Near East Foundation is hiring a
Title: Senior Business Development Specialist
Reports to: Project Manager
Location: Ramadi or Baghdad, Iraq
Travel: Yes, 50% of time
The Near East Foundation (NEF) is seeking candidates for Senior Business Development Specialist to be based in or with frequent travel to Ramadi, Iraq. For over 100 years, NEF has worked to build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, governance, and economic development initiatives. Working through a network of country offices and local partners, NEF currently operates in ten countries: Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Palestine, Senegal, South Sudan, Syria and Sudan. Its programs are organized around three themes: Inclusive Economic Development, Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, and Peacebuilding.
The Near East Foundation (NEF) is seeking candidates for Senior Business Development Specialist position to be either based in or with frequent travel to Ramadi, Iraq. These are dual roles that require the ability to (1) build capacity of a cohort of locally embedded Master Trainers and associated modules and systems to support individual beneficiary businesses through the business diagnostic and development process; and (2) assess the relevant markets and sectors to deliver support package that can facilitate enterprise growth, job creation, and access to markets for the project beneficiaries. The latter will include building relationships with a variety of stakeholders relevant to market facilitation, from large businesses to business associations.
Main duties include:
Business development tasks
Market engagement and programming
NEF will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline will be on January 31,2023.
Please apply by submitting the following documents:
Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Near East Foundation by visiting the NEF website at www.neareast.org.
The Near East Foundation promotes Equal Opportunities for all applicants seeking employment and NEF employees.
Females are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Any Employment with the Near East Foundation will be subject to the following checks prior to start date: