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Director of Enterprise Development

Director of Enterprise Development


  • Execute on Silatech’s Enterprise strategy and develop/manage the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and budget, and represent progress against these to the executive management team (EMT), the EC/Board and external stakeholders as appropriate
  • Oversee Enterprise BUs existing program portfolio and relationships with over 25 financial institutions, business support intermediaries and youth serving organizations across the region
  • Oversee Enterprise BU’s business development and opportunity identification activities, as well as new program design and structuring as required 
  • Oversee brokering of strategic partnerships (including multilateral/bilateral donor institutions, development financial institutions, international NGOs, foundations and private donors) and develop investment leverage and fund raising opportunities 
  • Oversee country-level enterprise program implementations and cross-BU relationships, including effective co-ordination with country representatives, staff and consultants from other units
  • Actively monitor and manage program quality and performance
  • Ensure effective implementation of Silatech’s KPI framework and other organization-wide policies and procedures within the Enterprise unit
  • Manage narrative, financial and impact reporting to the EMT
  • Line management and ongoing development of a high performing enterprise team, comprised of permanent staff and consultants
  • Public representation on Silatech’s behalf in industry forums and the media, regionally and internationally
  • Thought leadership role in promoting the introduction of new and more effective approaches to enterprise support in the region via various communications channels (publications, articles, blogs etc.)
  • In coordination with the Research and Policy BU, support M&E, research and policy engagements in the enterprise space through engagement with regional policymakers and evaluations of our programmatic impact in partnership with world-class research institutions.

 Qualification required

  • A Bachelor’s and Master’s in fields related to the position’s requirements (e.g. international development, business and economics etc.)
  • A minimum of 10-15 years of international work experience in the fields of enterprise development / youth development / enterprise financing. Preferable to have experience working for large international development organizations (INGOs, UN, etc.) or in a private sector role supporting enterprise development
  • Program and Line Management skills, Thought Leadership, Public Speaking, Networking, Financial Analysis and Deal Structuring, Fundraising, Donor fund management
  • Proficiency in at least two of the MENA regions three working languages (English / Arabic / French). Excellent English writing skills, including experience with the development of proposals/concept notes, project documentation and contractual reviews are essential.

 To Apply

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