Nepal Agribusiness Innovation Centre  (NABIC)

Enterprise Development Officer

Nepal Agribusiness Innovation Centre (NABIC)

Enterprise Development Officer

Nepal Agribusiness Innovation Centre (NABIC) is Nepal's first agribusiness 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. 

Enterprise Development Officer

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Positions:

Work stations: Biratnagar, Hetauda, Pokhara, Butwal with 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
Applying Procedure

Interested candidates should submit applications by email to [email protected] 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.    

Women and candidates from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

Last date of application: 10th July 2020. 

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