Invitation to Support Afghan Resettlement

Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Settlement through its non-profit partner Team Rubicon

About the organization

This opportunity for paid work in support of Afghans who were evacuated to the U.S. is being shared with individuals associated with service organizations and non-profits. Individuals should express interest through the links below.

The Context
• More than 80,000 Afghans have been evacuated to the U.S. so far as part of Operation Allies Welcome (OAW). Some remain on safe havens (military bases around the U.S.) while the majority have arrived in their new communities, where many are staying in temporary housing.
• A variety of resettlement partners (non-profits and state/local governments) are helping Afghans set up their new lives in the United States. This includes finding long-term housing and jobs, setting up homes, getting medical care, enrolling kids in school, orientation to American culture, and more.
• The Afghan evacuation was unprecedented. The huge quantity of arrivals in a short period of time has outstripped the staffing of local resettlement partners. This staffing shortfall will persist through the first half of 2022.
• The U.S. government funds resettlement agencies and other local partners to support Afghans through the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) for their first 90 days of resettlement and through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for up to 5 years after arrival.

Duties

The Opportunity
• Help thousands of Afghan men, women, and children resettle into their new communities in the United States. The first few months of resettlement are a unique opportunity to help people get on a trajectory to successful long-term integration and self-sufficiency.
• Answering the call to service. At great risk to themselves and their families, these Afghan allies fought for basic democratic values and human rights, many working directly with the U.S. government. We now have the opportunity to welcome them to our country.

Qualifications

The Work (illustrative)
• Through its non-profit partner Team Rubicon, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Settlement, is currently accepting expressions of interest for three temporary paid positions in numerous cities across the country through the links in the section below.
• We need both specialists and versatile generalists who can adapt to the needs of the local partners, which might change over time and vary by location.
• Relevant specialized skills and experience include Pashto or Dari language, working with medically fragile populations, housing coordination, volunteer management, case management, logistics management, etc.
• General support is required to transport Afghans between appointments, apartment set up, home visits, cultural orientation, administrative support, etc

Application instructions

How to Get Involved

If you are interested in supporting this effort full-time for at least 30 days, you can be considered for temporary paid positions in support of resettlement partners working across the country. These are the available positions and links to apply:

o Resettlement Support Operations Task Force Leader: https://boards.greenhouse.io/resettlement/jobs/5892287002

o Resettlement Support Liaison Coordinator: https://boards.greenhouse.io/resettlement/jobs/5892684002

o Resettlement Support Volunteer Coordinator: https://boards.greenhouse.io/resettlement/jobs/5892663002

We are particularly interested in individuals who may be able to support the effort longer than 30 days. We anticipate needing help through June 2022.

The number of cities in which this support is needed will continue to grow over the coming weeks, so please continue to check the above links for new opportunities near you.

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