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Job Position   :   Business Entrepreneur  

Job Location:Kathmandu
No. of Vacancies:1
Job Category:Management / Operations
Job Type:Full Time
Job Level:Senior Level
Educational Qualification:Bachelors’ degree in Tourism, Development Studies, Management or related subject MBA or specialization in Tourism is preferred.
Posted Date:2018-06-11
Expiry Date:2018-06-30 - Expired
Job Description:

The Business Entrepreneur will be focused on leading the launch and management of Fair Trail Himalayas in Nepal and other Himalayan countries.


Organization Profile

Trail Angels GmbH (‘Trail Angels’) is a company, focusing on the development and sustainable management of trails, such as long-distance trekking, hiking or bicycle routes. For this purpose of business, Trail Angels is licensed by trade law as a travel agency and as a consulting agency. To fulfil the vision and mission of the company, Trail Angels has developed, the world´s first online information, booking and management system for trails.

Ennovent GmbH (‘Ennovent’) is a business innovation catalyst for sustainability. We believe sustainable solutions for low-income markets can create long-term business value. We partner with the private, public and third sectors to take novel business ideas to these markets in developing countries. Since 2008, Ennovent has accelerated 160+ innovations in 30 countries through 50 projects.

Trail Angels and Ennovent together as partners are introducing a new venture in the tourism sector (currently called Fair Trail Himalayas) and are looking for a Business Entrepreneur to execute the startup strategy and support the startup’s operation in Nepal.


Position Description

Specific responsibilities related to the Business Entrepreneur include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the developing of the business model and manage the piloting of the business model along with testing of key hypothesis.
  • Provide support in development of the business plan and the implementation strategy.
  • Lead the execution of the implementation strategy helping to achieve scale and profitability.
  • Contribute to the development and establishment of product and service offerings on existing and new trekking routes in line with developed model and strategies.
  • Structure partnership agreements with local travel agencies to aid in the promotion and marketing of the business and enable the growth of business in Nepal.
  • Enlist, certify, and contract local tour operators as per standards set by business partners.
  • Serve as the principal focal point for the entity and represent the entity in various forums and in liaison with concerned stakeholders.
  • Assist in the structuring and registration of a business entity in Nepal.
  • Support the adherence with all regulatory, tax and statutory compliance of Nepal.
  • Develop business systems for strategy, operations, finance, marketing, and sales functions to manage Fair Trails in Nepal together with business partners.
  • Support in the development and implementation of the marketing strategy for the business entity as well as provide support in the development of marketing collaterals and content for relevant websites.
  • Support the management of all temporary and permanent human resources to ensure effective client services and staff satisfaction.
  • Provide any support required for the development of content for the web platform.
  • Support the execution of activities of benefit sharing model of the business entity including training and awareness raising activities along the trails promoted by the business entity.
Job Specifications:


The candidate should possess:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Tourism, Development Studies, Management or related subject MBA or specialisation in Tourism is preferred.
  • 8 years of professional experience with at least 3 years in a leading role in a startup.
  • Experience within the Tourism Industry and preferably experience of management or at strategic level within tourism industry.
  • Must show entrepreneurial aptitude and pattern of significant growth and consistency in prior work experience.
  • Understanding and experience with the policies and procedures, organization and their functions in the tourism industry in Nepal.
  • General knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, accounting and bookkeeping methods.
  • Ability to coordinate and utilise tact and courtesy with industry members, public, and government offices.
  • Strong skills in strategic planning, lean startup and business modelling, financial modelling and business planning for startup.
  • Willingness to navigate uncertainty, ambiguity, and discomfort with perseverance.
  • Ability to coordinate a diverse range of activities.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, discretion and initiative.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Commitment to work for sustainability and enthusiastic to promote tourism in the Himalayas.
  • Willingness to travel to remote locations in Nepal.

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