Project Manager (Community Mobilization, Social Audits and Supply Chain Management) (Kabul, Afghanistan) 42 views

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Job Summary

Label STEP’s main project activities are (1) auditing the supply chains of Afghan handmade carpet exporters, verifying compliance with Label STEP’s fair trade standards; (2) mobilizing weavers, organizing Training for Trainers to selected Weaver Representatives, and providing capacity-building programs; (3) collaborate with industry stakeholders (carpet exporters, producers, and contractors), managing and supervising the introduction of a new digital production management tool. The Project Manager will be reporting directly to the Managing Director at Label STEP’s head office in Switzerland.  

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Organizing, managing, and supervising Label STEP Projects in Afghanistan Leading a small team of regional officers and field staff, coordinating with STEP’s country representative and his office in Mazar-e-Sharif Coordinate and communicate with industry stakeholders on regular basis: approx. 15 carpet export companies Manage the identification of the industry stakeholders’ supply chains and organize beneficiaries (weavers) registration and, baseline surveys, Training Need Assessment (TNA), beneficiaries’ (weavers’) representatives selection, developing training materials, conducting and supervising training; Organize the weaver group monthly group meetings, keeping the records of the meetings, identifying the pressing issues, compiling case studies, reports and evaluations; Coordinate need assessment with the carpet exporters collaborate with the Label STEP office Collaborate with the Label STEP office in Mazar-e-Sharif to identify and track industry stakeholders’ supply chains and organize social audits. Provide the head office with regular Monitoring and Evaluation reports, success stories, and case studies. Helping the Label STEP Management in writing new proposals for fundraising projects in Afghanistan;


About Label STEP

Founded in Switzerland in 1995, STEP is committed to the well-being of weavers and workers in the handmade carpet industry. The non-profit organization’s comprehensive fair trade standards encompass universal human rights, including the prohibition of child labor; working conditions; fair wages, and eco-friendly production. Certified STEP Fair Trade Partners commit to independent audits throughout their supply chain. STEP actively supports producer improvements while empowering weavers and workers through educational programs that cover such topics as health and safety and financial literacy. Through these combined efforts, STEP reinforces industry sustainability and helps preserve centuries-old artisanal skills. STEP is the only non-governmental organization of its kind working in all major handmade rug and carpet-producing countries and has been working in Afghanistan for more than ten years.

Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (social sciences, development studies, MBA, Economics, etc.). At least 5-7 years of relevant working experience, preferably with (inter)national organizations. Private sector (or even Afghan carpet industry) experience would be a plus, though not required. Strong project management background and experience with report writing as well as with budget and financial management skills. Fluency in English (written and spoken) and Dari is essential. Knowledge of Turkmen or Uzbek is desirable. Strong Computer skills required. Good team-building, interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Ability to travel frequently, mainly to northern Afghanistan. Respect and passion for diversity, equality , and universal Human Rights

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Years of Experience

5-7 years


12 months (initial, likely to be extended) with a 3 month probationary period


NTA Grade B1

Submission Guideline

Candidates who meet the job requirements are invited to send their cover letter and resume by email no longer than the closing date 

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