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Harakat is a multi-donor funded NGO aiming to address the key constraints affecting private sector led growth in Afghanistan. The organization was established in 2009 and is governed by an independent Board. Working with civil society, the private sector and government to remove obstacles to domestic and international investment, Harakat’s goal is to make Afghanistan a better place to do business by playing a catalytic role in business environment reform in Afghanistan. 

Harakat is the main delivery partner for the Afghan Investment Climate Program (AICP) with a planned duration of seven years. It is positioned as an Afghan owned, private sector led initiative with high level political support and designed to complement other business environment reform efforts.

Operating with a high political and commercial profile in Afghanistan, Harakat works to deliver the objectives of the AICP. This is delivered through engaging stakeholders, employing international best practice and through partners, implementing its core programs across Legal and Regulatory Reform, Public Private Partnerships, Investor Facilitation and Women’s Economic Inclusion.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Board of this high profile organization at the inception of its next phase of delivery and to positively impact the business and investment climate in Afghanistan.

In this next phase, Harakat is seeking to appoint seven non-Executive Board Members, including the Chair of the Board, to build on Harakat’s earlier work and successful engagements. Each member will contribute their expertise to form a collective wealth of knowledge and skills to put in place the governance strategy and management structures to drive the successful and efficient operation of Harakat.

The first priority will be to finalize the modus operandi for the Board and appoint the CEO and CFO, followed by continued delivery of the Board’s responsibilities to achieve Harakat’s strategic objectives.

Role Summary

As a member of the Harakat Board, oversee the process of implementing a coherent strategy for Harakat consistent with the aims and objectives for the organization. Be ultimately responsible for the corporate governance arrangements of Harakat including oversight of the performance of the CEO.

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