Programme Coordinator (SHGs, Rural Enterprise, Microfinance)

  Afghanaid
  Afghanistan Unspecified 216
Date Posted:Feb 2, 2010
Reference:VA-2010-007
Closing Date:Feb 15, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:General
Nationality:International
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Afghanaid:

 

Job Summary:

The Role: Under the direct leadership of Provincial Programme Manager, and in functional line of national level sector team, the Programme Coordinator (Self Help Groups, Rural Enterprise, Microfinance) for Ghor province will be responsible for impact oriented delivery of Afghanaid’s vision to create enabling environment for poor rural women and men to become economically empowered with sustainable institutions and systems put in place for groups savings and internal lending, links with markets and micro-credit institutions established, and feasibility of sub-sectors for enterprise engagement informing choices made by, existing and potential, rural women and men producers and entrepreneurs resulting in to improved household food security, cash income, and overall well being status of the family and communities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Role: Under the direct leadership of Provincial Programme Manager, and in functional line of national level sector team, the Programme Coordinator (Self Help Groups, Rural Enterprise, Microfinance) for Ghor province will be responsible for impact oriented delivery of Afghanaid’s vision to create enabling environment for poor rural women and men to become economically empowered with sustainable institutions and systems put in place for groups savings and internal lending, links with markets and micro-credit institutions established, and feasibility of sub-sectors for enterprise engagement informing choices made by, existing and potential, rural women and men producers and entrepreneurs resulting in to improved household food security, cash income, and overall well being status of the family and communities.

Job Requirement:

Competencies and Skills: You will need a bachelor’s degree or a diploma or long-term training in a relevant discipline (preferably in development, business management, micro-finance). Master’s degree in the relevant subject will be desirable. You will bring an excellent knowledge and established experience of having successfully delivered grassroots based programming, particularly with rights-based approach, using PRA, and with social transformation models of development. You will have worked with formation of village groups of women and men for savings and internal lending purposes on sustainable basis; supporting these groups in developing their institutional capacities in BDS including conducting market feasibility and value chain analysis to select sub-sectors, facilitating grassroots institutions of producers and entrepreneurs to federate and cluster, and will have experience of fostering their linkages with traders, micro-credit facilities and markets. You will have demonstrative evidence of having worked closely with traditional leadership and local government, and of having influenced them to protect rights of poor, vulnerable and women. You must have experience of capacity building initiatives in this sector of work for literate and non-literate groups of women and men, with a large national or international NGO known for its work in promoting rural economic empowerment through enterprise development. You will have good understanding of AREDP and other similar national level government and large donors programme in this sector implemented in Ghor province. The post requires ability to deal with challenging work situations; and willingness to travel, live and work in districts of Ghor, particularly in Lal wa Sarjangle. It is desirable for you to have good communication skills in English, local languages (Pashtu and Dari), and computer literacy in word processing, excel, and databases to track and monitor programme outputs, particularly capital growth. You will need good monitoring and report writing skills. The post also demands personal integrity, self motivation and knowledge of your strengths and weaknesses.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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