Business Development Assistant

December 30, 2023
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Job Description

About Islamic Relief Worldwide-Afghanistan:

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is a non-profit, non-governmental humanitarian organization based in Birmingham, UK. With over 23 years of dedicated service in Afghanistan, IRW has been providing emergency relief and implementing transformative development projects for vulnerable populations. As a signatory to the Code of Conduct for International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movements, and NGOs in Disaster Relief, IRW plays a crucial role in various sectors such as emergency relief, food security, livelihood, education, health, nutrition, shelter, orphan sponsorship, Ramadan, and Qurbani programs.

Job Description:

Job Summary:

As a Business Development Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the selection and empowerment of entrepreneurs, fostering collaboration with key stakeholders, and ensuring the success of business development initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct capacity-building trainings for entrepreneurs on business management, including financial management, production processes, marketing, and expansion opportunities.
  2. Collaborate with Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI) for the selection of entrepreneurs and facilitate meetings.
  3. Prepare contracts for trainers and support them in conducting training sessions, ensuring alignment with AWCCI and UNDP.
  4. Assist in developing business development plans for entrepreneurs and facilitate bank account openings.
  5. Conduct Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) of the project and support the transfer of seed capital grants to selected entrepreneurs.
  6. Prepare and submit weekly/monthly reports to the line manager.
  7. Provide ongoing business development and follow-up support to women entrepreneurs.
  8. Engage in meetings and coordination with AWCCI at the provincial level.
  9. Coordinate with government authorities, stakeholders, and provide logistic support for training sessions.

Job Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree in economics, business administration, marketing and sales, commerce, or related fields. A master’s degree is an advantage.

Experience and Skills Required:

2 to 3 years of relevant experience in roles such as Business Development Assistant, SMEs, or entrepreneurship development.

Language Requirement:

Fluency in Pashto, Dari, and English is required.

Computer Skills:

Proficiency in MS Office and internet usage.

Submission Guideline:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and an updated CV through the following link: Job Application Link

Closing Date:

The closing date for applications is 30 December 2023.


  • Clearly state the Vacancy Announcement number and position title in the subject line.
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Submission Email:

Refer to the submission guideline provided in the application link.

Join Islamic Relief Worldwide-Afghanistan in making a lasting impact on the lives of vulnerable communities. Your dedication will contribute to the success of vital business development initiatives, fostering economic growth and empowerment.

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