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The Women, Peace and Security Update; No.40

In 2000, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. To commemorate this 20-year anniversary, the German Embassy provided a grant of nearly Rs. 4 million to the non-governmental organisation Women In Need (WIN) for their project, ‘Strengthening the Role of Women in Addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Sri Lanka’.

A century after women secured recognition of their right to vote within our own democracy, we must recommit to ensuring that women and girls around the world have the opportunities to engage in all levels of society throughout their lives.

The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa in collaboration with the Women Peace and Humanitarian Fund and Spotlight Initiative are training women as “Peace Brigades” in five communities in Montserrado, Greater Monrovia, Todee, Careysburg, St. Paul River and Commonwealth.

‘Today, as we celebrate a major step forward for our Nation, we pay tribute to the countless women, known and unknown, throughout our history who struggled for equality’ President Donald Trump on celebrating 100 years of Women’s Voting Rights.

This article examines the discursive repetitions and ruptures across Rwanda’s National Action Plans (NAPs) of 2009 and 2018, with specific attention to the dynamics of discursive relations between the two NAPs, and examining whether the language offers openings for alternative interpretations of dominant Rwandan WPS discourses.

IN the 17th Asean-Canada Dialogue, the Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) tackled Asia-Pacific regional architecture, the global economic environment, cooperation on countering violent extremism and terrorism, people-to-people exchanges, as well as developments in the bloc and the North American country.

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie on Friday urged the US Security Council to fulfil its promise to stop perpetrators of physical violence against children in conflict situations.

As we celebrate Women’s Month in 2020, the SA Navy charts forward and breaks new ground as a “first for women” had been achieved, a barrier had been broken and all hope of greater transformation has awoken.

Protesting the preamble: the UN Security Council and the dilution of feminist activism. An argument that the women, peace, and security framework—alongside the larger agenda of the Security Council on gender and conflict—has deployed feminist-derived messages as a normative weapon.

Patience Kamara, 25, is a Muslim who is the Assistant Town Chief of Urey Farm community in Careysburg. Patience never thought she would be elected as a community leader at a young age. Now, she is making decisions to protect women’s rights in her community.

This very week top Somali leaders convened in Dhusamareeb in an effort to reach a compromise on how to proceed with the 2020/2021 elections. UN envoy James Swan briefs the Security Council on the situation of Somalia today.

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Request for Expression of Interest to receive Books Donations.

Deadline; 30th September

Women’s International Peace Centre (The Peace Centre) formerly Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis–WICCE) is a feminist organization with a mission to ignite women’s leadership, through amplifying women’s voices and deepening their activism to (re)create peace.

Women’s International Peace Centre is seeking Expressions of Interest from libraries (academic or public), organisations, students, etc who are interested in receiving our vast collection of publications including Training Manuals, Research Reports, Journals, Essays, Policy briefs, Reports, Magazines and Handbooks covering various topics such as Feminism, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Governance, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation,  . This collection will have added value to individuals, writers, students, researchers from various disciplines and many others as well.

Submission Guidelines;

Eligible applicants should include in their application why they are interested in the particular collection.

Link to publication list; https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SU3aoCnpHVKS7hbGQIap2k0S33AJddg8/view?usp=sharing

Send the application to communications@wipc.org before 30th September

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Request for Expression of Interest and Quotation to Edit the Feminist Peace Series Magazine.

Deadline; 18th September

1. Background

Women’s International Peace Centre formerly Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis–WICCE) is a feminist organization with a mission to ignite women’s leadership, through amplifying women’s voices and deepening their activism to (re)create peace.   Since 1996, The Peace Centre/Isis-WICCE has researched and documented the critical yet often-neglected experiences and perspectives of women in conflict and post-conflict. We are committed to making information available for women to influence decision making in peace process.

2. Feminist Peace Series Magazine

This is the first edition of the Feminist Peace Series Magazine, a publication that shares theunderstanding of Feminist Peace from everyday practice of peace building. The Feminist Peace Series Magazine continues to build a community of diverse contributors and readers that value activism and that understand feminist perspectives on peacebuilding.

3. Assignment Description;

The Peace Centre seeks consultants to edit (proof reading and script editing) the Feminist Peace Series Magazine

Required Skills and Experience:

  1. Demonstrated experience in writing
  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  3. Time Management skills

Application Process:

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and financial proposal Expressing your Interest in the role to editorialboard@wipc.org by 18th September 2020. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Executive Director,

Women’s International Peace Centre

Plot 1, Martyrs Garden B, Ministers Village, Ntinda, Kampala

P. O. Box 4934, Kampala, Uganda

Tel: +256 414-543953

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Expression of Interest to Provide Technical Support to Finance Staff at The Peace Centre

Deadline 16th September

1.0 Background

Women’s International Peace Centre (The Peace Centre) formerly Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis–WICCE) is a feminist organization with a mission to ignite women’s leadership, through amplifying women’s voices and deepening their activism to (re)create peace.   To achieve this, the Peace Centre within its current Strategic Plan envisions a well-structured and continuously improved systems and structures that enable effective delivery on strategic results. The Finance department is a core arm of the organization that requires to be strong, focussed and supported to ensure resources are adequately accounted and reported to partners. Our aim is to push boundaries at higher scales, promote growth and strengthen capacity to improve our response to demands on our work area.

To this end, the Peace Centre seek the technical support of an expert to provide technical support and mentorship to Finance staff team.

2.0 Overall and Specific objective

The overall objective of the assignment is to strengthen the capacity and skills of finance staff for enhance performance against job roles requirements. More specifically, the assignment should:

  • Improve the financial management capacity of Finance staff for improved performance.
  • Improve knowledge of Finance team on current accounting and financial management practices.

3.0 Terms of reference for finance support

  • Review the Finance system and structure of the Peace Centre to determine its adequacy to enable the achievement of organizations financial accountability;
  • Identify existing gaps in staff financial management capabilities and develop a support/training plan to address the identified gaps;
  • Review existing job description of staff to ensure clarity and separation of duties;
  • Provide technical support and develop a framework for weekly, monthly and quarterly financial report to Management and Board of Directors as stipulated in the Finance Policy (i.e. monthly management report, Quarterly Board report, weekly budget forecast);
  • Review existing Finance software to determine the level of understanding of staff on its use and applicability;

4.0 Expected outputs:

  1. An initial report of review of staff capacities and finance system and structures, detailing gaps and proposals to address identified gaps.
  2. A draft training programme for Finance staff
  3. Revised job description for finance staff including a clear reporting line.
  4. Report of training with an assessment report on each staff performance and clear action points for follow up.

5.0 Required Skills and Experience:

i.          Demonstrated experience in finance management in an NGO sector

ii.         Familiarity with current practices in accounting and finance

iii.        Masters or Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance

iv.        Critical thinking and analysis

v.         Time Management

6.0       Application Requirements:

Application document, stating method of work. Curriculum Vitae, evidence of past related assignments, proposed budget and schedule.

Please note; Applicants can submit as individual consultants or as institutions.

7.0       Application Process

Expression of Interest including technical and financial proposals can be submitted as soft copy by email to procurement@wipc.org by 16th September 2020. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Executive Director,

Women’s International Peace Centre

Plot 1, Martyrs Garden B, Ministers Village, Ntinda, Kampala

P. O. Box 4934, Kampala, Uganda

Tel: +256 414-543953

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Job Opportunity; Driver

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

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.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

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

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.

Job title:                                 Driver 
Number of Positions:                        2(Two)
Duty Station:                         National Level, Kampala
Reporting to:                         Administrative Assistant
Contract Term:                      18 Months

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Administrative Assistant the Driver will perform the following functions:

  1. Driving of office vehicles for the transportation of staff and Eminent Women on official duties
  2. Delivery and collection of mail, documents and other official correspondence as requested by the supervisor
  3. Conscientious and careful handling of the vehicles and reporting of all faults or accidents to the responsible authorities
  4. Maintenance of the assigned vehicles, making routine checks of oil, water, battery, brakes and tyres as necessary
  5. Daily cleaning of the vehicles
  6. Maintenance of a Log Book on mileage, fuel consumption and servicing; and periodically submitting it to the Accounts Assistant for verification and processing
  7. Writing a weekly vehicle analysis report for monitoring

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Education and Experience:

  •  Ordinary Level Certificate of Education
  • Possession of valid driver’s license classes B, CM and DL
  • At least 5 years of experience as a driver in a Non-Governmental Organisation
  • Experience in driving senior officials
  • History of a safe driving record
  • Experience driving a 4X4 vehicles on rough terrain
  • Experience in defensive driving
  • Experience in driving upcountry and knowledge of the regions in Uganda is an added advantage

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of local languages spoken in Uganda is an asset
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Job Opportunity; Administrative Assistant

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

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.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

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

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.

Job title:                                 Administrative Assistant
Number of Positions:                        1(One)
Duty Station:                         National Level, Kampala
Reporting to:                         Finance Manager
Contract Term:                      18 Months

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Finance Manager, the Administrative Assistant will perform the following functions:

  1. Provision of Front desk management, public relations and reception services to walk in clients
  2. Ensuring incoming mails, correspondence and letters reach the attention of the addressee in sufficient time
  3. Management of information and documentation flow, which includes filing and helping to collect, compile and disseminate records, correspondence, and documents, both electronically and in hard copy
  4. Create, as necessary, filing systems both electronically and in hard copy
  5. Day to day management of the office
  6. Ensuring the safe custody of all information, equipment and materials
  7. Management and supervision of the vehicles and drivers
  8. Store management and safe custody of office assets and equipment
  9. Ensuring regular and timely updates of the assets register and safe custody of office equipment.

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Education and Experience

  • A Degree or equivalent in Secretarial and Office Management or relevant field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in office management with a development or private sector institution

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
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Job Opportunity; Finance Assistant

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

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.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

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

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.

Job title:                                 Finance Assistant 
Number of Positions:                        1 (One)
Duty Station:                         Kampala
Reporting to:                         Finance Manager
Contract Term:                      18 Months

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Finance Manager, the Finance Assistant will perform the following functions:

  1. Preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports as per donor contractual guidelines and institutional financial policies
  2. Preparation of budgets, budget monitoring and analysis of reports
  3. Provision of financial support and financial reports and monthly reconciliations
  4.  Processing of payments, review of accountabilities and verification of all invoices and requisitions; ensuring that adequate supporting documents are in place in line with institutional financial guidelines and regulations 
  5. Management and timely replenishment of Petty cash in line with institutional procedures
  6. Ensuring all financial documents are properly documented, filed and safely stored
  7. Support to internal and external financial audit processes.

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or Finance Certified Public Accountant or hold CPA, CFA, CPMA
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in accounting/finance with any bilateral or International funding or non-profit development agencies
  • Experience in developing project budgets and financial management system
  • Experience in facilitating development of accounting software
  • Significant knowledge of international donor financial reporting procedures and the Government of Uganda policies, rules and regulations.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
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Job Opportunity; Finance Manager

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

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.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

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

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.

Job title:                                  Finance Manager
Number of Positions:                        1 (One)
Duty Station:                         Kampala
Reporting to:                         National Coordinator
Contract Term:                      18 Months

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the National Coordinator, the Finance Manager will perform the following functions:

  1. Provision of strategic management and administration of the Finance Unit
  2. Supervision and oversight of staff in the Finance Unit
  3. Financial and resources management
  4. Implementation of policies and guidelines on financial management, Audit and compliance
  5. Development of financial management mechanisms and guidelines to minimizes financial risks
  6. Preparation of monthly budget and cash flow monitoring reports
  7. Provision of sound financial advice for management decisions
  8. Enforcement of compliance with institutional guidelines and statutory obligations including filing NSSF, PAYE, WHT among others
  9. Management of financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems
  10. Preparation of financial reports in line with approved financial standards and guidelines 
  11. Liaison with external auditors to ensure Annual and project audits are conducted

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or Finance Certified Public Accountant or hold CPA, CFA, CPMA.
  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in accounting and / finance; 3 years of which should be at managerial level with bilateral or International funding or non-profit development agencies
  • Experience in developing project budget and financial management system
  • Experience in facilitating development of accounting software
  • Significant knowledge in international donor financial reporting procedures and the Government of Uganda policies, rules and regulations.


Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
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Job Opportunity; Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

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.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

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

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.

Job title:                                  Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Number of Positions:                        1 (One)
Duty Station:                         Kampala
Reporting to:                         National Coordinator
Contract Term:                      18 Months

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the National Coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will perform the following functions:

  1. Management and coordination of the monitoring, evaluation and learning activities as stipulated in WSR programme log frames
  2. Development and maintenance of a robust Monitoring and Evaluation system in line with the WSR core objectives
  3. Support to the designing and conducting of research, data analysis and reporting in line with the WSR principles
  4. Provision of technical assistance and capacity building to staff in the monitoring and evaluation function, data interpretation and analysis
  5. Development, refinement and management of the process for regular reporting on findings, analysis of data trends and coordination of interpretation and dissemination of information in accordance with WSR programme objectives
  6. Initiation, coordination and support to Reviews and Reflection forums of the Steering Committee, Eminent Women and staff of the WSR
  7. Support to the end of elections Assessment and documentation of the WSR Uganda experience.

Technical Competencies:

  • Design and management of evaluation processes, including with multiple stakeholders;
  • Survey design and implementation
  •  Programme policy planning, monitoring and management
  • Understanding of human rights-based approaches to programming
  • Understanding of Results Based Management (RBM) principles 
  • Logical framework analysis
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Rapid assessment procedures and Participatory approaches.

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Education and Experience:

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • A Post Graduate Diploma or Masters’ Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of computer analysis packages such SPSS, Excel and others
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working in monitoring and evaluation 

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
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Job Opportunity; IT Specialist

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

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.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

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

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.

Job title:                                 IT Specialist
Number of Positions:                        1 (One)
Duty Station:                         Kampala
Reporting to:                         National Coordinator
Contract Term:                      18 Months

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the National Coordinator, the IT Specialist will perform the following functions:

  1. Management and coordination the WSR IT infrastructure design, planning and implementation
  2. Development of guidelines for WSR IT management
  3. Ensuring quality and timely delivery of IT products and services; maintenance and continual updating of systems set-up
  4. Monitoring IT connectivity status of all WSR sites; monitoring of speed and quality of connectivity and taking corrective actions as necessary
  5. Monitoring and provision of protection for IT equipment against risks
  6. Development of a WSR database of information, ensuring adequate storage and protection
  7. Design of an online interface for the WSR that allows different project-related teams to connect and access information for project-related needs in a timely manner
  8. Development of a User Manual and troubleshooting for  the duration of the project
  9. Orientation of WSR Secretariat staff, Eminent Women and Steering Committee in the use of IT and online communications as may be required due to COVID-19 prevention restrictions of the Elections Roadmap.

Technical Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of Information Technologies
  • Experience with Windows services, web technologies, web services
  • Working knowledge of mobile applications (Android, IOS, Windows Mobile)  
  • Ability to handle and manage big data with minimal oversight
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, manage multi-task requirements, high attention to detail and a high degree of pro-activity and initiative
  • Hands-on and results-oriented approach
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team working skills, initiative, persistence and a positive attitude.

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Education and Experience:

  • A Degree in Information Technology (IT), Engineering, Data or Computer Sciences or related discipline
  • Knowledge of and understanding of computer analysis packages such SPSS, Excel and others.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
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Job Opportunity; Regional Communications Officer

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

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.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

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

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.

Job title:                                 Regional Communications Officer
Number of Positions:                        3 (Three)
Duty Station:                         Eastern, Western and Northern Uganda
Reporting to:                          Communications Manager
Contract Term:                      3 Months

PLEASE INCLUDE REGION OF PREFERENCE IN YOUR APPLICATION

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Communications Manager, the Regional Communications Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Contribution to the development and implementation of WSR Communications Strategy
  • Contribution of content to the WSR website and social media platforms through the National Communications Officer
  • Support to the Communications Manager and National Communications Officer in the conduct of a proactive media campaign of advocacy for peaceful elections in the region
  • Ensuring effective internal communications across all WSR stakeholders in the region
  • Contribution to the production of communications and knowledge products of the WSR
  • Writing impact stories on WSR activities in the region
  • Liaison with the National Communications Officer, in the management and sharing of appropriate information on the activities of the WSR, in line with WSR procedures
  • Liaison with the WSR Eminent Women, Youth Peer to Peer Peace Advocates, Women Peace Advocates, WSR Election Observers and other stakeholders in the region.

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Communications, Information Management, Journalism, or relevant field
  • Knowledge and understanding of Gender, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Reconciliation is an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in communications, advocacy, research and information.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills across a range of communications formats and platforms
  • Knowledge of and solid experience in using a range of standard IT software.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of local languages spoken in the region is an asset.
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Job Opportunity; Communications Officer

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

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.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

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

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.

Job title:                                  Communications Officer
Number of Positions:                        1 (One)
Duty Station:                         Kampala
Reporting to:                         Communications Manager
Contract Term:                      12 Months

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Communications Manager, the Communications Officer will perform the following functions:

  1. Contribution to the development and implementation of WSR Communications Strategy
    1. Design, management, maintenance and regular updating of the WSR website and social media platforms
    1. Support to the Communications Manager in the conduct of a proactive media campaign of advocacy for peaceful elections
    1. Ensuring effective internal communications across all WSR stakeholders
    1. Contribution to the production of communications and knowledge products of the WSR
    1. Production of WSR impact stories on activities across all regions
    1. Provision of technical advice on management and sharing of appropriate information on the activities of the WSR in line with WSR procedures
    1. Support to the Communications Manager in liaison with the WSR Eminent Women, Steering Committee, Regional Communications Officers and other stakeholders.

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Communications, Information Management, Journalism, or relevant field
  • Knowledge and understanding of Gender, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Reconciliation is an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in communications, advocacy, research and information.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills across a range of communications formats and platforms
  • Knowledge of, and solid experience in using a range of standard IT software.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
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Job Opportunity; Communications Manager

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

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.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

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

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.

Job title:                                 Communications Manager
Number of Positions:                        1 (One)
Duty Station:                         Kampala
Reporting to:                         WSR Technical Adviser
Contract Term:                      18 Months

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the WSR Technical Advisor, the Communications Manager will perform the following functions:

  1. Supports the development and implementation of communications strategies and plans for the WSR, including:
    1. Elaboration of a Communications Strategy in accordance with the WSR project plan
    1. Management of the development and dissemination of messages for both online and offline communication, for peace advocacy, through multi-media platforms of print, electronic, creative design and social media
    1. Ensuring the appropriate visibility of the WSR and compliance with WSR guidelines of non-partisanship and fair and professional presentation
    1. Coordination of the production of WSR communications materials
    1. Identification of appropriate channels for dissemination of all information to relevant target audiences
    1. Leadership and supervision of the Communications Team including one National Communications Officer and three (3) Regional Communications Officers in the implementation of the Communications Strategy
    1. Guidance on communications initiatives and support activities of the Eminent Women and Steering Committee.
  • Manages the WSR Media and Press relations, including:
  • Ensuring a non- partisan portrayal of the WSR activities in the media
  • Elaboration and implementation of media strategies in line with WSR procedures on positioning and partnership of the WSR with the media
  • Organisation of press conferences and media and press interviews related to the WSR
  • Drafting of Press Releases
  • Production of media kits
  • Timely and clear response to media inquiries
  • Establishment and maintenance of contacts with local media
  • Management, in close consultation with the WSR Technical Advisor, of coverage of events, campaigns and WSR activities in the media.

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree in Communications, Information Management, and Journalism or relevant field
  • Knowledge and understanding of Gender, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Reconciliation is an added advantage.
  • At least 6 years of progressively responsible work experience in communications, advocacy, research and information
  • Excellent writing and editing skills across a range of communications formats and platforms
Experience in the use of computers applications and software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) as well as web-based management systemsExperience in the use of social media and digital communications
  • Experience in graphic design, photography and photo editing and/or web design is an asset.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
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Job Opportunity; Regional Youth Coordinator

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

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.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

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

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.

Job title:                                 Regional Youth Coordinator 
Number of Positions:                        3 (Three)
Duty Station:                         Eastern, Western and Northern Uganda
Reporting to:                         National Youth Coordinator
Contract Term:                      3 Months

PLEASE INCLUDE REGION OF PREFERENCE IN YOUR APPLICATION

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the National Youth Coordinator, the Regional Youth Coordinator will perform the following functions:

  1. Support to the development of the Youth Engagement Strategy for the WSR and facilitate engagement with youth – Civil Society Organisations and platforms in one of the regions (Eastern, Western or Northern)
  2. Provision of advice on issues related to the WSR youth work
  3. Serving as the focal point for incorporating youth engagement into the WSR regional strategy
  4. Liaison and engagement with the Ministry of Youth, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Gender, and other public institutions at District level on relevant issues and strategies for youth empowerment during the electoral process
  5. Liaison with the WSR Secretariat team, both in the region and at the main office for relevant advice on youth issues
  6. Participation in project planning meetings and regularly updating project work plans in collaboration with National Youth Coordinator
  7. Support to the coordination and facilitation of youth training, Youth Peer to Peer activities and peace advocacy campaigns in the region

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Education and Experience:

  • A degree or professional qualification in: Peace and Security Studies, Public Administration and Management; Development Studies; International Relations, or a relevant field
  • At least 3 years’ experience of working in a relevant field, including demonstrable experience in project planning and management
  • Excellent understanding of youth and civil society issues in Uganda and demonstrable experience 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
  • Experience of working in peace-building will be an advantage
  • Experience in monitoring, learning and evaluation is desirable
  • Experience in working on youth policy and with youth networks; as well as in engagement with government will be an advantage.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of languages spoken in the region is an added advantage.
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Job Opportunity; National Youth Coordinator

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

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.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

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

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.

Job title:                                 National Youth Coordinator 
Number of Positions:                        1 (One)
Duty Station:                         Kampala
Reporting to:                         National Coordinator
Contract Term:                      12 Months

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the National Coordinator, the Youth Coordinator will perform the following functions:

  1. Development of a Youth Engagement Strategy with appropriate guidelines for engagement with young women and men in line with the WSR strategies
  2. Liaison 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
  3. Development of criteria for establishing youth peer to peer peace advocates, including, drafting terms of reference, youth selection and other relevant processes as required
  4. Coordination and facilitation of youth training, as well as roundtable meetings and awareness-raising campaigns across project locations
  5. Mentoring 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.
  6. Support to local youth actors to design and deliver effective peace advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns in line with the Women’s Situation Room strategies
  7. Overseeing the implementation of youth activities in support of the WSR project
  8. Contribution to cross-organizational learning on youth, peace, security and justice, and identifying opportunities for cross-organizational learning and initiatives.

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Education and Experience:

  • A recognized first degree or professional qualification in: peace and security studies, public administration and management; development studies; international relations, or a relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a relevant field, including  project planning and management
  • Excellent 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
  • Experience of working in peace-building will be an advantage
  • Experience in working with youth networks, youth policy and engagement with government will be an advantage

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
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Job Opportunity; Technical Advisor

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

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.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

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

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.

 Job title:                                Technical Advisor
Number of Positions:                        1 (One)
Duty Station:                         Kampala
Reporting to:                         Host Organisation and ABIC
Contract Term:                      18 Months

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:

  1. 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.
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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

Education and Experience:

  • 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
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Job Opportunity; Regional Coordinator

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

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.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

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

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.

Job title:                                 Regional Coordinator
Number of Positions:                       3 (Three)
Duty Station:                         Eastern, Western and Northern Uganda
Reporting to:                         National Coordinator
Contract Term:                      3 Months

PLEASE INCLUDE REGION OF PREFERENCE IN YOUR APPLICATION

 Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the National Coordinator, the Regional Coordinator will perform the following functions:

  1. Management, coordination of WSR activities in one of the regions (Eastern, Western, or Northern)
  2. Providing support for conflict resolution and mitigation including responses to election violence
  3. Documentation of the WSR implementation process in accordance with set guidelines in the region
  4. Coordination of relationships with stakeholders and partners in the region to support implementation of the WSR, raise potential problems and provide solutions
  5. Monitoring the implementation of activities and documentation of best practices
  6. Any other duties as assigned by the National Coordinator.

Key Performance indicators:

  • Ensures the achievement of outputs and project results through the implementation of activities and in line with the approved WSR work plan
  • Leads the implementation of WSR activities in the region
  • Contributes to timely preparation of periodic reports for donors and other reports as required
  • Supports the identification of risks and timely updating the WSR Secretariat through the National Coordinator
  • Ensures project quality assurance through timely interventions where needed
  • Liaises with all stakeholders in the region including the Youth Peer to Peer Peace Advocates, Women Peace Advocates, WSR Election Observers, Eminent Women, and the Steering Committee members.

Core competencies:

  • Sensitivity to and ability to manage in a politically charged environment
  • Ability to demonstrate non-partisanship
  • Leadership: ability to persuade others to follow
  • People management: ability to improve performance
  • Communication: ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Ability to manage complexities
  • Ability to manage multi stakeholders
  • Knowledge management and learning 

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Education and Experience:

  • 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
  • Minimum of 5 years of programme management experience in the field of governance and development
  • Proven experience of working with national and regional stakeholders in the areas of good governance, elections, peace and conflict resolution
  • Proven 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 coordination and networking
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in implementing projects in different regions in Uganda is an asset
  • Experience working with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and/or an International NGO working on peace and security is an advantage.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
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Job Opportunity; National Coordinator

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

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.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

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

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.


Job title:                                 National Coordinator
Number of Positions:                        1 (One)
Duty Station:                         Kampala
Reporting to:                         Executive Director
Contract Term:                      18 Months

 Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the National Coordinator will perform the following functions:

  1. Overall management, oversight, coordination of implementation of programme activities in line with WSR objectives
  2. Development of strategies for conflict resolution and mitigation including responses to election violence
  3. Documentation of the WSR implementation process and ensure products are in accordance with set guidelines
  4. Human Resource management and supervision of team members
  5. Supervision and monitoring of resource utilization in line with approved institutional and financial policies
  6. Coordination of relationships with national partners to support implementation of the WSR, raise potential problems and provide solutions
  7. Monitoring the implementation of activities through regular monitoring visits and documentation of best practices
  8. Monitoring the expenditure of funds and compliance with rules and procedures
  9. Any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Key Performance indicators:

  • Ensures 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
  • Manages the human and financial resources to achieve quality results as outlined in the project document, on time and on budget
  • Analyses and monitors progress and advises on timely corrective actions for proper delivery
  • Leads the preparation and implementation of work plans 
  • Develops, oversees and maintains the monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Ensures 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
  • Ensures identification of risks and timely updating of risk to the WSR Steering Committee
  • Ensures project quality assurance activities and undertaken in a timely manner
  • Liaises in a timely manner with all stakeholders including the Eminent Women, the Steering Committee and WSR Technical Adviser.

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
  • People management: ability to improve performance
  • Communication: ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Ability to manage complexities
  • Ability to manage multi stakeholders
  • Knowledge management and learning 

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Education and Experience:

  • 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
  • Minimum of 10 years of programme management experience in the field of governance and development
  • Proven experience of working with national stakeholders in the areas of good governance, elections, peace and conflict resolution
  • Proven 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
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in implementing projects in different regions in Uganda is an asset
  • Experience working with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and/or an International NGO working on peace and security is an advantage.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
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Call for Expression of Interest to Develop an Online Election Monitoring System.

Deadline; 15th September

1.0 Background

The Women’s Situation Room (WSR) is a platform for women, in collaboration with the youth, to play an active and direct role in peace and conflict prevention processes. It is an early warning and rapid response mechanism to election related conflict and violence in African countries. The WSR was first implemented in Uganda before, during and after the 2016 election with other women’s rights organizations. With support from partners, The Peace Centre as the secretariat of the WSR is implementing the WSR for the 2021 elections working with the Uganda Women’s Network.

1.1 The goal of the Women’s Situation Room:

The goal of the Uganda Women’s Situation Room is to promote the full and active participation of women and youths in ensuring peaceful elections in Uganda.

1.2 The overall expected outcomes:

  1. Enhanced participation of women and youth in delivering a conflict and violence free elections for Uganda through the Women’s Situation Room.
  2. Established system for rapid and immediate response to reports of electoral violence.

1.3 The Objectives of the Women’s Situation Room

  1. To provide a platform for women’s groups to strategize, plan and respond rapidly to elections related violence in a coordinated manner;
  2. To show case women’s ability to constructively launch preventive measures to ensure elections take place in a manner that fosters peaceful environment;
  3. To conduct high level advocacy in order to mitigate political and electoral violence and emergencies before, during and after the elections and
  4. To build a network of peace activists equipped with the requisite skills and knowledge for prevention and response to political and electoral violence before, during and after the elections

2.0 Call for Expression of Interest

In preparation for the 2021 elections, the WSR with the support of its Secretariat the Women’s International Peace Centre, is inviting applications for consultants to develop an online violence monitoring Application.

2.1 Objective

To develop an online application that will capture real time collection and reporting of violent incidences before, during and after elections. This will enable analysis and response to violent incidences in the entire country.

2.2 Assigned Description

Roles and Responsibilities

Develop an Election Violence Monitoring System that will enable the;

  1. Collection and reporting of election violence by election violence monitors to a centralized system.
  2. Collect various types of violence before and after elections
  3. Perform various types of data analysis and visualization.
  4. Identify locations of violence and reflect such in a centralized system for visualization
  5. Support reporting violence via the mobile app, SMS and selected social media channels.
  6. Enable capturing of responses undertaken by the WSR to reported cases of violence working with different stakeholders.

2.3 Required Skills and Experience:

  1. Demonstrated experience in developing online applications
  2. Excellent Technical expertise in IT
  3. Critical thinking and analysis
  4. Time Management
  5. Knowledge on election democracy, Peace and Security.

2.4 Application Requirements:

Interested parties can submit their application, Curriculum Vitae, samples of past related Applications developed, proposed budget and schedule.

Please note; Applicants can be individual consultants, groups of consultants or institutions/ organisations.

2.5 Application Process

Expression of Interest clearly marked “Expression of Interest to develop an online Application for the Women’s Situation Room” can be submitted as a soft copy through email address procurement@wipc.org on or before 17.00hours local time on Tuesday, 15th September 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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Request for Expression of Interest and Quotation to conduct Research on 20 years of the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in South Sudan

Deadline Extended; 15th October.

Women’s International Peace Centre formerly Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis–WICCE) is a feminist organization with a mission to ignite women’s leadership, through amplifying women’s voices and deepening their activism to (re)create peace.   Since 1996, WIPC/Isis-WICCE has researched and documented the critical yet often-neglected experiences and perspectives of women in conflict and post-conflict situations, providing important data and information on women, peace and security. This research has been conducted in 27 countries including 15 countries in Africa. The Peace Centre, through the Building Sustainable Peace: Women, Peace and Security programme, seeks to strengthen young women’s capacity to participate in and influence peace processes and their outcomes from a gender perspective in South Sudan. This initiative also seeks to address the shortage of current data and timely strategic analysis necessary to influence peace and security policy discourse and action in South Sudan from a gender perspective. This will support young women’s advocacy efforts and creating of new spaces for women to engage key decision makers at national, regional and international levels to calling for specific action based on findings.

2020 is the 20th anniversary for UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, it is widely acknowledged as a significant year for driving progress and pushing for gains in implementing the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda.  2020 is also the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which is significant for the WPS agenda with its prioritisation of women and armed conflict as a critical area of concern for gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is a critical year to reflect on progress, setbacks, challenges and opportunities to advance the women, peace and security agenda in general, and to leverage the anniversary to accelerate implementation of key commitments and WPS frameworks.

2.0       Research Objectives

The Peace Centre, therefore, seeks to commission research to study 20 years of the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and progress in advancing the women, peace and security agenda in South Sudan. The research will integrate a focus on the youth, peace and security agenda.

3.0       Methodology

The researcher will be expected to propose a methodology that is suitable to the research focus.

4.0 Assignment Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare inception report including research design, work plan and study tools.
  2. Present periodical progress reports as required.
  3. Prepare draft research report.
  4. Develop an issues paper
  5. Present findings to different audiences.

Required Skills and Experience:

i.          Demonstrated experience in research on gender, peace and conflicted related studies

ii.         Familiarity with relevant peace and security policy frameworks and processes

iii.        Excellent written and oral communication skills

iv.        Critical thinking and analysis

v.         Time Management

5.0       Application Requirements:

Application document, stating method of work, research method and research questions. Curriculum Vitae, samples of past related research, proposed budget and schedule.

Please note; Applicants can submit as individual consultants, groups of consultants or as institutions.

6.0       Application Process

Expression of Interest can be submitted as soft copy by email to procurement@wipc.org by 15thOctober 2019. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Executive Director,

Women’s International Peace Centre

Plot 1, Martyrs Garden B, Ministers Village, Ntinda, Kampala

P. O. Box 4934, Kampala, Uganda

Tel: +256 414-543953

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