International Project Manager: Young Urban Women: Life Choices and Livelihoods Programme (YUW)

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Countries: Kenya, South Africa
Organization: ActionAid
Closing date: 20 May 2021

ActionAid's Young Urban Women: Life Choices and Livelihoods (YUW) Programme works with 10, 000 young women in urban settlements in India, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, building their agency to claim their economic and social rights.

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced International Project Manager–to provide overall oversight of the programme, working with national project staff in each of the project countries and a range of partners nationally and globally. The International Project Manager will also coordinate regional and international policy advocacy on behalf of the project, linking it to national and local-level work.

Who we're looking for:

The successful candidate should be a university graduate with a degree in a relevant field with advanced project management experience of at least seven years in (a) development organization(s),preferably in multi-country women’s rights projects involving young people in the Global South. The ideal candidate should also have experience in policy research and analysis gained in an NGO or public policy context and excellent communications skills.

What we offer

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done. We offer a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment. At ActionAid, you can look forward to

· Fantastic training and development opportunities

· A workplace that embraces feminist leadership principles

· Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay

· Over 4 weeks holiday a year [wk1] [wk2]

[wk1]Jackie, it this standard to all our adverts? It seems farfetched :-D

[wk2]I would remove these two if it’s acceptable to do so

How to apply:

Please click this link and start the application process. Please upload an up-to-date CV and a cover letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in Kenya or South Africa at the time of appointment.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

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