Job Fair for Young Women Journalists

Funding Opportunity Number: SCAKAB-16-GR-002-SCA-03102016
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
CFDA Number: 19.501
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: DOS-AFG
Closing Date: May 10, 2016
Award Ceiling: $65,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Creation Date: Mar 10, 2016
Funding Opportunity Description: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). PAS Kabul invites all eligible organizations to submit a proposal for conducting a one-week professional training seminar and subsequently implementing a job fair for female journalism students and recently-graduated women journalists. This NOFO is soliciting proposals to prepare and implement a job fair. Afghan women journalists are a minority in their field and often face difficulties in competing for employment. A job fair geared towards young women in the journalism field would provide internship and employment opportunities, as well as a platform for the women to network with potential employers. In preparation for the job fair, the recipient will develop course materials and conduct training in Afghanistan on networking skills for 100 young female journalism students and recently-graduated/unemployed female journalists. In the autumn of 2016, the grantee will have these same young women meet potential employers at a job fair. The last three months of the grant would require a follow-on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) component to determine how many of the attendees were invited for interviews, and how many secured actual internships, job offers, and/or employment. The key underlying emphasis of these activities should support the advancement of women as equal members of society by providing educated women with opportunities to develop new skills and acquire/apply new knowledge in order to be competitive in the journalism job market.



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