BACKGROUND: The purpose of the USAID Promote: Women in Government Project is to increase and advance the number of women in the Afghan Civil Service, thereby promoting a more inclusive government that is responsive to the needs of the entire Afghan population, thus fostering a more democratic and stable state. The will establish an internship program for educated young women to gain entry into the Afghan Civil Service, and will make the operating environment safer for young women to work by tackling sexual harassment, policy gaps, and work environment issues for female employees.

JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Policy and Research Advisor will support the Afghanistan Institute for Rural Development (AIRD) within the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD). The successful candidate will provide technical advice, management support and technical inputs required to allow the project and AIRD to achieve the target of conducting professional trainings and strengthening the recruitment process for interns in the Ministry.