MENA Coordinator

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Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)


The MENA Coordinator position is full time. WILPF is a global employer, with offices in NY and Geneva, and hires consultants from all over the world to fulfil its mission. Staff positions are available to applicants with a right to work in Geneva or New York, otherwise WILPF may offer a consultant position based on where the candidate has the right to work.


As a feminist, anti-militarist membership organisation, WILPF is dedicated to building a global movement in the pursuit of peace and the fulfilment of human rights. WILPF is one of the oldest women’s peace organisations, founded in 1915. We work for peace, disarmament, gender equality, and social justice. Since 1948, we have Consultative Status with the UN, where we regularly advocate for positive changes for women and girls. Find out more on who we are and what we do here:

About MENA

WILPF has been present in the Middle East and North Africa region for over 50 years. Our work in the region deepened significantly in 2011 as women’s groups began playing an increasingly central role in demanding peace in the midst of unprecedented political events.

WILPF is standing firm beside women from the Middle East and North Africa who are defining, defending, and developing a space for the advancement of feminist peace and a future of equality, justice, and demilitarised security in the region.

Our work in MENA is focused on bringing together women’s rights activists and organisations from across the region to work for peace by non-violent means.

We are also committed to promoting political, economic, and social justice by resourcing the feminist movement, and by leveraging cross-conflict learnings, advocacy, feminist analysis of conflict, and feminist knowledge production in Arabic.

Job Purpose

The MENA Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of several WILPF projects with partners in the region. They will lead on the coordination with partners on all issues related to granting, contracts, activity implementation and finance. They will coordinate between partners, WILPF teams, and experts to support capacity building of partners. They will be the focal point with the WILPF Finance Team to ensure ongoing coordination and compliance. They will lead on preparing donor narrative reporting, organizing Monitoring, Evaluaiton, and Learning (MEL) activities, and support knowledge production related to the projects, as relevant.

Main responsibilities

Overall project management

  • Provide workplans for each project and provide regular updates and assessment of progress made.
  • Oversee the arrangement of all coordination meetings including all logistical arrangements.
  • Being the focal point with the donors and providing timely and accurate responses to all their requests.
  • Hold the project budget and coordinate directly with the WILPF Finance team. 

Project and partners coordination

  • Conduct an onboarding process for new partners where necessary, as per the existing WILPF partnership frameworks;
  • Coordinate the grant making process, including liaising with WILPF finance and admin teams and partners on contracting, transfer of funds and financial reporting.
  • Support the development of workplans with partners and ensure accurate implementation of activities and fulfillment of commitments.
  • Ensure compliance with WILPF’s Financial Manual as well as administrative and recordkeeping guidelines.
  • Support partners in activity implementation including attending activities in the region when needed, liaise with other WILPF Programmes and provide supporting tools when needed.
  • Sustain and grow WILPF’s relationships with projects’ partners and international partners;

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Provide thorough monitoring for all project activities in accordance with the MENA tracking tools.
  • Run learning activities and session both internally and externally in coordination with the MEL advisor and in line with WILPF MEL Framework.  Draft case studies and lessons learned.
  • Monitor budget and provide financial reporting for each project.
  • Deliver quarterly narrative reports and provide support to the delivering of the financial reports as needed; Contribute to the MENA programme reporting process.

Other: Carry out other duties as required to strengthen ties and forge partnerships with formed networks and coalitions working on women, peace and security in the MENA region.

Interdependences and Reporting

  • The MENA Coordinator reports to the MENA Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Experience in the development of tools, policies and processes
  • Experience in financial management
  • Strategic thinker
  • Networking aptitude
  • Great multitasking skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Solution-oriented

Education and Experience:  

  • 5 years of previous work experience with managing grants and partnerships, including grants and partnerships in the MENA region.


Duration of contract is 1 year. This position is renewable contingent availability of funding

How to apply:  

Please submit your CV and cover letter to with “MENA Coordinator position” in the subject for consideration. Only full applications will be considered.

We will review applications and contact candidates for interviews on a rolling basis.

The dead-line for applications on 18 July 2022.

Please note, that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

As an equal opportunity employer, WILPF welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, ethnic or social origin, disability, religion or belief. During the different stages of the recruitment process, specific measures may be taken to ensure equal opportunities for candidates with disabilities.