|Date Posted:||Jul 27, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Aug 1, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||M & E|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableUSD|
|Years of Experience:||2 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||No|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
USAIDâ€™s Afghanistan Small and Medium Enterprise Development (ASMED) project is a five-year development assistance program that seeks to create economic growth through the improvement of private sector productivity. ASMED focuses on five main economic development activities in order to strengthen economic growth led by a thriving, licit Afghan private sector: 1) Gathering, analyzing and disseminating market information; 2) Developing dynamic Business Development Services (BDS) providers; 3) Strengthening and increasing the numbers of business associations; 4) Creating public-private sector alliances; and 5) Building the capacity of an Afghan private sector workforce.
USAIDâ€™s Afghanistan Small and Medium Enterprise Development (ASMED) project seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) Assistant for its Kandahar office. The primary goal of the ASMED program is to eliminate non-governmental barriers to running and establishing a business in Afghanistan. It will do this by helping to rebuild the production capacity that has suffered over the last three decades by restoring and creating linkages to markets and building institutions and services required for the private sector to grow. This is a five-year, on-going project, which began November 2006.
The ASMED project has a complex Performance Management Plan that requires collecting large amounts of data. The project needs a full-time staff member to help collect and enter data from registration forms received into TAMIS, and to assist with conducting surveys and entering that data into Excel.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will be responsible primarily for accurately entering data into TAMIS and Excel.
â€¢Enter all enterprise, association and BSP registration forms into TAMIS and all survey data in to survey spreadsheets
â€¢Verify collected data through phone calls
â€¢Work with project staff on completing registration forms for all activities/trainings
â€¢Assist the M and E Coordinator to keep files organized
â€¢Perform other tasks as needed
â€¢University graduates preferred
â€¢Excellent English language skills (both written and spoken)
â€¢Preferably Dari and Pashto fluency
â€¢Computer literate with Microsoft Office
â€¢Able to pay close attention to detail