JOB VACANCY FOR A PROJECT OFFICER
WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM
****DEADLINE MARCH 11, 2021***
The Asia Foundation Mongolia is inviting applicants (a citizen of Mongolia) to submit their credentials for the position of Project Officer (PO) for the Women’s Economic Empowerment Program. Through its Women’s Economic Empowerment project and upcoming initiatives to increase the resilience of Mongolian women entrepreneurs to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Foundation will support women entrepreneurs during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting training and awareness raising to improve responses to rising levels of domestic violence, providing technical and financial support to help women entrepreneurs shift their business strategies to reflect changing market realities, and provide psycho-social support for women suffering from anxiety, depression, stress or other mental health challenges exacerbated or caused by the consequences of the pandemic.
Responsibilities: Reporting directly to the Deputy Project Manager (DPM), the PO will contribute to effective implementation of projects and to provide technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the project and implement a variety of technical and administrative project tasks to facilitate overall project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating, and reporting. The PO will contribute to the effective implementation of this portfolio of work supporting women’s economic empowerment in the context of the COVID pandemic. This will include a key role in managing relations and dialogue with Mongolian project partners and civil society, leading administrative tasks relating to contract and grant management, supporting creative thinking on program directions, and working effectively as part of the broader women’s economic empowerment team. Under the guidance of the DPM, the PO will regularly communicate with partners, assist to manage grants and contracts, support donor reporting as well as monitoring and evaluation; manage day to day tasks related to procurement, grant and contract management focused on women’s economic empowerment in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic; attend meetings and discussions around Mongolia related to the topic of women’s economic empowerment in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic; engage regularly with women business leaders and entrepreneurs and other private sector actors; provide translation during meetings, events, and assist in the translation of documents as required; manage data collection relating to the monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
Requirements: A Master’s degree in Public Policy, Gender Studies, Economics, Business, Sociology, International Relations, Political Economy, Law, or other related Social Science degrees is preferred, and a relevant Bachelors degree is required. Excellent written and spoken communications skills in Mongolian and English language are required. A written test should be expected in both languages.
Who are we looking for? The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of relevant work experience and possesses practical experience working with civil society, specifically on issues relating to gender equality. The candidate will have excellent communication skills and have a constructive and positive attitude towards work. The PO should be well organized, adaptable, a self-starter, critical thinker, and solution-oriented.
The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.