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Publication Manager

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About Operation Mercy Afghanistan

Operation Mercy is an international Non-Governmental Organization registered with the Ministry of Economy under Registration Number 190. All Op Mercy Projects are implemented in cooperation and coordination with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, with the United Nations, and with other International NGO’s.

Organizational Vision: To work in partnership with others to restore hope, grow capacity, and promote
community through relief and development initiatives that help transform lives, including our own.

Job Summary

Major Goal of the Position:

Production of print publications of Rahmat Publications’ products. Through personally writing, editing, designing and lay out publications. Managing writers, editors, illustrators and approving drafts/test print of printer.

Production of print publications in Dari and Pashto as selected by Rahmat project manager. Promote and liaison with Ministry’s and press.

Job Details

Date Posted: 17 Dec 2018 Reference: Op-Mercy-007-2018
Closing Date: 10 Feb 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: General Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Salary Range: 37582 AFG
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 3 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Result Area (KRA) 1: Publication of Rahmat Publication products. The Rahmat Publication Manager will:

Advise Rahmat project manager to select book titles to be published.
Make time-line and lay out publication process for each publication.
Research ‘in-house’ and/or outside office for publications as approved by Rahmat project manager
Write and/or translate publications as approved by project manager.
Contact translators, illustrators, designers and editors and ensures that their work is done to the best quality and satisfaction.
Make contracts of outside translators, illustrators, designers, editors and other contractors.
Ensure that each book is properly edited before sending to print, and that the scientific and cultural books have at least one outside approval edit.
Ensure that appropriate forewords are written for those books which require a foreword.
Ensure that each publication is laid out and designed to full satisfaction of Rahmat project manager.
Liaison with printer to ensure pre-print text is prepared to full satisfaction for printer.
Prepare publications for reprint as they are needed.



Key Result Area (KRA) 2: Promote Rahmat Publications products. The Rahmat Publication Manager will:

Establish, develop and maintain business relationships with current stakeholders and prospective stakeholders to generate new business for Rahmat Publications. Stakeholders like; intellectuals, writers, cultural institutions, Ministry of Information and Culture and Ministry of Education.
Make telephone calls and in-person visits to stakeholders and take part in Cultural and Literature seminars or meetings.
Advocate, explain and support Rahmat Publications activities and values to stakeholders.
Travel to locations outside Kabul to expand territory.
Collect the readers’ feed-back and the book-sellers’ opinions about our books to improve them in next editions.



Key Result Area (KRA) 3: General Rahmat Office. The Rahmat Publication Manager will:



Develop a strong relationship with all coworkers and beneficiaries, seeking to be an example in teamwork, self-sacrifice, positive outlook and integrity.
Record pertinent stories, observations and feedback from stakeholders in the monthly narrative report.
Negotiate prices with outside translators, illustrators, designers, editors and other contractors and have approval of Rahmat project manager before starting the assignment.
Ensure travel plans outside Kabul and/or unusual locations are approved by Rahmat project manager at least two weeks before departure.
Schedule and confirm visits outside the office to minimize wasted time and loss of fuel.
Maintain an attitude of learning that continuously seeks to grow in professional skills and language learning and cultural understanding of the target group and co-workers.
Prepare reports as requested by the Rahmat project manager.
Perform any other duties as directed by the Rahmat project manager.

Non-negotiable:

Very good inter-personal skills, ability to express his thoughts clearly

Friendly, kind and able to communicate with people of all cultures with respect

Good speaking, reading, writing and typing ability in Dari

Good speaking, reading, writing and typing ability in English

Good computer skills
Able to travel outside Kabul province for maintaining business relations and generating new business
Strong interest in building responsible citizenship in Afghanistan

Decent, respectable appearance

Honest and hard-working, even without direct supervision



Negotiable:

Having written papers like books, research, articles and other printed documents in Dari, Pashto or English

Experience in Book Designing (InDesign)

Good in proposal and report writing (in English)

Able to speak, read, write and type in Pashto

Skills

Non-negotiable:
Very good inter-personal skills, ability to express his thoughts clearly
Friendly, kind and able to communicate with people of all cultures with respect
Good speaking, reading, writing and typing ability in Dari
Good speaking, reading, writing and typing ability in English
Good computer skills
Able to travel outside Kabul province for maintaining business relations and generating new business
Strong interest in building responsible citizenship in Afghanistan
Decent, respectable appearance
Honest and hard-working, even without direct supervision

Negotiable:
Having written papers like books, research, articles and other printed documents in Dari, Pashto or English
Experience in Book Designing (InDesign)
Good in proposal and report writing (in English)
Able to speak, read, write and type in Pashto

Qualifications

Minimum of Bachelor degree in literature, journalism or other relevant studies

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Communication

Submission Guideline

Applications closing date is Jan 10,2019. Please submit your resume to Submission e-mail:

Please write on the subject of your Email the Title of the position & Vacancy Number (Op-Mercy-007-2018). Only Kabul based applicants can apply for this position.

Submission Email

recruitment.op.mercy@gmail.com

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