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Job Title: Private Sector Development Coordinator
                                              
Date: 28 January 2021
Apply by: 10 February 2021

Duration: 1 year      

Reporting to: Country Director

Salary: Between Le13m and Le20m per month, depending on experience and role assigned

                                       

Work Base: Freetown, with frequent field visits

                           

JOB SUMMARY

CORDAID Sierra Leone is seeking the services of Private Sector Development Coordinator, 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 Coordinator 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Support the management and successful implementation of PSD programs in Sierra Leone.

  • Plan and facilitate business exchange visits and seminars in country and overseas.

  • Support the supervision and coordinate the activities of the entire PSD team, (Consultants, PSD Finance and Admin Officer and PSD Support Officer.

  • Coordinate and manage consultant sector leads and also lead in coordinating training, coaching, mentoring, ecosystem events, commercialization, marketing, and branding.

  • 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’s local Private Sector partners 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.

  • Database Management

  • 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

 

​QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

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/Coordinator, 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 are a MUST

FULL ADVERTISEMENT

TO APPLY

Send your Cover Letter and CV by email to the Human Resource Manager at: jobs_sl@cordaid.org (copy job@jobsearchsl.com)

 

Please address the Subject of your email as: PSD PROGRAM COORDINATOR

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS February 10th, 2021.

 

Only successful applicants will receive a response.

 

WOMEN CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.