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


Job Title:        National Youth Coordinator

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

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: National


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 National
Coordinator, the Youth Coordinator will perform the following functions:

of a Youth Engagement Strategy with appropriate guidelines for engagement with
young women and men in line with the WSR strategies

and engagement with the Ministry of Youth, Ministry of Education, Ministry of
Gender, public institutions and other stakeholders on issues and strategies for
youth empowerment in relation to the electoral process, conflict resolution and
management processes

of criteria for establishing youth peer to peer peace advocates, including,
drafting terms of reference, youth selection and other relevant processes as

and facilitation of youth training, as well as roundtable meetings and
awareness-raising campaigns across project locations

and building capacities of stakeholders on youth-related interventions to
enable them to plan, design, implement, monitor, and evaluate youth
interventions based on WSR analysis.

to local youth actors to design and deliver effective peace advocacy and
awareness-raising campaigns in line with the Women’s Situation Room strategies

the implementation of youth activities in support of the WSR project

to cross-organizational learning on youth, peace, security and justice, and
identifying opportunities for cross-organizational learning and initiatives.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

applicant must hold a recognized first degree or professional qualification in:
peace and security studies, public administration and management; development
studies; international relations, or a relevant field

of 5 years’ experience working in a relevant field, including  project planning and management

understanding of youth and civil society issues in Uganda and demonstrable
experience in working with youth

A good
understanding of key political, social and economic issues in Uganda, and an
interest in conflict prevention, peace-building and governance programming
involving young people

of working in peace-building will be an advantage

in working with youth networks, youth policy and engagement with government
will be an advantage

Languages: Fluency in English is required


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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