Business Development and Matchmaking Associate

Building Markets İstanbul
Business Development Assistant
Üniversite
Tam Zamanlı 1-3
Arapça (C2, Level 6, Advanced),İngilizce (C2, Level 6, Advanced),Türkçe (C2, Level 6, Advanced)
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İlan Detayları

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis and the position will be closed once the appropriate candidate is found. The expected start date for the position is 1 June 2021.

Who We Are

Building Markets is an award-winning non-profit organization that creates jobs and encourages economic growth by finding, building and connecting competitive local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to supply chains and investment. We have built a network of more than 24,000 verified SMEs, assisted them in winning over $1.3 billion in contracts, and helped create over 70,000 jobs in countries such as Afghanistan, Haiti, Liberia, Mozambique, and Timor-Leste. Building Markets is headquartered in New York City and currently operates programs in Jordan, Myanmar, and Turkey. For more information, visit www.buildingmarkets.org.

 

Background

As a part of its continued response effort to the Syrian crisis, Building Markets has established a program in Turkey to improve socio-economic cohesion and resilience among refugee and host communities through increased access to job, business, and investment opportunities. This includes a survey of Turkey-based enterprises, to help international organizations identify capable local partners, and a targeted training and capacity building program to grow local expertise. Building Markets seeks to continue to develop its programmatic priorities in Turkey by bringing greater visibility and providing tailored services to Syrian and other refugee-owned, as well as host community, enterprises in Turkey. 


Reports to: Program Services Manager

 

Position

The Business Development Associate- Matchmaking Platform plays an important support role for Building Markets’ business development and matchmaking services. Specifically, this includes:

  • Supporting the development of new and audit of existing business profiles on Building Markets’ Matchmaking Platform, including the creation of business bios, data checks, and revisions for clarity and marketability;

  • Sharing online profiles with businesses and engaging them on Building Markets’ Matchmaking Platform; 

  • Translation of business profiles into Arabic and Turkish;

  • Following-up with clients via phone, email, and over WhatsApp;

  • Assisting the Program Services Manager on other aspects of the program, as needed; and

  • Being part of a positive team environment.

 

Qualifications

  • University degree in a relevant field and/or secondary school certificate and relevant professional experience;

  • Fluency in English, and Arabic, and Turkish;

  • Work authorization in Turkey; 

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to making sure details correct, including managing data on client interactions;

  • Extroverted personality who enjoys outreach and interacting with a range of clients; 

  • Motivated to promote private sector development and support refugee communities in Turkey;

  • Fast learner with a resourceful and flexible disposition;

  • Good written and oral communication skills across diverse cultures;

  • Unintimidated by technology and comfortable using Google Drive, Excel, and online databases and resources (experience with Wordpress a plus); 

  • Experience with customer service; and

  • Experience in communications and marketing a plus.

Building Markets

Founded in 2004, Building Markets is an award-winning nonprofit that creates jobs and encourages economic growth in crisis-affected countries by connecting competitive local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to supply chains and investment. Through this approach, the organization has built a network of more than 25,000 verified SMEs, assisted them in winning over $1.3 billion in contracts, and helped create over 70,000 jobs in countries like Afghanistan, Haiti, Timor-Leste, and Liberia. Building Markets is headquartered in New York City and currently operates programs in Jordan, Myanmar and Turkey. For more information, please visit www.buildingmarkets.org and https://entrepreneurs.buildingmarkets.org.

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