Agro-business and Value Chain Specialist (Kunduz, Afghanistan) 50 views

Job Description

Brief description, The proposed action, Advancing Women-led Agro-Businesses to Reach Economic Empowerment (AWARE), aims to develop the agriculture sector’s potential to generate better quality employment opportunities for women, building on interventions and strategies proven effective in Afghanistan and globally. AWARE’s Overall Objective is to contribute to the Women’s Economic Empowerment National Priority Programme (WEE-NPP) by advancing Afghan women’s economic capacity and maximizing their contribution to growth and poverty reduction. 

Agro-business and Value Chain Specialist Duties but not limited to:

  • Directly reports to Project Manager and provides technical expertise to Project Manager and Value Chain Officers.  Provides necessary instructions and expertise in areas like cash grants, Self-help Groups (SHGs), agribusinesses, enhanced agricultural production, pre- and post-harvest handling, storage, processing, improved food safety and security, improved market linkages, business development and marketing strategies and linkages.  Develops innovative mechanisms and approaches for improving the income and economic stability of the targeted new and existing women-led Agro-businesses.  Identify and disseminate information and knowledge on new market opportunities with the Project Manager and Value Chain Officers as a result of research conducted in the market.   Develops marketing and business strategies, modules and approaches to establish linkage between the project’s beneficiaries with other community producer groups, cooperatives, associations, companies, businesses and other intermediaries by introducing processing, marketing, packaging and selling tips and techniques.  He/she shall be supporting the new and existing women-led agro-businesses to get registered as legal associations or unions in MAIL or other relevant authorities.  He / she will be facilitating and supporting the procurement and logistic staff of the project and organization in purchasing inputs and equipment necessary for the project when and where required. He / she will be participating in all value chain and agriculture-related meetings conducted at the provincial level and will be representing AWARE Project’s deliverables therein. He / She will be conducting ToT and other capacity-building training and guidelines for the Value Chain Officers, life skills trainers and community mobilizers in areas where he / she deems it necessary and essential. He / she will be submitting weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual or any other schedule defined by the Project Manager and Consortium Lead on regular basis. Sharing the learning of the project’s activities with other consortium members.  To provide full support to the project’s team in providing insights, instructions and guidelines when necessary as per his / her findings from the project’s operations for improving and enhancing the project’s delivery. And other duty assigned by Project Manager and MEAL Manager.


NSDO is a development, advocacy, and humanitarian organization established in 2011 and registered with the Ministry of Economy, Government of Afghanistan. NSDO is based in Kabul, with programming hubs across the north and northeastern provinces of the country. NSDO strives to empower the vulnerable and marginalized communities suffering from the impacts of war, natural calamities, poverty, and injustice. Additionally, NSDO is also working on the idea of integrated development, which encompasses socio-economic, cultural and good governance. Community Empowerment is the core to NSDO’s strategy to engage with grass-root groups and communities to address the root causes of poverty, inequalities and injustice.

Job Requirements

  • Best oral and written communication skills in English and local languages Possessing Bachelor or Master Degrees in Agriculture and Horticulture-related fields of activities Enjoying 5 to 7 years of relevant working experience Having full knowledge of cultural and religious sensitivities and values Compliance and adherence to all the organizational rules and regulations Be morally and disciplinary fit for the job. Having good knowledge and skills in computer particularly MS Word and MS PowerPoint Be able to work under pressure Be able to present a previous job’s sample of works

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Minimum 3 years of work experience in related filled with Master degree and 5 years of work experience with bachelor degree with national or international NGOs


One year + extendable


As per the Organization’s Salary Scale

Submission Guideline

Applicants are required to submit their Cover Letter and CVs (in one document) to no later than the closing date mentioned as above and please mention the position title as well as the vacancy number in the subject of their emails. For example, applicant or candidate may write the position title first and the vacancy number subsequently as follows: Agro-business and Value Chain Specialist– Vacancy No. NSDO-14-2022.
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