Project Officer (Women and Youth Empowerment for Leadership and Women’s Rights) NGO Jobs – Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET)

Organization: Uganda
Women’s Network (UWONET)
Funding Source: Democratic Governance facility (DGF)
Duty Station:
Ntinda, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Coordinator Women’s Leadership and Democratic Governance
About US:
Uganda Women’s
Network (UWONET) is an advocacy and lobbying coalition of national women’s
organisations, institutions and individuals in Uganda formed in 1993. Uganda
Women’s Network membership comprises of 16 national women’s Organisations and
individuals. UWONET stands to promote and enhance networking, collective
visioning and action among membership and different actors working towards
development and the transformation of unequal gender relations in
Uganda.  UWONET focuses on influencing policy changes in respect to
women in governance and decision-making, Gender Based violence, and economic
empowerment. UWONET also works towards networking with various stakeholders,
documentation and sharing information as well as capacity building of women’s
About DGF Project:
implementing a project on women and youth empowerment for leadership and
women’s rights with support from the Democratic Governance facility
(DGF).  The project is three years and is being implemented under a
consortium arrangement with three national  women’s rights based
organisations and these are; Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE); Action for
Development (ACFODE); the Women’s Democracy Network-Uganda Chapter
(WDN-U).  The project is three years and is implemented in 45
districts of Uganda including; Busia, Butaleja, Wakiso, Buikwe, Mukono,
Namayingo, Kibuuku, Bukedea, Mbale, Mityana, Mubende, Kiboga,  Apac,
Oyam, Kaberamaido, Rakai,  Amolator, Kalangala, Kibale, Masaka ,
Kanungu and Kabale,  Luuka, Namutamba, Kamuli, Mayuge, Bugiri,
Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Omoro, Luwero, Mpigi, Nakaseka, Katakwi, Serere, Kumi,
Lamwo, Agago, Yumbe, Nebbi, Koboko ,  Adjumani, Moyo, Zombo, Arua
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure effective and efficient project
    implementation as per plans and expected outputs and outcomes
  • Document all activities under the
    project, successes, best practices, lessons learnt, challenges and
  • Develop policy documents i.e. policy
    briefs and newsletters in respect to the project
  • Ensure effective utilization of
    resources and accountability
  • Support in participatory planning
    processes for implementation of the project
  • Assist Project Coordinator  in  preparation  of  progress  reports  (quarterly,  annual, final)
    and respond to the queries related to project.
  • Other responsibilities as directed by
    Programme Coordinator and Executive Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Project Officer (Women and Youth Empowerment
    for Leadership and Women’s Rights) must hold a Degree in law or political
    science, Development studies, Local Governance, gender and women’s rights
    and any other related field. Masters in either field will be of added
  • Five years’ experience in working on
    gender, women’s rights and political representation and local governance.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of
    political and geographically structure of Uganda
  • Demonstrable experience of producing
    high-quality, credible and learning-focused project results.
  • Ability to produce analytical and
    concise reports.
  • Must be an excellent team player with
    networking abilities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of project
    management (including project cycle, logical framework and participatory
  • Previous experience in qualitative and
    quantitative research and analytical skills
  • Knowledge and experience in data
    software and management systems an advantage
  • Flexible and a good team player
  • Effective communication (spoken and
    written)  and time management
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Must be willing to travel extensively
    within and outside the region as may be required.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications including;  a motivational cover
letter, Copy of CV with 3 updated contact details of referees, copies of
educational certificate to the Executive Director via email:
OR  hand delivery Plot 710, Block 216, Mirembe Close, Buuye Kigowa,
Ntinda. Kampala. Uganda
NB: Only
short listed candidates will be contacted. The selected candidate must be ready
to start work immediately.
Deadline: 18th June 2018 by 5:00pm
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