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Program Manager for ECI’s Social Integration Pilot Program

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Activation Date: 02 Apr, 2021   Announced Date: 02 Apr, 2021   Expire Date: 16 Apr, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: Management
Employment Type: Full Time
Vacancy Number: 001
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: Enabled Children Initiative
Years of Experience: At least 2 years experience working in business or
Contract Duration: This will be a 1-year employment contract, that includes a 3-month probationary period, with a possibility to renew.
Gender: Male/Female
Education: A degree in a related field;
Close date: 16 Apr, 2021

About Enabled Children Initiative:

The Enabled Children Initiative (ECI) is an independent charity organization in the United Kingdom, and as a 501(c)(3) in the USA with a charity branch in Afghanistan (number 465). ECI supports children with disabilities in Afghanistan. ECI supports children in Afghanistan with disabilities through residential, educational and income generation support for families.

Job Description:

About the Program:

There is a serious lack of opportunities for youths with disabilities to access vocational training and other skills-building programs that would help them successfully and safely integrate into the Afghan workforce and society. Currently, the adolescent children in our care don’t have any marketable or employable skills, have not been placed in any vocational training programs, and don’t have opportunities or access to apprenticeships or other vocational learning opportunities. 

This year, ECI is piloting a Social Integration program to integrate youths with disabilities into society by equipping them with needed skills and placing them in the workforce as apprentices, interns, trainees and/or employees. This could include skills-building, apprenticeships, placements in vocational training programs, or instituting a social enterprise at ECI.

Job Requirements:

Role description:

ECI is hiring a program manager to develop, start-up and manage the Social Integration Program. This position is based in Kabul, reporting to ECI’s Country Director and working closely with the Director of Sustainability and Partnerships. Responsibilities include: 

Development of an initial concept for the Social Integration Program
Conduct a feasibility assessment to see what is feasible and answer the following questions: 

Assessment and identification of potential students
Identifying government and private sector partnerships for placement of students 
Develop a job-prep training program for students
Researching potential social enterprise models that would be feasible to implement as part of the Social Integration Program, in coordination with the Director of Sustainability & Partnerships

Following the feasibility assessment, development of a detailed plan that fleshes out the goals/objectives, program components, an implementation plan, with budget, and sets realistic goals/milestones for implementation for a social integration program that will provide the following to a target of 5 students within the first year:

Provide job-prep training students to prepare students for the workforce,
Create partnerships with private sector businesses (large, medium and small) to place students into appropriate jobs and/or internships,
Create partnerships with local small businesses to place students as apprentices to learn a trade or skill,
Partner with organizations, private sector and government to place students in established vocational training programs.
In coordination with the Director of Sustainability and Partnerships, explore initiating a small social enterprise run by ECI where students would learn a skill while also producing a marketable product that could help generate revenue for the program.
Manage a small operational and program budget, maintain receipts and other financial documents, and provide monthly financial and narrative reports to the Country Director.

Assist the Country Director and Executive Director with tracking and monitoring project outputs, and collecting and packaging information, updates, and photos for donor reports.
Attending to other general managerial, administrative and logistical tasks related to program operations as they may arise.

Submission Guideline:

Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The candidate should have the following:

At least 2 years experience working in business or the private sector, as an entrepreneur, or as a program manager;
Good managerial, organizational, analytical and interpersonal communication skills;
A degree in a related field;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office softwares;
Preferred experience working with persons with disabilities; or in the disability rights, child rights, or human rights sectors;
Fluency in Dari and/or Pashto and proficiency in English;
Proficient in report-writing skills. 

Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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