Afghanistan is one of the countries that have the huge number of refugees hosted worldwide. Based on the statistics presented in 1393 by the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR), more than six million of Afghan refugees live in 73 countries of the world. Some Afghan refugees return home in various ways annually, but some others migrate to other countries. Reports by UNHCR indicate that since 2002 to 2014 around 5.8 million Afghan refugees have returned home, which constitute almost 20 percent of the population of the country. Out of them 4.8 million Afghan refugees have come home under the voluntary return program, while more than one million others have returned out of the support program.
To provide sustainable support to returnees through means of income generation, create employment and strengthen local economy, the Government of Afghanistan started Returnees Enterprises Development (RED) project to support carpet sector value chain of Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development.
This project focuses to establish the business of 15,000 returned beneficiaries in carpet sector in 8 provinces and 35 districts to enable carpet weavers to get livelihood opportunity in a sustainable manner. RED has adopted market demanded approach to support the targeted beneficiaries involved in carpet value chain, this includes; yarn production, thread spinning, dyeing, carpet design, carpet weaving, carpet cutting & washing, and marketing.
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer (BDSP) will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of RED project in Baghlan. He/she will monitor RED project in Baghlan and will develop a systematic monitoring framework to improve the qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered by the Project.