiness, and strengthen public private agriculture service delivery. The Livestock Project will seek to engage women and youth owned business in these livestock value chains. The Project will contribute positive and measurable impacts on the livestock sector as a whole and will ensure that local market actors are involved at every stage of the value chain.

Job Requirements:

The Business Productivity Improvement Manager will facilitate upstream and downstream relationships for the selected anchor firms. He/she will diagnose the constraints on business growth and develop a clear action plan to address these constraints. He/she will monitor the firms’ progress against clear benchmarks and help the Regional Manager to determine if the businesses are succeeding or failing. Additionally, the Business Productivity Improvement Manager will work to support the anchor firm in their efforts and provide a conduit for the provision of specialist expertise as required.

Objectives and Duties

  • Identification and building of positive linkage opportunities between selected anchor firms and suppliers of raw material.
  • Facilitate purchase agreements between supplies and selected anchor firms.
  • Encourage SME to invest resources in to smallholder farm production to support quality and reliable supply.
  • Identification and mobilization of innovative distribution channels, building on existing structures where feasible, e.g. informal retailers, community-based distributors, and franchisees through to larger domestic and international channels.
  • Diagnose constraints on business productivity for selected anchor firms.
  • In coordination with the value chain specialists, recommend a mix of activities to address the identified constraints for each of the anchor firms.
  • Together with the Portfolio Managers develop a measurement and reporting schedule for the recommended mix of activities and make recommendations to adapt program approach as necessary to maximize impact.
  • Coordinate with Ag Processing Technologies Advisor to facilitate processor access to appropriate technical assistance and business finance.
  • In collaboration with the Value Chain leads, provide technical input, with local service providers, on development of Trainings on informal marketing and retail approaches.
  • Contribute to project activities, planning, reports, and deliverables.
  • Other tasks as required by the Chief of Party.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business or related area, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five years of experience implementing donor projects, preferably in agriculture and enterprise market systems.
  • Previous experience working with SME’s in either an advisory or support role, preferably in the livestock sector.
  • Experience with agricultural commodities/product pricing and contract structures preferred.
  • Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn more about operational excellence best practices.
  • Fluency in English and relevant regional languages.
  • Ability to travel across Afghanistan.

 

Submission Guidelines:

Applicants meeting the above criteria are requested to submit their CV along with a cover letter to Jobs@kohebaba.net no later than October 23, 2021.

  • Please quote the Job title as the subject of the e-mail when applying
  • No supporting documents (e.g. diplomas, recommendation letters, identification card(s), etc.) are required at this stage.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Your CV should have at list three references from a former employer to make able us to contact for further information, please provide the below information for your references.    
  • Name, Designation, Organization, Contact Information – Address; Phone; Email; etc.

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