Enterprise Development Officer

NABIC - Nepal Agribusiness Innovation Centre

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Enterprise Development Officer

Nepal Agribusiness Innovation Centre (NABIC) is the country's first agri-focused business incubator and innovation platform. NABIC's objective is to support and nurture start-ups and growth-oriented agri-entrepreneurs to reach their full potential. NABIC invites applications from qualified, motivated and energetic candidates for an upcoming assignment in the Livestock sector. 

Post: Enterprise Development Officer


Work stations: Biratnagar; Hetauda; Pokhara; Butwalwith frequent field travel.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (BBA), Business Management (BBM), Business Studies (BBS), Commerce (B. Com.), Agribusiness, Agri-economics or similar fields; Master's Degree desirable, but not essential.

Experience: Preferably around 3 to 5 years of experience working to support establishment and growth of SMEs, particularly in the agri-sector; experience in preparing bankable Business Plans a must.  

Duration: initially for a period of 18 to 24 months.

Key responsibilities:

  • coach, mentor and train interested sector entrepreneurs (Farmers, Cooperatives, Private Firms  and Companies) to develop bankable Business Plans;
  • guide and support entrepreneurs through the loan application, approval and disbursement processes; 
  • guide and support entrepreneurs through the matching grant application, approval and disbursement processes; 
  • support entrepreneurs to forge productive alliances with other actors in the Value Chain; 
  • provide mentoring and coaching to financed entrepreneurs and their staff on regular basis to ensure successful implementation of Business Plans; 
  • coordinate delivery of business development services (BDS) from in-house/ external experts;   
  • provide coaching, mentoring and backstopping to technical field staff to enable them to function as Enterprise Development Facilitators; 
  • network and influence important stakeholders; 
  • organise various informational, networking and capacity  development events in the Project area;
  • data collection, analysis and reporting. 

Required competencies and attributes: 

  • proven ability to formulate bankable Business Plans, with strong financial analysis skills; 
  • good coaching, mentoring and training skills; 
  • strong communicator with ability to influence diverse stakeholder groups;   
  • well-developed computing skills; 
  • able to work at local level and willing to undertake field travel. 

Women and candidates from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit applications by email to vacancy.nabic@yahoo.com with "EDO 2020" in subject line. Applications should consist of:  

  1. Email cover letter with expected monthly remuneration. 
  2. CV of not more than four pages with two professional references.    

Last date of application: 10th July 2020.  

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 4
Position Type Full Time
Experience 5+ years
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 25 Jun, 2020
Apply Before 10 Jul, 2020
City Kathmandu