Program Officer, NAWJU Jobs – International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

Organization:  International
Development Law Organization (IDLO)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
About US:
The International
Development Law Organization (IDLO) is the only international,
inter-governmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of
law and sustainable development. IDLO works to enable governments and empower
people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice,
sustainable development and economic opportunity. The Republic of Uganda became
the 37th member party of IDLO on October 4, 2019 and subsequently entered into
an agreement with IDLO in March 2020 which paves the way for IDLO’s roll out of
various programs in support of Uganda’s development agenda in a number of areas
including access to justice.
About Project:
Development Law Organisation (IDLO) with funding from the Swedish International
Development Agency (Sida), is implementing the Community Justice Programme
(CJP) 2018-2023, which seeks to enhance the accessibility, quality and
sustainability of justice services delivered for rural, vulnerable and
marginalized communities in Uganda. It focuses on legally-empowering grassroots
communities and enhancing the capacity of duty bearers within the justice, law
and order sector (JLOS) at the national and community levels to provide the
citizens, particularly the most vulnerable, with quality legal knowledge, legal
aid and other justice services to uphold their basic rights, challenge their
grievances in an equitable manner, and obtain effective justice remedy and
compensation from both formal and informal justice mechanisms. As an
implementation approach, IDLO is partnering with a number of institutions
(state and non-sate) including professional associations who are actors in the
justice sector.
The National
Association for Women Judges in Uganda (NAWJU) is one of the
organisations/institutions that IDLO is in the process of partnering with to
support the Judiciary to strengthen gender expertise in the administration of
justice. Through a two-year intervention, IDLO seeks to support NAWJU to: 1)
strengthen its operational capacity, 2) provide mentorship support and capacity
building opportunities to its members and associates; 3) effectively
participate in gender justice reform processes, and 4) enable learning through
linkages with peer women judges associations in the region and globally.
Activities will include: trainings to judicial officers in procedural handling
of cases involving women and girls; publication and dissemination of copies of
the Judiciary Gender Policy and other gender-related legal tools; research on
the increasing trend of defilement cases in the country; and facilitation of
peer learning opportunities for judicial officers both at national and
international level.
About National Association
of Women Judges in Uganda (NAWJU): 
The National
Association of Women Judges in Uganda (NAWJU) is a membership organization comprised
of judicial officers from the lower and upper bench (Judges, Magistrates and
Registrars) who are committed to enforce women’s rights and increasing women’s
access to the legal system under the Judiciary. The Association was established
in 1994 as a branch of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) and
has since spearheaded advocacy in the advancement and promotion of gender
equality especially improving access to justice for women and children. It
operates on the premise that, through informed leadership, members can be
catalysts for social transformation. NAWJU believes that, as leaders at
different levels, its members have the opportunity to effect change through
decision making processes in and outside the bench.
Job Summary:  IDLO and NAWJU seek to engage a national
expert to be seconded to NAWJU to fill the position of a Program Officer. The
embedded NAWJU Program Officer will be responsible for the day to day
management at the NAWJU Secretariat, supporting the Association to strengthen
its coordination capacity, effectively participate in gender justice reform
processes, provide mentorship support to its members, strengthen the capacity
of judges/magistrates, and create learning linkages with peer women judges
associations in the region towards ensuring women’s effective participation in
running of formal justice processes. Moreover, through the development of a
resource mobilization plan and a business continuity plan for the Association,
the Program Officer is expected to contribute to the sustainability of NAWJU
activities in the future.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the overall supervision of the IDLO
Program Manager –Uganda (Gender and Civil Society component) and the President
of NAWJU, the embedded Program Officer will:
day-to-day implementation of the activities in the NAWJU project, including:
work planning, budget management, events management, monitoring, and reporting,
of all activities under the IDLO-funded Project and ensure that results
contribute to the CJP and in accordance with IDLO processes and procedures.
with the IDLO Program Manager – Uganda (Gender and Civil Society Component) in
overseeing the work of other short-term consultants with specific assignments.
research to provide substantive input into the development of new proposals,
concept notes, briefing notes, donor narrative reports, and mission preparation
among others.
coordinate and follow up with development partners to fundraise and secure
resources for NAWJU.
technical programmatic and institutional support to the NAWJU Secretariat as
necessary including development of relevant policies and programme documents.
with the Program Manager – Gender and Civil Society in the management of
financial and administrative matters in respect to the IDLO-NAWJU partnership.
and document lessons from policy dialogues to inform future engagements and
assist in dissemination of tools developed by NAWJU within the Judiciary.
regularly to the IDLO Program Managers on program updates including, but not
limited to, preparation of monthly Program reports and specific updates as
such other duty as may be assigned by the IDLO and NAWJU.
Key Deliverables: The Program Officer shall deliver the following outputs:
proposed plan of action, with clear milestones, timelines and proposed
methodology (to be submitted within 30 days from the start of the assignment).
reports to the NAWJU President and the IDLO Program Manager, Gender and Civil
Society (based on template to be agreed upon by IDLO and NAWJU) detailing tasks
mobilisation plan and funding concepts notes/proposals.
tools developed including institutional policies and strategies as assigned by
NAWJU President.
report documenting work done for the entire duration and institutional lessons
Continuity Plan.
other deliverables/outputs as may be agreed with the IDLO and NAWJU.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
applicant should be a skilled professional with an appropriate mixture of
expertise in law, gender, program/project management, and resources
mobilisation. The ideal candidate shall demonstrate optimal performance and
experience in administration, legal research, gender mainstreaming, qualitative
analysis, report writing and presentation.
Hold a
Bachelor of Laws Degree or a degree in Gender Studies. A post-graduate degree
in the relevant field will be an added advantage.
possess strong understanding of gender equality and experience in gender
mainstreaming in access to justice programming.
minimum of five years of professional experience regarding rule of law, gender
and governance sector reforms including in developing gender justice training
tools and delivering trainings on gender mainstreaming/integration.
demonstrated experience in resource mobilisation
demonstrable extensive knowledge of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda
1995 (as amended), comparative constitutional law and international law.
in legal research, analysis and writing, particularly in the field of Gender
and Rule of law.
and administration in areas related to judicial reforms is an added advantage.
experience in basic financial management for projects.
strong work ethic characterized by desire to achieve results.
problem- solving skills, with a high degree of personal and professional
to multi-task in a high-pressure environment, respond rapidly to ad hoc requests,
meet tight deadlines and ensure diplomacy and tact when engaging with prominent
public figures.
savvy including ability to navigate basic programs with proficiency and be able
to utilise social media applications to aid her/his work.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 20th July 2020

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