Call for applications 2017 FES Young Leaders Forum (YLF)

  Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES Afghanistan)
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 3680
Date Posted:May 11, 2017
Closing Date:May 17, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:30
Functional Area:Training
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Trainee
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES Afghanistan):


The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a German non-profit organization, committed to the ideals of social was founded in 1925 as a political legacy of Germany’s first democratically elected president Friedrich Ebert. To this day FES follows his mission to promote freedom, solidarity and social justice through the political process in Germany and abroad. FES has been working in Afghanistan in cooperation with local organizations since 2002. It’s programs aim at strengthening democratic institutions from local to national level, increasing the political participation of youth ,enhancing women’s empowerment and gender equality, promoting free and professional media, social justice in the formal and informal economy and regional cooperation for peace and development.

Job Summary:

FES Afghanistan is excited to announce the launch of a new “Young Leaders Forum” (YLF) generation.
Established in 2004, the FES YLF program is among Afghanistan’s most distinguished young leaders networks.
We bring together a unique group of graduate students as well as up-and-coming young professionals
from diverse backgrounds: political activists, civil servants, scholars, journalists, young entrepreneurs.
What unites all of them is a strong desire to help address the socio-political and economic challenges
Afghanistan and the wider region are facing. Throughout our rigorous 6-month curriculum, you
will be receiving practical training in leadership, negotiation, organization and communication skills. You
will have the opportunity to learn from and exchange views with established leaders and guest speakers.
And you will become part of the unique FES YLF network, an ever-growing group of truly inspiring young
men and women working to contribute to positive change in Afghanistan and around the globe.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The “Young Leaders Forum” (YLF) program was initiated in 2004. Since then, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation
(FES) has trained more than 280 outstanding Afghan men and women from all walks of life. Many of our
alumni are highly successful young professionals. They work in government, in diplomacy and for nonprofit
organizations impacting change across a variety of sectors. The program offers:
 Bi-weekly lectures and seminars on current political and social topics in national and international
 Three two-day workshops on leadership, negotiation, organization and communication skills;
 Guest talks and discussions with senior decision makers and international experts;
 Social events and networking opportunities with the FES YLF alumni;
 A mentoring program that pairs current and former YLFies;
 The opportunity for each and every participant to shape the program him-/herself, as individual
initiative and proposals are explicitly encouraged.

Job Requirement:

Eligible candidates must be:
-Between 22 and 32 years old;
-In the final year of their university education, have recently graduated or gathered first
professional work experience;
-Able to debate and work in English;
- Based in Kabul or ensure that they can attend bi-weekly lectures and training sessions;
- Highly interested and well-informed about international politics and Afghanistan;
-Identify with the overall goals of the program, which are to help sustain a wide reaching
network for social justice, fairness and responsibility for the underprivileged;
-Respectful, open and tolerant toward people of various backgrounds.

Applications from female candidates are explicitly encouraged and welcomed. The FES YLF program is
strongly committed to promoting gender equality and women’s participation in public and political life.
That is why we aim to have an equal share of men and women in our incoming cohort.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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