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Careers

APWDO is always on the lookout for dynamic individuals and professionals, who are passionate about contributing meaningfully to addressing the human development, humanitarian, socioeconomic, political and peace & reconciliation and nation-building challenges facing Afghanistan. It is part of our organizational mission and vision to be a platform for innovators, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, social & human rights activists, researchers, and development, humanitarian and management practitioners, who share the same vision for meaningfully contributing to the development efforts of Afghanistan. If you feel you are one such individual, please feel free to share with us your CV and expression of interest in collaborating with our organization in any capacity matching your interests and qualification, on the email address given below: 

jobs@apwdo.af

We also provide internship opportunities to fresh graduates for their placement in the following departments:

  • Program Development 
  • Project Development
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning
  • Knowledge Management
  • Social & Policy Research
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Technology
  • Other related areas

Expression of interest for becoming part of our team as internee can be submitted on the following email address:

internships@apwdo.af

Current Vacant Positions

Vacancy Announcement – CALL FOR RESUMES

Job Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Nationality: National / International
Category: Multiple
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per organization salary scale/policy
Work Experience: 5 to 7 years in the related field
Contract Duration: 1 Year – Extendable 
Gender: Male/Female
Education: University Degree in the relevant field
Application Deadline: October 31, 2019

Afghan Paramount Welfare and Development Organization (APWDO) is a national non-governmental not-for-profit organization, established in 2008 by Afghans and registered, in 2010, with Afghanistan Ministry of Economy (MoEc).

The core of our organizational philosophy, at APWDO, is to provide humanitarian support, to the vulnerable communities of Afghanistan, based on the principles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the socio-cultural values of our country and to provide innovative, socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable human development solutions through research, dialogue, networking, partnerships, and solutions exchange. APWDO is an indigenous organization that seeks to invest resources, efforts, time, and energies in interventions responsive to the local needs, backed by evidence from the ground collected through close consultations with the local communities, formal, and informal institutions.

APWDO has been involved in provision of services in the areas of governance & rule of law, peacebuilding, economic growth, agriculture development, environmental sustainability, capacity building, vocational trainings, women empowerment, youth development, health & WASH, education, and other related areas. We have accumulated experience and institutional capacity that enable us to provide professional services to clients from the public sector, the private sector, and multilateral organizations, which are operational in Afghanistan.

APWDO is currently looking for qualified and dynamic professionals for the following positions for its ongoing and anticipated projects. Interested candidates are requested to submit their Resumes and expression of interest on the email indicated below, clearly demonstrating their suitability for the position they are interested in.

Please note only short-listed candidates will be invited for the written tests and/or interviews.
Expressions of interest are invited for the following positions:

  • Humanitarian Affairs Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-01-19)
  • Emergency Response Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-02-19)
  • Rule of Law Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-03-19)
  • Governance Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-04-19)
  • Environmental Protection Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-04-19)
  • Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-05-19)
  • Community Mobilization Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-06-19)
  • Gender & Development Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-07-19)
  • Communication for Development Specialist (C4D) (Ref: APWDO-CR-08-19)
  • Public Policy Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-09-19)
  • Social Research Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-10-19)
  • Behavior Change Communication Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-11-19)
  • Curriculum Design & Training Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-12-19)
  • CSOs Capacity Building Specialist (Ref: AfWDO-CR-13-19)
  • Program Development Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-14-19)
  • Project Management Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-15-19)
  • M&E and Learning Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-16-19)
  • Knowledge Management Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-17-19)
  • Communication Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-18-19)
  • Financial Management Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-19-19)
  • Leadership Development Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-20-19)
  • Organizational Development Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-21-19)
  • Procurement Management Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-22-19)
  • Proposals Development Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-23-19)
  • ICT Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-24-19)
  • Planning & Reporting Specialist (Ref: APWDO-CR-25-19)
  • Investigative Journalism Trainer (Ref: APWDO-CR-26-19)
  • Creative Writer (Ref: APWDO-CR-27-19)

University Degree, with 5 to 7 years of demonstrated experience in the related field.

The candidate must also possess:

i. A high level of motivation and initiative
ii. The ability to think analytically
iii. good organizational skills
iv. excellent interpersonal skills
v. strong communication skills in English, Pashto and Dari, both written and verbal

Interested Candidates who meet the above mentioned requirements are requested to submit their updated resume along with cover letter. Please mention position title and vacancy number in subject line no later than November 15, 2019.

Note: APWDO is an equal opportunity provider. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

SUBMISSION EMAIL

jobs@apwdo.af

Behavior Change Communication (BCC) Specialist

APWDO is seeking to hire services of a Behavior Change Communication Specialist. APWDO intends to undertake BCC interventions both independently and for various stakeholder/clients in Afghanistan with a view to be a major change agent in inculcating positive behaviors in relation to subjects and areas of public importance.

Through our BCC Services, we provide our client organizations with all the assistance they need to design, implement, and evaluate their BCC strategies in various priority areas. The BCC Specialist will be part of our vibrant team who will bring skills and abilities related to area of behaviour change programs.

Job Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Nationality: National/International
Category: Programme
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per organization salary scale/policy
Vacancy Number: AP-021
Positions Vacant: 1
Work Experience:
Contract Duration: 1 Year – Extendable 
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Advanced University Degree in public relations, mass communications, journalism, psychology, BCC, or a related area
Application Deadline: October 07, 2019

i. Review, evaluate, and summarize documents related to areas specified by APWDO for BCC interventions. 

ii. Design high quality BCC interventions in different priority areas in the context of Afghanistan.

iii. Implement BCC interventions undertaken by APWDO.

iv. Develop and use quantitative and qualitative tools to evaluate BCC interventions.

iv. Develop reports on the BCC interventions.

v. Develop connections and working relationship with local and national media houses.

vi. Design, conduct, and evaluate BCC workshops for organizational/team members and client organizations as required.

vii. Contribute to debriefing sessions with various stakeholders.

viii. Any other tasks/duties, related to BCC, assigned by APWDO.

i. Advanced University Degree in the fields of public relations, mass communications, journalism, psychology, BCC, or a related area.

ii. Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in public relations, BCC, strategic communications, or a related field.

iii. Minimum of two (2) years of experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.

iv. Prior experience of working in post conflict situations preferred.

v. Prior experience of designing, implementing, and evaluating BCC interventions preferred.

vi. Be able to analyze communication methods and strategies.

vii. Strong written and spoken English communication skills.

viii. Good organization skills with an ability to produce high quality work under deadlines.

ix. Good understanding of utilizing print, TV, and radio for BCC.

x. Excellent analytical and interpersonal communication skills and ability to work as a member of our team.

xi. Proficiency in MS Office preferred.

xii. Understanding of the cultures and languages of Afghanistan preferred.

Interested Candidates who meet the above mentioned requirements are requested to submit their updated resume along with cover letter. Please mention position title and vacancy number in subject line no later than October 07, 2019.

SUBMISSION EMAIL

jobs@apwdo.af

Leadership Development Trainer

APWDO is seeking to hire services of a Leadership Development Trainer. The new paradigm of organizational practices requires all leaders to be good managers and all managers to be good leaders – the management and leadership paradigms overlap. Through our Leadership and Management Development services, we assist our client organizations in equipping their managers with all the essential skills and to be able to do management the leaders’ way. Through this program, ordinary managers are expected to transform into innovative and thriving leaders who can ensure the success of their organizations.

Through our Leadership Development Services, we provide our client organizations with customized training programs and workshops to cater to their specific needs. The Leadership Development Trainer will be part of our vibrant team who will bring skills and abilities related

Job Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Nationality: National/International
Category: Training
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per organization salary scale/policy
Vacancy Number: AP-22
Positions Vacant: 2
Work Experience: Three (3) years of experience as a trainer/master trainer, or training facilitator
Contract Duration: One Year (Extendable)
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Master’s degree in the area of business, management, leadership, communication, or a related area
Application Deadline: October 07, 2019

i. Identify training and development needs through root cause and gap analyses.

ii. Design and develop training curriculum on the basis of inputs from TNA.

iii. Customize any existing training material to cater to the needs of specific audience.

iv. Deliver high-impact training/presentations modules in workshops and at meetings and conferences.

v. Develop, coach, and mentor leaders, members, and staff.

vi. Train and certify other members and staff to deliver modules.

vii. Manage training projects with defined objectives, deliverables, and timelines.

viii. Evaluate impact of training programs.

ix. Prepare status reports and updates.

x. Act as change agent.

xi. Any other task or responsibility as assigned by the organization

i. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the area of business, leadership, or communication.

ii. Three years of experience as a trainer/master trainer, or training facilitator.

iii. Experience with instructional design and learning management systems and a flair for developing graphics and visuals will be a plus.

iv. Experience designing blended learning programs is highly valued.

v. Self-starter with initiative and sound judgment.

vi. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in English and at least one local language.

vii. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

viii. Demonstrated commitment to service.

ix. Required to keep sensitive information confidential.

x. Willingness to travel overnight and work occasional weekends.

xi. An accreditation or certification from an international organization is highly sought

Interested Candidates who meet the above mentioned requirements are requested to submit their updated resume along with cover letter. Please mention position title and vacancy number in subject line no later than October 07, 2019.

SUBMISSION EMAIL

jobs@apwdo.af

POLICY AND RESEARCH ANALYST

APWDO intends to be a leading provider of research services to a variety of stakeholders, who are engaged in the development and humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan. These services will comprise of social and policy research, building the research capacities of faculty members of the educational institutions in Afghanistan, and organizations engaged in philanthropic activities.

The contents of our research program offered under the research services, for educational institutions and other organizations, comprise of research/philosophical paradigms (Positivism, Postpositivism, Pragmatism, Critical Theory, Constructivism, and Social Constructionism), research methodologies (Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed-Methods), research designs (Surveys, Case Studies, Narrative, Phenomenology, Ethnography, Feminism, Grounded Theory, Biography etc.), research methods (data collection, data analysis, and data interpretation techniques), and literature review.

Further, APWDO has been actively engaged in social and policy research in its areas of focus, with the aim to position itself to substantively contribute to the policy discourse and evidence-based public policy making and to be able to propose adequate solutions to the pressing social, political, economic, and human development challenges facing Afghanistan.

For this purpose, APWDO has established a policy and research department, which serves both as the provider of research services highlighted above as well as mandated with designing and conducting social and policy research programs.

APWDO is currently looking for a dynamic and experienced policy & research analyst possessing excellent research, analytical, leadership and management abilities. The incumbent will be the focal point for all policy and research related affairs of the organization. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the APWDO Director of Programme Development & Quality.

Job Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Nationality: National/International
Category: Programme
Employment Type:
Salary: As per organization salary scale/policy
Vacancy Number: AP-19-21
Positions Vacant: 1
Work Experience: 3 to 5 years of consecutive work experience on assignments related to the job. The applicants should clearly explain how her/his qualifications, experience, skills and attributes make her/him the best fit for the job.
Contract Duration: 1 Year – Extendable 
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Advanced University Degree in Sociology, Social Policy, Public Policy or other related disciplines of Social Sciences
Application Deadline: September 30, 2019

i. Provide technical support and guidance to the programme, policy and research teams for designing, administering, and analysing research undertakings.

ii. Conduct research on the themes falling under the areas of focus of APWDO, including Gender & Development, Peace & Reconciliation, Governance & Rule of Law, Women Empowerment, and Social Development etc., with the aim to contribute to projects/programmes development for independent initiatives of the organizations as well as donor funded interventions.

iii. Develop qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs for research interventions.

iv. Develop data collection protocols, lead data collection activities, and ensure proper management of the data as well as quality.

v. Conduct background policy research and analysis to support existing projects as well as proposals for new bodies of work; synthesize research findings to identify and recommend best practices.

vi. Develop data visualizations for diverse audiences and develop, format, and prepare reports, charts, and/or graphs for varying documents and written and oral presentations for both internal and external audiences.

vii. Extract, collect and aggregate data across databases, information sources, survey responses, and other data sources, ensure data quality, clean and check exiting data for consistency and accuracy.

viii. Ensure proper analysis of the collected data and develop high quality research reports.

ix. Perform desk reviews of the available literature on the national priority programs, sectorial strategies, and policy instruments of the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and its international partners and prepare briefs for the organization leadership.

x. Identify and propose new areas of research.

xi. Monitor the policy dialogue, consultations, and public policy making processes and ensure APWDO’s due participation in and contribution to such efforts in the country.

xii. Provide input to the programme staff on policy related aspects during the development of concept notes and proposals.

xiii. Contribute to drafting high quality concept notes and project proposals for submissions to various donors.

xiv. Contribute to drafting position papers, policy briefs, press releases, and other such materials.

xv. Assist in efforts to improve internal information tracking systems and enhance the policy department’s collaborations and communications on integrated activities with other members of the staff.

xvi. Communicate through social media about relevant data and policy issues pertinent to APWDO’s areas of focus.

xvii. Contribute to the program development and management processes of APWDO.

xviii. Track project timeline, deliverables, and internal/external partners across multiple projects and teams, proactively communicating progress and potential challenges to supervisors and project teams.

xix. Supervise, coach, and develop the junior staff of the Policy & Research Department.

xx. Perform other related duties as maybe assigned by the senior management.

The incumbent must possess the following skills and competencies:

i. Strong research, analysis, and numerical skills.

ii. Knowledge and experience of using statistical theory and techniques.

iii. In-depth understanding of the social, economic, political and security context of Afghanistan.

iv. A strong interest in the policy process and its impact on government decisions.

v. A high level of knowledge in the use of database software and specialist packages.

vi. A high level of motivation and initiative.

vii. The ability to think analytically.

viii. Good organizational skills.

ix. Excellent interpersonal skills.

x. Strong communication skills in English, Pashto and Dari, both written and verbal.

Interested Candidates who meet the above mentioned requirements are requested to submit their updated resume along with cover letter. Please mention position title and vacancy number in subject line no later than September 30, 2019.

Submission Email

jobs@apwdo.af

SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER (HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS)

  • Job Location: Kabul Nationality: Afghan National
  • Category: Business Development Program
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: As per organization salary scale/policy
  • Vacancy Number: AP-19-20
  • Positions Vacant: 1
  • Years of Experience: 7 Years
  • Contract Duration: 1 Year (3 Months of Probationary Period)
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree is Preferred)
  • Application Deadline: 31 Aug, 2019

As Senior Program Officer and as a senior member of the APWDO’s core team, you will be expected to:
i. Lead the Humanitarians Affairs section of APWDO
ii. Develop a robust system for managing the affairs of humanitarian affairs section of APWDO, including planning processes, methodologies for the assessment of humanitarian needs in the field, project/program design frameworks as well as ensuring consistency and alignment with the priorities of the government and its international partners engaged in humanitarian relief operations.
iii. Guide, oversee and supervise the staff of assigned projects in the area of humanitarian affairs and provide regular advice on the proper implementation of the project activities.
iv. Draft high quality concept notes and project proposals for submissions to various donors.
v. Contribute to writing project reports of various kinds, i.e. inception reports, progress reports, final reports etc… for the ongoing projects of APWDO.
vi. Contribute to the development of organizational policies, systems and
frameworks in the areas of M&E, organizational learning, risk management
and knowledge management.
vii. Contribute to the development of promotional materials of the organization,
i.e. contents for organization’s website, organizational profile, fact sheets,
presentations and other such contents.
viii. Contribute to drafting position papers, press releases and other such
materials.
ix. Support the projects teams to achieve project requirements within budget
and on time, quality standards and the clients’/donors satisfaction.
x. Work in close collaboration with the projects teams, APWDO’s operations
team, APWDO’s consultants as well as the senior management of APWDO for
ensuring high quality results and performance standards throughout APWDO’s
operations.
xi. Contribute to the budget preparations in collaboration with the
projects/program staff
xii. Supervise the junior program staff and continuously coach them for
ensuring their optimal performance and professional growth.
xiii. Travel to provinces as maybe required from time to time
xiv. Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the senior management of
the organization.

Qualification/Experience

i. University level degree preferably Masters in social sciences/development studies or
in a relevant discipline.
ii. Minimum of 7 years work experience in humanitarian sector

Skills/Competencies

i. Understanding of humanitarian contexts and applying humanitarian
principles and standards
ii. Strong analytical and problem solving skills
iii. Demonstrated knowledge of humanitarian, resilience and recovery issues
iv. In depth understanding of the Afghan Context
v. Assesses and analyses key issues and formulates actions to respond to
them.
vi. Knowledge of management theories and concepts.
vii. Understanding and Skills around HR, Financial Management & reporting.
viii. Experience in partnerships management.
ix. Computer Skills (use of Microsoft Office specifically Excel for
budgeting/planning & PowerPoint for presentations).
x. Excellent Writing skills in English, Pashto and/or Dari

Interested Candidates who meet the above mentioned requirements are
requested to submit their updated resume along with cover letter. Please
mention position title and Vacancy number in subject line no later than
August 31, 2019.

Submission Email

jobs@apwdo.af

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