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Regional Enterprise Development Officer

Activation Date: 31 May, 2021   Announced Date: 31 May, 2021   Expire Date: 15 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Balkh
Nationality: National
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per NTA Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: 052/021/HR/WEE-RDP
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Balkh City
Organization: WEE-RDP/MoWA
Years of Experience: Minimum 4 years of experience in Enterprise Develo
Contract Duration: One Year with possibility of extension
Gender: Female
Education: Minimum a Bachelor Degree in Business Management, Commerce, Enterprise Development, Master degree is
Close date: 15 Jun, 2021

About WEE-RDP/MoWA:

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) was established in 2001 under the Bonn Agreement. Until the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, as a government institution for advocacy and coordination, it was dedicated to plan, implement, and monitor programs within its strategic plan and national and international commitments. With the support of the leadership from the GoIRA, other governmental institutions, and non-governmental organizations, particularly, in the past five years, according to its “activities procedure”, it becomes a policy-making ministry and have brought significant changes in the life of Afghan women. 

With the changes in the leadership of the ministry in 2020 and the commitment of the president of the GoIRA, it became an executive institution in addition to policy making. The initial steps to improve the quality and effectively address women’s issues taken to improve its plans and organizational structure through evaluation and consultation with women, domestic and foreign elites considering social, economic, cultural, financial and political aspects. Based on the consultations, a Deputy for Women Economic Empowerment was established in the structure of the Ministry of Women Affairs.

Objectives of the Ministry

The goal(s) of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) are effectiveness and quality in all national and local programs, empowerment of women at national level through, participation, coordination, and evaluation for balanced and effective development with national values.

Women Economic Empowerment-Rural Development Project (WEE-RDP) is a flagship national initiative of the GoIRA and part of the Sustainable Economy Growth pillar of MOWA, which intends to increase social and economic empowerment of rural poor women in selected communities during a five-year project. It would work in 5000 villages in all 34 provinces across Afghanistan in close collaboration with Citizen Charter (CC) and assuring convergence with other MoWA projects, NHLP project of MAIL, Access to Finance project (TUP) of World Bank, etc. The project will work closely work with Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) and other stakeholders from financial sector to promote access to finance in selected rural areas.

Job Description:

  • The Regional Enterprise Development Officer will be responsible for the following but are not limited to:
  • To conduct seminars for encouraging rural Enterprise Groups (EGs) and Producer Associations(PAs) to work together with WEERDP
  • To conduct need assessments for EGs and PAs registered with WEERDP in the respective provinces
  • To coordinate with Technical Assistance (TA) Unit’s District Officers, collect data for their deliverables, make report of their activities to Project Management Office.
  • Verify the activities of TA Unit’s District Officers in the field, assist them in performance and help them in preparing future plans.
  • To conducts soft skills and technical trainings as per the requirements of the rural enterprises on different topics including business administration, inventory management, book keeping and accounting, marketing, promotional materials, product development, production process etc.
  • To organize and conduct workshops and trainings in regards with Islamic banking and its benefits
  • To facilitate required documents and support the rural enterprises in access to finance where available and applicable
  • To facilitate different types of assessment based on the demand of WEERDP and provincial offices
  • To organize and conduct as facilitator the required documents for exposure visits and other capacity building trainings including concept note, terms of references, financial budget etc.
  • To organize exhibitions for the rural enterprises and its required documents
  • To conducts workshops on business plan development for the rural enterprises
  • To develop manuals and training materials for different types of soft and technical trainings
  • To develop strategies, manuals and guidelines for WEERDP as and when required
  • To facilitate and support the rural enterprises with simple technology in closed coordination of WEERDP
  • To formulate and develop business plans for the rural enterprises
  • To conduct baseline studies for the rural EG and PA registered with WEERDP
  • To facilitate and support the rural enterprises with the marketing linkage activities from local to regional and national markets and to facilitate exposure visit for them
  • To develop proper accounting and business management models for the rural EG and PA
  • To facilitate and conduct workshops for the innovation award and its introduction and process; to support the enterprises with the applications, specifications of equipments, and the selection process
  • To develop and analysis potential value chains in the respective provinces and support the actors for their capacity building; and to identify and develop plans for further development of the value chains
  • To prepare inventory management models for the rural enterprises and training them for proper inventories
  • To attend the capacity building session that will be conducted specifically for the interested BDSOs who will become BDSPs
  • To prepare regular reports, success stories, newsletters and other documents like impact analysis, updating MIS database, required by WEERDP and its provincial offices
  • Any other activities as and when assigned by the management of WEERDP, provincial manager and ED Unit manage
  • Specific responsibilities Regional Enterprise Development Officer Officer
  • To develop and finalize the TA Unit guideline based on the experience and available program documents
  • To develop and finalize TA Unit strategies and submit to the ED Unit management
  • To develop and finalize training manual and Modules for the specified capacity building activities
  • To organize and conduct ToT trainings for the district BDSPs on specific topics as per the ToR
  • To assess the performance of the District BDSPs and visiting the EG and PA who have participated in the capacity building sessions
  • To visualize the graphic designs for the manuals and modules for the capacity building activities
  • To develop book of accounts for the registered EG and PA, provide proper training and orientation to the District BDSPS accordingly and publish the book of account if requested by WEERDP management and as per the concept
  • Any other task as assigned by the management of WEERDP

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum a Bachelor Degree in Business Management, Commerce, Enterprise Development, Master degree is preferred;
  • Excellent in English and Pashto/Dari languages

Experience and Abilities

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in Enterprise Development Projects/Programs or and similar activities in Afghanistan.
  • Professionalism – Understanding of Business Management in Afghanistan, Enterprise
  • Capacity Building, Marketing and how to sustain micro, small and medium enterprises.
  • Planning & Organizing – Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
  • Communications – Good communication (spoken and written) skills including ability to explain and present program support services-related information/requirements and prepare written documents/communications in a clear concise style;
  • Teamwork – Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in the organization.
  • Computer Skill – Good computer skill using Word Excel and Internet.

Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through in to [email protected] and CC :[email protected]

While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are short listed you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position , whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced.

NOTE: THIS POSITION IS ONLY FOR FEMALE 

Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (052/021/HR/WEE-RDP/MoWA) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is highly committed to increase women’s participation in government sector therefore women are highly encouraged to apply.

Submission Email:

To: [email protected]: [email protected]

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