WRN is a network of women working within and beyond borders to ensure the enshrinement and protection of human rights; sustainable development and women’s full participation in equitable growth to ensure a more peaceful and just world.

The WRN is committed to a collaborative network working to strengthen the security of women and to enhance women’s leadership to take action in preventing conflict, developing solutions to eradicate corruption and work collectively towards building peace across South Asia.

The WRN's mandate is regional. Thus, our work in 2018 is focused on a regional conference on forcible displacement as well as associated advocacy and communications. Part of this work will include continuing to conduct Community Conversations documenting women’s voices. In Pakistan, the group is dedicated to strengthening ties and advocacy with policymakers and Parliamentarians and continuing our online Women, Peace and Security courses for the mentorship of young women. Research on women’s role in peacebuilding is also proposed.

Country Coordinator, Pakistan

POSITION TYPE: Full time, 1 year contract

REPORTS TO: Chief Operating Office (COO) and Pakistan Member Leadership

LOCATION: Islamabad, Pakistan 

DEADLINE: June 25, 2018

COMPENSATION: Approx. 85,000 PKR/month


Manage and implement WRN projects in consultation with WRN Board Members and Core Members in Pakistan and in the Global Secretariat.


Coordination, Logistics and Administrative Duties:

  • Coordinate with WRN Members in-country, ensuring information is streamlined.

  • Provide regular updates on the country work to the Regional and Global Secretariat.

  • Coordinate all in-country activities including national meetings and conference calls.

  • Logistics work coordination and administrative work will be required.

Research and Field Work:

  • Conduct desk based research related to the core activities.

  • Assist in conducting field studies according to research methodology and parameters provided by the Core Members and as a continuation of the WRN Community Conversation research.

  • Documentation and recording of conversations adhering to ethical standards.

  • Analysis of the gaps in implementation of policies.

  • Report writing.

Leadership and Representation:

  • Drive the country action plan developed by the Members in its entirety and act as the staff representative in Pakistan, leading of all WRN Pakistan activities.

  • Takes initiative to develop new activity proposals and strategies to achieve the Network’s goals and the goals of the WRN Pakistan team.

  • Ensure the country activities and objectives align with the regional priorities.

  • When specifically required represent WRN at events and conferences.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting:

  • Monitor any country level staff, interns or external consultants as required.

  • Monitor the progress and impact of country activities, reporting to the COO and WRN Pakistan Board Members.

  • Monitor the country budget and specific project budgets, reporting to the COO and WRN Board Members, Pakistan.

  • Conduct narrative and financial reports to donors on country activities as required, ensuring approval by COO and WRN Pakistan Board Members.

Partnership Building:

  • Actively build relationships and alliances with like-minded organisations and individuals.

  • Build the strength of the Membership on all levels, garnering interest from eminent stakeholders particularly students, young activists and researchers.

Financial Responsibilities:

  • Monitor monthly expenses against the budget.

  • Monitor the overall country budget.

  • Provide all financial documentation to the Fiscal Partner each month.

  • Maintain good communication with the Pakistan Fiscal Agent.


  • Coordinate with Communications Coordinator to produce WRN op-ed pieces and articles for the website.

  • Work with WRN Members to issue statements on crises which impact regional security.

  • Preferably be able to translate press releases and other documents into country vernacular languages, otherwise assist in finding translators for local languages when necessary.


  • Ability to undertake mid-level advocacy and organise high level advocacy for WRN Board Members and Core Members as needed.

  • Ability to prepare advocacy briefs and preparation for WRN Members attending meetings in Pakistan and internationally.


  • Ability to identify and raise funds locally within Pakistan.

  • Ability to write basic grant proposals for local level initiatives.

  • Good relationships with local and regional funders (SAWF), etc.


  • Post graduate degree in political science, international studies, social science, communications, or related field. Equivalent work experience accepted. 

  • 7 years of work experience on women’s rights issues with progressive responsibilities in the civil society sector desirable.

  • Field work documentation experience required.

  • Alignment with WRN stated values.



  • Excellent coordination and leadership skills

  • Punctuality and ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Good collaboration skills and team oriented

  • Proven research, analysis and writing skills

  • Identification with the feminist movement in South Asia and ability to analyse with a

    gendered lens.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to network and build alliances


  • Knowledge of people’s movements, feminist discourse and the social justice sector in Pakistan.

  • Abreast of bi-lateral and regional issues/relations of relevance to the WRN.

  • Knowledge of relevant networks and organisations working on these issues


● Must be fluent in English. All submitted documentation will be in English and Urdu. Other local dialects are an asset.

To Apply


Submit a cover letter, CV, two (2) references, and a writing sample no more than 4 pages to with the subject line "WRN Pakistan Country Coordinator Application."

Only successful applicants will be selected for an interview. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. Please note only applications from women will be accepted.

Women's Regional Network is an equal opportunity employer.