Business Development Specialist

December 20, 2023
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Job Description

About Koh-e Baba Consultancy Services:

Koh-e Baba Consultancy Services (KCS), an Afghanistan-based subsidiary of the Prime Group of companies, is a privately-owned firm specializing in the delivery of development projects on behalf of international clients. With core expertise in agribusiness, agricultural extension, apiculture, horticulture, irrigation, livestock husbandry and veterinary support, and technical and vocational education and training, KCS is dedicated to fostering sustainable agricultural-led economic growth in Afghanistan.

Job Description:

Project Background:

The Afghanistan Value Chains Program (AVCP), a USAID-funded initiative implemented by DAI Global, LLC (DAI), aims to support sustainable agriculture-led economic growth across Afghanistan. AVCP collaborates with anchor firms in livestock and crop value chains, employing a market systems development approach through co-designed agreements known as ‘Deal Notes.’ These agreements address critical constraints, driving project outcomes and promoting efficiency, profitability, and strengthening of value chains, directly impacting rural economies, households, and livelihoods.

Job Requirements:

Objectives and Duties:

  1. Identify constraints within livestock businesses related to production, processing, and marketing.
  2. Analyze the business environment, map market actors, and identify challenges and opportunities.
  3. Research and advise on appropriate technologies for introduction.
  4. Assess the supply chain, identify gaps and challenges, and suggest solutions.
  5. Encourage SMEs to invest in technology improvements.
  6. Facilitate access to technologies and negotiate purchase agreements between suppliers and businesses.
  7. Collaborate with Value Chain Leads to design activities and lobby businesses for co-investment during drafting Deal Notes.
  8. Coordinate with technical team members to link businesses with local and international markets, improve food safety, and enhance relationships with other value chain actors.
  9. Provide technical input on the development of training programs for processing technologies.
  10. Assist businesses in selecting and using services for development and profitability.
  11. Contribute to project activities, planning, reports, and deliverables.


  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Agriculture Value Chains, or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years of experience working with livestock or agriculture business.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Agriculture, Business, or a related area with a minimum of 7 years of experience.
  • Three to five years of experience implementing donor projects, preferably in agriculture and enterprise market systems.
  • Previous experience working with SMEs in an advisory or support role, preferably in the livestock sector.
  • Knowledge of operational excellence best practices.
  • Fluency in English, Dari, and Pashto.
Job-Related Skills:
  • Strong analytical and persuasive skills with a proven ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Organizational skills – able to manage multiple tasks.
  • Fluent communication / interpersonal skills to interact at all levels.
  • Ability and flexibility to travel to the regions.
  • Effective Operational Proficiency in the English language.
Submission Guideline:
  • Applicants meeting the above criteria are invited to submit their CVs to no later than December 22, 2023.
  • Please quote the Job title and vacancy number as the subject of the email when applying.
  • No supporting documents are required at this stage.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.
  • Include total years of experience and at least three active references from a former employer in your CV.

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