Afghanaid Samangan, Afghanistan
Jan 05, 2018Full time
Job Description:Project“Empowering Afghan Women to Reduce Poverty and Promote Equality” is a four year project implemented with a generous funding from UK Aid Direct (UKAD). The project’s goal is to let women contribute to poverty reduction and gender equality through exercising greater power over their lives and the wellbeing of their families. The project addresses the current gaps in development programming combining income generation for women, promoting women’s engagement in community governance, and raising awareness of family planning and early marriage. It targets 10,500 women in Aybak and Hazrat-i-Sultan districts in Samangan province and Lal Wa Sarjangal district in Ghor province. The project is designed as an innovative and multi-faceted approach to leverage the transformative impact of women’s economic empowerment in the household and community in order to improve women’s access to their rights in other aspects of their lives, contributing to poverty reduction and the promotion of equality. Job profile Planning and implementation of enterprise project interventions; providing enterprise and marketing trainings, expertise, guidance and support to the project beneficiaries and savings groups. Responsibilities Planning, developing and implementing an appropriate enterprise programme in the selected areas of the respective province in a professional and timely manner. Ensuring that the project enterprise programme is implemented in accordance with Afghanaid standards, policies, and procedures and that commitments to the donor, communities and other programme partners are fulfilled in a professional and timely manner. Coordinating and communicating with other team members and continuous liaison with provincial stakeholders regarding enterprise-related project progress or other related issues. Representing Afghanaid at external forums and promote its work among line departments and NGOs working in the respective province. Specific duties Implementation of enterprise interventions in the selected areas of the respective province to a high quality ensuring that project targets and contractual obligations are being met. Ensure that the implemented activities are technically sound, cost-effective and relevant to the target beneficiaries needs. Conduct training needs assessments of project participants and supervise the designing and organizing of training programs to address the identified training needs, prepare training assessment reports. Building the capacity of project participants in enterprise development, marketing, savings groups management, financial management, soft skills and other topics based on requirements (value chain analysis, market assessment, business management skills, feasibility study etc.) and the provision of technical support Create and promote savings, entrepreneurial and joint production culture among the women for increased income generation at household and at community level Provide support to the project participants in linking their respective groups to markets and build the leadership capacity of their leaders. Assist the groups in effectively managing their savings; monitor savings groups, individual grantees and loan activities and document the experiences. Monitor all production support activities and make recommendations for modification, improvement or the introduction of new activities. Working with the communities to identify and establish markets for micro and small scale enterprise products. Organize exchange visits of entrepreneurs and saving group members and establish linkages with MFIs, market players, suppliers and service providers. Organize exhibitions of the produced products at the district, provincial and national level. Facilitate the distribution of project materials to Saving Groups. Advise and assist the Project Manager and Project Coordinator in designing, developing and monitoring the enterprise implementation plan. Prepare monthly reports. Contribute to the preparation of quarterly and annual project work plans and budgets and assist the Project Manager and Project Coordinators in budget tracking and analysis as necessary. Work closely with the project team to foster communication, collaboration and harmony within the team and promote individual and collective commitment to enterprise sector implementation quality. Liaise with other projects/programs operating in the enterprise development and livelihoods sector in the target districts to identify and taking account of development activities currently being undertaken or being developed in these sectors by the other NGOs/departments. Ensure a good working relationship with relevant government departments and administration. Facilitate visits of any internal or external stakeholders to monitor the project implementation in close coordination with the provincial team. Support the M&E Officer in collecting case studies, success stories and data. Keep appropriate records for collecting the evidence of project implementation: attendance sheets, distribution lists, training needs assessment records, pre-, post-tests, etc. Support any surveys conducted by head office staff. Supervise the vocational trainers. Perform any other related duties as required.