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About coordination for women and children welfare organization -CWCWO:

Coordination for Women & Children Welfare Organization (CWCWO) is an Afghan, independent non-Profit, non-Governmental, non-political, non-sectarian organization established in 2019 and registered formally with the ministry of Economy. The overall goal of establishment and operation of this organization is to contribute in Afghan community development through assisting rehabilitation of Socio-economical infrastructures and sustainable development of cultural, social and economic situation of the community

Job Description:

GRAIN is a five-year Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) project being implemented through the Agricultural Research Institute of Afghanistan (ARIA) and engaging with universities’ agricultural faculties. It aims to build human and institutional capacity and enhance scientific understanding to improve wheat quality and harvest yields across Afghanistan. A key project objective is to increase the involvement and expertise of women researchers within the wheat value chain and ensure extension activities are gender responsive.


The Women in Agricultural Research Mentorship Program prepares young women to be competitive for future career and scholarship opportunities, entering a sector traditionally dominated by men.

Mentor Assistant Tasks

CWCWO is currently recruiting five Mentors Assistants, to include: two Mentor Assistants in Kabul province, one Mentor Assistant in Balkh Province, one Mentor Assistant in Herat Province, and one Mentor in Nangarhar Province.

The role of the Mentor Assistant is to provide support to the Mentor in event planning, communication with Mentees, and reporting. Additionally, the Mentor Assistant assist the Mentor in providing advice and guidance to Mentors while collaborating with GRAIN staff and partners to design meaningful training and field experience opportunities for Mentees. Mentor Assistants also assist the Mentor to schedule meetings with Mentees, develop individual learning plans,  and encourage Mentees to undertake academic work that assists them in transitioning to studies in the wheat research sector.

Job Requirements:

Summary of Tasks


Prepare for and attend all Mentorship program events following the training calendar prescribed by GRAIN and CWCWO leadership. In general, this includes at least one formal training session and one field experience per month.


Support event planning for key events, such as the Mentorship Program Closing Ceremony and monthly Women in Agricultural Innovation Speaker Series.


Attend New-Mentor training in Kabul (planned for August) for 3-4 Days.


Capture engaging photos during events.


Serve as first point of contact with Mentees to troubleshoot issues, remind Mentees of upcoming events, and answer questions as they arise.


Assist Mentor in preparing Monthly Reports, highlighting events and activities as well as program outcomes.


Assist the Mentor in tracking individual Mentee participation and performance through the Mentee Performance Report, to include documentation of: 1) attendance at all sponsored events, 2) record of participation in small group and individual mentoring sessions, 3) completion of assignments, 4) scores on assignments, 5) issues, concerns, and program outcomes.

Reports to: Mentor  and CWCWO Program Manager


Only female applicants should be considered.

A minimum of a BSc degree in an agricultural field.

Preferential consideration for applicants with experience in a GRAIN-supported programming, with preference for applicants who have successfully completed participation in at least six months of a Mentorship or Internship program.

Availability to meet the time and effort requirement of the Mentor Assistant position.

Fluency in Dari (and/or Pashto as appropriate for the Province) and at least intermediate-level English reading, writing, and verbal competency.

Positive reputation in the community, as demonstrated by Letter(s) of Recommendation.

Unwavering professionalism and positive attitude, ability to respond to conflict in a constructive way and to serve as an inspiring role model to young women in the agricultural fields.



Submission Guideline:

To be considered, complete applications must be received via email at  and cc/ copy to not later than 5:00 pm (Kabul) July 15, 2020.

Application file should include:

Cover letter summarizing relevant skills and experiences.
CV or Resume including relevant education, experience, and skills.
At least one Reference Letter from a professional or community reference.

Late, incomplete, or incorrectly formatted applications will not be considered.

Only short-listed or selected applicants will be contacted.

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