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Muslim Hands International – MHI is an International Relief and Development NGO, established in the United Kingdom in 1993 with the objective of providing relief and emergency services and long term sustainable development projects in a cultural, ethical, effective, efficient and transparent manner. Muslim Hands works both directly and with partners in over 50 countries worldwide carrying out short and long-term projects in emergency relief, Health, WASH, Education, Protection, shelter, safe water, and TVET programing and a particular intervention of Advocacy and Peace in Afghanistan only. Muslim Hands International has been awarded Investor in People (2000, 2004 & 2007) and also been accredited with Quality Management Systems Standard ISO 9001:2000. The organization is also a signatory to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and various NGOs in Disaster Relief and the main sources of funding of the organization are individual donors, trusts, institutions and DFID. Muslim Hands International obtained formal registration from the Ministry of Economy in Afghanistan with registration No. 141 in 2005, and is now firmly established with its Headquarters in Kabul, and is fully engaged in relief and development activities in different parts of the country. The work of Muslim Hands in Afghanistan involves; improving the lives of poor and vulnerable through the provision of education, health, WASH, Protection, Livelihood, advocacy, Agriculture and other specialized projects e.g. rehabilitation of the disabled, water purification and sanitation schemes, orphan sponsorship scheme, income generation activities and emergency aid / relief activities in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan head office operates in 21 provinces through head office in Kabul and regional and provincial offices in the respective regions and province of Afghanistan. The organization is running and operating by 25 professional core and full time personal of MHI in its head office in Kabul and each regional office of MHI deals with similar number of paid and volunteer staff member’s entire the country. As mentioned MHI is working in different sectors but education is one of its most important interventions, in education we specifically focus the following area: 

  • Literacy, post literacy and out of school education programs   Income generating programme to poor people through skills trainings Learning materials development and  publication Capacity building of local organizations Organization of training, seminars, workshops, meetings etc.  Research and evaluation of development programs  Accelerated Learning Programs Community Based Education programs Adult Learning Programs Professional Trainings Orphan Education Sponsorship Programs Seasonal education programs through MHI education centers Youth education sponsorship programs

  About projects: There are approximately 3.7 million out-of-school-children (OOSC) in Afghanistan. Significantly, 60.0% of OOSC are girls, and in some provinces as many as 85% of girls are out-of-school. Additionally, it is estimated that 95% of children with disabilities do not attend school. There are multiple reasons for this situation, including poverty, damaged and inadequate numbers of classrooms, shortage of teachers (especially female teachers) and relevant learning and teaching resources, lack of inclusive facilities at schools, cultural norms which deprioritize education for girls and long distances to schools for many children. Continuity of education is another significant problem, with many girls and boys unable to progress from one stage of study to the next largely due to capacity limitations in the formal hub schools. All of these challenges have been exacerbated by the protracted emergency situation, combined with the prevalence of natural disasters and climate change impacts and resulting dislocation of populations. The Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Facilitated Multi-Year Program (MYP) will target the most vulnerable displaced populations in Afghanistan, with a particular focus on girls and IDP and returnee refugee communities. Interventions will improve access to education through community based and innovative approaches; create an inclusive teaching and learning environment for emergency affected girls and boys; improve continuity of education by facilitating opportunities for students to transition to from lower to higher grades; improve the quality of learning; and create safer and more protective learning environments. The MYP links humanitarian Education in Emergencies (EiE) programming with the mid and longer-term development objectives for the sector. By effectively bridging the humanitarian-development divide the strategic intention is to: a) catalyze recovery, b) help implement Afghanistan’s new Community-Based Education Policy and c) promote continuity of education. The program will target 500,000 children annually. Global Partnership for Education (GPE): Considering the nature of the problem, GPE programs “Provide access to education for emergency-affected children in Afghanistan” and “Continuity of Education for COVID-19 Emergency-affected Children in Afghanistan” aim is to ensure Emergency-affected Out of School Children (OOSC) in Hard to Reach (HTR) areas have access to quality learning provided in community-based centers (CBCs) as well as  Established Community Based Education (CBEs) are ready with the resources, information and materials they need to mitigate and respond to COVID-19.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Economics or any other related field with 3 years of experience.
  • Experience with donor-funded programs required
  • Knowledge of finance is required.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English required. Strong writing skills also required.
  • Knowledge and full understanding of QuickBooks is required.
  • Excellent computers skills, particularly with MS- Office Packages.

 

Skills & Competencies: 

  • Ability to work well in a cross-cultural environment
  • Time management and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships between work units and departments
  • Fluent written and spoken English, Dari and Pashto.
  • Ability to develop policy and procedure guidelines
  • Good adaptability and ability to work under extreme pressure

 

Languages: Written and Spoken fluency in English, Pashto and Dari languages is a must.

Travel requirement: The incumbent will be required to travel to Badghis or Wardak provinces.

 

Note:    Muslim Hands is committed to strict child protection and safeguarding principles. Any candidate offered a job with Muslim Hands will be expected to adhere to Muslim Hands policies of child safeguarding and vulnerable adults. We will do everything possible to ensure that staff we recruit adhere to organisation values and code of conduct. Selected candidates may be required to provide addition information to conduct a background check.

Interested Afghan candidates should submit their letter of interest (cover letter) along with the updated resumes to (shoaib.qadri@af.mhworldwide.org) no later than Thursday July 22, 2021.

Please mention post title and vacancy number (MHI/ECW-GPE/013) in the subject line of your email. Do not send us heavy sized files such as your certificates or recommendation letters at this stage.

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted with and called for the test and interview.

Submission Email
shoaib.qadri@af.mhworldwide.org



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