National Coordinator, MDP- Skill Development, Market Linkages & Program Support

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National Coordinator, MDP- Skill Development, Market Linkages & Program Support

  • Post Date:October 30, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Experience 5 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Development
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number NR/KBL/08/22/051
    Location Kabul
Job Description

About 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:

This position is to look after Vocational training/skill development, Market Linkages and Program support on procurement, logistics, trainings/workshops/conferences, exposure, etc both at/for national and regional levels.

Duties & Responsibilities:


• Proactively and on need support and initiate Market linkages and promotions of marketable surplus products of the regions, develop market-based information, extension and knowledge for the staff and clients through the regions or directly- identify the product-market mix for different products and develop market linkage plans through different channels like- retail, wholesale, institutional, exhibitions, exports, etc. Support regions on different training leading to design development, sales & marketing, product & market promotions, developing packaging and standardization, etc.










• Support the regions on identification of market led Vocations/skill requirements and facilitate if required training/resource persons, institutions, curriculum etc. Support the regions on job/self-placement of the trainees while advocating for accreditation by the relevant Government department/ministry.• Support on M&E work of MDP internally and develop/produce reports on this information on a regular basis for sharing with relevant quarters.• Support Regions/NPO on procurement and facilitate arrangements and other logistics for exposure, trainings, workshops, conferences/other events and all aspects related to administration.• Support on timely provision of regular relevant data collection, Data analysis, prepare periodical project reports as per donor /AKF requirement.

• Ensure compliance with the requirements of the reporting systems for preparing project reports as per the Donor formats/requirements.

• To carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects AKFs commitment to protecting children in accordance with child safeguarding policy.


• Any other relevant responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

• Travel to AKF program provinces to work with the provincial field staff.

• Attending regional or international workshops or conferences.


• As and when delegated by supervisor.

Job Requirement:


• Minimum Graduate in Economics, Business Administration, International Development or relevant field with 5 years’ experience or master’s in economics, Business Administration, International Development, or relevant field with 2 years’ experience.

• Excellent understanding of skill development [need analysis, trainings], job markets and Market Linkages of VT graduates.

• An ability to organize own workload and work without constant supervision essential.

• Experience of organizing /participating Exhibitions/Fairs for products & services.

• Experiences on facilitating/supporting Vocational Training and job-placement.

• Good in report writing and English Language Skills.

• Experience and/or a good knowledge of M&E.


• Teamwork.

• Diversity and Inclusion.

• Commitment.












• Creativity and Innovation.• Promoting organizational learning and knowledge sharing.• Accountability.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:


Interested applicants should submit their CV along with a cover letter to [email protected] no later than 05 November 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 encouraged to apply.

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

Submission Email:

  [email protected]


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