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Programme Officer, Amman - Jordan

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Kvinna till Kvinna provides support to women rights organizations and women human rights defenders in more than 20 countries in five regions around the world. Kvinna till Kvinna has established operations in the MENA region since 2001 with a regional office in Jordan, and country offices in Jerusalem, Beirut, Erbil and Tunis, and currently supports around 50 women’s rights organizations in the region. For further information, please visit: www.kvinnatillkvinna.org 

Kvinna till Kvinna opened an office in Amman in 2006 to manage the support to Jordanian partner organizations.

 Kvinna till Kvinna is looking to hire a Programme Officer for the Amman office. Send your application no later than 30 April 2019 

Organizational setting

The Jordan team consists of five staff members who have programmatic, administrative and financial functions. In addition, the Jordan staff works closely with colleagues with regional responsibilities, with the Jordan programming also being part of Kvinna till Kvinna’s regional program. The Programme Officer in Amman will work closely with the other staff members in Amman and will have regular work interactions with staff in the MENA region and at Kvinna till Kvinna’s head office in Stockholm, Sweden.

Tasks and duties

As Programme Officer you are responsible for the following main tasks, variety of independence is depending on the seniority:

  • Supporting partner organizations in the project cycle, including follow-up on reporting requirements of partner organisations as well as Kvinna till Kvinna internal reporting;
  • Conducting monitoring of the implementation of partner activities across Jordan and support the reporting of country-level initiatives both in terms of results and budget;
  • Assisting the provision of technical support to partners to build their capacities.
  • Preparing proposals and reports to donors, and making appropriate; recommendations on the programme’s progress and further development;
  • Conducting general administration and financial procedures in relation to the Jordan operations and the regional office, partially including support in logistics of workshops and trainings;
  • Supporting in organising experience exchanges, study trips/visits and networking meetings to enhance quality programming and implementation;
  • Carrying out interpretation/translation work when needed;

Education and competencies

  • Preferably bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Gender Studies, Political Science, Human Rights or any other related field;
  • Minimum three years of relevant work experience with women’s human rights, gender equality issues, women’s empowerment, women’s political activism and/or organisational development;
  • In-depth experience in project cycle management and in planning, monitoring and evaluation, PME and proven experience of identifying and providing capacity building to local NGOs;
  • Good understanding of human rights and the application of a rights-based approach in development cooperation;
  • Strong analytical skills and as well as proficiency in Microsoft office;
  • Valid driving license;
  • Experience of working in/or knowledge of the region, particularly Jordan; 
  • Languages: Excellent written and spoken Arabic; very good working level of spoken and written English.
  • Ability to travel 2-5 times a year within the MENA region or outside the region to attend internal and external meetings and workshops.

Personal qualifications and values

  • Strategic thinking;
  • Responsible, flexible, adaptable;
  • Ability to prioritize, stay solution-focused and deliver timely;
  • Responsiveness, integrity, and ability to handle stressful situations; 
  • Belief and commitment to women’s human rights and gender equality and acts as a good ambassador for the organisation even outside of work.
  • Good social and outreach skills and ability to cooperate with a range of partners and stakeholders.

Terms and conditions 

  • Work time: Full time position for 2 years (incl. 3 months’ probation), with possible extension.
  • Starting date: As soon as possible
  • Location: Amman, Jordan.
  • This is a national position under Jordan labor legislation.
  • Please note that due to the nature of the work only women (legal and/or self-identified) applicants will be considered


Send your application no later than 30 April 2019 by clicking the apply button. 

The application must be in English.

The application shall include a letter of motivation and CV in one file. 


If you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process, please contact Deputy Regional Manager Rebecca Sonntag: rebecca.sonntag@kvinnatillkvinna.se.



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