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About AWEC:

AWEC is a non-political, non-profit, woman-headed national organization established in 1991 by a group of educated Afghan women in exile, who rallied together to address the lack of facilities for Afghan refugees in Islamabad and eventually Peshawar, in Pakistan. AWEC has always been involved in advocacy and awareness-raising for women and children’s rights while providing services to those who frequently fall through safety nets. In recent years, one of AWEC’s core activities has been to support women through mobilizing Afghans, from local communities to political elites, towards the goal of reducing and eventually eliminate violence and increase women participation in home, communities and society in large.

Our vision in AWEC is “ an inclusive and just society with sensitized and responsive public and private sector, where all women and children have access to opportunities to improve their quality of life in order to realize their full potential”.  AWEC demonstrate its commitment to the inclusion, protection and empowerment of Afghan women and children, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups, striving towards attaining their human rights and gender equality.

AWEC currently have functional office in Nangarhar, Balkh, Paktya , Herat Paktika and Parwan with main office in Kabul

Job Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

This is a new initiative, which has been planned following analysis and consultation of the current situation for women leaving Kabul Prison, which is deemed inadequate. At present, the reintegration support provided is ad hoc and patchy. There is no single body responsible for supporting women’s

Referral and reintegration and this is exacerbated by weak coordination/ communication between Prison staff and the agencies working alongside them. There exist a number of social support services for women across Kabul, which women from this vulnerable demographic could potentially access on release, but which women are not being referred to or told about. .

In response to the above analysis, a Referral Officer will be employed under this activity by AWEC. Based at Kabul Women’s Prison (the largest national prison for women in Afghanistan), the Referral Officer will have named responsibility for coordinating referral and reintegration activities, thus working closely with women in the weeks prior to their released to helping them to prepare their contact detail information. For conducting follow-up support of women post release, to monitor their use and uptake of support services and to capture critical information on the reintegration of women. Follow-up visits will be arranged in close collaboration with SWs at Kabul Women’s Prison to ensure that activities are well coordinated and there is avoidance of duplication. Work closely with head of Women Prison and Girls Juvenile Rehabilitation Center/authority and other partners.

Duties will include: assessing individual referral needs, informing women of available support services (including NGO providers of VT and education services for women, emergency contact details of safe houses, women’s’ refuges) and linking women to support services in the vicinity of their homes/communities (Such as link women to the market, find job creation and job opportunity and who interest to continuous their education with MoE),through the organization signed MoU also find new opportunities for their economic support. Provide handbook orientation for both women/girls in Kabul Women Prison and Girls Juvenile Rehabilitation Center. And register all who received the orientation. Also, update the handbooks according the needs.

Providing report according the donor policy. Take and write meeting minutes. Organize quarterly coordination meeting/workshop with all stockholder and follow up the decision made in workshop. Work to implement all tasks timely and efficiently. Work with all partners in good collaboration and build effective relation. Provide support for project manager in planning, implementation, Reporting, update information, and work with close coordination of project manager as a line manager. These activities will be supervised by AWEC project manager. Also do any other task given by project manager. Respect AWEC all policy and reulation.

Job Requirements:

Qualifications: 

Bachelor Degree in relevant field

Skills:

At least 3-4 years relevant work experience
Strong Communication Skill in written and verbal.
Build Relation Skill
Excellent verbal and written English skill/report writing skill
Good work experience in difficult and complex environment
Good time management skill
Ability work with different culture organization, group and people

Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates are requested to send their applications along with their CVs to the attention of following address recruitment@awec.info

Kindly mention vacancy number and position title in your email’s subject line, otherwise you won’t be shortlisted. All shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for test/Interview.

“Being committed to diversity & equal employment opportunity we highly encourage females & people living with disabilities to apply,  all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, language, religious sect.”

Submission Email:

recruitment@awec.info

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