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Advocacy Officer

Job ID: 48714
Job Views: 11992
Location: Kabul, , Afghanistan
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Job Category: Legal
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Posted: 06.09.2014

Job Description



Following the United Nations fourth World Conference on women in Beijing-china, which was attended by group of Afghan women from various organizations and UN agencies, the idea of establishing a network to promote unity and cooperation among Afghan women was born.

The Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) founded in 1995 is a cornerstone of Afghanistan’s fledging women’s movement, serving as a well-established network for the growing number of women’s organizations and individual members operating in the country. AWN has had a strong presence in several Afghan provinces through AWN’s secretariat in Kabul, Herat, Jalalabad and other provinces through its members. AWN fulfills the role of a network of organizations, as well as undertaking its own Advocacy function, addressing issues such as gender-based violence, youth empowerment and girl’s education.

The operating environment for women’s organizations in Afghanistan is rapidly evolving, as reconstruction and development efforts continuous with varying rates of success amidst an unstable peace and shifting religious, political and social contexts facing women and girls. AWN sits at the epicenter of this environment, representing the interests of over 65 member organizations


Duties/ Responsibilities


  1. Responsible for daily email check, draft new emails and reply emails as per the requirements
  2. Assist the advocacy manager in conducting meetings and conferences
  3. Contact with networks members and inviting them to the meetings, conferences, campaigns and coordination gatherings and inviting them via email and or phone
  4. Translating reports, statements and other advocacy related materials into English
  5. Dissemination of advocacy related reports and data to the networks members, civil society organizations etc.
  6. Participation is meetings and conferences as and when needed
  7. Translation of daily received emails for the head of advocacy department
  8. Maintenance of the advocacy department filing system
  9. Follow up and assist administration department on organizing venues etc for conferences and programmes
  10. Any other task assigned by the head of the department necessary for the proper conduction of the work.

Job Requirements

 Organization:   Afghan Women’s Network (AWN)

No. of Posts:   02(tow)

Type of Contract:   One Year

Gender : Female


  1. High School Graduate- University Degree will be an asset.
  2. 1-2 years work experience in the law related field.
  3. Good Communications skills
  4. Reliable, Honest, Transparent; Commitment for hard work & exceptional work ethics
  5. Ability to work independently and effectively under pressure;
  6. Computer literate
  7. Excellent oral and written language skills in Dari, Pashto and English.

Additional Considerations:

  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Applications meeting the above requirement will be entertained only.
  • Only the short listed candidates will be notified.
  • AWN reserves the right to appoint a selected candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post.

Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates, who meet the above-mentioned requirements, should submit an up-to-date Resume/CV, with a Letter of Interest, via email to the following e-mail address: