Economic Development Specialist

Economic Development Specialist

Job Information:

Job Category: Economic   
Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Economics or Business
Vacancy Number: HiH-AF 002/20
Position Title: Economic Development Specialist
Organization: Hand in Hand Afghanistan
Duty Station: Pul e Khomri
Duration: Project Base (3 years)
Gender: Female & Male
Salary Range: Competitive
Announcing Date: May 21, 2020
Closing Date: June 10, 2020
Nationality: Afghan
Number of Position: One
Job Status: Interviewing
Job Type: Full Time 07:30 AM – 04:30 PM
Experience: Six years’ work experience


Hand in Hand Afghanistan (HiH Af) is a not-for-profit organization based in Afghanistan. It started operations in 2007. HiH Af is part of the international Hand in Hand (HiH Int’l) network of independent organizations, working together towards a shared vision to alleviate poverty through job creation. The overall Hand in Hand mission is to promote the economic and social empowerment of women, by supporting the creation of sustainable enterprises, improved livelihoods and jobs.

The Hand in Hand Afghanistan currently implementing projects in north of Afghanistan funded by DFID, European Commission, USADI, CAFOD, UNWFP, GIZ, Australian Aid,  Hilti Foundation, SIDA,  MISEREOR and Hand in Hand – International through its main office in Kabul and regional office in Mazar e Sharif – Balkh province.




HiH-Afghanistan is sourcing qualified candidates for the position of Economic Development Specialist with relevant experience in economic development, small and medium enterprise development, product development, marketing, and market linkages.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares market assessments for SME support, business startup, planning, operations, growth and expansion
  2. Consult business owners in the city of Puli Khumri on the challenges, opportunities and solutions that exist in different sectors.
  3. Design modular competency-based training materials and provide technical training sessions to business owners.
  4. Provides support to local businesses to create sectoral level priorities.
  5. Provides support, guidance and encouragement to participants, as needed, so they may achieve their training and placement targets.

Job Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Economics or Business Administration
  • At least 6 years of work experience out of which 3 years should be in the field of economic development


Submission Guidelines:

Interested applicant should submit his/ her application comprises of one page cover letter explaining his / her interest and suitability for the position along with updated CV.

The application should send via email to: and, please note that, applications received after the closing date (June 10, 2020) will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates whose application meets the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Please clearly indicate the vacancy announcement number in subject line of your email.

Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply through website. 

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