National Coordinator EI – Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises development (MSME)

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National Coordinator EI – Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises development (MSME)

  • Post Date:September 16, 2022
  • Views 78
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  • Career Level Officer
    Experience 5 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Finance
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number NR/KBL/09/22/065
    Location Kabul
Job Description


Agha Khan Foundation:


The Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of international, private, non-denominational development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the poorest parts of the developing world. The Network’s organizations have individual mandates that range from the fields of health and education to architecture, rural development and promotion of private-sector enterprise and institutions that seek to empower communities and individuals, usually in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities.

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational international development agency established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa. Created as a private, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, it has branches and independent affiliates in 19 countries.

AKF seeks to provide sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill health. In Afghanistan, AKF works with rural communities in mountainous, remote or resource poor areas to improve quality of life in the areas of natural resource management, market development, governance, education, and health.

Job Summary:

Enterprise development contributes significantly to improving income an employment opportunity of communities and is important aspect of economic inclusion. It needs specialized effort in assessment, module development, mentoring, product development, managing enterprises and market linkages for providing technical inputs and facilitation for enabling entrepreneurial environment to individual and group enterprises for utilizing local potential for income and employment opportunities, leading to inclusive economic growth.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Coordination:

a. Coordinate for developing of annual Market assessment in overall target provinces of AKF in Afghanistan and identify the potential enterprises.

b. Coordinate the Enterprise Intervention/Activities under strategic objective of MDP under different grants objectives and build the capacity of technical team for smooth implementation planning, budgeting, facilitating, and monitoring (Enterprises, BMOs, BDSPs, Input suppliers and lead firms).

c. Develop and prepare timely technical reports based on requirement of relevant donor’s objectives from all targets regional offices and keep all the data and records up to date.

d. Coordinate and liaise with the relevant government agencies, donors, and private sectors at national and regional level.

e. Coordinate and liaise with the relevant AKF sectors at national and regional level.

• Technical support:

a. Responsible for developing enterprise training modules on technical, management and financial aspects of selected Value chains.

b. Support regional EI team in facilitating capacity building of enterprises through trainings, exposure visit etc.

c. Support regional EI teams on market linkages, product & market promotions of enterprise supported by regional teams.

d. Contribute to refining enterprise development strategies and operational procedures of MDP.

e. Contribute to Improving the operational systems, processes, and policies for MSMEs.

f. Facilitate the development of new enterprises & the development of their business modelling and planning, focusing on the ones which can fill the gaps in the value chain and create more employment opportunity.

g. Prepare case studies, articles, promotional materials for AKF and its partners (NGOs, business associations, business service providers and lead enterprises).

h. Developed concept for new ideas based on regional requirement and support the team developing of new proposals for new grants relating to MSMEs Developed concept for new ideas based on regional requirement and support the team developing of new proposals for new grants relating to MSMEs.

i. Improve the operational systems and processes of reporting, information flow, project processes and organizational planning for effectively achieving organizations mission.


• Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the coordinator informed of all critical issues.

• Perform any other relevant responsibility assigned by the supervisor.


• As and when assigned by supervisor.






Job Requirement:


• University Degree in Economic, Business, Agro Business, Administration, Marketing and Project Management, or a related discipline. Postgraduate in relevant discipline will be preferred.

• At least 5 years work experience in the enterprise development and promotion with national and international organizations.

• Ability to understand and follow complex dynamics of private sector and enterprise development environment.

• Good verbal and written communication skill in English and national languages.

• Very good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

• Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team to undertake tasks in a fast-paced environment.

• Be able to work under pressure with tight deadline.

• Willing to travel in remote project areas.


• Attention to details

• Communication skill

• Conflict management

• Multitasking

• Flexibility

• Initiative

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul






Submission Guideline:


Interested applicants should submit their CV along with a cover letter to [email protected] no later than 27th September 2022.

Important Notes:

• Please quote the Vacancy Number as the Subject of the e-mail when applying.

• No supporting documents (e.g., diplomas, recommendation letters, identification card(s) etc.) are required at this stage.

• Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

• Salary scale: Grade C based on NTA Salary scale.

Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal opportunity and safeguarding of children, beneficiaries, partners, community members and employees in accordance with AKF(Afg)’s safeguarding policy.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your details and information shared on this advertisement shall remain confidential.

Submission Email:

  [email protected]


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