National Coordinator NGO Jobs – Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network


Job Title:        National Coordinator

Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Executive


About US:

The Women’s
Situation Room (WSR) is a neutral, non-partisan mechanism that mobilizes women
and youth to promote peaceful and democratic electoral processes. The WSR also
promotes the enhanced participation of women in peace building in line with the
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.


Founded by The Angie
Brooks International Centre in Liberia, the WSR was first implemented in 2011
during the presidential elections in Liberia. It has, since then, been
replicated in Uganda in 2016 and in other African countries including Senegal,
Sierra Leone, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. It has been acknowledged as an
effective mechanism for promoting peaceful elections by the United Nations
Security Council and by the African Union, which requested that the WSR be
implemented in all African elections.


The WSR involves all
electoral stakeholders in consultative engagements to ensure peace before,
during and after elections. It includes a physical Situation Room where women
are involved in advocacy for peace; political and legal analysis of the
situation; and interventions that may include mediation to avert conflict.


The overall
objective of the WSR Uganda 2021 is to promote the full and active
participation of women and youth in ensuring peaceful elections and to
contribute to the strengthening and refinement of the WSR mechanism for
ensuring peace in African elections. The Women’s Situation Room Uganda will be
hosted by Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET); with the Women’s International Peace
Centre serving as the WSR Secretariat.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Executive
Director, the National Coordinator will perform the following functions:

management, oversight, coordination of implementation of programme activities
in line with WSR objectives

of strategies for conflict resolution and mitigation including responses to
election violence

of the WSR implementation process and ensure products are in accordance with
set guidelines

Resource management and supervision of team members

and monitoring of resource utilization in line with approved institutional and
financial policies

of relationships with national partners to support implementation of the WSR,
raise potential problems and provide solutions

the implementation of activities through regular monitoring visits and
documentation of best practices

the expenditure of funds and compliance with rules and procedures

other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


Key Performance indicators:

the achievement of outputs and project results in line with the approved WSR
work plan through the day-to-day planning, management coordination and implementation
of activities

the human and financial resources to achieve quality results as outlined in the
project document, on time and on budget

and monitors progress and advises on timely corrective actions for proper

Leads the
preparation and implementation of work plans

oversees and maintains the monitoring and evaluation framework

timely preparation of periodic reports as required by donors; quarterly
progress reports to the Steering Committee and Eminent Women; and other reports
as may be required

identification of risks and timely updating of risk to the WSR Steering

project quality assurance activities and undertaken in a timely manner

in a timely manner with all stakeholders including the Eminent Women, the
Steering Committee and WSR Technical Adviser.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

Hold a Master’s
degree or equivalent in social sciences, Economics, Law, Public or Business
Administration; Human Rights, Gender or Women’s Studies, International
Development, Peace and Security or a related field

of 10 years of programme management experience in the field of governance and

experience of working with national stakeholders in the areas of good
governance, elections, peace and conflict resolution

project management experience preferably in the non-profit sector with sound
knowledge and experience in all aspects of project cycle (design,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation)

Proven experience
in partnership building, coordination and networking

analytical ability

written and oral communication skills

in implementing projects in different regions in Uganda is an asset

working with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and/or an International NGO
working on peace and security is an advantage.

Fluency in English is required


Core competencies:

to and ability to manage in a politically charged environment

to demonstrate political neutrality and non-partisanship

ability to persuade others to follow

management: ability to improve performance

ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

to manage complexities

to manage multi stakeholders

management and learning


Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness


How to Apply:

candidates should send applications and CVs including three references with
contact details and copies of academic and professional testimonials by email


The Executive

Plot 1 Martyr’s
Garden B,

Minister’s Village,

Kampala, Uganda


Any inquiries should
be submitted through the email addresses listed above. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for interviews. The successful candidate should be
able to start immediately.


Deadline: 20th September 2020


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