Deputy Director for ICAWED (Re-Advertised)

  American University of Afghanistan
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1838
Date Posted:May 28, 2017
Closing Date:Jun 12, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About American University of Afghanistan:


The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We opened our doors in 2005 and currently offer 4 undergraduate academic majors and a new MBA program. We follow a strict non-discriminatory policy, and applicants from all ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are a young, dynamic university with a student population of nearly 950 students and we hope to reach 1,100 students by the spring 2013 academic semester. Construction has recently begun on a new 75 acre international campus.

Job Summary:

The Deputy Director will have a range of responsibilities related to advancing the identity and impact of our organization including programming, research and networking activities. The key focus of the Deputy Director role is strategic programming to align our programs according to strategic needs of women in Afghanistan and alignment with national and international commitments towards women within the boundaries of ICAWED’s mission. The Deputy Director will be required to represent the organization at various events, activities, and meetings as a member of committees and project teams.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Deputy Director of ICAWED’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Supporting strategic positioning of ICAWED among academic institutions, policy makers, and practitioners to make this center of excellence a technical reference partner to all;

Developing new programmatic activities related to empowerment of women and providing full leadership for the successful implementation of new programmatic activities including program and staff performance management;

Assisting in the creation of an inclusive, equitable and empowering learning environment for all participants of education programs with a focus on gender and women’s interests;

Building existing programmatic activities across provinces and engage new audiences through use of technologies, learning models, and new, strategically aligned audiences;

Increasing engagement across different levels of stakeholders, alumni, funders, advisors, donors, managers, participants, students and supporters;

Directing activities related to all budget and financial aspects of programming including developing and executing grants, budget forecasting, and regular financial reviews and reporting;

Pursuing external funding through grant writing, including developing new programs and projects for sponsorship, short-term funded projects, and long-term funded programming;

Developing internal activities for ICAWED and AUAF including seminars, internships, mentoring relationships, alumni based projects, outreach and other activities supporting social entrepreneurship and women-based entrepreneurship

Establishing Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanisms to track progress in the programs, in budget and results, ensuring on time progress reporting to the Board of Trustees, Donors and to internal AUAF entities.

Job Requirement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The position requires the incumbent to reside in Afghanistan

Master’s degree in a field of social science, development studies, economics, and business administration is preferred, Bachelor’s degree in the same fields will be preferable

Minimum 5 - 8 years of progressively responsible experience in program development role including a minimum of 4 years of supervisory experience of staff and in-house program teams

Good knowledge of gender trends in Afghanistan and gender programming

Substantial experience with budget and grant management accountability

Demonstrated experience in economic development programs with a proven track record of writing and winning grant applications, policy creation, and implementation

Fluent English speaker, reader, and writer

Ability and willingness to work with people of different cultural backgrounds and strong willingness toward working for gender equality

Ability to work under pressure and within limited timeframes

Great ability of teamwork

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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