Analyst Incubation and Mentorship, Accelerate Prosperity Afghanistan

February 13, 2024
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Job Description

About Aga Khan Foundation:

Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)), an integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), collaborates with international, private, non-denominational development agencies. These organizations work collectively to uplift living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the most deprived regions globally. AKF focuses on various fields such as health, education, architecture, rural development, and private-sector enterprise, aiming to empower communities and individuals in disadvantaged circumstances.

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), founded in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan, is a non-denominational international development agency. Operating as a private, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, it spans 19 countries with branches and independent affiliates. AKF’s mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to impediments in social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa. In Afghanistan, AKF works with rural communities in mountainous, remote, or resource-poor areas, addressing issues related to natural resource management, market development, governance, education, and health.

Job Description:

Position Objective:

The Analyst will spearhead the overall incubation and mentorship of the investment portfolio, contributing to business acceleration through pre- and post-investment training and advisory for Accelerate Prosperity Afghanistan.

This role involves harnessing the creative power and commercial instincts of the private sector to identify, review, and support local entrepreneurs. The Analyst will address the needs and challenges of budding entrepreneurs, startups, and existing Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs), reporting to the AP Regional Manager Investment and Acceleration.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Design and Execute Training and Advisory Model:

Develop training and advisory material for entrepreneurs at the regional level, considering applicant expertise and consulting subject matter experts and successful entrepreneurs.

Marketing and Communications of AP Operations:

Conduct AP marketing in the Badakhshan region through various channels, including social media and billboards.

Receive and shortlist applications for AP financing, arranging interviews and meetings with applicants for further evaluation.

Pre-Investment Training and Advisory:

Conduct pre-investment training and advisory programs for early-stage startups and existing SGBs on business modeling, information memorandum (IM) development, and financial modeling (FM).

Provide regular awareness training for startups and SGBs on business modeling, IM development, and FM.

Post-Investment Monitoring and TA:

Monitor investees for compliance with financing agreements, regulatory guidelines, and policies of Accelerate Prosperity.

Offer post-investment training and advisory to investees based on Due Diligence reports to ensure effective investments.

Safeguarding and Reporting:

Uphold AKF’s commitment to safeguarding policies, reporting any suspicions or violations.

Occasional Significant Duties and Responsibilities:

Undertake additional tasks as required by the Investment and TA Specialist or Regional Manager Investment and Acceleration AP Afghanistan.

Decision-Making & Authority:

May delegate part of decision-making authority to the Analyst Incubation and Mentorship based on special assignments.

Job Requirements:

Job Specification:

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field with 2 years of experience; MBA or related master’s degree preferred with 1 year of experience.

Experience in training and advisory, with investment and finance experience in Afghanistan.

Required Core Competencies:

Proficiency in English and Dari or Pashto.

Hands-on experience in SME financing, private equity, venture capital, or financial services in Afghanistan.

Ability to develop new training and advisory strategies for startups and early-stage enterprises.

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants should submit their CV along with a cover letter to no later than 13th February 2024. Please quote the Vacancy Number as the Subject of the email. No supporting documents are required at this stage. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment. The salary scale is Grade C based on the NTA Salary scale.

Important Notes:

Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan follows equal opportunity and safeguarding policies.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your details and information shared in this advertisement will remain confidential.

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