|Date Posted:||Feb 25, 2020||Work Type:||Full-Time|
|Closing Date:||Feb 29, 2020||Gender:||Any|
|Number of Vacancies:||1||Nationality:||Afghan|
|Functional Area:||Any||Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Salary Range:||Organization Salary Scale||Extension Possibility:||No|
|Contract Duration:||18 months||Required Languages:||English & pashto, Dari|
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.
- 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.
AWCCI has launched Bibi Khadija Marketing and Environment Revolving Fund using the Small Grants Program by UNDP for women to have easy and no-interest loan for environmental protection and conservation by women businesses.
M & E Position Description
Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI) is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist for an eighteen-month full-time engagement of a US-government funded project. The project promotes women’s economic empowerment in Afghanistan by improving the enabling environment for women in business in Afghanistan. Using its successful Women’s Business Agendas (WBA) project model, CIPE will work with stakeholders in country to review the enabling environment for women in business, research and complete recommendations to advocate with legislative and executive bodies as well as other regulatory bodies. The project will establish a Women’s Business Resource Center (WBRC) where women can go to receive training, information, and connections to business opportunities. The WBRC will be managed by the Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI).
The specialist will gather and analyze data according to the project’s monitoring plan to produce quarterly monitoring reports that demonstrate the project’s progress towards its objectives. S/he will track and record the development and rollout of the Women’s Business Agenda (WBA) through the engagement of the private and public sectors, as well as the impact on regulation, legislation, or social context of women enabled in the economy. S/he will work with AWCCI to develop data collection and tracking systems for the WBRC according to the project’s M&E plan and needs of the AWCCI management. Ensuring successful data collection and monitoring of the project will help improve CIPE’s overarching strategy for women’s economic empowerment.
The consultancy is available immediately. The anticipated level of effort is one-two weeks per month, which may be higher or lower depending on the timeline of project activities. CIPE will complete a project orientation with the successful candidate, including training on CIPE M&E systems and standards as well as drafted data collection and reporting tools.
Duties and responsibilities
- Manage project data collection through surveys, questionnaires, phone interviews and other activities as directed by the Country Director and guided by CIPE’s M&E Team
- Aid local staff in preparing monthly written narrative report to CIPE’s CWEE Team by providing status of data collection, and reporting on project results.
- Maintain M&E database for reporting
- Monitor and report on progress and results of both the WBRC and WBA by observing project activities, formally and informally interviewing participants and stakeholders, and observing media and government/legislative news; translate and submit media stories to the Country Director for monthly reporting
- Contributes to general monitoring, evaluation and learning processes, activities and products during the start-up and implementation phases in accordance with M&E plans and indicator matrices.
- Ensures safe and secure storage of data and transmission to CIPE.
- Author success stories for CIPE’s Development Blog, Facebook Page, Twitter and other social media outlets.
- Manage project photo and video collection, documenting project activities and successes.
Minimum qualifications include:
- At least five years of experience with data collection, such as conducting surveys, focus groups and key informant interviews;
- Demonstrated experience in program monitoring and evaluation;
- Knowledge of political and economic dynamics of Afghanistan;
- Proficiency in spoken (language) and written English;
- Effective interpersonal and teamwork skills and the ability to work independently, and as part of a small team;
- Effective written and oral communication skills;
- Strong organization skills and a high level of attention to detail;
- Commitment to ethical and professional standards of research and evaluation;
- Commitment to free market principles and the democratic ideals of freedom, equality, inclusion, participation, prosperity, and growth;
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word;
Other desired qualifications include:
- Experience monitoring and evaluating US or other foreign funded projects;
- Demonstrated understandings of public-private partnership models and mechanisms;
- Excellence in writing, reporting, and English composition;
- Demonstrated competency in standard Windows-based office software;
Please send your resume at [email protected] and mark the subject with the position applied for. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Note: please sent your resume till Feb 29, 2020.