Coordinator, Policy Advocacy & Engagement Career Jobs – Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF)

 

Job Title:    Coordinator, Policy Advocacy
& Engagement

Organisation: Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Head of Programmes

 

About US:

The Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) is a National Platform for NGOs
that influence governance and development processes in Uganda and enhance their
operating environment. Its constituency comprises National, Regional and
International NGOs operating in different parts of the country. It also works
with a larger civil society constituency to promote citizen-based governance.

 

Job Summary:  The Coordinator,
Policy Advocacy & Engagement will coordinate Policy and Advocacy work of
UNNGOF within the ambit of the strategic plan and based on identified
priorities and objectives, in order to influence policy and practices at local
and national level with government and other stakeholders.

 

The role will lead on research and analysis of political, social and
economic trends in the country, as well as the efficacy of policies and its
implementation, in order to identify key focus areas for civil society advocacy
interventions. This position will also be responsible for: visioning, planning,
implementing and evaluating our policy agenda.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  

·       
Provide
strategic and operational leadership on development and implementation of an

·       
advocacy
strategy to deliver impact in relation to UNNGOF’s strategic plan;

·       
Lead the
process of designing a clear policy and advocacy component;

·       
Analyze
sector policies in order to generate evidence on their impact on the CSO
sector;

·       
Identify
priorities for advocacy and policy actions to be implemented by UNNGOF

·       
throughout
its programming stages;

·       
Spearhead
policy monitoring and analysis for the CSO sector in collaboration with other

·       
stakeholders
and identify key policy recommendations and design appropriate messages for
policy makers and stakeholders;

·       
Support
initiatives of local actors to influence and contribute to National Policy
development;

·       
Lead on
influencing key external targets such as specific government departments, UN

·       
Agencies
and other international institutions and donors, to strengthen policy and
practice;

·       
Coordinate
and undertake research, analysis and drafting responses to a range of issues
and topics;

·       
Develop
annual work plans and budgets for the Policy Advocacy & Engagement
Component and ensure delivery of set targets;

·       
Supervise
and mentor staff under the Policy, Advocacy & Engagement Component; and

·       
Perform
any other duties that are beyond the scope of this job description in mutual
discussion and agreement with the Head of Programmes.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
Broad
knowledge and understanding of policy and advocacy processes at both national
and international levels.

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in the fields of social work,
development economics, political science and or any other related field.

·       
Three to
five years of working experience in a managerial and or senior position in the
NGO sector.

·       
Possess
excellent analytical and writing skills with proficient computer knowledge.

·       
Evidence
of participation in the development of policy briefs and research papers.

·       
Excellent
communication, facilitation and public relations skills.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications,
detailed CVs including 3 referees and copies of professional/academic
certificates to the Executive Director via email at jobs@ngoforum.or.ug

 

Deadline: Friday 26th
February 2021.

 

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