Program & Operation Coordinator

January 1, 2024
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Job Description

About Women for Afghan Women (WAW):

Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots civil society organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York. WAW relentlessly advocates for women’s rights, challenging gender-based violence norms to bring about positive change.

Job Description:

Job Overview:

The Program & Operation Coordinator is responsible for managing and executing programs in the North/Northeast regions under the supervision of the WAW Regional Manager. This role involves coordination, monitoring, and advocacy to ensure the protection and assistance of UNHCR persons of concern, including conflict-induced IDPs and refugee returnees.


  • Responsible for program management and execution in the N/NE regions.
  • Engage with local authorities and humanitarian partners to promote protection and assistance to UNHCR persons of concern.
  • Manage, coordinate, and monitor project activities, ensuring high-quality programming in line with UNHCR objectives.


  • Develop cooperation with WAW departments, donors, authorities, stakeholders, institutions, and NGOs in the region.
  • Promote a team spirit and focus on quality, staying updated on project and regional issues.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual plans to achieve project goals.
  • Provide administrative support, including scheduling meetings, preparing communications, and compiling reports.
  • Oversee filing systems for community-based protection monitoring projects.
  • Supervise field and program staff, providing regular feedback for improvement.
  • Support the implementation of UNHCR programs, addressing technical issues and monitoring activities.
  • Ensure cost-effective operations in adherence to humanitarian principles and confidentiality.
  • Build and maintain relationships with governmental and non-governmental actors.
  • Coordinate with donors, INGO working groups, UN, local partners, and government and community actors.
  • Ensure learning accompanies project activities, supporting accountability and reporting.
  • Represent the organization at various levels.
  • Coordinate activities for quality project implementation, including financial and human resource aspects.
  • Identify staff capacity and technical assistance needs, contributing to capacity strengthening.
  • Assist with trends analysis reports and project documentation reviews.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the Regional Manager and SMT.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum six years of relevant work experience.
  • Staff supervision experience required.
  • Experience with stakeholders at various levels and community partnerships.
  • Ability to manage monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning systems (MEAL).
  • Experience in data analysis and drafting program reports.
  • Good knowledge of general operational principles.
  • Fluency in English and Dari/Pashto, written and spoken.
  • Computer skills at the operational level, mainly with MS Office Packages.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghan applicants should submit a cover letter and CV in one PDF file to Clearly indicate the vacancy number (VA#1373 Program & Operation Coordinator-BLK) in the cover letter and email subject line.


Avoid sending educational and work certificates at this stage. Applications without the location in the subject line will not be considered.

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