Near East Foundation is hiring a
Request for Applications for Business Development Master Trainers & Coaches
Application Deadline: 30 APR 2023
Number of positions: (3) Heet (3) Ramadi (3) Fallujah
How to apply: Please apply by submitting your CV. Please note the location (s) you wish to be considered for in Ramadi, Heet, or Falluja.
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 nine countries: Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Mali, Morocco, Syria, South Sudan and Sudan. Its programs are organized around three themes: Inclusive Economic Development, Climate-resilient Development, and Stabilization and Peacebuilding.
NEF offers services through development hubs operating under a NEF-supported Siraj Center model. The word Siraj is Arabic for lantern but is also used to describe a beacon of light or hope. Siraj Centers use a micro-franchise model at all of its locations, each with the shared Siraj brand, standardized operating procedures, and common themes of products and services. The Siraj Center hubs offer sustainable access to safe sources of training, information, guidance, capital, and referrals to support productive asset-building and business creation. Services include, but are not limited to:
· Entrepreneurship and employment training: Training in business planning, marketing, branding, entrepreneurial skills, market opportunities for home-based production activities and small businesses, and employability skills and readiness with a focus on business management.· Tailored resources for: Business planning and business management preparation, employment opportunities, employability skills development, and a platform for matching service providers with business opportunities.· Information: Distribution of ‘Fact Sheets’ that provide timely and up-to-date information on markets and demand-driven employment opportunities (including risk and safety checklists linked to community tensions and competition over resources, employment and livelihoods), the work permit process, refugee rights, business formalization, and potential risks and protection strategies in informal work.· Life skills: Training in financial literacy, Arabic and English literacy training, and life skills related to formal and informal sector income generation, problem solving, leadership and negotiation, and digital skills.· Business acceleration: Acceleration services through mentorship structures, network building, coaching, and market facilitation and strengthening, and; · Business training: deliver or assist delivering business development trainings including financial literacy, workplan development, access to market and other relevant topics.
The Near East Foundation (NEF) is seeking individuals to provide services as Business Development Master Trainers & Coaches in Anbar (Ramadi, Heet, Falluja) Iraq. Master Trainers & Coaches will work closely with selected Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in abovementioned districts to deliver business development trainings and develop business growth plans for selected MSMEs.
Please note this is a consultancy arrangement and benefits will not be provided.
The expected timeframe for this engagement is May - Oct 2023. The estimated LOE is 3-5 days a week.
Application Deadline: 30 APR 2023
Number of positions: ( 3) Heet ( 3) Ramadi ( 3) Fallujah
How to apply: Please apply by submitting your CV please note the location (s) you wish to be considered for in Ramadi, Heet or Falluja.
Kindly note only finalists will be contacted.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with NEF Belgium and its affiliated entities by visiting the NEF website (www.neareast.org).