Technical Advisor NGO Jobs – Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network

 

Job Title:        Technical Advisor

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

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Host
Organisation and ABIC

 

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: Reporting to the Host Organisation and Angie
Brooks International Centre, the WSR Technical Advisor will provide on the
ground, hands-on guidance in the following areas:

Planning and
Preparations

·        
Participate
in the conceptualisation, planning and organisation of the WSR 2021

·        
Support
the setting up of the Steering Committee and participate in Steering Committee
meetings

·        
Support
the production of documents, information materials, literature and publications
for the WSR

·        
Support
the identification and recruitment of national and international Eminent Women,
with emphasis on non-partisanship and neutrality to protect the credibility of
the WSR

·        
Assist
in linkages to relevant authorities and stakeholders

·        
Advocate,
promote and provide clarifications on the WSR and its objectives wherever
necessary.

·        
Orientation
and Capacity Building

·        
Support
ABIC in the orientation of the Steering Committee, the WSR Secretariat staff
and consultants and the Eminent Women on the WSR process

·        
Support
the review of WSR training programmes and tools from ABIC for contextualisation
to the Uganda situation

·        
Support
the Training of Trainers (TOT) for the Youth Peer-to-Peer process, the Women
Peace Advocates and the Election Observers

·        
Ensure
local capacity building in all ABIC support and technical guidance

Partnerships and
Advocacy

·        
Promote
the WSR, its goal, objectives, spirit and values throughout the process

·        
Support
the establishment of linkages with key elections management institutions and
other stakeholders

Media Support

·        
Provide
technical assistance to the implementation of a viable Communications and Media
strategy

·        
Support
the WSR Secretariat in the management of the Media in the interest of promoting
and protecting the WSR

·        
Ensure
proper documentation of the WSR Uganda experiences for Lessons and Best
Practices for application in future WSRs in Africa.

·        
Coordination
of the Eminent Women and the Group of The Wise

·        
Serve as
Team Leader for the WSR Eminent Women

·        
Promote
the non-partisan and neutral nature and spirit of the WSR to ensure protection
of the integrity of the mechanism by the Eminent Women and the Group of The
Wise.

·        
Technical
Support to the Physical Room

·        
Provide
support to the Host Organization and the ABIC Coordinator in the day to day
management and coordination of the activities of the WSR.

Post Elections
Coordination

·        
Provide
support to ABIC in the coordination of the planned Review and Capacity Building
of the WSR mechanism for its ongoing improvement and refinement

·        
Provide
the link between the WSR Uganda 2021 and the planned continental Review

·        
Provide
support to the WSR Uganda Secretariat in its management of the Continental
Review meeting and capacity building of the WSR mechanism.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·        
The
applicant must hold a First Degree or 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 is required

·        
Training
and experience in Mediation

·        
Minimum
of 10 years of programme management experience in the field of governance and
development

·        
Proven
experience in coordination and networking

·        
Previous
experience as an Eminent Woman in at least two other WSRs

·        
Strong
analytical skills

·        
Strong
writing and communications skills

·        
Strong
interpersonal communications skills

·        
Languages:
Fluency in English is required

 

Core competencies:

·        
Sensitivity
to and ability to manage in a politically charged environment

·        
Ability
to demonstrate political neutrality and non-partisanship

·        
Leadership:
ability to persuade others to follow

·        
Communication:
ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

·        
Ability
to manage complexities

·        
Ability
to manage multi stakeholders

 

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

 

How to Apply:

Interested
candidates should send applications and CVs including three references with
contact details and copies of academic and professional testimonials by email
to: hrofficer@wipc.org

 

The Executive
Director,

Plot 1 Martyr’s
Garden B,

Minister’s Village,
Ntinda,

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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