Private Sector Development Manager
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A PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT MANAGER FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CORDAID RESILIENCE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT (RBDS), CORDAID ENTERPRISE ACADEMY, AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION PROGRAMS
CORDAID Sierra Leone is seeking the services of Private Sector Development Manager, with sound skills and knowledge of Private Sector Development nationwide, to work with CORDAID and Partners carry out the implementation of the RBDS, Financial Inclusion, Cordaid Enterprise Academy program, and other Private Sector Ecosystem Activities. The PSD Manager should have a strong desire to positively impact employment and economic growth in Sierra Leone.
CORDAID IN BRIEF
CORDAID believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just and sustainable society where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and communities. We stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders. We make a difference where it is most needed.
We do that where natural disasters strike, where conflicts tear up communities and where under development keep families in extreme poverty. In the Netherlands, we are known as CORDAID Memisa, CORDAID Menes in Nood, CORDAID Kinderstem and CORDAID Microkrediet. In Sierra Leone, we focus on four key areas of support – Health System Strengthening, Financial Inclusion, Security and Justice and Private Sector Development.
OUR PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
One of CORDAID’s key priorities for Sierra Leone is the development of the private sector and improving Financial Inclusion in fragile settings. Our primary vehicle to help support this sector is our Resilience Business Development Support (RBDS) and Cordaid Enterprise Academy program--an integrated business development accelerator program that works with a 75% focus on ‘Missing Middle’ SMEs in Sierra Leone to help them become primarily investment ready--but also attractive to investors as strategic partners. A secondary value added is when financial sector starts to gain confidence in the existence of viable businesses with the requisite systems and processes, collateral and potential to access the financing they, the financial institutions are tasked, but resistant to provide. We also implement a Financial Inclusion in three districts around Sierra Leone.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE
The presence of a vibrant sector of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is very important for the further development of Sierra Leone. These businesses create employment and contribute to sustainable economic growth. The social, economic and political realities in certain developing countries, however, make it hard for SMEs to flourish. CORDAID therefore supports entrepreneurs in challenging contexts to build solid businesses through a holistic, inclusive, and collaborative approach.
CORDAID seeks to engage a Program Manager for a year contract with opportunity to extend further to support the implementation of the RBDS Program. These SMEs should be able to harness the support and learning from this accelerator nine-month program to give them the with the maximum probability of becoming investment ready.
SCOPE OF WORK
The PSD Manager should identify these gaps with a forward-looking view that when filled, will increase the potential for SMEs to increase profitability; improve capacity; recognize the need and proactively access stronger business support. Second objective is to develop networking contacts resulting in increased employment opportunities; and investment readiness from CORDAID or financial institutions.
DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION
Support the management and successful implementation of the CORDAID Resilience Business Development Support (RBDS), Cordaid Enterprise Academy, and Financial Inclusion programs.
DESIRED FIELDS OF EXPERIENCE OR KNOWLEDGE
Project administration and management
Private Sector Development
Business process development and improvement
Business coaching, mentoring, training and facilitation
Support the management and successful implementation of PSD programs in Sierra Leone.
Support the supervision and coordinate the activities of the entire PSD team, (, Financial Inclusion Coordinator, PSD Finance and Admin Officer and PSD Support Officer.
Build, in conjunction with the Country Director, key relationships, whilst driving CORDAID’s Economic Opportunities agenda, in the form of the CORDAID Sierra Leone Private Sector Development brand. This involves networking and working with a wide range of relevant private sector stakeholders and other private sectors development
Sourcing new business opportunities and funding for CORDAID to allow for meaningful support of the private sector in Sierra Leone with special emphasis, but not exclusively, on the ‘Missing Middle’ SME.
Represent CORDAID in various strategic Private Sector Development meetings
Conduct needs assessment to identify business structural, operational, financial, marketing and internal management gaps existing in the SME’s and develop support recommendation based on identified gaps
Build the capacity of SME's through organizing and facilitating and delivering Business Development activities
Conduct One-to-one resilience business coaching and mentoring for SME's
Financial Planning and Budget Management (Managing Donor Funds and Managing Project Budgets)
Monitor and supervise the various consultants providing BDS support to our SME's
The PSD Program Manager will report to the Country Director.
The Manager will be paid as CORDAID staff for a period of one year. NASSIT and other employee related taxes will be deducted at source from their salary. This position does offer a competitive basic salary and benefits including leave and housing allowance. Salary range will be Thirteen to Twenty Million Leones monthly--depending on experience and role assigned on contract.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/ EXCLUSION CRITERIA
The required qualifications and skills for this job assignment are:
Must have a BSc in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Banking, Finance, or related field. Masters will be a plus for the candidate.
Proven Experience in Proposal Development and Bid Management
Proven Experience in designing programs
Proven experience in training or designing training curriculums (short term, long term, roadshows, etc)
Minimum 3 years’ experience in private sector development either as an advisor/Manager, or in private business.
Experience and knowledge in private sector development and/or business and entrepreneurship.
Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in and knowledge of Business Development Support services/ mechanisms/interventions towards SME’s in the Sierra Leone context, including experience in the design, facilitation, and operation of BDS.
Above intermediate level skills in MS, Powerpoint, MS Excel, and MS Word is a MUST
Field visits play a large part of this role and as such, it is expected that the candidate is willing and able to take part in such activities in all weather conditions – An INGO car or rented vehicle will be made available
Send your Cover Letter and CV by email to the Human Resource & Operations Manager at: email@example.com
Please address the Subject of your email as: PSD Manager
Only successful applicants will receive a response
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MAY 30th, 2020 @ 5PM
WOMEN CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
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