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Business Coach (3 Positions)

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Job Description

Job title Business Coach x 3
Location Hargeisa
Reporting to Business Development Specialist
Period August – October 2019


Shaqodoon is an upshot of former “Somali Youth Livelihoods Program” that provided youth living in Somaliland, Puntland, and South-Central Somalia with greater opportunities to access work, training, internship and self-employment opportunities.  Shaqodoon is a Somali word for “jobseeker”.  The organization supports the business community and young entrepreneurs to access employment, internship/apprenticeship, business mentorship, coaching, business development services and access to finance. Its mission is to empower and inspire young people and the MSMEs in Somaliland/Somalia to realize their full potentials and to grow meaningfully.  Shaqodoon also utilizes innovative cell phone and web-based technologies that provide platforms for NGOs, donors, private sector and government to deliver SMS/Voice feedback services to promote accountability, transparency and effective monitoring.

Shaqodoon is seeking an experienced and passionate Business Coach x 3 who will deliver training and coaching for Small and Medium Enterprises.


  • Asses business needs and identify the necessary skills to be provided
  • Submit monthly and quarterly activity/mentoring reports and meeting minutes
  • Provide direct one-on-one coaching and technical assistance to small business.
  • Provide support and training in business plan development, marketing and strategies, financial planning, paper-based recordkeeping, customer care, Business Management, access to finance.
  • Providing expertise and resources starting or growinga business.
  • Guide businesses through application for loans
  • Provide regular reports and updates through varies of channels
  • Participate in organizing and conducting Inspirational sessions for the MSMEs
  • Conduct regular follow ups and record and report both fails and success
  • Gain regular feedback from beneficiaries using SMS/IVR feedback service.
  • Provide one to one coaching and Mentoring.


  • University degree in Business Administration, Economic, Preferred majors include business, marketing and accounting.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in similar role preferably in BusinessDevelopment Consultancy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both in English and Somali.
  • Strong report writing skills is essential
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as MS packages, MS Word and Excel is a must.

Application Process:

  • Interested applicants should submit cover letter and updated CV with three professional references and their contact details on Monday, August19, 2019 via e-mail address:jobs@shaqodoon.org. indicate the title of the position in the subject of your email Business Coach

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