Intervention Manager

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  • Job Type: Full Time
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  • Location: Dhaka
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  • Posted On: 12 months ago
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Company Description

iDE is dedicated to creating income and livelihood opportunities for the rural poor. We were one of the first organizations to unlock the power of markets to fight poverty. iDE designs and delivers market-based solutions in agriculture and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in 11 countries across Asia, Africa, and Central America. We believe that entrepreneurs can be found everywhere, and that through design and innovation, they can have the opportunity to build a better world for themselves, their families, and their communities. iDE Bangladesh is the oldest iDE country program having operated continuously since 1982.

We are currently seeking Intervention Managers to join a newly launched five-year Feed the Future Activity – a partnership between CIMMYT and iDE – on agricultural mechanization and manufacturing extension. The objective of the project is to enhance agricultural resilience by improving the competitiveness of agricultural machinery manufacturing micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and developing a gender-inclusive workforce, with a special focus on crisis-affected areas of Bangladesh. The activities will accelerate new business opportunities for domestic and American agricultural machinery and light engineering firms. They will emphasize the professional development of skilled workforces – with a focus on Bangladeshi women and youth – while applying cutting-edge research to unlock technical support and generate business opportunities for US firms, institutions, and financial advisors to collaborate with Bangladeshi companies, particularly MSMEs. The project will place emphasis on MSME level actors in the supply chain who are critical, both to machinery and spare parts manufacture, as well as to service and maintenance of existing and new machinery utilized in the market. As a result of the interventions, firms of both categories will be professionalized and made “investment ready” through technical assistance and support across three primary functional areas: i) strategy, management, and operations, ii) technical and industrial process improvement and iii) financing for capital investment.

Position Intervention Manager
Number of Vacancies 2
Job Location Dhaka, with frequent field visits

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Provide technical leadership on the design of intervention strategies and activities related to improving SME competitiveness in the light engineering sector, as well as private-sector led workforce development
Design and implement bundled business development and industrial process improvement initiatives for the project’s SMEs, and relevant private sector partners
Support implementation of the project’s Private Sector Engagement strategy including cultivation and development of partnerships and design of joint venture agreements
Manage budgets for assigned interventions and ensure efficient allocation of funding
Provide technical guidance and support to field teams in the implementation of activities in Jashore, Bogura and Cox’s Bazar as required
Identify and assess training and capacity building needs of beneficiary MSMEs (both management and employees)
In coordination with key partners, ensure that apprenticeship programming is relevant to local context
Assist in the preparation of periodic progress reports
Work closely with the Evidence & Analytics unit to periodically review and refine the project’s theory of change, logical framework, results chains and indicators

At least a Bachelor degree in Business, Economics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, or other relevant disciplines
Work Experience

A minimum of four years of experience in international development
Demonstrated understanding of enterprise growth and workforce development initiatives
Proven, practical experience with market development approaches
Prior experience with USAID programs preferred
Personal Skills

Ability to work with team members and flexibility to adapt to different work conditions
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
Proven interpersonal and intercultural skills, including flexibility and sensitivity
Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to gender diversity
Physical and Language Skills

Ability to travel and undertake fieldwork in rural contexts
Written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to present coherent and convincing messages to different audiences
Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps
Other Information and Conditions

The position would be the regular employment of iDE Bangladesh
The remuneration package, workdays and deliverables may change based on negotiations with the iDE management
iDE reserves the right to terminate this agreement at any time with the consultation of the employee as per HR policy

Women are actively encouraged to apply.

iDE provides a women-friendly work environment with flexible work arrangements, appropriate skill development opportunities, and good career development potential for high performing individuals. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.

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