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Zardozi Markets for Afghan Artisans has provided marketing support services to homebound Afghan women embroiderers since 1984. In 2008, Zardozi shifted from a direct service delivery model to one of market facilitation. The objective is to raise incomes for women with limited or no education through commercially sustainable system which links female producers to local markets. Zardozi’s sustainability strategy hinges on establishing a membership based organization (called Nisfe Jehan) that will continue to not only support women engaged in production or marketing but also engage in subsector growth and development. In 2011 Zardozi signed a contract with a consortium of..
Background:The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable communities, towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The main documents outlining the mandate of the organization are the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements, Habitat Agenda, Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements, the Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium, and Resolution 56/206.By working at all levels and with all relevant stakeholders and partners, the agency contributes to linking policy development..
Background: DAI is implementing the USAID funded program Promote: Women in Economy (WIE) across the five major population centers in the regional economic zones (Kabul, Mazar, Herat, Jalalabad and Kandahar) in Afghanistan. The objective of this project is to enable Afghan women to increase their participation in the mainstream, formal economy by securing employment with advancement potential and by helping women-owned businesses grow.
Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP)
NHLP is to promote adoption of improved production practices by target farmers, with gradual rollout of farmer-centric agricultural services mechanisms and investment support. Service delivery centered on farmers would lead in practice to increased participation of beneficiaries both in the definition of services required and in the delivery itself, as well as improved ratio of overall costs reaching beneficiaries as direct investments, in order to promote sustainability and efficiency.The project would contribute to the overarching goal of increased productivity and overall production of horticultural products and improved animal production and health. The technical strategy for achieving..
UN Women is dedicated to advancing gender equality and women’s human rights in Afghanistan. Staff and consultants of UN Women are expected to contribute to a professional working environment in which the strengthening of national capacities and human potential is prioritized. Respect for diversity and human dignity is required, as is the active pursuit of a collaborative and inclusive approach to both internal and external stakeholders, including colleagues and partners. The UN Women Afghanistan Country Office works closely with Government, the international donor community and civil society to promote and advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Senior..
Background: As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ operates throughout Germany and in more than 130 countries worldwide. We have more than 17,000 staff members around the globe, some 70% of whom are employed locally as national personnel. With an international remit and a multicultural working atmosphere, we are successful because we share knowledge across disciplinary frontiers. Your professional and personal development is important to us. Whether it is the multifaceted day-to-day challenges or the considerable scope for applying creativity in your work..
The purpose of the USAID Promote : Women in Government Component (WIG) is to increase and advance the number of women in the Afghan Civil Service, thereby promoting a more inclusive government that is responsive to the needs of the entire Afghan population, thus fostering a more democratic and stable state. WIG will establish an internship program for educated young women to gain entry into the Afghan Civil Service, and will make the operating environment safer for young women to work by tackling sexual harassment, policy gaps, and work environment issues for female employees. JOB SUMMARY: The Communications and Outreach Manager will be responsible for leading the Communications Team..