SIDA Project Jobs – Regional Coordinator at Beyond 2015

Organisation: Beyond 2015
Funding Source: SIDA
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Beyond
Beyond 2015
is a global civil society campaign, pushing for a strong and legitimate
successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals. The campaign is built
on a diverse, global base ranging from small community based organizations to
international NGOs, academics and trade unions, to achieve a global overarching
cross-thematic framework that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals,
reflecting Beyond 2015’s policy positions. The tasks related to this agenda
will be executed in collaboration with key partners that include International
Forum of NGO Platforms (IFP) and Climate Action Network (CAN) International. Beyond
2015, the Global Call for Action against Poverty (GCAP) and the International
Forum of National NGO Platforms (IFP) worked together to support national CSO
deliberations on the post-2015 framework in over 30 countries. Through support
from SIDA, Beyond 2015 organised national civil society deliberations in 30
countries, and coordinated advocacy work based on the results of these
deliberations. The project ensured informed coordination between organisations participating
in the Beyond 2015 campaign and their partners at the national, regional and
international level to collectively influence the post-2015 agenda.
Job Summary: The Regional Coordinator will
actively coordinate Beyond 2015’s members’ and partners’ regional advocacy
within the joint project, to ensure effective and coordinated advocacy work
across the countries prioritized in the project and to ensure all organizations
are able to fully participate in the campaign.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Regional
Coordination Group:
Develop, support and maintain a Regional Beyond 2015 coordination group2.
This includes organizing meetings, events and conference calls, developing
collective content positions and supporting collective advocacy work towards
the relevant regional target.
2. Support
the organisation of national hubs on a post-2015 global development framework:
  • Overview of national level advocacy by helping finalise work plans
    and budgets (ensuring that they contribute to global plans), monitoring
    implementation, compiling and reviewing narrative reports of Beyond 2015
    lead agencies in the region;
  • Technically support national hubs by sharing regional and bilateral
    information, by regular communication through emails, phone/skype/webex
    calls and in meetings;
  • Advise on establishing contacts with the UN and linking to national
    level government decision makers through global dialogue forums;
  • Share information from the UN and experiences from other national
  • Ensure that national lead agencies are using their contact lists,
    consisting of all Beyond 2015 CSOs in their country, to communicate with
    Beyond 2015 CSOs in their respective countries.
  • Provide any necessary regional support to national advocacy, such as
    advice on regional peer participants, and regular follow up for motivation
    and monitoring of the progress
  • Actively participate in important national deliberations in the
3. Information
exchange and analysis:
  • Actively monitor the discussion on the post-2015 development agenda
    at national and regional level and provide monthly updates to Beyond 2015
    and IFP secretariats.
  • Actively participate in regional conferences, meetings, workshops,
    trainings on the post-2015 development agenda in the region.
  • Actively participate in global discussions on the post-2015
    development agenda, e.g. through monthly intelligence calls, and encourage
    national leads and CSOs in the region to do the same.
  • Use outcomes from the national deliberations to inform the global
    and regional discussions on the post- 2015 agenda, including providing
    political intelligence from the national level.
  • Share and translate global documents to the regional level, and to
    the national leads and all CSOs in the region, as and when appropriate.
Coordination and Outreach:
  • Proactively serve as a reference person for Beyond 2015 and partners
    participating organisations in the region, by making global tools and
    communications regionally relevant (for example, adapting toolkits and
    template press releases) and providing relevant information and updates.
  • Actively coordinate regional conversations among national hubs about
    post-2015 process, which can include managing listserves, arranging
    teleconferences, and providing administrative support, such as minute
    taking and agenda setting.
  • Encourage CSOs to take active part in the discussions on the
    post-2015 development agenda and encourage them to officially join the
    Beyond 2015 campaign.
  • Maintain an up to date email list of lead agencies and focal in the
    region, and up to date list of the Steering Committee and another list of
    all CSOs in the region who are participating in
  • Beyond 2015. Regional Coordinators should actively communicate with
    these three different lists as appropriate.
5. Political
  • Organise advocacy meetings with relevant regional bodies, using
    messages coming out of national deliberations,
    and ensuring the participation of CSOs in the region
  • Actively participate in political mapping and intelligence sharing
    at the global level, bringing in intelligence from the regional and national level.
  • Intuitively review the political mapping every other month, with the
    other Regional Coordinators, and having consulted with national lead
  • Manage the budget for advocacy in the region.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should hold an academic degree in law,
    Political Science, international development or a related field of study.
  • At least four years of relevant practical experience
    working with media, advocacy and campaigns, and coordination of a network
    or program.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the process of
    developing the post-2015 framework would be an advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of web-based and e-mail
    communication options
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to
    work effectively with people across cultures and levels of seniority;
    strong diplomacy skills;
  • Possess the ability to work effectively in a small
    team; excellent writing and oral communication in English and French.
How to Apply: 
candidates who are qualified should send their applications including copies of
academic qualifications, curriculum vitae (including contacts and names of three
professional referees) and motivation letter shall be sent to:
Water and Sanitation NGO Net Work (UWASNET),
Plot 475M
Butabika Road Luzira,
P.O Box
33396, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: Friday 6th February 2015 by
5:00 Pm East African Time
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