What are the dos and don'ts of finding a job in Afghanistan?

Hello everyone,

Where is the best place to start when looking for a job in Afghanistan? Is it better to job-hunt by directly contacting the company of your interest, or should job-seekers rely on a recruitment agency, for example?

Are there any unique aspects that job-seekers should consider when preparing their CV/résumé and cover letter? Should a photo be included?

Do you have any tips on interview conduct in Afghanistan? Are there any particulars, such as greetings or behavioural customs?

In you opinion, is knowledge of the local language or a regional language necessary to successfully apply for a job? What level of the language should job-seekers have mastered?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


You can apply for job only with International Organisations; such as UN, USAID, World Bank and many other International NGOs. There is no job in a local market. Most of people in Afghanistan jobless. You should just have English to work with International Organisations in Afghanistan. Knowing local languages are good but not necessary for work in International Organisations. You can apply for jobs by sending your CV. There are several job sites; www.reliefweb.int, www.unjobs.org, www.devex.com, www.acbar.org, www.jobs.af. The last two websites publish job announcements only for afghan nationals. Very rare you can see jobs for foreigners in these websites.

Best regards,

The Best Place for the searching Jobs at Afghanistan is Jobs.af, Acbar.org and also afgportal.com


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