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Job Details

Job Announcement

DACAAR invites applications from suitable candidates for the following position:

Job Title:

Small Skill Enterprises Development (SSED) Senior Officer

Vacancy Number:





Programm/ Operation Sub Department

Duty station:

Kabul Main Office, with regular travel to rural areas in Afghanistan.

Required number:

One (1)






PS-A1, USD (859) including Government Tax

Opening Date:


Closing Date:


Organization Background:

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 900 staff of whom 5 are expatriates. Core thematic areas are: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Natural Resource Management; Small Scale Enterprise Development; Women’s Empowerment.

Position Description:

The point of departure will be the Program Framework Document (2017-2020) and donor-funded projects implemented to date concerning Producers Associations, Vocational skills training program, Women’s Resource Centers (WRCs), The following documents provide background information:  Position Paper on small scale enterprise development, as well as the SSED Senior Officer, Operation Manager and Deputy director/Head of Program, who will provide introduction to DACAAR’s programmes, structures, policies, procedures and culture


Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

Following are the main tasks but not limited to:

  • Following DACAAR all SSED activities in the field and regular monitoring of the planned activities in all DACAAR covered regions under program department.
  • Contribute and follow implementation of the detailed yearly and monthly action plans for SSED, with detailed timelines, indicators and resource recommendations.
  • Conduct specific trainings and workshops to develop the capacity of SSED,NRM and WE relevant staff in the regional level.
  • Conduct market surveys in target districts of the relevant region 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 VT program graduates, 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 TAALIM Project Manager 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.
  • Collect required data from the field when needed for donor quarter, semiannual and annual report.
  • Make sure that SSED relevant budget lines spend properly and no under and over spend.
  • Support project manager whenever preparing donor proposal.
  • Any other task assign by supervisor.
  • The SSED Senior Officer will also:
  • Undergo ongoing coaching from the TAALIM Project Manager in both practical and analytical aspects of the work.

Education/ Qualification and Employment Benefits 

Education:Bachelor degree in Economics,(BBA) Bachelor in Business Administration or social science master degree is preferable

Experience: least 2 years of relevant experience in SSED development with a donor-funded or NGO program in Afghanistan.

Other qualifications’ an advantage:

·  Knowledge of SSED development projects managements and implementation in Afghanistan.

·  Experience working with governmental and non-governmental organizations in Afghanistan.

·  Experience and skills in training and transfer of knowledge (mentorship area).

·  Ability to plan and organize own work, deliver results and meet deadlines.

·  Ability to work effectively within a team, supporting others, and fostering a positive team environment.

·  Commitment to continual improvement of knowledge, skills and abilities.

·  Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·  Preference for candidates with small scale enterprises development projects experience.

  • Excellent Working knowledge

Languages:Pashto/Dari & English

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)/ month.

Procedure for submission of applications: 

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a DACAAR Job Application Form along with introduction letter and CV online to or a Hard copy to HR Department in DACAAR main office Kabul.

Important Note:

·  Applications without DACAAR Job Application Form and vacancy number 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
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