Entrepreneurship specialist

Vacancy Number:Cap-018/130618
Title: Entrepreneurship specialist
Duration:11 Months (extendable)
Exp.: 2018-06-21-(8 Months Ago)
Jobs no:1
Salary:ACTED salary scale


Organization: ACTED | About ACTED
City: Nangarhar
Country: AF


Education:• Minimum completed Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Work Experience:• Minimum of 5 of professional experience in Years

Academic Qualifications:

Minimum completed Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.


Years of experience:

Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the field of vocational education training and/or employment (with a Bachelor degree or 3 years with a Master degree).

Experience in at least one (1) projects as an expert in the field of enterprise development.



Fluency in Pashto required

Strong proficiency is oral and written Dari and English is required.

Duties & Responsibilities


The Entrepreneurship specialist will be supporting the conduction of market assessment in Nangarhar province  and facilitate job placement in waged employment or support self-employment start-up to training graduates to not less than 480 job-seekers graduated from vocational trainings.

Project Background:

Targeting the Eastern province of Nangarhar ACTED will support employment-creation by providing vocational trainings to returnees and host communities in the wake of the massive and ongoing return of Afghan people from Pakistan. The memorandum of Understanding that allows Afghan refugees to stay in Pakistan expires at the end of 2018. In consequence a potentially large-scale influx of returnees is expected. Returnees experience high levels of socio-economic vulnerability including restricted access to basic services and employment opportunities. Nangarhar Province already hosts the single largest returnee community in Afghanistan. The existing strain on public service delivery and livelihoods potential in Nangarhar will be exacerbated by a sudden influx of returnees from neighboring Pakistan which will result in increased hardship for both returnees and receiving communities.

For the duration of 11 months the project focuses on two major goals:


Provide Returnees and other target populations’ with vocational skills and employability through VT course


Facilitate placement in waged employment or support self-employment start-up to training graduates.



Planning coordination and management:

in cooperation with Project Manager/Team Leader prepare weekly and monthly work plans including detailed training plans


Conduction of market assessment and confirmation of training curricula

Conduction of a market and labour assessment to identify main gaps and skills required by the local market

Together with the Labour market placement specialist establish direct cooperation with potential employers that are seeking to hire training graduates in the disciplines for which they have received training


Facilitate job placement or self-employment start-up for training graduates.

provide job-placement or self-employment start-up support to all graduates of the vocational training programme.

Together with the Labour market placement specialist provide training to the prospective employees on interview skills and techniques

Together with the Labour market placement specialist provide placement counselling services for the benefit of the employees and employers

keeping track of the training records – attendance sheets score tests/results

preparation of the trainings – stationery necessary material venue contacting beneficiaries

cooperative members arranging transportation for ACTED staff


Quality Control

Coordinate with AME teams on preparing pre and post KAP surveys

Submission Guideline

Please indicate the position title (Entrepreneurship specialist & Vacancy Number Cap-018/130618) you are applying in subject of the email Otherwise your application will not be considered.

Applications in English should include a resume a cover letter and three references (No certificates attached) and be submitted no later than 21-June-2018 to the following address:

ACTED Kabul office

Turabaz khan Square Qudart Center Shahr-e-Naw Kabul– Afghanistan

E-Mail: [email protected]

NOTE: Only qualified candidates will be Short-listed

Email: [email protected]