Zardozi - Markets for Afghan Artisans

 

Since 2006, Zardozi’s mission has been to address poverty and improve household livelihoods by providing support to Afghan women wishing to generate their own income through micro-business. Zardozi focuses on work with women with limited or no formal education. In the process of engaging in local markets, Zardozi also aims to influence and expand market systems to be more inclusive to women workers in the informal economy, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s business sector.

In recent years, Zardozi has made important contributions in understanding of informal and sectoral markets and the actual and potential contribution made by women in Afghanistan. Both this research and Zardozi’s market experience and engagement have enabled the programme to achieve significant empowerment gains for the women with whom it works (‘clients’, to use Zardozi’s standard term).

More recently, Zardozi has begun to focus directly on women’s economic empowerment (WEE), taking advantage of, and contributing to, the rapidly developing global understanding of the wider socio-economic gains to be made through WEE, and of the challenges in achieving it in Afghanistan.

In the short term, Zardozi aims to target primarily women in families below the poverty line who are interested in earning and managing their own income through a micro-business. Zardozi seeks to meet the needs of women with special needs such as female-headed households, war widows and the disabled. Men are also included in programme activities.

Zardozi’s focus is on economically empowering women in different provinces through training, supporting micro-enterprise start-ups and market access, with continuing support through women-only Community Business Centres operated on a fee-paying basis.

In the longer term, Zardozi supports empowered women to work collectively through a civil society organisation – Nisfe Jahan - that promotes the rights and protection of women and girls. Zardozi is providing administrative support, training and mentoring to enable Nisfe Jahan to become a more capable and self-sustaining body, able to support empowered women, including linking them to other civil society organisations and government agencies.

JOB SUMMARY

Managing logistics and administration of Zardozi office in Kabul so as to ensure that accurate and timely information is available to Management.

Responsible for monitoring, mentoring and developing administration in Zardozi regional offices 

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Zardozi - Markets for Afghan Artisans

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 donors for a greatly enhanced flow of funds and increased targets of achievement over a three year period. Zardozi has now completed the second year of this three year project and is looking for additional capacity building for staff to ensure that inclusive and innovative strategy development continues during the last part of the project and during the coming Phase 2.
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 donors for a greatly enhanced flow of funds and increased targets of achievement over a three year period. Zardozi has now completed the second year of this three year project and is looking for additional capacity building for staff to ensure that inclusive and innovative strategy development continues during the last part of the project and during the coming Phase 2.
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Zardozi - Markets for Afghan Artisans

ABOUT ZARDOZI

Since its inception in 2006, Zardozi’s mission has been to address poverty and improve household livelihoods by providing support to Afghan women wishing to generate their own income through micro-business. Zardozi focuses on work with women with limited or no formal education. In the process of engaging in local markets, Zardozi also aims to influence and expand market systems to be more inclusive to women workers in the informal economy, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s business sector.

In recent years, Zardozi has made important contributions in understanding of informal and sectoral markets and the actual and potential contribution made by women in Afghanistan. Both this research and Zardozi’s market experience and engagement have enabled the programme to achieve significant empowerment gains for the women with whom it works (‘clients’, to use Zardozi’s standard term).

More recently, Zardozi has begun to focus directly on women’s economic empowerment (WEE), taking advantage of, and contributing to, the rapidly developing global understanding of the wider socio-economic gains to be made through WEE, and of the challenges in achieving it in Afghanistan.

In the short term, Zardozi aims to target primarily women in families below the poverty line who are interested in earning and managing their own income through a micro-business. Zardozi seeks to meet the needs of women with special needs such as female-headed households, war widows and the disabled. Men are also included in programme activities.

Zardozi’s focus is on economically empowering women in different provinces through training, supporting micro-enterprise start-ups and market access, with continuing support through women-only Community Business Centres operated on a fee-paying basis.

In the longer term, Zardozi supports empowered women to work collectively through a civil society organisation – Nisfe Jahan - that promotes the rights and protection of women and girls. Zardozi is providing administrative support, training and mentoring to enable Nisfe Jahan to become a more capable and self-sustaining body, able to support empowered women, including linking them to other civil society organisations and government agencies

Address:
Location: Kabul City
Phone:
email:[email protected]
Website:

Zardozi - Markets for Afghan Artisans

Since its inception in 2006, Zardozi’s mission has been to address poverty and improve household livelihoods by providing support to Afghan women wishing to generate their own income through micro-business. Zardozi focuses on work with women with limited or no formal education. In the process of engaging in local markets, Zardozi also aims to influence and expand market systems to be more inclusive to women workers in the informal economy, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s business sector.

In recent years, Zardozi has made important contributions in understanding of informal and sectoral markets and the actual and potential contribution made by women in Afghanistan. Both this research and Zardozi’s market experience and engagement have enabled the programme to achieve significant empowerment gains for the women with whom it works (‘clients’, to use Zardozi’s standard term).

More recently, Zardozi has begun to focus directly on women’s economic empowerment (WEE), taking advantage of, and contributing to, the rapidly developing global understanding of the wider socio-economic gains to be made through WEE, and of the challenges in achieving it in Afghanistan.

In the short term, Zardozi aims to target primarily women in families below the poverty line who are interested in earning and managing their own income through a micro-business. Zardozi seeks to meet the needs of women with special needs such as female-headed households, war widows and the disabled. Men are also included in programme activities.

Zardozi’s focus is on economically empowering women in different provinces through training, supporting micro-enterprise start-ups and market access, with continuing support through women-only Community Business Centres operated on a fee-paying basis.

In the longer term, Zardozi supports empowered women to work collectively through a civil society organisation – Nisfe Jahan - that promotes the rights and protection of women and girls. Zardozi is providing administrative support, training and mentoring to enable Nisfe Jahan to become a more capable and self-sustaining body, able to support empowered women, including linking them to other civil society organisations and government agencies.

Address:
Location: Kabul City
Phone:
email:[email protected]
Website:

Zardozi - Markets for Afghan Artisans

Since its inception in 2006, Zardozi’s mission has been to address poverty and improve household livelihoods by providing support to Afghan women wishing to generate their own income through micro-business. Zardozi focuses on work with women with limited or no formal education. In the process of engaging in local markets, Zardozi also aims to influence and expand market systems to be more inclusive to women workers in the informal economy, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s business sector.

In recent years, Zardozi has made important contributions in understanding of informal and sectoral markets and the actual and potential contribution made by women in Afghanistan. Both this research and Zardozi’s market experience and engagement have enabled the programme to achieve significant empowerment gains for the women with whom it works (‘clients’, to use Zardozi’s standard term).

More recently, Zardozi has begun to focus directly on women’s economic empowerment (WEE), taking advantage of, and contributing to, the rapidly developing global understanding of the wider socio-economic gains to be made through WEE, and of the challenges in achieving it in Afghanistan.

In the short term, Zardozi aims to target primarily women in families below the poverty line who are interested in earning and managing their own income through a micro-business. Zardozi seeks to meet the needs of women with special needs such as female-headed households, war widows and the disabled. Men are also included in programme activities.

Zardozi’s focus is on economically empowering women in different provinces through training, supporting micro-enterprise start-ups and market access, with continuing support through women-only Community Business Centres operated on a fee-paying basis.

In the longer term, Zardozi supports empowered women to work collectively through a civil society organisation – Nisfe Jahan - that promotes the rights and protection of women and girls. Zardozi is providing administrative support, training and mentoring to enable Nisfe Jahan to become a more capable and self-sustaining body, able to support empowered women, including linking them to other civil society organisations and government agencies

Address:
Location: Kabul City
Phone:
email:[email protected]
Website:

Zardozi - Markets for Afghan Artisans

Since its inception in 2006, Zardozi’s mission has been to address poverty and improve household livelihoods by providing support to Afghan women wishing to generate their own income through micro-business. Zardozi focuses on work with women with limited or no formal education. In the process of engaging in local markets, Zardozi also aims to influence and expand market systems to be more inclusive to women workers in the informal economy, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s business sector. In recent years, Zardozi has made important contributions in understanding of informal and sectoral markets and the actual and potential contribution made by women in Afghanistan. Both this research and Zardozi’s market experience and engagement have enabled the programme to achieve significant empowerment gains for the women with whom it works (‘clients’, to use Zardozi’s standard term). More recently, Zardozi has begun to focus directly on women’s economic empowerment (WEE), taking advantage of, and contributing to, the rapidly developing global understanding of the wider socio-economic gains to be made through WEE, and of the challenges in achieving it in Afghanistan. In the short term, Zardozi aims to target primarily women in families below the poverty line who are interested in earning and managing their own income through a micro-business. Zardozi seeks to meet the needs of women with special needs such as female-headed households, war widows and the disabled. Men are also included in programme activities. Zardozi’s focus is on economically empowering women in different provinces through training, supporting micro-enterprise start-ups and market access, with continuing support through women-only Community Business Centres operated on a fee-paying basis. In the longer term, Zardozi supports empowered women to work collectively through a civil society organisation – Nisfe Jahan - that promotes the rights and protection of women and girls. Zardozi is providing administrative support, training and mentoring to enable Nisfe Jahan to become a more capable and self-sustaining body, able to support empowered women, including linking them to other civil society organisations and government agencies

Address:
Location: Kabul City
Phone:
email:[email protected]
Website:

Zardozi - Markets for Afghan Artisans

Since its inception in 2006, Zardozi’s mission has been to address poverty and improve household livelihoods by providing support to Afghan women wishing to generate their own income through micro-business. Zardozi focuses on work with women with limited or no formal education. In the process of engaging in local markets, Zardozi also aims to influence and expand market systems to be more inclusive to women workers in the informal economy, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s business sector.

In recent years, Zardozi has made important contributions in understanding of informal and sectoral markets and the actual and potential contribution made by women in Afghanistan. Both this research and Zardozi’s market experience and engagement have enabled the programme to achieve significant empowerment gains for the women with whom it works (‘clients’, to use Zardozi’s standard term).

More recently, Zardozi has begun to focus directly on women’s economic empowerment (WEE), taking advantage of, and contributing to, the rapidly developing global understanding of the wider socio-economic gains to be made through WEE, and of the challenges in achieving it in Afghanistan.

In the short term, Zardozi aims to target primarily women in families below the poverty line who are interested in earning and managing their own income through a micro-business. Zardozi seeks to meet the needs of women with special needs such as female-headed households, war widows and the disabled. Men are also included in programme activities.

Zardozi’s focus is on economically empowering women in different provinces through training, supporting micro-enterprise start-ups and market access, with continuing support through women-only Community Business Centres operated on a fee-paying basis.

In the longer term, Zardozi supports empowered women to work collectively through a civil society organisation – Nisfe Jahan - that promotes the rights and protection of women and girls. Zardozi is providing administrative support, training and mentoring to enable Nisfe Jahan to become a more capable and self-sustaining body, able to support empowered women, including linking them to other civil society organisations and government agencies

Address:
Location: Kabul City
Phone:
email:[email protected]
Website:

Zardozi - Markets for Afghan Artisans

Since its inception in 2006, Zardozi’s mission has been to address poverty and improve household livelihoods by providing support to Afghan women wishing to generate their own income through micro-business. Zardozi focuses on work with women with limited or no formal education. In the process of engaging in local markets, Zardozi also aims to influence and expand market systems to be more inclusive to women workers in the informal economy, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s business sector.

In recent years, Zardozi has made important contributions in understanding of informal and sectoral markets and the actual and potential contribution made by women in Afghanistan. Both this research and Zardozi’s market experience and engagement have enabled the programme to achieve significant empowerment gains for the women with whom it works (‘clients’, to use Zardozi’s standard term).

More recently, Zardozi has begun to focus directly on women’s economic empowerment (WEE), taking advantage of, and contributing to, the rapidly developing global understanding of the wider socio-economic gains to be made through WEE, and of the challenges in achieving it in Afghanistan.

In the short term, Zardozi aims to target primarily women in families below the poverty line who are interested in earning and managing their own income through a micro-business. Zardozi seeks to meet the needs of women with special needs such as female-headed households, war widows and the disabled. Men are also included in programme activities.

Zardozi’s focus is on economically empowering women in different provinces through training, supporting micro-enterprise start-ups and market access, with continuing support through women-only Community Business Centres operated on a fee-paying basis.

In the longer term, Zardozi supports empowered women to work collectively through a civil society organisation – Nisfe Jahan - that promotes the rights and protection of women and girls. Zardozi is providing administrative support, training and mentoring to enable Nisfe Jahan to become a more capable and self-sustaining body, able to support empowered women, including linking them to other civil society organisations and government agencies

Address:
Location: Kabul City
Phone:
email:[email protected]
Website:

Zardozi - Markets for Afghan Artisans

Since its inception in 2006, Zardozi’s mission has been to address poverty and improve household livelihoods by providing support to Afghan women wishing to generate their own income through micro-business. Zardozi focuses on work with women with limited or no formal education. In the process of engaging in local markets, Zardozi also aims to influence and expand market systems to be more inclusive to women workers in the informal economy, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s business sector.

In recent years, Zardozi has made important contributions in understanding of informal and sectoral markets and the actual and potential contribution made by women in Afghanistan. Both this research and Zardozi’s market experience and engagement have enabled the programme to achieve significant empowerment gains for the women with whom it works (‘clients’, to use Zardozi’s standard term).

More recently, Zardozi has begun to focus directly on women’s economic empowerment (WEE), taking advantage of, and contributing to, the rapidly developing global understanding of the wider socio-economic gains to be made through WEE, and of the challenges in achieving it in Afghanistan.

In the short term, Zardozi aims to target primarily women in families below the poverty line who are interested in earning and managing their own income through a micro-business. Zardozi seeks to meet the needs of women with special needs such as female-headed households, war widows and the disabled. Men are also included in programme activities.

Zardozi’s focus is on economically empowering women in different provinces through training, supporting micro-enterprise start-ups and market access, with continuing support through women-only Community Business Centres operated on a fee-paying basis.

In the longer term, Zardozi supports empowered women to work collectively through a civil society organisation – Nisfe Jahan - that promotes the rights and protection of women and girls. Zardozi is providing administrative support, training and mentoring to enable Nisfe Jahan to become a more capable and self-sustaining body, able to support empowered women, including linking them to other civil society organisations and government agencies

Address:
Location: Kabul City
Phone:
email:[email protected]
Website:

Zardozi - Markets for Afghan Artisans

Zardozi – Markets for Afghan Artisans, works with Afghan women (‘clients’) to develop their professional and business skills. Zardozi’s aim is to help clients establish micro-businesses that can provide sustainable incomes and livelihoods for themselves, their families and for others.
Zardozi focuses on working with women who have had access to limited or no formal education, often from households whose incomes are below the national poverty line, and who wish to establish a viable business building on their existing skills and knowledge. Once trained, Zardozi supports its clients to engage with the business sector and establish themselves in the marketplace and in their community.
Through Nisfe Jahan, an Afghan-run membership organisation, Zardozi promotes community business centres that provide women-only spaces for clients to establish business and social networks, receive further fee-based training and services, and access a loan fund to purchase equipment and materials.
Zardozi also provides other training and other support, such as in human rights, gender, civil society issues and social protection, to build self-confidence and promote participation in wider civic life, and to celebrate successful businesswomen. In addition, Zardozi works with young and adult men to strengthen understanding and awareness of women’s rights and social protection issues, including to End Violence Against Women (EVAW).
Finally, Zardozi works at the level of policy-making and programming to influence the Afghan Government, other civil society organisations and the international community, especially in relation to strengthening the participation of women in the informal economy, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s business activity.
 

Address:
Location: Kabul City
Phone:
email:[email protected]
Website:

Zardozi - Markets for Afghan Artisans

Since its inception in 2006, Zardozi’s mission has been to address poverty and improve household livelihoods by providing support to Afghan women wishing to generate their own income through micro-business. Zardozi focuses on work with women with limited or no formal education. In the process of engaging in local markets, Zardozi also aims to influence and expand market systems to be more inclusive to women workers in the informal economy, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s business sector.

In recent years, Zardozi has made important contributions in understanding of informal and sectoral markets and the actual and potential contribution made by women in Afghanistan. Both this research and Zardozi’s market experience and engagement have enabled the programme to achieve significant empowerment gains for the women with whom it works (‘clients’, to use Zardozi’s standard term).

More recently, Zardozi has begun to focus directly on women’s economic empowerment (WEE), taking advantage of, and contributing to, the rapidly developing global understanding of the wider socio-economic gains to be made through WEE, and of the challenges in achieving it in Afghanistan.

In the short term, Zardozi aims to target primarily women in families below the poverty line who are interested in earning and managing their own income through a micro-business. Zardozi seeks to meet the needs of women with special needs such as female-headed households, war widows and the disabled. Men are also included in programme activities.

Zardozi’s focus is on economically empowering women in different provinces through training, supporting micro-enterprise start-ups and market access, with continuing support through women-only Community Business Centres operated on a fee-paying basis.

In the longer term, Zardozi supports empowered women to work collectively through a civil society organisation – Nisfe Jahan - that promotes the rights and protection of women and girls. Zardozi is providing administrative support, training and mentoring to enable Nisfe Jahan to become a more capable and self-sustaining body, able to support empowered women, including linking them to other civil society organisations and government agencies.

Address:
Location: Kabul City
Phone:
email:[email protected]
Website:

Zardozi - Markets for Afghan Artisans

Since its inception in 2006, Zardozi’s mission has been to address poverty and improve household livelihoods by providing support to Afghan women wishing to generate their own income through micro-business. Zardozi focuses on work with women with limited or no formal education. In the process of engaging in local markets, Zardozi also aims to influence and expand market systems to be more inclusive to women workers in the informal economy, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s business sector.

In recent years, Zardozi has made important contributions in understanding of informal and sectoral markets and the actual and potential contribution made by women in Afghanistan. Both this research and Zardozi’s market experience and engagement have enabled the programme to achieve significant empowerment gains for the women with whom it works (‘clients’, to use Zardozi’s standard term).

More recently, Zardozi has begun to focus directly on women’s economic empowerment (WEE), taking advantage of, and contributing to, the rapidly developing global understanding of the wider socio-economic gains to be made through WEE, and of the challenges in achieving it in Afghanistan.

In the short term, Zardozi aims to target primarily women in families below the poverty line who are interested in earning and managing their own income through a micro-business. Zardozi seeks to meet the needs of women with special needs such as female-headed households, war widows and the disabled. Men are also included in programme activities.

Zardozi’s focus is on economically empoweringwomen in different provinces through training, supporting micro-enterprise start-ups and market access, with continuing support through women-only Community Business Centres operated on a fee-paying basis.

In the longer term, Zardozi supports empowered women to work collectively through a civil society organisation – Nisfe Jahan - that promotes the rights and protection of women and girls. Zardozi is providing administrative support, training and mentoring to enable Nisfe Jahan to become a more capable and self-sustaining body, able to support empowered women, including linking them to other civil society organisations and government agencies.

Address:
Location: Kabul City
Phone:
email:[email protected]
Website:
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