Programme Manager, Women’s Economic Empowerment at UN Women, Kabul, Afghanistan

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Deadline: 10 July 2019

UN Women is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Manager, Women’s Economic Empowerment in Kabul, Afghanistan. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Programme Manager, Women’s Economic Empowerment will responsible for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio.

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’s Economic Empowerment will perform the following functions-

  • Provide programme development advisory services and develop programmes in the area of Women’s Economic Empowerment
    • Oversee and manage the design and formulation of programme proposals and initiatives.
    • Identify programmatic areas for support and interventions within the areas of Women’s Economic Empowerment.
    • Finalize country strategy documents, programme/ project proposals, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to increasing women access to economic opportunities.
    • Organize periodic consultations with key stakeholders, women leaders, human rights experts and UN partners to gather inputs on programme design, as necessary.
  • Manage the implementation and management of Women’s Economic Empowerment programme
    • Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation.
    • Provide programme advisory support to the Office Management within the Women’s Economic Empowerment portfolio as assigned.
    • Manage the technical implementation of the programme/ project; provide technical advice; ensure synergies with other teams.
  • Oversee technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
    • 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 Women’s Economic Empowerment programme; respond to any potential problems.
    • Serve as an expert resource to partners on policy dialogues and programmes/initiatives related to women’s economic empowerment;
  • Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project
    • Manage the process of monitoring the programme/ project implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools.
    • Finalize quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes.
    • Write internal and external progress reports.
  • Manage the people and financial resources of Economic Empowerment Programme area
    • Manage the programme budget and finalize financial reports.
    • Manage the Programme Associates and Technical Specialists on Women’s Economic Empowerment programme, mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments.
    • Oversee and participate in recruitment processes, as necessary.
  • Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
    • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies related to WEE.
    • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and develop potential opportunities for resource mobilization.
    • Analyze and research information on donors, finalize substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, business administration, social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or other relevant field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • 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.
  • Technical expertise and previous work experience in applying economic empowerment principles, piloting or applying of innovative approaches to income generation for women, and economic empowerment of women.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
  • Experience working in post-conflict or conflict environment is an asset.
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset.
  • Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
  • Knowledge of local languages 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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