Non-profit Careers – Senior Program Officer at Raising Voices

Organisation: Raising Voices
Project Name: Violence against Women Program
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Violence Against Women Prevention
Coordinator
About Raising Voices:
Raising Voices is a non-profit
organization which works to prevent interpersonal violence that happens in the
home, in the communities and within institutions that community members use on
a regular basis. Our work is organized into two departments; prevention of
violence against women (VAW) and prevention of violence against children (VAC).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Work
in liaison with the VAW team in playing a lead role in designing, implementing
and monitoring the Practice area of work.
·        
Actively
engage proactively in the evolution of new program areas, leading new
initiatives as appropriate, contributing to thinking and monitoring of new
work.
·        
Develop,
organize and facilitate dynamic trainings and learning experiences based on the
SASA! Activist Kit and related Raising Voices’ methodologies.
·        
Offer
quality onsite technical support on VAW prevention independently to a variety
of large and small organizations using SASA! in Uganda and around the world.
·        
Actively
facilitate visits from partners at the Raising Voices VAW Prevention Learning
Center.
·        Participate proactively in restructuring the methodology of the Learning Center
and development of VAW prevention courses.
·        
Provide
support to SASA! roll out and ToT partners and partners undertaking adaptations
of SASA!
·        
Develop
and produce quality materials, publications and reports about VAW prevention.
·        
Lead
Raising Voices’ VAW department in developing and implementing a national
advocacy strategy.
·        
Represent
Raising Voices in local, national, regional and international events when
appropriate.
·        
Create
and maintain a positive and productive working relationship with all CEDOVIP
and Raising Voices staff, staff of partner organizations including CBOs, NGOs,
INGOs, etc
·        
Work
as part of the Raising Voices team providing support and assistance to other
Raising Voices and CEDOVIP staff where possible and needed.
·        
Technically
support the growth and quality programming of Raising Voices as an organization
including participating fully in staff learning and planning processes.
·        
Adhere
to all organizational policies, systems and procedures.
·        
Send
timely, quality planning, documentation and monitoring as required by the
department.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate should preferably hold a relevant first degree, MA a plus
·        
A
minimum of five years’ NGO experience in a senior position
·        
Proven
track record in VAW prevention programming at the community level
·        
Excellent
analytical and writing skills, computer literate
·        
Open
and honest attitude toward work and colleagues.
·        
Possess
the ability to work constructively with staff, providing technical support that
is positive not punitive.
·        
Maintains
high standards of quality programming and professionalism.
·        
Ability
to create dynamic and engaging, learner-centered training experiences.
·        
Ability
to problem solve productively and professionally.
·        
Capacity
and willingness to think outside the box and take initiative in new and
creative ways.
·        
Keen
interest and ability to promote women’s rights within a feminist framework.
·        
Ability
to take initiative without being prodded.
·        
Ability
to work well independently while being part of a team.
·        
Self-motivated
and committed to Raising Voices and violence prevention.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates
should send their soft copy applications to the following email address:
jobs@raisingvoices.org with the subject line ‘Senior Programme Officer – VAW’ with
the following:
·        
A
thoughtful cover letter that includes why you are interested in this position
at this point in your career
·        
An
updated CV / resume
·        
A One
page writing sample describing what you consider to be the most critical
aspects of effective VAW prevention.
NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by June 1st 2015. If you do not hear
from us within two weeks of your submission, please consider your application
unsuccessful on this occasion.
Deadline: 22nd May, 2015
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