Programme Manager, Women, Peace and Security at UN Women, Kabul, Afghanistan


Deadline: 4 March 2019

UN Women is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Manager, Women, Peace and Security in Kabul, Afghanistan. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Programme Manager will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions in the above-mentioned areas of work and the full scope of the women, peace and security portfolio in country.

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Key Job Responsibilities

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The Programme Manager, Women, Peace and Security will perform the following functions-

  • Provide programme development advisory services related to women, peace and security agenda (WPS):
    • Provide programme advisory support to the Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative in Afghanistan within the WPS portfolio;
  • Manage the technical implementation of the programme/ project; provide technical advice; ensure synergies with other teams:
    • Finalize the annual workplan and budget for WPS programme outcomes and manage their implementation in line with Results Based Management Tools;
    • Review the submission of implementing partners’ mandatory reports as required;
  • Provide technical advice to partners; oversee the provision of technical guidance by the team:
    • Build, manage, and expand relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the WPS programme;
    • Provide partners with advanced technical assistance, training and capacity development initiatives.
  • Manage the monitoring and reporting of the WPS programme portfolio:
    • Manage the process of monitoring the programme implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools;
    • Finalize quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes;
    • Prepare high quality donor reports and contribute to UN Women reporting (quarterly, annual, etc.)
  • Manage the people and financial resources of the WPS programme portfolio:
    • Manage the project budget and finalize financial reports;
    • Manage Programme mentor and coach staff supervised and conduct performance assessments as relevant;
    • Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.
  • Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
    • In close coordination with Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies for WPS;
    • Proactively identify potential donors/ partners and explore opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Manage inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned implementation of WPS activities:
    • Provide substantive technical support to the Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative in Afghanistan on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees;
    • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with the partners’ efforts;

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • Master’s degree or equivalent in security studies, political or social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required.
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Strong technical experience in the area of Women, Peace and Security.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies, UN missions and agencies, and/or donors is an asset.
  • Experience in leading/managing a team.
  • Experience working in post-conflict or conflict environment is an asset.
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto language is an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UN Women.

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