Digital Business Sector Manager

Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship  Amman - Jordan  Date Posted: 2021/09/30   Login to Apply


  • Develop the project’s Digital Business Sector strategy and implementation plan in accordance with the POM to support the expansion and access to markets for digital firms including startups, and increase the uptake of and engagement in the gig economy.
  • Develop the application process and manage the selection of eligible beneficiaries, in accordance with the POM, for digital firms and social enterprises and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to benefit from the YTJ project interventions.
  • Mange the relationship with project beneficiaries related to digital business activities, including consistent follow up and reporting on results.
  • Develop and conduct the necessary marketing, outreach, training, capacity building, and support events and mechanisms to provide digital firms and CSOs with guidance on how to benefit from the YTJ project interventions, and on-going support to maximize the beneficiaries’ success rate.
  • Develop and engage in targeted business development activities to identify, assess, and attract local/regional/global digital firms and CSOs partners to widen the base of beneficiaries of the YTJ project interventions.
  • Identify, develop, and manage partnerships with local, regional, and global stakeholders; maintain regular information exchange with them; and establish effective cooperation mechanism.
  • Engage in dialogue at country level with the private sector, government entities, CSOs, financial institutions, multilateral organizations and their networks to increase the effectiveness of YTJ project interventions.
  • Collect knowledge on and keep abreast of relevant current and emerging market trends.
  • Oversee, coordinate and align the contribution of digital firms and CSO partners and assess their deliverables across the lifecycle of their engagement with the YTJ project.
  • Perform day-to-day project management activities, including, but not limited to:
  1. Developing, organizing and keeping project records.
  2. Estimating the resources needed to achieve project goals.
  3. Maintaining overall control of the scope, schedule, tasks and deliverables.
  4. Maintaining effective communication with all project stakeholders.
  5. Managing project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  6. Identifying and managing project dependencies and critical path.
  7. Proactively managing changes in project scope, identifying potential crises, and devising contingency plans.
  8.  Building and developing relationships with project stakeholders, vital to the success of the project.
  9. Developing lessons learned, best practices and tools for project management.
  10. Developing, delivering, and presenting periodic progress reports to project stakeholders.
  11. Assisting the PMU Director and beneficiary institutions with validation and sign-off of project deliverables.
  • Report to the PMU director on a regular basis in accordance with the guidelines on reporting under the sections of financial management, safeguards (ESMF), procurement, and project Monitoring & Evaluation, and formulate policies and planning recommendations.
  • Perform any other task requested by the PMU Director.



Eligibility and Minimum Qualifications

  • Significant prior experience in relevant operations for a minimum of 8 years, including senior leadership and/or management positions for 3 years, with strong working experience in technology related activities.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the Jordanian ICT sector and its role as an engine of growth for the whole economy including familiarity and/or experience in the following areas:
  1. Growth drivers of private enterprise with focus on digital firms.
  2. Digital entrepreneurship.
  3. Gig economy.
  4. Overall demand and supply dynamics of the digital economy.
  5. Business climate in Jordan.
  • Strong expertise in the areas of export support/promotion, local/foreign direct investment attraction, and private sector commercial/economic development.
  • Expertise in collaborating and establishing partnerships with multiple stakeholders in government, private sector, academia, CSOs, and industry associations at local, regional and/or global levels.
  • Good understanding of Jordan’s communities at national, governorate, and local levels.
  • Demonstrated experience and success track record in business development and results achievement.
  • Familiarity with ecosystem building interventions, including access to markets, networks, and funding.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to YTJ objectives.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work under pressure, and within teams to achieve objectives.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills with ability to develop solutions for complex issues.
  • Strong communications and relationship management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills in Arabic and English are required.
  • Willingness to travel.


Education Requirements

  • University Degree in Economics, International Development, Governance, Public Administration, Business Administration, IT, Engineering or another relevant field.
Required Skills
  • Communication Skills and Dealing with Others
  • Digital Strategy and Roadmap
Job Details
  • Location Amman - Jordan
  • Industry
  • Job Type Full-Time
  • Degree Bachelor
  • Experience 8
  • Nationality Unspecified
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