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Position: Career Advisor for AUW Afghan Students and Graduates

Position: Career Advisor for AUW Afghan Students and Graduates
Reports to: Rosie Bateson
Start Date: ASAP
Direct Reports: N/A


Position Outline:

Serve as a liaison for the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme and AUW, providing career counseling and employment opportunity facilitation to AUW’s Afghan students and graduates.


Position Particulars:

  • Act as the key contact person DAP Scholars, DAP Director/Team, Afghan Students and other graduates, and AUW.
  • Provide career development and job search counseling to DAP Scholars and other AUW Afghan students and graduates seeking post-graduate employment in a counter narcotics related field and post-fellowship employment in Afghanistan
  • Conduct orientations and regular workshops or presentations to Afghan students and graduates
  • Craft a detailed plan and disseminate employment and internship opportunities
  • Work closely with other AUW members in the planning and coordination of career outreach and programs and events
  • Provide regular updates to CDIP and AUWSF engaging AUW in undertaking quarterly conference calls to facilitate communication and ensure that the project is on track
  • Resolve challenges on the progress of the project
  • Serve as a resource for prospective students from Afghanistan. Help to convey to prospective Afghan students, particularly those residing in insecure regions, about opportunities offered by AUW.
  • Assist in other ways that may help strengthen Afghan women’s experience at AUW.
  • Help support Afghan students/graduates in securing employment in the private sector both for profit and non-profit sectors in Afghanistan.
  • Support Afghan students/graduates in applying to civil service positions in Afghanistan.


Qualifications and Experience:

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in any field; master’s degree or licensure in counseling with an emphasis in career counseling is an advantage; may have a graduate certificate program in career counseling or experience in career and job searches, group counseling, counseling theory, and career development.

Skills Required: Have a passion for helping others and must be able to work with people of all races, ages, and cultural backgrounds; must be ethical, trustworthy, and able to inspire confidence in students. Have a deep understanding and connections with public and private sector employers in Afghanistan.

We Offer:

  • Professional working environment.
  • Attractive compensation package.
  • Comprehensive Group Insurance.
  • Other benefits as per AUW HR policy.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send their CVs along with a Cover Letter detailing how their qualifications, skills, abilities and experience meet the specific requirements of the role, as outlined in the job description and two references (Name & Contact Information) addressing to Chief Operating Officer (COO) through E-mail: at mention the position applied on the subject line. The review of applications will begin immediately. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: ASAP

Posted by Asian University For Women on 3rd oct, 2107