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About Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University

The Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU) is the premier library and research center in Afghanistan. ACKU was established in 1989 in Peshawar, Pakistan, as the ACBAR Resource and Information Centre (ARIC). Currently ACKU has over 120,000 books and manuscripts in Dari, Pashtu, English and other languages. ACKU is working to make as much of its collection available online as possible, through a digital repository linked to its online catalog. ACKU also runs an outreach program called ACKU Box Library Extension (ABLE) that provides libraries in a box to rural communities and high schools throughout the country. ABLE is the pioneer of box libraries in Afghanistan, aiming to enhance and encourage reading among people of all ages and abilities.

Job Summary

ACKU is the Afghan partner in an international migration research project with City University London, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). For the migrant culture strand of this project, ACKU is recruiting two researchers (one Dari, one Pashtu-speaking) for a period of 17 months. The researchers will be involved in all stages of the project, from finalizing the research design up through data collection to dissemination and publication. In addition to national languages, they should be fluent in one European language (English, French or German).

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Oct 2016 Reference: 08
Closing Date: 26 Oct 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 2 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Research/Survey Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Job description
• Refine research design
• Review the literature relevant to migration and culture
• Contribute to development of work plans, questionnaire, and field research guides
Data Collection:
• Archival search at ACKU
• Collection lyrics of popular songs and poetry
• Interview poets and musicians
• Conduct focus group discussions and in-depth interviews
Qualitative data analysis:
• Content and Textual analysis
Writing up:
• Co-author academic articles
• Write and present conference papers
• Prepare script for theatrical performance (in collaboration with Theatre department, Kabul University)
• Co-author research monograph
• Organizing events and meeting with stakeholders
• Present finding to media


• Fluency in Dari and/or Pashtu and one European language (French/English/German)
• Confident working as team member and also independently


• MA in Arts (History, Literature, Music) with experience of textual analysis

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)


Masters Degree, Research/Survey

Submission Guideline

Candidates are requested to send a CV, a sample of written work and a cover letter explaining how they meet the requirement for the post till 26 October 2016. Incomplete or late applications will NOT be considered. Candidates will be asked to sit a written test, and if successful will be invited for interview. They will be expected to commence employment on December 8, 2016

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