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Business Advisor – North Based | Berytech

Jan 01 2023


BASATINE Programme is looking to hire a Business Advisor. The Business Advisor (BA) must possess strong business acumen and previous experience in the private sector with small to medium enterprises (SMEs). The BA will be responsible for understanding the needs of SMEs and supporting them in setting their strategy, and planning activities in order to grow. The BA will do so using tools and methodologies, linkages, identifying sales leads, and investment facilitation as needed.

A significant component of this program is to help Lebanese Agri-Food firms increase their sales, improve their performance and competitiveness, and hire more employees, improving food systems. The BA will be required to demonstrate understanding and experience with this approach.

Be resourceful and use desk and field research creatively and independently to compile a list of sub-sectors, and target companies to approach.

Use personal and professional networks to make linkages, identify networking opportunities and initiate collaborations that will generate leads.

Engage with SMEs that could benefit from the programs and onboard them after a criteria-fit assessment and initial needs assessment.

Understand the requirements / needs of SMEs and the source of business problems and suggest solutions accordingly.

Perform a thorough diagnosis of the SMEs; quickly grasp the challenges and recommend solutions as well as technical assistance allowing the beneficiary to grow their sales, create sustainable jobs, and have an impact on their immediate environment.

Advise and encourage the buyer-led approach to beneficiary SMEs: produce what you can sell, not sell what you can produce.

Master’s degree in engineering, business, and/or economics.

At least 7 to 10 years in the private sector, preferably in a position managing or assisting SMEs, ideally in the agriculture and/or agrifood sectors.

Willingness/ability to travel throughout Lebanon, as needed, to deliver on the assignment.

Able to perform at a quick pace and in a changing environment.

Business acumen and experience: able to assess the SMEs needs, set KPIs, design technical assistance support scheme, and evaluate if a business proposition is worth pursuing.

Analytical thinking with excellent planning and organization skills.

Customer orientation to deal with beneficiaries and donors.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build trustworthy and professional relationships with business owners and community members.

Maintain and develop a robust personal and professional network.

Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office programs.

Ability to learn new tools and methodologies to perform the assignment better.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

Thorough understanding of cost accounting principles and procedures.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Interested applicants meeting all the above requirements are to submit their applications here.

Source: Berytech | Job