Programme Management Support Unit – Manager – Kabul

Full Time
Posted 2 years ago

UN Women, grounded in the vision of gender 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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Afghanistan is one of the world’s most complex emergencies, and the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Afghan people are grappling with the impact of conflict, poverty, economic decline, and natural disasters. In this context, Afghan women and girls face unique vulnerabilities and require urgent support as gender inequality is interwoven with conflict dynamics and humanitarian needs. It is essential that Afghan women and girls can continue to shape the future of their country, and that their gains are protected. UN Women remains fully committed to supporting Afghan women and girls and to placing them at the center of the global response to the crisis in Afghanistan.

UN Women has been in Afghanistan for two decades. UN Women’s programming approach is informed by analysis of the political, economic and humanitarian situation, risks to and capacities of partner organizations, and needs and priorities of Afghan women and girls. UN Women Afghanistan currently has four key programme priorities: (1) Gender in Humanitarian Action, (2) Ending Violence Against Women, (3) Women’s Economic Empowerment, and (4) Women, Peace and Security. UN Women Afghanistan operates through its main office in Kabul and five sub-offices located in the provinces Balkh, Bamyan, Herat, Kandahar and Nangarhar. 

The UN Women Afghanistan Country Office Programme Management Support Unit (PMSU) thereby supports the effective management and monitoring of the UN Women programme portfolio in Afghanistan, including programme planning and development, monitoring of programme implementation based on agreed annual work plans and partner and donor agreements, compliance with UN Women programme policies, guidance and procedures, and sound substantive and financial reporting.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Representative – Programme, the PMSU Manager will provide overall leadership to the PMSU and act as quality assurance advisor to Senior Management on all aspects of the UN Women programme. She/he will be responsible for providing strategic direction to the development, implementation and monitoring of and reporting on programmes for the Country Office, including overseeing technical support to the implementation of programmes and projects, managing the monitoring and reporting for the Country Office and Sub-Offices, overseeing and guiding people and budget management for the programme, monitoring and evaluation and inter agency coordination teams, building partnerships and providing support in developing resource mobilization strategies, and managing knowledge building efforts. Additionally, the post incumbent will oversee the Sub-Offices, directly supervising the Heads of Sub-Office and contributing to ensuring  programming coherence across all UN Women representations in Afghanistan.

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