The Branch of the Association HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in KR and the Aga Khan Foundation are looking for a Business Facilitator in apiculture value chain and Advocacy component of Bai Alai Programme

The Branch of the Association HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in KR and the Aga Khan Foundation are looking for a Business Facilitator in apiculture value chain and Advocacy component of Bai Alai Programme (duty station in Osh, with frequent travels to and within Alai and Chon Alai regions, occasionally field trips to Bishkek).
Main tasks:
  • Support result-oriented, efficient and effective implementation of apiculture value chain and advocacy outputs within Bai Alai programme through facilitating organisational and business development of partners and market players and thereby contributing to BAI ALAI’s overall goal “to increase economic inclusion of producing households in Alai and Chon Alai, in particular also of women and youth
  • Actively look for possible partners by negotiations with private businesses, be aware of the development in the apiculture sector, identification of possible markets and market channels
  • Ensure that local small businesses in apiculture sector, especially women and youth entrepreneurs are linked to relevant service providers, authorities and stakeholders and support to establish or strengthen their business relationships
  • Ensure that service providers  deliver all the required action research reports, value chain analysis, actor mappings, baseline surveys, etc. in the agreed quality, quantity and timeframe, allowing for a proper project management
  • Ensure that advocacy activities are properly planned and implemented with all related stakeholders and partners
  • Ensure that monitoring & evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative) for apiculture value chain and advocacy activities are done in responding to donor requirements as well as good practices of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation with particular focus on GSE indicators
  • Knowledge Management: The value chain facilitator is a specialist in private sector development, knows well apiculture sector and advocacy issues, and shares this knowledge openly with project staff and partners. Contribute to the mainstreaming of all transversal topics, especially GSE topic
 
Qualifications:
  • High degree in business administration, economics or similar domain
  • Marketing and/or export background/experience
  • Sound knowledge and experience in value chain development
  • Understanding of advocacy issues
  • M4P approach
  • Knowledge and experience in apiculture sector
  • At least 5 years’ experience in business development and marketing experience, and/or value chain development
  • Social and personal competencies
  • Social competence and intercultural communication skills
  • Good reporting and writing skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Languages: English (oral and written), Kyrgyz (oral and written) and Russian
  • Proficiency with office productivity software
 
Interested candidates should submit a Cover Letter, a detailed CV and recommendation letters in
English (electronically) by 5 p.m. May 14, 2018 to email: saikal.abyshova@helvetas.org

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