Afghanistan Workforce Development Program Pre-application Conference Park Star Hotel March 4, 2014
Program Overview • Program Goals • The Afghanistan Workforce Development Program (AWDP) is to support for the expansion and strengthening of private sector for mid-career workers in key economic sectors. • Contribute to a reduction in (a) the high level of under- and unemployment among Afghan nationals; and (b) the current dependency on foreign workers to fill semi-professional, skilled jobs in Afghanistan.
AWDP Components • The Model – 4 Pillars • Private Sector • Mid-Career Participants • Implemented Through Grants • Milestone Payments • Technical Assistant
Four Pillars of AWDP • Labor Market Needs Assessments • Curriculum Adaptation/ development and Validation • Competency-based Training design • Employment Related Services
AWDP Base Period Grants’ Result, • AWDP trained over 9,000 participants and place over 5,000. • 26 grants were implemented by 19 grantees in the six provinces
Objectives of Employment Services RFA • Identify and place AWDP trained jobseekers in private sector companies. • Strengthen the private sector through introducing skilled mid-career jobseekers.
Placement process • Collect trained jobseekers database from AWDP • Analyze private companies’ skills need for semi-professional jobseekers; • Establish linkage with key employers in support of its efforts to successfully place trained jobseekers
Placement Process Continued • Vacancies database development • Job matching and job development • Establish placement delivery system • Arrange placement for targeted trained jobseekers • Follow-up services
Application Evaluation Process • Applicants Should provide all requirements which are specified in the RFA • Each application will be reviewed three times • A BAFO meeting will be held with selected Applicants • Selected Applications will be reviewed three times • One best application will be awarded
Grant Application Template • Working in Groups