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CW4WAfghan-Afghanistan Country Director


About Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan ( is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1998 with members and volunteer chapters across Canada. CW4WAfghan is a non-religious, non-political, federally registered charity in Canada (Canada Revenue Agency #887718203RR0001). CW4WAfghan- country office is located in Kabul with approximately 20 Afghan staff, and is registered with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of Economy, NGO Department pursuant to Certificate of Registration No. 343. It is also registered with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of Finance, Deputy Revenue and Customs, Revenue Department under Taxpayer TIN 9000178278.

CW4WAfghan’s goals are to advance education and educational opportunities for Afghan women and their families and to educate Canadians about human rights in Afghanistan. CW4WAfghan’s budget for this current fiscal year is approximately C$1,000,000. Donor-funded projects fall within four main field program areas: (1) Investments in Basic Education; (2) Community Libraries, Literacy and Books Program; (3) Technology for Education and (4) Public Engagement. Further information is available on the website

Job Summary

Reports to: CW4WAfghan-Canada Senior Director and accountable to the Executive Director and Board.

Type: Full-time annual contract position with an initial 3-month probationary period

Location: CW4WAfghan Country Office, Kabul, Afghanistan

Eligible: Open to Afghan Female Nationals only

Date Posted: May 28, 2018

Applications Due by: Open until position filled

Start Date: Immediately

Travel Requirements: Travel by road to project sites by vehicle where accessible, and to other provinces by air travel where CW4WAfghan operates. Occasional travel to Canada and other international locations will be required.

CW4WAfghan is seeking an experienced female leader from the not-for-profit sector with proven ethical and trustworthy leadership abilities as Country Director. In this role, she will be responsible for overseeing all human resources, finance, operations and program management needs of the country office. This full-time position requires visionary leadership, and the ability to inspire and motivate staff and effectively convey genuine belief in and passion for the mission of the organization. The Country Director will be reporting to the Senior Director located in Canada and accountable to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

Job Details

Date Posted: 29 May 2018 Reference: 001
Closing Date: 30 Jun 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Female
Functional Area: Management Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

● Work with the executive team to ensure the strategic plans for the organization will achieve its mission;
● Maintain and develop the organizational structure to achieve planned results, including managing staff recruitment, training, supervision, performance evaluation, and professional development;
● Ensure compliance with and implementation of organizational policies and procedures;
● Develop and maintain constructive relationships with all CW4WAfghan stakeholders such as project partners, donors in Kabul, working groups, board members and others;
● Maintain a healthy working environment for staff that attracts, keeps and motivates members through exceptional relationship-building skills that inspire a strong sense of team spirit;
● Proactively resolve any conflicts that may arise with staff, partners and stakeholders;
● Support Country Office staff to maintain program files, to collect relevant data on projects, to represent the organization in a professional manner, and to meet deadlines;
● Oversee financial management and work with the Canada-based Director of Finances and the Treasurer of the Board of Directors to ensure accuracy and integrity of all accounting and budgeting, regular financial reporting;
● Supervise staff progress on work plans of all CW4WAfghan implemented projects and programs in Afghanistan according to established objectives, performance measurement plans and timelines;
● Contribute to regular monitoring of approved projects and programs, and participate in the analysis of performance data to generate recommendations for changes to programs and projects;
● Contribute to CW4WAfghan policy formulation and program development on a variety of issues;
● Contribute to formal reporting and provide periodic informal reports as required.


● Demonstrated knowledge of and passion for the universalism of human rights and gender equity and equality
● Experience in strategic planning and strategic leadership
● Demonstrated relationship-building, collaboration skills and experience supervising project teams.
● Effective presentation/public speaking and community engagement skills.
● Ability to manage multiple and diverse tasks under tight time constraints.
● Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with staff and teams.
● Excellent leadership abilities, organizational management and monitoring and evaluation experience, preferably in the education sector.
● Experience working with major development donors and proven fundraising and grant writing experience an asset.
● Excellent written and oral communication skills.
● Experience with budget planning and account management.
● Knowledge of the legal and reporting requirements of government departments.


● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (earned an equivalent of executive level experience may be substituted for minimum education requirement)
● Minimum of five (5) years of executive level experience including personnel management
● High level of competency with computer software (MS Office) and online applications and services.
● Fluency in professional level English and Dari (speaking, listening, reading, writing)

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

To apply, please submit*:
- A cover letter explaining your interest in the position. The cover letter should be in the body of the email, and not an attached document
- An up-to-date CV attached to the email submission
- Applications must include two reference names and referee contact information. Referees should include professional colleagues and former supervisors, and should not be relatives or friends of the applicant.

*Applications that do not include the above-mentioned items will not be reviewed. Please ensure you meet the minimum required qualifications before applying.

All applications should be submitted by email to below email address given.

Interviews will begin by mid-June, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Therefore, submit applications promptly for best consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. It is preferred that shortlisted applicants are available for interview in Kabul and will also be asked to take a short written examination.

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