Creative Associates InternationalClosing Date : 2020-01-29
Duty Station : Herat, Afghanistan
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Organization: Creative Associates International
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 29 Jan 2020

Category:Programs
Req ID:GENER01866
Posted Date:2019-12-23
Schedule:Full Time
Location:Kabul, Afghanistan AFG

Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Creative is preparing for USAID's upcoming Afghanistan Market Based Jobs for Peace (MJP) project. Creative Associates seeks Technical Assistance Leads for this upcoming USAID-funded economic growth program in Afghanistan focusing on integration of internally displaced people (IDPs), returnees, potentially former militia fighters, women and youth into the economy in rural and peri-urban areas of Afghanistan. The overall goal of the program is to increase jobs for target populations in rural and peri-urban areas.

Job Description:

Creative seeks qualified technical experts in the following areas to serve as full-time, long-term staff:

Trade and Export ExpertTrade and Investment Market Linkage Facilitation ExpertHigh-Value, Non-Agriculture Afghan/South Central Asian Value Chain ExpertEnterprise-level Intervention CoordinatorValue-chain Outreach NetworkerExport-oriented Support Industry ExpertEnterprise Outreach ManagerTechnical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Curriculum ExpertEnterprise Outreach CoordinatorJob Fair / Job Matching Manager Identifies enterprisesCoordinator Follows up with individual job seekersGrant Manager for Rural and Entrepreneurship Training

SME Finance Expert

Ensures the provision of financing from local sources to local enterprisesCoordinates and integrates de-risking inputs from U.S. Government (USG) partnersWhere available, coordinates the provision of USG-provided capital

Monitoring and Evaluation Expert

Reports directly to Chief of Party

Gender and Social Inclusion Experts, including experts in women's economic empowerment

Internally Displaced Population (IDP) and Refugee Expert

Ensures that appropriate targeted demographic groups are targeted for interventions that will result in self-employment or employment

Admin and Finance Manager

Procurement and Contracting Experts
Required Skills & Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Economics, International Development, Business, Public Policy, Human Development, Gender Studies, Agriculture, or related field, advanced degree preferred;

Eight (8) years of experience working in related fields in Afghanistan (preferred);

Experience working with donor-funded programming, USAID preferred;

Fluency in Dari or relevant local language required; and

Fluency in English required.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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