Information Contributed by Barialai Barakzai
There are several paths to find jobs in Afghanistan from private job sites, to NGOs, and specialised organisations dedicated to sourcing individuals for specialised jobs. We have compiled a list of all the major organisations and job sites here. We hope you find it useful. If you would like to add more information to this page that we may have missed out please email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UN Jobs is a Swiss Associated based in Geneva. It advertises jobs with the UN Agencies across the world. Jobs could be searched by Organisation, Duty Station and Closing Date at http://unjobs.org/duty_stations/kbl
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan invites highly qualified and experienced experts to apply for assignments in Afghanistan. UNDP is looking for experts with proven talent and competencies.
UNDP provides best possible opportunities to partner and engage with Government, non-government, local authorities, private sector and international development organizations and to contribute to the development of Afghanistan. Being part of the global development network, UNDP provides very attractive incentive packages and career opportunities.
All interested and qualified candidates can explore vacancies at http://www.undp.org.af/jobs
Jobs.af is Afghanistan’s largest and fastest growing jobs portal. Vacancies listed here range from local organisations to the government and NGOs. You can explore listed vacancies at: http://www.jobs.af/
The Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief’s website is one of the most popular site when it comes to job search in Afghanistan. ACBAR claims a record number of 10 million visitors since March 2005 with a record number of 76,000 job vacancy announcements, all based in Afghanistan during the same period.
You can access ACBAR at http://www.acbar.org/JOBSEARCH.aspx
United States International Development Agency
USAID is one of the largest donors to the development efforts in Afghanistan. Vacancies at the agency can be explored at http://afghanistan.usaid.gov/en/opportunities/jobs
NATO/ISAF Vacancies Afghanistan
Interpreting Opportunities in Afghanistan attached to Defence/Civilian teams
Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission Afghanistan
Vacancies at Afghan Government Ministries and Independent Directorates/Agencies are advertised at: http://www.jobs.gov.af/
Afghan Expatriate Program (AEP)
Afghan Expatriate Program (AEP) involved the recruitment of qualified expatriate Afghans into government ministries and agencies. The service provider was the Independent Administrative Reform; Civil Service Commission (IARCSC). Accordingly, the IARCSC and its various units were the central players in the implementation of the project.
The ARTF (Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund) is a multi-donor trust fund administered by the World Bank in support of Afghanistan’s reconstruction efforts. The Independent Administrative Reforms; Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) implemented the ARTF Expatriate Services (ARTF-ExS) Program with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The purpose of the ARTF-ExS program is to identify worldwide, highly skilled human resources (expatriate Afghan professionals) with significant reconstruction and development experience, in order to place them within key ministries and other government agencies/institutions to enhance the Government’s effectiveness in overseeing urgent policy and institutional reforms. The objective of the 24-month program was to provide the IARCSC with technical assistance and support in establishing a merit based recruitment system by putting in place all necessary processes and procedures for identifying Afghan Experts worldwide and placing at least (initially) 60 highly-skilled Afghan expatriates into Afghanistan’s public administration.
The ARTF (Afghan Reconstruction Trust Fund) Executive Committee (ExC) oversaw the recruitment of AEP experts, which aims at recruiting 60 expatriates in an advisory position over a two-year period. Vetting and hiring decisions of AEP experts were undertaken by the ARTF Executive Committee and its secretariat. Recruitment of AEP candidates was focused on seeking exceptionally qualified Afghans to assume senior advisory positions from the international marketplace; accordingly, a Consultant has been retained that identifies possible candidates and was responsible for all logistical arrangements in bringing the experts to Afghanistan.
The ARTF-ExC financed the compensation and expenses of Afghan experts and professionals residing abroad, who wished to make a contribution to the reconstruction of their country. The initial contract duration varied between 6 and 12 months, with possibility of extension.
The objectives of the AEP program were to provide the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) with technical assistance and support in establishing a merit based recruitment system by putting in place all necessary processes and procedures for identifying Afghan Experts worldwide and placing a number of highly-skilled Afghan expatriates into Afghanistan’s public administration.
You can visit the Commission’s website for details at http://www.afghanexperts.gov.af
Wazifa.af is Afghanistan’s largest free job search engine. Vacancies listed here range from local organisations to the government and NGOs. You can explore listed vacancies at: http://www.wazifa.af/