Master’s or its equivalent with 5 years of relevant experience; Bachelor’s degree with 7 years of relevant experience
Thorough knowledge of policies procedures rules and regulations and/or extensive subject matter knowledge in this field preferred.
Ability to draft policies procedures and develop strategies in local languages (Dari and Pashto) in accordance with the established laws.
Advocacy experience with civil society organizations
Strong knowledge of USAID rules regulations procedures reporting and Afghan
Government policies and labor laws preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment
Ability to write and verbally communicate clearly and concisely in English and Dari/Pashto.
Proven leadership ability versatility and integrity with experience working with individuals in culturally diverse settings
Duties & Responsibilities
The Policy team Lead will lead policy reform discussions to draft policies strategies planning systems and serve as the subject matter expert (SME) on policies/reforms or amending existing policies/reforms to enhance women’s rights and empowerment.
Develop /amend policies strategies legal documents procedures and guidelines in close coordination with the management team
Finalize policies strategies legal documents and guidelines jointly with government partners through the government stipulated process
Conduct follow-up meetings with government authorities on priority women’s rights issues
Develop advocacy strategies and campaigns on behalf of WECS coalitions in coordination with Management team
Work closely with policy and research team to review edit different policies enacted and implemented by Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA)
Provide guidance and feedback on development of anti-harassment messages public awareness campaigns for promoting women’s rights anti-harassment law
Provide GIRoA partners the private sector and other key stakeholders technical support in developing the workplace General standards
Contribute to curriculum to train the government counterparts on policy analysis policy development and other policies related topics when needed
Assist GIRoA counterparts private sector groups and other stakeholders on and coordination regarding policy and reforms for women empowerment
Establish and maintain relationships with key Afghan officials involved in policy development and revision
Ensure the policy and planning departments of government entities are fully engaged in policy development revision activities building capacity and achieving self-sufficiency of those departments
Perform other tasks as assigned by Supervisor
Please submit your updated CV and cover letter to [email protected] with a subject line (Policy and Advocacy Team Lead – 014) no later than March 02 2021. Correspondents without a subject line will not be entertained.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
CVs received after the above-mentioned deadline will not be considered
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
This vacancy is open only to Afghan Nationals
No in-person appointments or telephone calls will be entertained
Candidates who are applying for this position must fully meet the education requirement as specified
At the time of application candidates must also meet in full the experience requirement
Short-listed candidates will be requested to provide educational documents such as degrees diplomas certificates and other pertinent documents as needed. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in disqualification of their application from further consideration