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Small Skill Enterprises Development (SSED) Officer



-DACAAR is a non governmental, humanitarian organization that supports sustainable development in Afghanistan through promoting the ability of local communities to decide upon and manage their own development process. The organisation employs around 600 staff of whom 05 are expatriates. Core thematic areas are: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Natural Resource Management; Small Scale Enterprise Development; Women’s Empowerment.

Job Summary

The Officer - SSED will play an active role in the targeted communities to build understanding and support for the SSED and WE project intervention, working in close collaboration with the field Coordinator and regional Manager.

The primary responsibility is to mobilize the target communities, build capacity through regular counseling, collection of community mobilization and training data, and most particularly to facilitate a broader appreciation of Enterprise activities in the job market. The Officer - SSED will support in trainee selection, data collection/analysis, quality of training and reports.

Job Details

Date Posted: 17 Nov 2016 Reference: PS025/2016
Closing Date: 17 Dec 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Economic Growth Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 445 to 445 USD
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• Following DACAAR/SSED activities in the field and regular monitoring of the planned activities in all DACAAR covered regions.
• Contribute and follow implementation of the detailed yearly and monthly action plans for SSED, with detailed timelines, indicators and resource recommendations.
• Draft the business plans of income generating activities for women’s resource, producer associations and small scale enterprises.
• Conduct specific trainings and workshops to develop the capacity of SSED and WE relevant staff in the regional level.
• Conduct market surveys in target districts of the country where SSED activities are being implemented.
• Follow up on the established business and report on the income of the businesses to compare income and expenditures.
• Build capacity of women’s resource centres, producer association’s members in creating market linkages for their income generating activities.
• Provide feedback on vocational training syllabus and toolkits being provided to the most disadvantaged beneficiaries and groups.
• Support the SSED Specialist in networking with other NGOs and Government departments when representing DACAAR in external meetings.
• Regularly visiting field activities and provide on the spot support to SSED staff in the field.
• Carry out any other relevant task given by the superior.
• The SSED Officer will also:
• Undergo ongoing coaching from the SSED Specialist in both practical and analytical aspects of the work with a plan for eventual takeover of full responsibilities from the SSED Specialist in the future.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


• Knowledge of SSED development projects managements and implementation in Afghanistan.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Education/ Qualification and Employment Benefits

Education: Bachelor Degree in Economic or Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) is required.

Experience: Three years of relevant experience in SSED development with a donor-fundded or NGO program in Afghanistan.

Other qualifications’ an advantage:
• Knowledge of SSED development projects managements and implementation in Afghanistan.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Languages: Excellent working knowledge of (English, Dari, Pashto)

Employment benefits:
• Good training opportunities to enhance employees’ skills
• Severance pay: one month salary per year of service
• 24 days of paid annual leave per year
• 10 days of paid sick leave per year
• 2 days weekend
• 30 days of paid Hajj leave (after the completion of one year service)
• 90 days of paid maternity leave for female employees(after the completion of three months service)
• 5 days of paid paternity leave for male employees(after the completion of three months service)
• 15 days of public holidays per year
• Transportation Allowance AFN (1500)

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)


Bachelors Degree, Economic Growth

Submission Guideline

Procedure for submission of applications:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a DACAAR Job Application Form along with introduction letter and CV online to below mentioned email address or a Hard copy to HR Department in DACAAR main office Kabul.
Important Note:
• Applications without DACAAR Job Application Form will not be considered.
• DACAAR job application form can be obtained from; DACAAR website, acbar website; website / and DACAAR Main Office kabul.
• Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted and called for the written test/ interview.
• The salary would be paid in AFN according to the actual exchange rate.

DACAAR is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the society. While all applicants will be strictly assessed on their individual merit, qualified women, people with disabilities and members of minority communities are especially encouraged to apply.
Kabul Office Address:
DACAAR, Main Office, Paikob-e-Naswar, Wazirabad, Kabul, Afghanistan
Postal address: Central P.O. Box 208, Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone: (+93) 0202230752/ (+93) 0202230753
Web site:

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