Market Linkage Officer

Job Description


Job Category:




Minimum Education Level:


University graduated


Vacancy Number:


HiH Af-017/15


Position Title:


Market Linkage Officer




Hand in Hand Afghanistan


Duty Station:


Sancharak with frequent travels to Gosfandi & Balkhab




One Year (Extendable)




Sar I Pul




Male/ Female


Salary Range:


Organization salary scale


Announcing Date:


Sep 8, 2015


Closing Date:


Sep 17, 2015






Number of Position:




Job Type:


Full time




07:30 am – 04:30 pm


Job Status:






At least 3 years



Hand in Hand Afghanistan (HiH Af) is a not-for-profit organization based in Afghanistan. It started operations in 2007, following a request at the 2006 London Donor Conference. HiH Af is part of the international Hand in Hand (HiH) 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 Balkh, Samangan, Jawzjan and Sar i Pul provinces of Afghanistan funded by DFID, EC and HIH-International through its main office in Kabul and regional office in Mazare Sharif – Balkh province.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Marketing Officer will work under direct supervision of the District Officer to support the entrepreneurs in Sancharak, Gosfandi & Balkhab district to promote the quality of products and enhance marketing advantages in SHGs & CIGs.

In particular the Market Linkage Officer will:

Mobilization entrepreneur members in formation of association and linking entrepreneur members to active cooperatives at the area.

Develop marketing strategy for CIGs and Associations.

Visit male and female entrepreneur members to improve their products’ value and link them to local markets to sell their products.

Conduct market linkage and value chain addition trainings for CIGs and associations.

Support CIGs and Associations to establish market linkage with public and private sectors

Organize knowledge management and sharing of experiences sessions through cross fertilization visits among CIGs

Arrange exhibition for the CIGs’ products at the district, provincial and regional levels

Monitor and supervise the project progresses based on developed work plan and propose necessary modification in the project design in coordination with the Program Manager.

Orient HiH field staff on market linkage and value addition.

Any other related tasks assign by her/his supervisor.



Holding of BBA is preferred.

Minimum of three (3) years of practical experience in marketing and value chain addition

Good communication skills and ability to work in a team to achieve organizational goals;

Dari/Pashto and English languages (Reading, Writing and Speaking), speaking and understanding of local languages will be an advantage.

Resident of Sancharak, Gosfandi or Balkhab district of Sar I Pul province.

Specific marketing experience of Hand in Hand A-f products is a plus.

Great team working, communication and interaction skill.

Ability to travel to target areas districts

Competency in using computer e.g: Word, Excel and Power Point, Outlook, Internet.



Submission Guidelines:

Interested applicants should submit their application comprises of one page cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the position along with updated CV.

The application should send via email to: and cc, please note that, applications received after the closing date (17 Sep, 2015) will not be given in consideration. Only shortlisted candidates whose application meets the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

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

CV without Hand in Hand Job Application form will not be considered.

Please click here to download the HiH Af job application form


Lobbying for a position in HiH-Af, whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration.



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