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About Islamic Relief Worldwide-Afghanistan:

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is an esteemed international non-profit humanitarian organization with its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. With over 23 years of dedicated service in Afghanistan, IRW focuses on emergency relief and transformative development projects for the country’s most vulnerable populations.

Job Description:

Job Summary:

As a CREATE Project Officer, you will report to the Orphan and Child Welfare Coordinator (OCW) and collaborate with the OSP team at the provincial level. Your responsibilities include leading, guiding, and supervising the implementation of the CREATE project in Kabul province. This role involves working with orphan families, youth, and communities to deliver project outputs, fostering youth development, and enhancing employability skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Lead and supervise CREATE project activities in Kabul province, ensuring compliance with the project implementation plan.

Provide... support to the OSP coordinator for the smooth running of CREATE project activities.

Facilitate various training sessions in youth development and employability skills.

Coordinate with relevant government departments and other stakeholders.

Link young Afghan men and women to national/international organizations, government agencies, and the private sector through paid internships.

Support community interaction and access to grants for communal initiatives.

Assess and identify vulnerable families for livelihood and entrepreneurship development.

Provide technical support and mentoring to orphan families in preparing business plans.

Organize families into Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and provide technical consultations.

Undertake market assessments to identify opportunities for high-value products.

Establish linkages between selected families and create clusters of relevant businesses.

Contribute to case studies for program visibility.

Perform other duties as required by the line manager.

Expected Results:

Lead CREATE project interventions in targeted areas.

Provide mapping and assessment report on existing livelihood assistance and socio-economic aspects.

Conduct research on recommended livelihood adaptation measures and propose delivery mechanisms.

Facilitate consultations and dialogue to formalize partnership agreements for project implementation.

Functional Competencies:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Excellent English written communication skills with the ability to synthesize project outputs for quality reports.

Fluency in Pashto, Dari, and English.

Negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

Ability to work effectively in diverse cultural and professional settings.

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in BBA, finance, or economics; a master’s degree is preferred.

Experience: Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years of relevant experience, including need assessments and feasibility studies.

Language Requirement: Fluency in Pashto, Dari, and English.

Computer Skills: Proficient in MS Office, Outlook, and internet applications.

Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates should submit their motivation letter and updated CV through this link. The closing date for applications is 30 January 2024. Please clearly state the Vacancy Announcement number and position title in the subject line.

Note: Applications received after the closing date will not be considered, and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test/interview.

Submission Email:

Please refer to the submission guideline.

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