Position Title : Head Gemologist
Contract Name : INVEST Project
Contract No : AID-OAA-C-17-00090
Company Name :
Silk Road Gem Lab and Lapidary
Period of Performance :
June 1, 2020 May 31, 2021
Place of Performance :
INVEST Afghanistan Strategic Investment Advisor
INVEST is a USAID-funded activity that aims to develop an approach to sourcing, facilitating, and executing illustrative and impactful deals that catalyze private investment capital and build strategic, market-deepening partnerships in Afghanistan.
INVEST is currently providing technical and financial assistance to facilitate the formation of a new partnership between private gemstone and jewelry companies, to form the first private gemstone certification lab in Kabul Silk Road Gem Lab and Lapidary.
This new lab will enable Afghanistan to add considerable value to their gemstones. Rather than exporting uncut gemstones at low prices, Afghanistan will be able to certify, cut, process, and finish stones according to international standards that they can then sell on the world market at a competitive price.
The Silk Road Gem Lab (Kabul) is looking to appoint a Head Gemologist to open a rough and polished colored gemstone certification lab as well as train two staff to serve under him / her.
The Head Gemologist should have a minimum of five years’ experience and hold a GIA GG or equivalent. The Head Gemologist will manage all the lab’s activities, which will predominantly include issuing identification and origin reports based on detailed and comprehensive material analysis using a wide array of advanced gemological equipment.
The Head Gemologist will be responsible for the following :
The consultant will report to the INVEST Afghanistan Strategic Investment Advisor who will be responsible for technical supervision and acceptance of all deliverables.
Interested applicants may apply by sending a CV to