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International Volunteers, Programme Analyst, GiHA

UN Volunteers

Mission and objectives

In Afghanistan, UN Women works in four thematic areas i.e., Governance and Participation, Ending Violence Against Women, Women Economic Empowerment, and Women Peace and Security (WPS). On Women Peace and Security, UN Women is catalysing the UN system and supporting Afghanistan to deliver on the women, peace and security agenda and enhanced capacities and opportunities for gender equality advocates to participate in peace processes at all levels. UN Women Afghanistan Country Office (ACO) assists the Government of Afghanistan to implement their commitments on women, peace and security and more women and civil society organizations and those actors with gender equality agendas, influence peace, and security processes. UN Women’s priority outcomes for WPS in Afghanistan are the following: (i) supporting an enabling environment for the implementation of WPS commitments; (ii) ensuring that women are represented and meaningfully participate in all peace and security, peacebuilding and recovery processes, including formal and informal peace negotiations processes; and (iii) supporting gender-responsive security sector and justice reforms. Under the overall guidance from the Country Representative and Deputy Representative, the WPS Analyst will report directly to the Head of WPS Thematic Area and will support engagement with civil society, as well as with government counterparts and support coordinating, and monitoring of UN Women interventions implemented through civil society organizations and selected government institutions.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Since the takeover by Taliban in August 2021, Afghanistan has witnessed a progressive erasure of women’s rights and freedoms, through both formal and informal edicts, messages, and practices. The 24th of December edict banning Afghan women from NGOs and INGOs, and the 4th of April ban on Afghan women working with the UN has further restricted space for Afghan women and women focused CSOs. Over the past few months UN Women is reconfiguring its programming to ensure the full spectrum of rights of women and girls are met, anchored in a principled approach. This role will be overseeing projects funded through the Women Peace and Humanitarian Fund in Afghanistan, composed of representatives from donors, United Nations entities, and civil society organizations. The Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) is a global pooled funding mechanism, which aims to re-energize action and stimulate a significant increase in financing for women’s participation, leadership, and empowerment in peace and security processes and humanitarian response. The WPHF is a flexible and rapid financing mechanism. It supports quality interventions designed to enhance the capacity of local women to prevent conflict, respond to crises and emergencies, and seize key peacebuilding opportunities. The overall goal of the WPHF is to achieve peaceful and gender equal societies. Achievement of this goal will require that women are empowered to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from conflict prevention, crisis response, peacebuilding, and recovery. Reporting to Humanitarian Programme Manager, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Afghanistan Country office by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation, and evaluation. The Programme Analyst guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ personnel, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.

Task description

1. Coordinate the overall Programme/Portfolio work plan development and ensure timely implementation of grants under the WPHF, with a focus on coalition building and responding to Women’s Peace and Security and Humanitarian Actions in Afghanistan

2. Gather inputs and coordinate the preparation of work-plans, periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports, to the National Steering Committee and WPHF Secretariat:

• Establish systems for project planning, implementation, and monitoring, in collaboration with partners.

• Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues and risks.

3. Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:

• Coordinate relationships with national partners to support implementation of the programme/portfolio, raise potential problems and suggest solutions.

• Identify capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training, and capacity development initiatives, as needed.

4. Monitoring and reporting on WPHF programmes:

• Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools.

• Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs, and outcomes.

• Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

5. Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the Gender in Humanitarian Action programme:

• Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary.

• Provide substantive inputs to financial reports.

• Supervise Programme Associates and Assistant.

6. Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:

• Provide inputs to the development of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.

7. Advocate and facilitate knowledge building, as well as management and communication:

• Document the programme implementation process and products.

• Contribute to the exchange of information and provide inputs to the development of knowledge products internally and externally of the programme.

• Coordinate the organization of major advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops, and knowledge products.


27 – 80


Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

Required experience

• At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building.

• Experience in Gender in Humanitarian Action is an asset.

• Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Area(s) of expertise

Administration, Business management, Development programmes


English, Level: Fluent, Required Dari, Level: Fluent, Desirable Pashto, Level: Fluent, Desirable

Required education level

Master degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development

Competencies and values

Core Values:

• Respect for Diversity

• Integrity

• Professionalism

Core Competencies:

• Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues

• Accountability

• Creative Problem Solving

• Effective Communication

• Inclusive Collaboration

• Stakeholder Engagement

• Leading by Example

International UN Volunteer Specialist is entitled to:

-Volunteer living allowance (VLA) : 2608.94 USD

-Entry Lump Sum : 400 USD

-Well-being differential : 1000 USD

-Exit allowance (paid on successful completion of the assignment) : 225USD

-Family allowance :250USD per month for one dependent. $450 per month for two or more dependents

-Free Medical and life insurance (Cigna) : Comprehensive coverage for health, life and malicious acts for the UN Volunteer and health insurance coverage for up to 3 eligible dependents

-Annual leave (2.5 days per month)

-Free access to different learning platforms

Deadline : 22 February 2024

How to apply

Please apply to the link below:

Remark : We will only consider candidate who apply online.

Guideline to apply : Candidate registration and application | UVP Explore tab (unv.org)

Deadline: 22 Feb 2024

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