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Data Collection Interns


About FHI 360 - USWDP Project

The Afghanistan University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP) is designed to help Afghanistan’s higher education professionals effectively manage the growth of tertiary education while improving academic quality. Building on the successes of the Afghanistan Higher Education Project and other initiatives, the USWDP project will improve the management capacity of the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and up to 10 public universities to ensure quality education and employment for a larger number of Afghan men and women. It will also assist in developing learning environments that foster well qualified and professional faculty members, highly capable and motivated students, diverse and market-oriented academic programs, sustainable public-private collaboration, international university partnerships, and other innovations that move Afghanistan toward the higher education system it deserves.

Job Summary

USWDP seeks eight (8) Interns to implement approximately 640 surveys at four Afghan public universities. The surveys would be administered to graduates of both none-USWDP degree program graduates, and USWDP supported degree program, extracurricular training participants, and graduates who have participated in internships. Study tools will be provided to the interns/data collectors in advance, and the interns will be trained on how to carry out the data collection. The purpose of the training is to ensure the data collectors understand the objectives of the study and fully understand the methodology for administering the surveys.

Surveys will be filled via face to face interaction with 640 specified individuals at Kabul University, Kabul Polytechnic University, Nangarhar University, and Jawzjan University. These universities have ongoing degree programs supported by the USWDP. The administration of these surveys would require an intensive use of the local languages (i.e., Dari or Pashto).

The purpose of the study

The purpose of this evaluation study is to identify the impact of students’ participation in USWDP degree programs including extracurricular activities such as trainings and internships on employment status, duration of job-search, earnings, employment sector and occupation, use of competencies and skills from USWDP participation, and perceptions of the effectiveness of USWDP activities.

The findings from this study, presented in a written and oral form, will be used by USWDP project staff, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and university personnel, as well as USAID representatives, to make decisions to promote those pre-employment activities that are found to have a positive impact on graduates’ employment status.

Compensation: The Interns will receive a payment of $20 per day and they will be required to complete surveys of four graduates per day. This payment includes compensation for transportation, communication and other incidental expenses.

Job Details

Date Posted: 06 Dec 2017 Reference: 420
Closing Date: 13 Dec 2017 Work Type: Part Time
Number of Vacancies: 8 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Internships Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Internship Years of Experience: 0 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

• Participate in the training organized by USWDP and learn about the survey methodology and general tasks. The training will be conducted in Kabul.
• Call all students on the list (each surveyor will get his/her list of students depending on his/her location) and make an appointment to complete the survey. Appointment schedule due by January 15th.
• Complete surveys for each of the USWDP degree programs graduates assigned to the surveyor. Tentatively, there will be 640 interviews conducted (about 80-100 surveys per surveyor). Due by January 31, 2018. Surveys must be organized by type of student (USWDP and non-USWDP students)
• Submit the completed surveys to USWDP office. Due by February 2, 2018
• Be available to answer any follow-up questions/clarification by USWDP – February 27, 2018
• Must check-in with the M&E Director/study coordinator for this effort to make sure that everything is going as planned.


• New graduate or last year student of a public university.
• Good command of English language and local languages i.e. Dari and Pashto.
• Prior research/data collection experience preferred
• Must demonstrate integrity and honesty in reporting the correct responses of the survey subjects
• Attention to details, ability to follow directions, and ability to travel to provinces, if required.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Jawzjan
- Kabul
- Nangarhar
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree, General

Submission Guideline

1. Please Indicate the position title, Location of the position you are applying for and vacancy number in the subject line otherwise your application will not be considered.
2. Please include names and contacts for three references.
3. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

USWDP is an equal job opportunity employer and female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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