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  • Posted: May 8, 2023
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    As the largest organisation of its kind, we engage millions of women, young women and girls around the world each year, across cultures and beliefs, to transform their lives and the world, for the better. Overview We work with women across all faiths, cultures, and regions to help them rise into leadership. History The World YWCA has been at the fore...
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    Technical Programme Manager for Eastern Africa region

    Under the direct leadership of the YW4A Partnership and Initiative Lead (P&I Lead), the contractor is responsible for the following deliverables:
    Programme Management and Accountability

    • Programme management and coordination support to the P&I Lead, and provide technical guidance to implementing partners.
    • Programme coordination and implementation leadership at country and regional levels, including oversight of country output-based MEL, financial and risk management. This includes monitoring local partners’ programme deliverables, budgets, spend against budget and raising any areas of concernrelated to programme performance to the P&I Lead. 
    • Being the primary point of contact for the regional Country Leads with overall responsibility for reporting and briefing to the Programme Lead on country level implementation. 
    • Support collaboration among the Country Coordination Committees, the Country Leads and the Programme Management Committee with and across regions. 
    • Together with the Technical Partners, support Country Leads and Country Coordinating Committees in their region in annual reviews, the development of annual work plans and realignments based on periodic evaluations. 

    Programme Implementation 

    • Provide thought leadership on young women’s leadership approaches and models, including shared and intergenerational leadership.
    • Ensure overall implementation of the YW4A Programme Pathway 2, i.e., strengthening young women’s leadership to effectively engage in collective action and decision making in public, private and civic spaces. This includes the development of training materials, and building the capacity of young women and WROs in the four countries in World YWCA methodologies to promote young women’s leadership, drawing on tested and successful models that include Safe Spaces, Rise Up!, and the young women’s feminist consultation methodology. 
    • Using expertise, research and new knowledge on SGBV and young women’s leadership and political participation, guide YWCA member associations and the other WROs in the implementation of the YW4A programme. 
    • Capturing evidence and outcomes of the young women’s engagement and leadership journeys through YW4A. 
    • Provide guidance to young women and country leads in implementation, communications and programme visibility. 


    • Contribution to programmatic strategic planning, grants management, report writing, project management, communications, M&E, relationship management, budget management, adaptive and holistic thinking and administrative operations execution. 
    • Contribute to strategic review, planning, and development of the YW4A programme and World YWCA;
    • Build and maintain positive relationships with all staff members, programme partners and other stakeholders. 
    • Contribute to the organisation’s resource mobilisation strategy by identifying and proposing potential partners and funding sources. 

    Required expertise

    • Relevant experience in programme coordination, supervision and and hands-on programming in advocacy and communication initiatives related to women’s leadership, women’s rights and gender equality particularly within the scope of SGBV, in a staff or volunteer capacity. 
    • Experience in managing or implementing complex multi-country and multi-partner projects with large budgets, particularly funded by European government entities is a strong asset. 
    • Field knowledge and hands-on experience of working using human rights-based approaches (HRBA)in Eastern Africa region is a must, with experience in at least one of the two programme countries being an added advantage. 
    • Extensive socio-political knowledge of the Eastern Africa region, sub-regions and implementing countries. 
    • Knowledge and experience in women’s leadership and / or SGBV programmes, and human rightsbased approaches is a must. 
    • Experience in the design and implementation of advocacy strategies with a focus on SGBV and women’s participation. 
    • Programme management skills, including leading strategy and planning, financial and risk management, and monitoring, evaluation and learning.
    • Leadership skills, including leading teams and movements through collaborative, participative approaches and in remote management contexts.
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse partners, networks and allies. 
    • Experience working cross culturally and with diverse groups is a must.
    • Experience with or openness to a remote work environment. 

    Method of Application

    Proposals must be addressed to World YWCA via email to stating YWCA- TPM EA/YW4A +your surname in the subject line. 

    To apply for this role, attach:

    • a CV in English
    • a motivation letter (one page maximum) that summarises how your profile aligns with the key requirements of the contract mandate,
    • copies of work certificates 
    • diplomas or other relevant training or certification documentation
    • three reference

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