Senior Business Mentoring Officer (Kabul, Afghanistan) 165 views

Job Description

Job Description:

  • Provide business mentoring and training support to selected Afghan craft entrepreneurs and businesses to ensure business processes and order fulfilment meet the standard of the international market. This includes: identifying capacity building needs and conducting need assessments; producing action plans to address the identified needs; providing support in preparing, producing and finalizing business plans, and providing practical training and coaching in all topics related to business management (accounting, sales and marketing, financing, planning), order fulfillment, and logistics and exports. Support enterprises to access finance by identifying financing needs as well as the most appropriate financing mechanisms. Identify shipping companies and airlines to promote air freight options and provide advice to enterprises on export procedures and shipping. Support enterprises with business registration and licensing, tax calculation, inventory tracking, invoicing and quotations, partnership agreements, contracting, QuickBooks, sales tracking, and pricing strategies. Assist enterprises in developing promotional material for their business. Record and collect monthly monitoring and evaluation data as well as document compelling stories and case studies. Support Turquoise Mountain’s monitoring and evaluation team to measure project impact of supported businesses. Any other relevant task assigned by supervisor/designee.


About Turquoise Mountain:Background  Turquoise Mountain is a non-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in urban regeneration, business development, and education in traditional arts and architecture. We seek to provide jobs, skills, and a renewed sense of national pride to Afghan men and women. Since 2006 Turquoise Mountain has cleared 35,000 cubic meters of rubbish from the streets, restored 150 historic and community buildings, created a primary school and a clinic, and installed water, electricity and sanitation through the historic traditional craft neighborhood of Murad Khani in the old city of Kabul. It has created the internationally-accredited Institute for Afghan Arts & Architecture, training the next generation of craftsmen and women in woodwork, jewelry and gem cutting, calligraphy and miniature painting, and ceramics. Finally, it has sold over US$ 6,000,000 of Afghan artisan products internationally. Context Turquoise Mountain is working on a four-year program with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This program aims to create 5,000 jobs in the carpet and jewelry value-chains in Afghanistan, and facilitate the sale of 20,000,000 worth of Afghan carpet and jewelry products to international markets. The program will build the technical capacity of those active in both value-chains, improve working conditions and ensure environmental standards, raise awareness about production abilities in Afghanistan, improve order fulfilment, and increase exports of higher-margin carpet and jewelry products, thereby increasing income-generating opportunities for thousands of Afghans.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Management or Commerce. At least 5 years of relevant experience in providing business mentoring support and/or training in Afghanistan. Experience in the carpet and jewelry value-chains specifically is an asset. Knowledge of accounting software such as QuickBooks and MS Excel and Word. Prepared to travel domestically to applicable areas of service.

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Submission Guideline:Candidates should submit their CVs with Cover Letter to: by no later than March 16, 2021. In the subject line of the e-mail, please mention – Senior Business Mentoring Officer + last name.  Kindly combine CV and Cover Letter as one pdf document and avoid sending us certificates and other heavy sized documents.
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