JOB OPENINGS

JOB TITLE: Country Director 

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Part-time, Afghanistan national position

LOCATION (City, Country): Kabul or Herat Afghanistan, Kenya 

DURATION: 3 months initial probation, 1 year option thereafter


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

Too Young to Wed (TYTW) is a nonprofit organization which envisions a world where every girl can decide for herself, if, when and whom to marry; where adolescent girls are free to be children and teens with access to healthcare and all levels of education; and where all girls are free to determine the course of their own lives. To this end, TYTW’s mission is to empower girls and end child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM) globally. 

TYTW’s field programs include multi-year leadership scholarships, trauma healing and empowerment workshops for child marriage survivors, school breakfasts, rehabilitative recreation, girls' groups and mentoring, emergency housing, community reconciliation of survivors, original reporting, educational and vocational assistance for survivors, and emergency humanitarian assistance. TYTW focuses its work where child marriage is most egregious and underreported, including in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Yemen, Nigeria, and Kenya, in addition to our U.S. and global advocacy.

TYTW began in Afghanistan. In 2003, founder and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair traveled to Herat, where she was working on a story about girls and women who set themselves on fire. There, she discovered a disturbing pattern among burn ward patients: most had been forced into marriage as children. The women and girls brave enough to show their faces and tell their stories in images launched a global movement to end child marriage. 


To support recent program scale-up in Western Afghanistan, and other areas of the country, TYTW requires a part-time Country Director to lead the Afghanistan office in collaboration with the Regional Director and Global Executive Director. 


ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for overall development, coordination and implementation of TYTW’s projects in Afghanistan.
  • Develop projects, provide recommendations to HQ and ensure programme appropriateness to the ground realities and in accordance with the TYTW’s objectives.
  • Timely formulating the country strategy for TYTW in light of political, economic and humanitarian context change
  • Lead the country team and our networks to ensure all staff are motivated and have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for empower girls and end child marriage 
  • Represent TYTW in Afghanistan and be responsible for the management of host country relations and TYTW interests in dealing with UN agencies, de-facto government, international and local organizations, networks and media
  • Development of partnerships and collaborations with external actors, including National NGOs, the private sector and academic institutions as needed
  • Ensure effective collaboration with de-facto government and donors at national and sub-national level to ensure mutual learning and influencing for greater impact of programme investments
  • Oversee and coordinate the programme portfolio to ensure the highest level of project quality, accountability and developing innovative programme interventions.
  • Liaise with TYTW’s Pakistan and Iran (soon to come) programmes to optimize cross border collaboration as needed.
  • Responsible for the appropriate management of all resources in a transparent manner including financial and logistical aspects


QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Education

University degree.


Experience

At least 10 years of work experience. Five ِyears of working in the NGO/UN/social development sector, and/or in organizational management level. 


Knowledge & Skills

Fluent in Google Workspace and Microsoft Office suites (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Highly organized, with strong attention to detail

Solid analytical, writing skills, and communication skills

Team spirit and excellent interpersonal relations

Experience in fundraising, proposal development and/or donor engagement is an advantage

Knowledge of Afghan education system and challenges for young and adolescent girls an advantage


Languages

Fluent in English required Dari and/or Pashto preferred. 


TO APPLY: Interested parties, please submit a cover letter and CV in PDF form to info@tooyoungtowed.org.