Vice President

  Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI)
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1344
Date Posted:Sep 30, 2019
Reference:VP001
Closing Date:Oct 20, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Female
Functional Area:Business Administration ,Law,Economic Growth
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:4 - 6 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI):

Founded:  

Background:

 

A group of businesswomen realized lack of a platform to specifically serve businesswomen’s needs in the country and the need to do policy advocacy so they collaborated and established Leading Entrepreneurs for Afghanistan’s Development (LEAD). LEAD was established in 2013 and officially launched on January 22, 2014.

LEAD changed to Afghanistan’s Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industries on March 12th, 2017 through the approval of the High Economic Council of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan presided by H.E. the President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

Vision: An Afghanistan in which Afghan women and female entrepreneurs have national and international recognition for their contribution in the sustainable economic development of Afghanistan and unimpeded access to economic opportunity and prosperity.

Mission: AWCCI works to meaningfully represent, advance, and secure Afghan women’s economic interests, nationally and internationally.

Goal: To create a viable business/work environment in the privates sector of Afghanistan for women to participate and contribute the economic development of Afghanistan.

AWCCI conducted its activities towards achieving its goal and fulfilling its mission under two main titles:

-      Unifying Our Voice – activities under this title meant to work with women business owners, increase their awareness and enhance their participation towards the common goal of reflecting concerns and interests of women business owners in the policy making.

-      Let’s Collaborate for a Better Result – activities under this title were conducted with partners within and outside Afghanistan to enhance opportunities for women business owners.

 

The programmatic areas of the AWCCI are as follows:

·        Research (academic and policy related): The objective is to provide data that can be used practically in developing Afghan Government and donor organization polices related to women’s involvement in the Afghan economy

·        Sales support: The objective is to make a tangible impact on women-owned businesses by increasing sales of products, through local and international exhibitions, differentiating Afghan women-made products in international markets, and the promotion of women-made products through the AWCCI’s communications channels

·        Investment support: Mitigate risks and open up opportunities for female investors in the Afghan economy by providing market insights, improving access to finance, and facilitating access to infrastructure

·        Advocacy and raising awareness: The objective is to ensure that the contributions of businesswomen in the Afghan economy are recognized and promoted, and the perspectives of Afghan businesswomen are considered in both Afghan Government and international donor policies and programs

·        Capacity building for both existing and aspired entrepreneurs: The objective is to provide training to Afghan businesswomen and entrepreneurs to increase their knowledge in various subjects related to business. AWCCI has and would like to maintain a A-Z guide for both expansions and start-up in both national languages Dari and Pashto.


Job Summary:

The Vice President will work under the direct leadership and supervision of President. He/She reports to the President on weekly, monthly and yearly basis and have permanent and effective communication with all departments of AWCCI, AWCCI Headqarter, Zone offices in differnet countires, members, government and non government organizations, media and others. The Vice President ensures that information, data and reports from departmnts and other sources are captured, documented, analyzed and reported in a results-based and timely manner. He/ she is the responsible person of the day to day operation of AWCCI after the Secretary General. 


Duties & Responsibilities:

1.     Initiate and draft strategies, policies and procedures, short term, medium and long term for the advancement and long-term sustainability of the organization and effectively control the implementation of the strategies, policies and plans.

2.     Oversee efficient day-to-day operations of the organization and Make sure the management system is based on the world best practice and standards.

3.     Initiate and draft proposals and concept notes for the future activities of the organization and struggle to find financial and technical support for the projects.

4.     Regularly speak to the media and share the activities and plans of the organization with public.

5.     Draft and prepare the strategic and operation plan of the organization, supervise and support the implementation process.

6.     Prepare speeches and presentations for the board members.

7.     Regularly review and update the internal policies and manuals (Admin, Finance, HR, Logistic and other Manuals) of AWCCI and present it to the President and Board. 

8.     Attend the government and non-government organization meetings in cooperation with the secretary general and improve the relationship of AWCCI with government offices, embassies, international organizations and etc.  

9.     Collect, analyze and evaluate the reports submitted by the department directors.

10.   Compile monthly overall activity report including the financial situation for Secretary General.

11.   Prepare frequent meetings to discuss strategy concerning organization development with the Secretary General and other staff.

12.   In case of absence of the President, act as the acting for the President, e.g. representation in board meetings; conduct management meetings, vis-à-vis media, government officials, embassies, and international and other organizations.

13.   Supervise and follow up the implementation of the General Assembly, Board of Directors, Executive Board and Management meetings decisions.

14.   Regularly review and approve the content of the social media and website.

15.   Review the policy commission works and make sure more commissions are established and regularly meet according to the schedule.

16.   Draft and prepare the AWCCI policy papers utilizing the inputs of the members of AWCCI, other similar policies and leadership.

17.   Keep and improve good relations with government and foreign and international agencies

18.   Collaborate with universities to utilize their capacities for business studies and researches.

19.   Mange the staff to operate and maintain update database.

20.   Prepare and package research outcomes for effective information dissemination among relevant target groups and stakeholders.

21.   Represent AWCCI in the meetings of the government, foreign embassies, national and international organizations with regards to the organization activities.

22.   Draft and prepare the AWCCI research documents publishing and sharing with stakeholders.

23.   Perform other duties as may be determined from time to time by the Secretary General, to ensure smooth professional, transparent, and accountable functioning of the organization.


Job Requirement:

1.   At least undergraduate degree in Economics, Business, law and other related fields. Master degree is a plus.

2.   At least 4 years of experience in related fields.

3.   Management experience in a private enterprise or organization is a definite plus.


1.   Outgoing personality.

2.   High creativity in strategy development and problem solving.

3.   Proposal, plan and policy writing skills

4.   High integrity with a reputation above reproach.

5.   Strong ability to motivate and coach both staff and volunteers.

6.   Excellent organizational and communication skills.

7.   Fluent in both national languages Dari and Pashto

8.   Fluent Speaking and Writing in English

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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