Programme Officer – Grants Management

Women’s Fund Asia

Women’s Fund Asia is a regional women’s fund, committed to supporting women and trans* people led interventions to enhance and strengthen access to women’s and trans* people’s human rights. We envision a peaceful and egalitarian region in which women’s and trans* people’s participation, leadership and enjoyment of all their human rights is ensured and secure. Our core mandate is to…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu ,Asia Pacific
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Competitive /
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    Job Level : Officer
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    Job Experience : 5 year
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Nov 20, 2020

Job Description

Women’s Fund Asia (WFA) seeks a Programme Officer for its Grants Team, who will oversee a thematic portfolio and its supporting activities across the region. They will work closely with other programme team members, under the supervision of the Director of Programmes.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Implement and manage the existing grantmaking portfolio of the organisation in a manner that aligns the regional issues (rooted in national and local experiences) with the organisation’s mission, vision, and strategy.
  2. Develop and lead the grants management strategy in a manner that ensures transparency and accountability, as well as strengthens women’s rights organisations to undertake their work in a sustainable manner.
  3. Contribute to the development of various strategy papers, a compilation of annual reports, resource mobilization, and monitoring and evaluation efforts, and all other tasks required to implement the organisational vision and mission.

Required Qualification & Experience


  1. Minimum of 3 – 5 years of progressively responsible experience in social justice sector, especially within a feminist organisation, in the region.
  2. Knowledge of grantmaking and monitoring required with work experience as grantmaker, especially in human rights—women’s rights, girls rights, trans rights, and intersex—is preferred.
  3. Experience with a regional organisation is an added advantage.

Academic Qualifications

· Master’s degree in any social science, law, or other relevant subject.

Expertise and Skills

  1. Knowledge and understanding of the socio‐political context (with a focus on women/girls/trans/intersex human rights) in Asia.
  2. Expertise in one of the thematic areas of focus of WFA is an advantage—particularly autonomy, decisions, and sexuality; environmental justice; and feminist movement building.
  3. Strong project management experience: ability to monitor, evaluate, and assess impact of multiple projects over multiple years with multiple deliverables and deadlines.
  4. Excellent documentation and analysis skills.
  5. Ability to communicate well in English (verbally and written) and one other regional language is a must; knowing more than one regional language is an asset.
  6. Presentation, coordination, negotiation, building and reviewing systems, assessing impact, and decision-making skills are imperative.
  7. Ability to design, organise, and lead the implementation of work plans and relevant processes.
  8. Strong attention to detail with effective organizational and time management skills.
  9. Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to provide leadership to a team and to work in a team environment.
  10. Ability to work in a multicultural environment with an international team, working on a remote basis, is a must.
  11. High comfort and tolerance to manage stress and role demands, ability to multitask, prioritise, and self-manage.

Principles and Values

  1. WFA’s programme and its strategy are rooted in feminist principles; it is imperative that the values, understanding, and behaviour of the PO is entrenched in the same principles.
  2. Must have demonstrated commitment to the advancement of women, girls, trans, and intersex human rights.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The current salary for the position is between USD1,800 to USD2,000 per month. In case the individual is based out of home, then an office running stipend will be provided. The salary will be commensurate with work experience and skills.
  2. There will be a six (6) month probation period, during which the contract can be concluded through a notice of one (1) week on either side. There will be an evaluation before confirmation of the post.
  3. The contract can be ended by a notice of 30 working days or salary of 30 working days in lieu of notice.
  4. The organization has a zero tolerance to sexual harassment at work place; as well as any form of discrimination on any grounds including but not limited to sex, gender, sexual orientation, class, caste, race, and disability; the practice of which could result in immediate termination of services with no compensation, reference, or experience certificates.
  5. The impact of sound judgment, decision‐making, and management/leadership in this job function is of utmost importance to the organisation and its overall ongoing success.

How to Apply

Women, people with disabilities, and those who identify as LBTIQ are encouraged to apply for the position. The person can be based anywhere in the mandated countries of WFA.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter. Please apply on or before 25 November 2020 to with the subject line “Application for Programme Officer, Grants Management.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 10 December 2020. Please visit the website to review the terms of reference and requirements before applying.