2 Program Officers – Civic Space job post at National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda

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National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda

National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda

Job Description

Job Category:
administrative-jobs-in-uganda-2
Job Location:
Kampala
Education Level:
Bachelor Degree

Job Details
National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU) is an indigenous women –led Disabled Peoples Organization. It is an umbrella Organization that was formed in 1999 with the overall purpose of bringing together all categories of girls and women with disabilities including the physically, sensory, and mentally impaired women.

NUWODU provides a strong voice for a common cause, particularly to defend, protect and promote the rights and advocate for equal opportunities for women and girls with disabilities.

VISION: An inclusive and just society where women and girls with disabilities live dignified lives.

MISSION: To promote effective inclusion and equal participation of women and girls with disabilities in all spheres of life.

NUWODU is implementing a 3-year project called “a journey to inclusive civic space” in Northern Uganda with support from Ford Foundation to reduce on the shrinking civic space which is likely to halt or reverse progress towards reducing inequality, ensuring inclusion, and improving sustainability, to women and girls with disabilities.

NUWODU invites suitably qualified individuals to fill in the following position in the organization.

JOB TITLE: Program Officer – Civic Space

DUTY STATION: Kampala

REPORT TO: Programs Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

Purpose Statement of the Position

• The jobholder will be responsible for ensuring that the organization plays a crucial role in promoting an enabling legal, policy and actual environment for women and girls with disabilities’ participation in shaping their societies in Uganda.

• He/she will be responsible for the development of policy documents on freedom of expression and freedom of information related issues, the analysis of laws related to freedom of expression, and freedom of information, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, right to privacy, public participation and laws regulating and affecting civil society engagement vis a vis their conformity with the international and regional standards.

• He/she will oversee research and monitoring of new developments and trends relevant to the above rights; lead lower, national and regional advocacy; support district, national, and regional litigation on these issues, represent the organization at conferences and meetings; and oversee the development and delivery of trainings on freedom of expression and freedom of information and other incidental rights standards to local and regional stakeholders. Duties and Responsibilities

• Developing and implementing all the activities within the civic space and Leadership area including but not limited to minority rights, peaceful protests, and assembly.

• Preparation of the annual work plans and coordinating the same under civic space, including effective project planning, budget management and narrative and financial reporting and evaluation.

• Overseeing and ensuring monitoring and research of legal and policy developments related to freedom of expression and freedom of information and civic space in the Uganda region including the development of a library of regional laws and policies on freedom of expression and other relevant materials.

• Undertaking and ensuring district and national advocacy on laws and policies affecting and incidental to civic space to the East countries within the region.

• Overseeing the development and delivery of trainings for lawyers, media workers, civil society activists, human rights defenders, minority groups and other stakeholders in the region and enhancing their capacity to apply international standards in their work.

• Take the lead in fundraising for the civic space activities in conjunction with the Project Manager.

• Engage and strengthen partnerships relevant to strengthening community Led Actions on civic space advocacy while applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools, and approaches.

• Contributing to the organization’s publications and web resources – both in Uganda, Eastern Africa region and in general.

• Working closely with other team members to develop as appropriate, projects that advance the goals and objectives of the organisation including providing input to budgets and reporting back to donors.

• Undertake other duties commensurate with the role as may reasonably be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

Experience

• At least 5 years’ experience in policy work, monitoring, advocacy and/or campaigning work in the human rights sector.

• At least 3-year experience of managing budgets and projects on civic space.

• Experience of working with partner organisations.

• Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree level or equivalent with post-graduate qualification in human rights, law, African studies, international relations, political science, media, communication, or other relevant field being an added advantage. Knowledge

• Familiarity with human rights, freedom of expression and/or democratization issues in Eastern Africa

• Familiarity with international and regional mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights.

Knowledge of politics and societies in Eastern Africa.

Desirable skills:

• Able to operate on own initiative with demonstrable time-management skills.

• Excellent written and spoken English

• Analytical and strategic planning skills.

• Excellent project management and administration skills (including financial management and reporting);

• Excellent research and report writing skills

• Excellent writing and presentation and advocacy skills.

• Excellent communication skills and sensitivity in working with people from various cultural and social backgrounds.

• Ability to work under pressure, with little administrative support and to meet strict deadlines.

• Experience of working in an NGO environment.

• Experience with civil society capacity-building, including training.

• Experience in the human rights advocacy field.

• Experience of writing/editing publications Skills and Competence

• Strong planning, organization, and administrative skills

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Well-developed follow through ability

• Ability to maintain confidentiality

SUBMISSION

1. Submit a letter of motivation and detailed 2–3-page Curriculum Vitae

2. Indicate at least 3 professional referees for reference and follow up

3. Clearly emphasise the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email

4. Deadline for submission of applications is 27th January 2023, 5 pm East African Time

5. All applications should be submitted via email to nuwodu@gmail.com and addressed to;

Chairperson Personnel Committee,

National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda,

Plot 2015 Kisaasi-Kyanja road,

P.O. Box 24891,

Kampala, Uganda.

Note:

• Qualified women and girls with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

• Only shortlisted candidates shall be notified.

NUWODU has a zero-tolerance policy towards exploitation in all its forms, discrimination, harm, and abuse. We expect all our staff, interns and volunteers, and partners to ensure we protect the communities in which we operate from harm and abide by our Safeguarding Policy.

Application Process

1. Submit a letter of motivation and detailed 2–3-page Curriculum Vitae

2. Indicate at least 3 professional referees for reference and follow up

3. Clearly emphasise the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email

4. Deadline for submission of applications is 27th January 2023, 5 pm East African Time

5. All applications should be submitted via email to nuwodu@gmail.com and addressed to;

Chairperson Personnel Committee,

National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda,

Plot 2015 Kisaasi-Kyanja road,

P.O. Box 24891,

Kampala, Uganda.

Note:

• Qualified women and girls with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

• Only shortlisted candidates shall be notified.

NUWODU has a zero-tolerance policy towards exploitation in all its forms, discrimination, harm, and abuse. We expect all our staff, interns and volunteers, and partners to ensure we protect the communities in which we operate from harm and abide by our Safeguarding Policy.

To apply for this job email your details to nuwodu@gmail.com

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