Business Advisor

Job description

The Business Advisor is responsible for the Livelihoods business incubator, business grant and asset replacement projects to support the establishment of small businesses across Erbil, and Ninewa.

  • Lead the development of the criteria for selection for participants in Business Incubator, business grant and asset replacement Program.
  • With the support of the Livelihoods team and livelihoods deputy program manager review each case for inclusion in the program and make recommendations as needed.
  • Maintain a clear database of all possible participants in the program (selected and not selected) and provide regular updates (at least monthly) to the DRC livelihoods database officer.
  • Provide regular advice to business development to beneficiaries as well as to the DRC livelihoods team.
  • Prepare and maintain up to date work plan and track expenditures, in line with project and budget documents
  • Prepare regular and timely updates and reports to be shared with the livelihoods deputy program manager.
  • Compile monthly report on the business activities, any new opportunities identified and success stories to the LHDPM.
  • Deliver business development skills training to the selected beneficiaries of the program.
  • In coordination with agricultural sector and other stake holders identify beneficiaries for asset replacement project.
  • Identify gaps in markets and encourage the development of new relevant business to fill the gap.
  • Monitor and follow up with each participant in the Business Incubator, business grant and asset replacement program.
  • Perform assessments of future and existing businesses to determine strengths and profitability \
  • Review business proposals and evaluate their potential for employment generation and profitability
  • Provide recommendations to the business selection committee for the potential funding of business proposals
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the LHDPM.


Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Essential Qualifications and Experience:  
  • Relevant university degree or similar education.
  • Relevant experience in similar contexts.
  • Experience with DRC people of concern.
  • Experience in similar livelihoods assignments.
  • Strong communication and team work skills.
  • Knowledge of local laws and regulations.
  • Able to work energetically.
  • Relevant computer skills.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
  • Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organisations.
  • Experience in training and capacity-building of staff.
  • Knowledge of the Refugee and IDP crisis.
Competency profile:
  • Analytical Skills
  • Planning Skills
  • Systematic
  • Communication
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Initiative (proactive)
  • Result-oriented and Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Spoken and written English, Arabic and Kurdish are essential.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
  1. Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  2. Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  3. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  4. Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  5. Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
Only candidates can apply for this job.

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