The Return of Qualified Afghans (RQA)


The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in line with the previous years’ projects, will implement the RQA project 2021/2022 to place qualified Afghan nationals currently residing in Iran within public and private sector institutions in

Afghanistan in order to facilitate their return and for them to serve in their own country applying their knowledge and expertise to accelerate the growth and development.


RQA project 2021/2022

As previous years, the RQA project provides an equal opportunity to be admitted under the project for qualified Afghans willing to contribute to the development of Afghanistan. 

Qualified candidates are welcome to apply for the job placements published by IOM.


Who is eligible to apply?

Qualified Afghan nationals residing IR Iran meeting the required qualifications and experience are eligible to apply. Please note that candidates who have already benefitted from the RQA projects in the past are not eligible to apply.



Applications for placements will be received from 8 April 2021 until 24 April 2021 (extended utill 22 May-2021). Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.


How to Apply?

Please visit the website where all RQA placements for the year 2021/2022 are available. You may submit your application through this website: https://afghanresponse.iom.int/RQA

Applications sent via e mail, submitted to IOM staff or to the host institutions directly will not be accepted.


Disclaimer: Please note that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any point for applications received under the RQA programme.

All selections will be made based on a transparent selection process upon reviewing the complete applications received meeting the qualifications and experience requirements mentioned in the Terms of References for the respective placements.