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Business Development Manager


About IDS Afghanistan

IDS Afghanistan is a leading provider of social science research and analysis throughout Afghanistan. IDS Afghanistan combines local, regional, and cultural expertise with international standards in communications, research, and analysis. We strive to enable governments, the international community, civil society, and private sector to build strategies and decisions that are evidence-based and anchored in a fine balance of local realities and international imperatives.

Job Summary

The Business Development Manager will work under supervision of Chief of Staff and Director of Operations and close relationship with Operations, IDS HQ, and Program Units.

Job Details

Date Posted: 13 Feb 2018 Reference: IDSA-084
Closing Date: 26 Feb 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: General Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 6 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The BDM will work under supervision of Chief of Staff and Director of Operations and close relationship with Operations, IDS HQ, and Program Units.
BDM will be responsible to:
Review new RFPs, provide recommendation either to bid or no bid.
Review Project SoW, Develop Project Activities, Planning & Scheduling, Prepare Weekly and Monthly Project Progress reports with minimum oversight.
Conduct technical assessment in preparation of new bids response.
Responsible for the strategic expansion of the company’s business development;
Coordinate and oversee the preparation of project proposals for contracts in Afghanistan;
Sell company products and capability to different organizations, government offices and donor communities.
Represent IDS during business meetings.
Keep strong relation with multiple clients for future opportunities.
Draft budgets and technical plans for projects,
Keep contacts with potential clients and conduct presentations of the company’s capabilities.
Work in close coordination with Programs/projects heads.


Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills;
Able to work successfully under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Understanding of Afghanistan Development opportunities.
Excellent knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office package.
Excellent knowledge of Team Management and Reporting.
Technical writing skills Excellent Presentation Skills.
Excellent reporting and communications skills.
Fluent in Writing/Reading/Speaking in English Language (TOFEL Certificates are desirable)


Master’s in Business, Management, Marketing or other relevant field;
Previous strong experience in technical proposal writing and marketing for Afghan, US government, USAID, or other donors and funding agencies.
Knowledge in the fields of media, advertising, and social science research methodology.
Knowledge of Operation and Maintenance of facilities and equipment.
Knowledge of M&E will be considered advantage.
Minimum 4 – 6 years of professional experience, preferably in Afghanistan or with International Organizations in developing countries.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Masters Degree, General

Submission Guideline

Interested and qualified national candidates can send their application at the following E-mail ID:

Please submit complete applications including:
1. Current CV, including three reference persons' contact information
2. Letter of application stating the candidate’s motivation, interest and suitability
3. A copy of recent developed proposal.
4. Write clearly in the subject of your e-mail: Application for the post of Title, Vacancy Number (Business Development Manager – IDSA-084)
5. Submission without proper subject line will be discarded from the process.

Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date (26 Feb 2018) will not be given consideration.

Please note that only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.

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