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About Turquoise Mountain:

Background 

Turquoise Mountain is a non-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in urban regeneration, business development, and education in traditional arts and architecture. We seek to provide education, skills and livelihoods to Afghan men and women. Since 2006 Turquoise Mountain has cleared 36,000 cubic meters of rubbish from the streets, restored or built 150 historic and community buildings, created a primary school and a clinic, and installed water, electricity, and sanitation through the historic traditional craft neighborhood of Murad Khani in the old city of Kabul. It has created the internationally accredited Institute for Afghan Arts & Architecture, training the next generation of craftsmen and women in woodwork, jewelry and gem cutting, calligraphy and miniature painting, and ceramics. Finally, it has sold over US$ 15,000,000 of Afghan artisan products internationally.

 

Context

Turquoise Mountain is working on a four-year program with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This program aims to create 5,000 jobs in the carpet and Jewelry value chains in Afghanistan and facilitate the sale of US$20,000,000 worth of Afghan carpet and Jewelry products to international markets. The program will build the technical capacity of those active in both value-chains, improve working conditions and ensure environmental standards, raise awareness about production abilities in Afghanistan, improve order fulfilment, and increase exports of higher-margin carpet and Jewelry products, thereby increasing income-generating opportunities for thousands of Afghans.

Job Description:

·     Review and check artisan-made products including jewellery, woodwork, ceramics, and miniature painting, conducting final quality inspection on all products.

·     Understand that these products represent the Turquoise Mountain brand and therefore must be of the highest standard.

·     Work with Turquoise Mountain’s supported artisan businesses to ensure products are delivered on time.

·     Communicate to artisans constructively when rejecting products.

·     Complete the paperwork that is associated with the quality control process e.g. Goods Received Notes.

·     Photograph approved products and save the images into a sharepoint folder. Create work-in-progress artisan photographs and videos for buyers.

·     Conduct quality control trainings.

·     Work closely with Hub Manager to resolve quality issues and rest of team by providing regular updates on quality of ongoing orders.

·     Manage local sales and prepare monthly sales report of all local sales.

·     Manage the implementation of local exhibitions and trunk shows, coordinate with artisans to select merchandise for display.

·     Support the rest of the team on a day-to-day basis with tasks relating to the production process.

Job Requirements:

·        Bachelor’s degree in management or design from a recognized university

·        Minimum 3 years of experience in manufacturing or management positions related to Jewelry or other handmade products.

·        Proficient in MS Office application

·        Understanding of handmade and artisan products.

·        Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.

·        Knowledge of the Jewelry manufacturing process is an advantage.

·        Fluent in Dari/Pashto with good control of spoken and written English

Submission Guideline:

Candidates should submit their CVs with Cover letters to: vacancy.af@turquoisemountain.org by no later than May 21, 2022. In the subject line of the e-mail, only mention 0422-02.

Kindly combine your CV and Cover Letter as one PDF document and avoid sending us certificates and other heavy-sized documents.

Submission Email:

vacancy.af@turquoisemountain.org

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