Position Summary: RI is currently expanding its development portfolio in Afghanistan, focusing on the broad based job creation in fragile contexts. To this end, RI has developed a concept which seeks to increase jobs, income and exports for Afghan micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Contingent upon funding opportunities, RI is seeking a consultant to further develop this concept into a fully-fledged proposal, working in collaboration with a range of partners (civil society, private sector, government). The consultant will play a leading role in ensuring the proposal aligns with donor interests, responds to the economic development strategies of the Afghan government and, most importantly, addresses the challenges and opportunities faced by local Afghan MSMEs in rural contexts.
Reports to: Asia Regional Program Development Manager
Timeframe of consultancy: 20 days, throughout January 2018. NB: This can be spent partly or wholly in Kabul.