Business Advisor – Beirut & Mount Lebanon

Requires a Cover Letter?: 
yes
Application Submissions Guideline: 

Send your resume to: [email protected] mentioning ‘LED | Business Advisor‘ – and the targeted area: ‘Beirut & Mount Lebanon’

Include a short paragraph specifying why your background and experience are a good match for this position

Contact Person Email: 
Description: 

Job Overview

The Business Advisor (BA) must possess a great sense of business and must have hands-on experience in the private sector with small to medium enterprises (SMEs). The BA will be responsible for making linkages, identifying sales leads and supporting SMEs in increasing their sales and growing their operations.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

Use desk and field research creatively and independently to compile a list of sectors, industries and target companies to approach

Use own personal and professional networks to make linkages, identify networking opportunities and initiate collaborations that will generate sales leads

Engage with SMEs that could benefit from the program and onboard them after a criteria-fit assessment and initial needs assessment

Understand the requirements of SMEs and source of business problems and suggest solutions accordingly

Apply the buyer-led approach to LED Project beneficiary SMEs: produce what you can sell, not sell what you can produce

Perform a thorough diagnosis of the SME; quickly grasp the challenges and recommend solutions as well as technical assistance allowing the beneficiary to grow their sales and create sustainable jobs

Perform any special project or task as assigned by senior management

Adhere to management expectations in terms of job performance targets sets and reporting

 

Qualifications

Education: Master’s degree in engineering, economics and/or business

Experience: At least 7 to 10 years of hands-on private sector experience, preferably in a position managing or assisting SMEs, as well as experience in ICT sales

Languages: Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic. French is a plus

Competencies:

Structured, organized and timely work

Proficiency in writing and submitting official documents and technical reports in the English language

Able to perform in a quick pace and a changing environment

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build trustworthy and professional relationships with business owners and community members

Maintain and develop a robust professional network

Attributes:

Logical and analytical skills

Problem-solving ability

Integrity and trustworthiness

Interpersonal/People skills

Professional commitment

Abilities:

Willingness/ability to travel throughout Beirut & Mount Lebanon, as needed, to deliver on the assignment

Previous experience or knowledge in the buyer-led approach

 

Contract Details

The Business Advisor will be hired on a one year contract, with possibility of renewal.

 

Application Submissions Guidelines

Send your resume to: [email protected] mentioning ‘LED | Business Advisor‘ – and the targeted area: ‘Beirut & Mount Lebanon’

Include a short paragraph specifying why your background and experience are a good match for this position

Expired
Last modified: 
29 Sep, 2020
Intervention Sector(s):
Business & Economic Policy, Development
Application Deadline:
Saturday, 31 October 2020
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
Contractual
Salary
N/A
Salary Range:
2500 to 3000 (USD)
Education Degree:
Masters Degree
Education Degree Details:
Education: Master’s degree in engineering, economics and/or business
Experience Requirements:
5 to 10 years
Arabic Language:
Fluent
English Language:
Fluent
French Language:
Good
Country/City: 
  • Lebanon
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