Apply for Sahar’s 2020-2021 Afghan Fellowship!

Sahar’s Afghan Enrichment And Fellowship Program

Sahar’s year long Enrichment and Fellowship Program accepts applicants who have Afghan background and family heritage. The ideal candidate will bring excellent research and writing, public speaking and presentation, fundraising, curriculum development, and communication skills. A strong aptitude for organization is required. Non-profit experience and technical skills are a plus.

If your answer is yes to the following question then Sahar is looking for you!

  1. Are you passionate about girls education in Afghanistan?
  2. Do you know about Afghan culture, history, and people?
  3. Are you driven to bring positive changes to girls life in Afghanistan?
  4. Do you love networking and public speaking?

“The most rewarding part of my job is that I get a chance to contribute in bringing positive changes in the lives of girls and work towards girls empowerment.” -Sapida, Current Afghan Fellow

Past Afghan Fellows and Sahar Board members

The Opportunity:

This 40 hrs/week position offers flexibility in a growing organization with high impact in the international arena. Sahar provides a small, entrepreneurial environment that has lots of room for making a contribution while learning about organizational development, non-profit management and girls’ empowerment. 

This opportunity is  a great stepping stone for individuals who are starting out in their career, due to its versatility. “The Fellow will assist with program evaluation work and writing blog posts to give cultural context to Sahar’s work, raise awareness about Afghanistan, girls’ and women’s issues and the beneficiaries of Sahar’s programs. The Fellow will provide content expertise and input for newsletters, assist with grant writing and reporting – particularly in our Early Marriage Prevention Program, Digital Literacy programs, Teacher Training and input design work on a girls’ boarding school.

The Fellow will be responsible for speaking at events and to board members and working with schoolchildren to raise awareness about critical issues in Afghanistan related to empowering girls to access education. This requires liaising with Sahar’s Afghan team, Seattle team and regular social media updates and strategies.” This fellowship is a great gateway  to enhance your skills, capacity, and build your career. 

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will bring excellent research and writing, public speaking and presentation, fundraising, curriculum development, and communication skills. A strong aptitude for organization is required. Non-profit experience and technical skills are a plus. Afghan women nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Job Description: 

The fellowship will include, but is not limited to: grant writing and reporting, content creation, research, community engagement, social media, fundraising, communicating with Sahar’s Afghan team, and program direction of Sahar’s Early Marriage Prevention Program. Through this work the fellow will bring a cultural lens to all of Sahar’s programs and organizational activities. 

Fellowship Timeline: July/August 1st, 2020 until May/June 30th, 2021. 

Contact: Please send us your resume and cover letter at info info@sahareducation.org cc ginnab@sahareducation.org. In your cover letter, please be sure to answer the question “Why do you want to work at Sahar?” We will reach out if candidate is selected to interview.

Apply by Friday, March 13, 2020

Fellowship Job Description

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