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Livelihood Business Development Specialist


Position Title: Business Development Specialist


The Business specialist will be responsible for providing key technical support for the Syrian refugees and affected host community in Jordan. Besides, the Business specialist will help the Livelihood project(s) staff in getting insights about the private sector and entrepreneurial challenges in Jordan and the new technologies that can facilitate wellbeing for the youth in the target locations. The individual will be responsible for helping the refugees and affected host community to improve their economic situation and create the possibility of a better life for their children.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Deliver Technical support to project target group and project team to ensure the availability of the technical capacity

  • Support the Livelihood Advisor or Livelihood Manager in coordinating the capacity building activities all over the livelihoods operations and organize the staff in what is related to the technical capacity

  • Support the quality control means on technical performance provided by the line manager, and ensure the reporting of capacity gaps

  • Gather and report marketplace information, communicate organization message to the communities.

  • Ensure the balance between learning and fulfilling resources through providing clarity about technical services available to project staff

  • Attend and participate in Monthly and annual workshops organized by WV Jordan

  • Perform other duties as required


University diploma related to business administration or marketing


Two years of experience in training or knowledge management

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proven ability and experience in delivering technical services

  • Demonstrated expertise market assessment, market analysis, market research or closely related role.

  • One year of experience in a small or medium enterprise business

  • Experience in organizing training

  • Experience in translation and reporting

  • Fluency in English and Arabic languages

  • Advanced skills of Information technologies (IT) and MS software (Powerpoint, excel, word)

  • Facilitation

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of Jordan’s job market is a plus

  • Experience in working with universities or training providers

  • The position requires being in the field sites 2-3 days a week

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 15% of the time.

  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global