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Challenges Worldwide

Challenges Worldwide

Challenges Worldwide

Challenges Worldwide is an international development charity. We work on behalf of our local partners to match skilled volunteers to assignments in developing countries where their skills are urgen...

Volunteer

Location:
To Be Confirmed, United Kingdom

Posted:
13 Mar 2014

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Employer tags:
Industry:
CSR
Conservation
Development
Energy
Agriculture
Education
Accounting
Professional Services
Financial Services
Charity
Social Enterprise
Consulting
Research
Corporate Finance
Fieldwork
Green
Logistics and Supply Chain
Tech
Higher Education
Marketing and Advertising
Renewables & Environment
Esc Factor:
Entrepreneurial
Exotic
Social Impact
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Overseas Business Mentors

Experienced business professional looking for a new challenge? Use your skills to support businesses & enterprises in low income countries

To Be Confirmed, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Contract / Short-term
Full-time
Level:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial
Exciting Brand
Social Impact
Function:
Accounting
Consulting
Business Development
Strategy
Finance
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We have several new projects in the pipeline for Spring / Summer 2014 which require experienced business professionals.  Although specific details for each project are yet to be confirmed, we’d love to hear from new and old members in our network who are available in the coming months.

Project length

Approximately 3 months (but this will vary from placement to placement)

Job description

We have a variety of upcoming positions to deliver strategic and organisational development inputs in order to help us grow inclusive businesses. We’d be particularly interested to hear from individuals with experience in the agricultural and clean energy sectors.

Each role is specific to the organisation but, in general, our Associates will:

  • Provide overall business advisory services, support and training to the organisation in order to improve business plan and implementation
  • Carry out a general diagnostic of the organisation, with the view of identifying existing and missing business functions and procedures
  • Assist the organisation to identify new potential channels to markets / products / suppliers or to improve access and delivery of existing ones
  • Help the organisation improve internal management systems including financial reporting, recording of sales channels and opportunities, suppliers etc.

Requirements

  • Proven experience in a business/ strategic development role
  • Experience setting and devising objectives, strategies and tasks
  • Experience of providing training
  • Analytical skills with policy development and operational procedure development abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience with donors /fund-raising, or commercial experience working with profit-driven companies would be very desirable
  • Self motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Professional, flexible, resourceful, adaptable, creative and culturally sensitive.
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