Vacancy for Regional Coordinator at Women’s Regional Network (WRN), South AsiaJobs 31.03.2020
Deadline: 20 April 2020
The WRN is looking to hire a Regional Coordinator (RC), WRN. This is a leadership position, combining administrative, project, human resources, and knowledge management responsibilities.
Women’s Regional Network (WRN) is a collaborative network of women from the civil society organizations in South Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka) created to initiate, lead and take action in addressing issues of security and peace in the sub-region of South Asia as they impact women’s lives in the region significantly. The core purpose of WRN is to amplify the voices of unheard, marginalized women and with them address the interlinked issues of peace, militarization, security, justice, and governance in South Asia.
The WRN Regional Coordinator’s role is to manage and oversee all operations of the network including but not limited to: programmatic, financial, staff and internal governance. The Regional Coordinator supports the WRN Board and Core Group members in all 4 countries in achieving their plans to build enduring and productive relationships in South Asia. The RC plays an essential role in facilitating women leaders to learn from each other’s challenges, construct common agendas across borders and identify and pursue ways to collaborate and advance common goals to ensure women’s concerns and voices are included in the highest levels of dialogue. The WRN RC will also engage a network of global champions who support women in South Asia to meet these critical issues with greater resilience. The RC thus serves as the face of the network, representing the network in various platforms for advocacy, visibility of the network and increase the credibility and understanding of the network.
The RC’s primary duties include the following:
- Board Liaison and Team Management
- Programmatic Development
- Create New Knowledge
- Regional and Global Strategizing Leadership
- Strengthening the Governance Structure
- Budget and Report Monitoring
- Public Relations and Event Management
The RC’s position requires travel within South Asia to meet with the Country Coordinators, the Core Group members and to oversee and coordinate the work of the Core Groups in each country. Other travel may be required in South Asia or internationally to meet with potential funders, relevant policymakers and other stakeholders in the arena of peace and security in South Asia.
Regional Coordinator Candidate Profile Overview:
- Senior person, seasoned expert 10+ years of experience in senior management
- Demonstrated thematic expertise with forced displacement or technical expertise as a lawyer or other relevant expertise.
- Strong feminist perspective and experience of working in national/regional /international women’s organization.
- Existing connections to the policymakers and ability to improve the advocacy component of the WRN
- Good connections with the leaders of various people’s movements
- Ability to travel within South Asia and globally
- Ability to cultivate new funders, particularly in South Asia
- Excellent command of English (writing, reading, speaking)
Do apply with your detailed CV, including a list of 2 references, along with the last salary drawn. Email your application with the subject line indicating “Regional Coordinator, WRN” to firstname.lastname@example.org