AED Chief of Party, Afghanistan #MD9040dnj

AED is seeking a Chief of Party for the ARIES (Agriculture, Rural Investment and Enterprise Strengthening) project. ARIES is a USAID- funded rural finance program designed to implement innovative, comprehensive, and integrated approaches to sustainable economic growth with poverty reduction. The position is based in Afghanistan.

The Chief of Party will provide leadership and direction for the remaining nine months of program activity and partner management.

Responsibilities will include the following:

• Serve as the overall field-based manager for the program and provide strategic vision for and leadership to expand the program’s support to the rural financial sector to support the agriculture and rural enterprise program goals.
• Liaise and coordinate ARIES activities with USAID/Afghanistan and Partners in selected production areas to increase farmer access to financing, micro-lending, agricultural inputs and other services.
• Provide strategic and technical leadership to the project, focusing on the completion of activities already underway and charting of new activities in the microfinance and enterprise development field that can advance and enhance goals of the ARIES program;
• Work with USAID Alternative Development Programs (ADPs) and other USAID Agriculture and Business Development partners including other donors and appropriate government bodies to build an enabling environment for the rural finance sector needed to support rural agriculture and enterprise growth in Afghanistan.


Minimum of 10-12 years experience managing overseas, multi-partner development programs, especially USAID-funded programs; experience in SME and LSE Ag Business and micro-finance/enterprise development, including financing agriculture value-chain activities; ability to development working relationships especially in technical areas as rural agriculture and enterprises; familiarity with South Asia and Afghanistan; fluency in English.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter referencing job #MD9040dnj to
We thank all individuals for their interest in AED, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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