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Promote: Women in the Economy has one Healthcare and Medical Technology Sector Internship and Apprenticeship Coordinator position open which will be based in Kandahar and serve in Kandahar province.
The position requires site visits to women’s medical faculties, campuses, and training institutes and female hospitals and clinics. WIE is only accepting female applicants for this position. Please note that USAID does not support travel costs for Maharam accompanying female project employees. Project staff is expected to be able to travel as required for the program.


One of the activities of the Promote: Women in the Economy (WIE) project is to help Afghan women increase their participation in the economy. Through a series of activities that includes training, work experience, and job placement, WIE helps Afghan women between the ages of 18 and 30 to get a new or better job. WIE’s internship and apprenticeship programs are designed to help women get work experience so that they are better able to compete for job openings.

Job Summary

This Provincial Internship and Apprenticeship Coordinator (IAC) will work in Kandahar province and will focus on the Healthcare and Medical Technology Sector. The PIAC will report to a Regional Internship and Apprenticeship Coordinator (RIAC) based in WIE South Regional Office.

The PIAC will be responsible for implementation of WIE internship and apprenticeship programs and collect and process documentation for internships and apprenticeships, establish relationships with employers and relevant stakeholders, and identify opportunities for work experience placements. The PIAC will also coordinate with the Training Coordinator based in her Regional Office to schedule and organize job readiness and other trainings for WIE interns and apprentices.

Job Details

Date Posted: 08 Nov 2017 Reference: DAI/WIE
Closing Date: 15 Nov 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Female
Functional Area: Health/Medical Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

1. In close coordination and with input from the Regional Internship and Apprenticeship Coordinator (RIAC), carry out provincial level internship and apprenticeship program activities.
2. Follow internship and apprenticeship program activity procedures, including collecting applications/information from female applicants, entering data into WIE databases, collecting and processing intern and apprentice timesheets, and collecting feedback and information from employers.
3. Conduct outreach to, identification and selection of companies in healthcare and related sectors to host interns and apprentices in the province. Collect information on internship, apprenticeship and job openings from employers in the Central Region and upload into WIE’s job matching database.
4. Conduct outreach to employers for recruitment and placement of interns and apprentices. Ensure interns and apprentices are properly screened based on qualifications and market demand and enrolled in Job Readiness Training.
5. Ensure interns and apprentices are appropriately matched to positions requested by employers. Contribute to career days, networking & other job information events in coordination with the RIAC.
6. Ensure proper filing systems and updated documentation is maintained both in hard and soft copy, and ensure all the documents and processes is followed as per WIE standard operating procedures.
7. Coordinate closely with Regional Workforce Development Case Officers to assist women who are completing internships and apprenticeships to secure job placements with employers.
8. Coordinate closely with M&E specialist in the region to monitor internship and apprenticeship programs and follow up on issues in a timely manner


• Applicants should have at least a Bachelors degree or four years of study in Medicine, Nursing, or another healthcare field.
• 4 to 7 years’ experience implementing professional development, training, or community outreach programs in the healthcare sector.
• Familiarity with provincial and local businesses and employers in the healthcare sector, ability to conduct professional outreach to and engage with employers is essential.
• Familiarity with internship, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training programs is a plus.
• Must be very organized and capable of carrying out administrative tasks including data entry.
• Strong communication skills, ability to engage with female participants effectively.
• Previous experience with international organizations or donor-funded programs, preferred.
• Fluency (written and spoken) in Dari or Pashto, and English.
• Must be able to travel throughout the province(s) in your region of work.
• The position reports to the Regional Internship and Apprenticeship Coordinator.

The Position is open only for female applicants


University Degree

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kandahar: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KANDAHAR)


Bachelors Degree, Health/Medical

Submission Guideline

To apply: Please send your CV & covering letter to below email address and include Healthcare & Medical Technology Sector Internship & Apprenticeship Coordinator - Kandahar in the subject line of the application

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