Activities Manager USCCB Afghan Support Project Consultant”

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Published 16 days ago

Location:  Indiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas,

Virginia, Wisconsin


Duration:  1 – 5 months from September 2021 through

March 2022 (preference for candidates who are available for a minimum of one




The Office of Migration and Refugee Services

(MRS) of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is taking

responsibility to ensure Morale, Wellness and Recreation (MWR) activities for

Afghan guests, who have been evacuated from Afghanistan, and are currently

living on US military bases in Indiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas,

Virginia, and Wisconsin.  The guests

represent a diverse group of Afghans, from sophisticated city-based fluent

English speakers to rural people with limited exposure to other cultures.



The  Activities Manager is responsible for

overseeing activities designed to support the Afghan guests’ morale, wellness

and recreation needs.  The MWR program responds primarily to the needs of

women and children and aims to both enhance their experience in their current

living circumstances, as well as preparing them for resettlement in the US.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with volunteer /
  • staffing coordinators (International Rescue Committee and Catholic
  • Charities) to ensure adequate personnel (volunteers, staff and
  • interpreters) to carry out activities

  • Establish norms and standards for
  • activities

  • Orient personnel to their roles
  • and responsibilities

  • Plan daily / weekly activities,
  • including material needs and procurement through purchasing or donations

  • Monitor quality of implementation
  • to ensure a safe, educational and fun environment; establishing metrics
  • for quality

  • Monitor use / uptake of services;
  • adjust planning to respond to highest levels of interests of the guests

  • Coordinate activities
  • with other MWR coordinators in other USCCB bases

  • Feed into overall program
  • development (e.g., changing or expanding services, etc.)


Illustrative Activities of the MWR team:

  • Indoor and Outdoor activities for
  • women and children (mostly under ten years of age)

  • ESL classes for children and
  • adults

  • Barber Shop and Beauty Salon

  • Cultural orientation and
  • discussion rooms

  • Group trauma healing sessions






Flexibility and comfortable working in

a fast-paced, changing environment


Experience working with refugee

populations or in emergency settings, domestic or international is a plus


Strong communicator


Experienced working with those from

other cultural contexts


Team player


Willingness to work long hours or

evenings and on weekends as required


Ability to read/write/speak Dari or Pashto is not

required, but is a plus


Responsibilities: Supervise team leads at each center, facilitate and ensure

continuity of other (future) services, including supervision of personnel as



Key contacts:

Program Director, Volunteer Coordinator, Staff

Coordinator (IRC), Operations Manager, Rec Center personnel (DoD)


These positions will be filled as

consultants paid on a daily basis.  The

terms of the consultant agreements will be between one – six months. The

individuals will not be considered employees of USCCB and will not be eligible

for benefits.


If interested, please include your resume and

your availability (time period).








Location:  Indiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas,

Virginia, Wisconsin


Duration:  1 – 5 months from September 2021 through

March 2022 (preference for candidates who are available for a minimum of one




The Office of Migration and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Job Type
  • Start Date
    October 8, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 7, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


USD 66,000 - USD 132,000
Consultants paid on a daily basis between $250 - $500 day


no benefits

no benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

English Knowledge of Dari or Pashto helpful

English Knowledge of Dari or Pashto helpful


3211 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20017, USA

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