Position Title : Value Chain Director - Market Systems
Project Name : Afghanistan Value Chains - Livestock (AVC-L)
Position Type : Long term
Location : Kabul, Afghanistan
Reports to : Chief of Party
Project Background :
Afghanistan Value Chains Livestock (AVC-L), a USAID-funded program implemented by DAI Global, LLC (DAI) supports the expansion of sustainable agriculture-led economic growth across Afghanistan.
AVC-L achieves this goal through the support of anchor firms in the dairy, poultry, red meat, honey, and animal fiber value chains.
AVC-L partners with and supports anchor firms through a market systems development approach implemented through Deal Notes’ which are co-designed agreements that respond to critical constraints while driving project outcomes.
In implementing Deal Notes, AVC-L works almost exclusively with agribusinesses to increase sales, investment, and productivity, among other key indicators.
The growth of the anchor firms promotes the efficiency, profitability, and strengthening of the livestock value chain with a direct and positive impact on rural economies, households, and livelihoods.
The AVC-L program focuses its interventions on key value chain leverage points, such as input suppliers or traders linked to large wholesalers, processors, and farmer associations.
In doing so, AVC-L will accomplish the following fundamental objectives :
The Kabul-based Value Chain Director will provide technical support and oversight required to fully implement key market systems activities for the project.
The Value Chain Director will be expected to travel throughout the country, interact regularly with the project team, USAID mission staff, government officials, anchor firms, and other local stakeholders.
Responsibilities and Key Tasks :
Supports the COP in achieving project goals by providing technical support in key areas of AVC-Livestock project’s market systems approach implementation.
Technical and Programmatic Leadership :
Other Related Tasks :
Conditions of Work Requirements :
Work and living facilities are in high security zones with frequent security drills and protocols and limited access to medical facilities.
General work environment and living quarters requires ability to walk numerous flights of stairs on a daily basis. Security protocols require the individual in this position to be able to quickly climb multiple flights of stairs while wearing 30 lbs.
of personal protective equipment, walk swiftly or run across uneven terrain without assistance, and enter and exit project vehicles without assistance.
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