Winrock International

Winrock International

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Detailed Job Description / Requirements:

Business Development Services Manager

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the Business Development Services Manager for the KISAN II Project; responsibilities, duties and qualifications are described in the attached position description. 

GENERAL:
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

SALARY: 
The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATIONS: 

Applicants must submit a cover letter and current CV to jobs.KISAN@winrock.org. Applicants should reference BDS Manager KISAN II by August 21, 2017. 

Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

POSITION TITLE: Business Development Services Manager (P5/P6)

LOCATION: Various, Nepal

UNIT: Agriculture

REPORTS TO: Sr. Business Opportunities Manager 

BACKGROUND: 

Winrock is seeking candidates for Business Development Services Managers for the Feed the Future Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture in Nepal II (KISAN II) project. The USAID/Nepal-funded KISAN II project is improving food security in twenty Hill and Terai districts in the Western, Mid-Western and Far-Western regions of the country and four districts in the Central region. The purpose of the project is to increase resilience, inclusiveness, and sustainability of income growth in the Feed the Future Zone of Influence. KISAN II will help lead firms, input suppliers, and private sector change agents catalyze agricultural productivity, competitive market systems, a stronger enabling environment, and business and literacy skills for households in two Zones of Influence.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify, develop, and monitor partnerships with private sector partners
  • Regularly check-in with private sector grantee recipients, ensuring activities are on track, assessing needs and gaps, and developing solutions to any issues that arise 
  • Conduct value chain analyses to identify investments needed to increase local production
  • Facilitate feedback/focus group sessions with buyers and sellers

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQURIEMENTS:

Education: B.S. or equivalent university degree in Economics, Business, Agribusiness, Development, or related field.

Experience: The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • At least 4 years of experience working in agricultural/agribusiness development 
  • Proven ability to foster and maintain partnerships, particularly with private sector actors 
  • Experience assessing value chain actor capacity, needs, and opportunities
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written with fluency in both English and Nepali required  

Other: High level of English and of Nepali is required. 

Disclaimer: This position is contingent upon donor approval.

Job Overview
Business Development
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Full Time
4+ years
Please check vacancy details
04 Aug, 17
21 Aug, 17
Kathmandu

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Please note the application procedure mentioned above and apply accordingly.

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