Admin Support Jobs – Women’s Conference Convenor  – Human Rights Centre Uganda (HRCU)

Job Title:    Women’s Conference Convenor 

Organisation: Human Rights Centre Uganda (HRCU)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The Human Rights Centre Uganda (HRCU) is a duly registered nongovernmental organization that was established in November, 2008 with the sole aim of contributing to an enabling environment for the promotion and protection of human rights, especially the rights of human rights defenders (HRDs). Since its establishment, HRCU has been implementing a number of activities through three major focus areas namely capacity building for HRDs to understand their rights, responsibilities and the mechanisms available for their protection at national, regional and international level; research, documentation and reporting on the environment in which HRDs operate and; advocacy for an enabling operating environment for the work of HRDs in Uganda.


Job Summary:  The Women’s Conference Convenor will be responsible for coordinating the overall conference for the Women’s Human Rights Defenders.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Administration & Governance

  • Advises on objectives, theme/s and structure for the Conference
  • Develops an all-inclusive programme which reflects the overall conference theme
  • programme for the Conference
  • Reviews past Conference reports- specifically the evaluation and suggest improvements or inclusions according to participant needs
  • Participates in selection of keynote and other speakers (opening ceremony/guest of honour e.t.c) and provide their topic and contact details
  • Liaise with speakers with regard to their topic and ensure all presentations are received before hand
  • Develops an evaluation framework for the Conference

Conference Programme and presentations

  • Finalise the conference concept note and drafting of invitation letter
  • Ensure the administration team handles delivery of invitation and drafting of participants’ list
  • Develops guidelines for all presentation categories to be sent out in invitation letters to the presenters
  • Spearheads meetings with the Conference team to discuss and obtain approval of the programme

Branding & Social Media

  • Provides ideas together with the Advocacy team for raising awareness amongst HRDs about the Conference using social media and other platforms
  • Discusses and provides ideas together with the Communications section on the branding of different items for the Conference


  • Liaise with the procurement officer to ensure necessary items are procured
  • Liaise with Administration team to handle drafting of programme, invitations and follow up phone calls
  • Liaise with the designated officer to assess which staff member would be best for the actual days’ tasks based on their expertise
  • Enforces deadlines for the Conference team in terms of decision making and follow through.
  • Provides weekly updates to the overall designated officer on progress

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelors’ Degree in Law and /or Human Rights
  • Masters’ degree is an added advantage
  • Three years of experience in organising such a high level event.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced and complex environment.
  • Flexible and proactive attitude towards problem-solving
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to lead a team
  • Maintain professional and positive demeanour
  • Good computer skills; that is working knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Proven accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possess good organisational skills with the capability of setting priorities when multiple demands are present
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested individuals should send their applications via email to or Please specify “Women’s Conference Convenor” in the subject line. Your application should include: detailed Curriculum Vitae; application letter and 3 Professional References.


Deadline: 12th September 2021 by 5:00pm


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. HRCU is an equal opportunity employer


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