Vacancy Announcement: Programme Officer, Burundi

Job title:                                  Programme Officer

Number of Positions:              1 (One)

Duty Station:                           Bujumbura, Burundi

Reporting to:                           Country Coordinator

 

About Women’s International Peace Centre

Women’s International Peace Centre, formerly Isis-WICCE, is a feminist organization founded in 1974 and based in Kampala, Uganda. Our mission is to ignite women’s leadership, amplify their voices and deepen their impact in recreating peace.  Our WEAVE model intersects research (on women’s specific experiences and needs), evidence-based advocacy (to influence national, regional and international policy and practice), holistic healing (to enable women’s wellbeing and participation in peace processes), skills and movement building (to equip WHRDs with necessary skills, build networks and facilitate exchange of strategies to advance women’s leadership for peace.

The Peace Centre works in Africa, Asia, at regional and global level with women war survivors, women human rights defenders, and women’s rights organizations to amplify women’s voices and advocate for policies and programmes tackling the impact of conflict on women and communities using our WEAVE model. The Peace Centre’s current strategic plan (2019-2022) focuses on amplifying the voices and agency of women and women’s rights organisations to build and sustain inclusive peace and security in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, South Sudan and Uganda

 Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Executive Director, and the direct supervision of the Country Coordinator, the Programme Officer for Burundi will support the implementation of The Peace Centre’s programmes within the specific country, facilitating linkages with regional and global advocacy and networking.

The Programme Officer will support the Country Coordinator to lead the project development, management and administration; provide technical assistance, policy advice and support; and facilitate diverse partnerships and mutual capacity strengthening at country level.

They will;

  • Support implementation of the project within in Burundi in liaison with the Strategic Partnership and Advocacy Manager and the Country Coordinator.
  • Develop detailed activity work plans, and manage the implementation of project activities to ensure proper and timely execution to the required standards and guidelines of the organization.
  • Participate in handling day-to-day management of the programme in country, including effective programme implementation, documenting progress and managing the programme budgets in line with Peace Centre policies.
  • Monitor/follow up country-level short-term consultants and provide guidance on substantive and operational issues, to ensure timely achievement of quality outputs.
  • Assist in managing the Advocacy support desk and provide ongoing support on advocacy to national partners; linking to regional actors and processes; strengthening national capacity for regional advocacy, gender mainstreaming, and influencing on inclusive peace and security priorities
  • With the support of the Strategic Partnership and Advocacy Manager and the guidance of the Country Coordinator, develop training manuals and provide training on regional advocacy, and lobby, on accountability and leadership, on gender and inclusive peace and security, gender transformative programming among other identified needs.
  • Maintain and grow partnerships with key stakeholders at national, regional and global level. Ensure ongoing coordination of programme implementation with partners and other stakeholders including ensuring their involvement to support inclusive and transparent processes
  • In liaison with the Strategic Partnership and Advocacy Manager and the Country Coordinator participate in and contribute to monthly, quarterly and other scheduled program planning, progress and performance review exercises.
  • Participate actively in documentation of success stories, lessons learnt during program implementation and blog writing for information sharing.
  • Develop country advocacy strategies in conjunction with all Peace Centre stakeholders
  • Take advantage of the expertise acquired by The Peace Centre partners as a result of training and exchange programmes conducted by The Peace Centre
  • Develop The Peace Centre partnership with all local and regional stakeholders to promote gender equality and inclusion of marginalised groups.
  • Develop a national strategy for localising the UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security from a perspective on inclusion, participation, prevention, protection and community recovery with a view of promoting gender equality of the most marginalised groups according to the “Leave no one behind” principle in the dynamics of implementing all the SDGs.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual and final program narrative reports; contribute to the development of the organization’s annual fundraising plan and proposal writing to support program activities;
  • Carry out all procurement and financial accountability in line with The Centre’s guidelines/policies.
  • Perform any other duty assigned from time to time.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender, Development Studies, Political Science, Social Sciences or any other related fields. A Postgraduate degree will be an added advantage.
  • Five years of relevant work experience in peace building and conflict management and previous experience working with national and local governments, women’s groups, regional networks.
  • Diverse knowledge and experience in results-based programme management, monitoring and reporting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of peace building and experience in advocacy or influence on the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player in a multi-disciplinary team with minimum supervision.

To apply, submit a motivation letter and CV demonstrating your suitability by 30th November 2022 to applications@wipc.org

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement: Programme Officer-Democratic Republic of Congo

Job title:                                  Programme Officer

Number of Positions:              1 (One)

Duty Station:                           Kinshasa, DRC

Reporting to:                           Country Coordinator

 

About Women’s International Peace Centre

Women’s International Peace Centre, formerly Isis-WICCE, is a feminist organization founded in 1974 and based in Kampala, Uganda. Our mission is to ignite women’s leadership, amplify their voices and deepen their impact in recreating peace.  Our WEAVE model intersects research (on women’s specific experiences and needs), evidence-based advocacy (to influence national, regional and international policy and practice), holistic healing (to enable women’s wellbeing and participation in peace processes), skills and movement building (to equip WHRDs with necessary skills, build networks and facilitate exchange of strategies to advance women’s leadership for peace.

The Peace Centre works in Africa, Asia, at regional and global level with women war survivors, women human rights defenders, and women’s rights organizations to amplify women’s voices and advocate for policies and programmes tackling the impact of conflict on women and communities using our WEAVE model. The Peace Centre’s current strategic plan (2019-2022) focuses on amplifying the voices and agency of women and women’s rights organisations to build and sustain inclusive peace and security in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, South Sudan and Uganda

 Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Executive Director, and the direct supervision of the Country Coordinator, the Programme Officer for DRC will support the implementation of The Peace Centre’s programmes in DRC, facilitating linkages with regional and global advocacy and networking.

The Programme Officer will support the Country Coordinator to lead the project development, management and administration; provide technical assistance, policy advice and support; and facilitate diverse partnerships and mutual capacity strengthening at country level.

They will;

  • Support implementation of the project within the country in liaison with the Strategic Partnership and Advocacy Manager and the Country Coordinator.
  • Develop detailed activity work plans, and manage the implementation of project activities to ensure proper and timely execution to the required standards and guidelines of the organization.
  • Participate in handling day-to-day management of the programme in country, including effective programme implementation, documenting progress and managing the programme budgets in line with Peace Centre policies.
  • Monitor/follow up country-level short-term consultants and provide guidance on substantive and operational issues, to ensure timely achievement of quality outputs.
  • Assist in managing the Advocacy support desk and provide ongoing support on advocacy to national partners; linking to regional actors and processes; strengthening national capacity for regional advocacy, gender mainstreaming, and influencing on inclusive peace and security priorities
  • With the support of the Strategic Partnership and Advocacy Manager and the guidance of the Country Coordinator, develop training manuals and provide training on regional advocacy, and lobby, on accountability and leadership, on gender and inclusive peace and security, gender transformative programming among other identified needs,
  • Maintain and grow partnerships with key stakeholders at national, regional and global level. Ensure ongoing coordination of programme implementation with partners and other stakeholders including ensuring their involvement to support inclusive and transparent processes
  • In liaison with the Strategic Partnership and Advocacy Manager and the Country Coordinator participate in and contribute to monthly, quarterly and other scheduled program planning, progress and performance review exercises.
  • Participate actively in documentation of success stories, lessons learnt during program implementation and blog writing for information sharing;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual and final program narrative reports; contribute to the development of the organization’s annual fundraising plan and proposal writing to support program activities.
  • Ensure coaching of implementing partners and monitor the effective implementation of activities / projects funded by WIPC in the field;
  • Develop and lead the country lobby and advocacy strategic action plan for Women, peace and security and ensure its implementation;
  • Prepare and ensure the management of partnership files with local organizations, prepare draft concept notes of the activities to be carried out;
  • Strengthen the capacities of partners in lobbying and advocacy in favor of women, youth, peace and security;
  • Produce a quarterly article on the progress and impact made in the field as part of the Just Future project;
  • Ensure the dissemination of information concerning the implementation of activities, and the opportunities and threats that may change the context of intervention;
  • Provide expertise in the preparation and design of new projects and participate in activity planning meetings;
  • Contribute to the processing of data provided by implementing partners in order to prepare activity reports.
  • Carry out all procurement and financial accountability in line with The Centre’s guidelines/policies.
  • Perform any other duty assigned from time to time.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender, Development Studies, Political Science, Social Sciences or any other related fields. A Postgraduate degree will be an added advantage.
  • Five years of relevant work experience in peace building and conflict management and previous experience working with national and local governments, women’s groups, regional networks.
  • Diverse knowledge and experience in results-based programme management, monitoring and reporting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of peace building and experience in advocacy or influence on the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player in a multi-disciplinary team with minimum supervision.

To apply, submit a motivation letter and CV demonstrating your suitability by 30th November 2022 to applications@wipc.org

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement: Programme Officer, South Sudan

Job title:                                  Programme Officer

Number of Positions:              1 (One)

Duty Station:                           Juba, South Sudan (1)

Reporting to:                           Country Coordinator

 

About Women’s International Peace Centre

Women’s International Peace Centre, formerly Isis-WICCE, is a feminist organization founded in 1974 and based in Kampala, Uganda. Our mission is to ignite women’s leadership, amplify their voices and deepen their impact in recreating peace.  Our WEAVE model intersects research (on women’s specific experiences and needs), evidence-based advocacy (to influence national, regional and international policy and practice), holistic healing (to enable women’s wellbeing and participation in peace processes), skills and movement building (to equip WHRDs with necessary skills, build networks and facilitate exchange of strategies to advance women’s leadership for peace.

The Peace Centre works in Africa, Asia, at regional and global level with women war survivors, women human rights defenders, and women’s rights organizations to amplify women’s voices and advocate for policies and programmes tackling the impact of conflict on women and communities using our WEAVE model. The Peace Centre’s current strategic plan (2019-2022) focuses on amplifying the voices and agency of women and women’s rights organisations to build and sustain inclusive peace and security in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, South Sudan and Uganda

 Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Executive Director, and the direct supervision of the Country Coordinator, the Programme Officer for South Sudan will support the implementation of The Peace Centre’s programmes within the country, facilitating linkages with regional and global advocacy and networking.

The Programme Officer will support the Country Coordinator to lead the project development, management and administration; provide technical assistance, policy advice and support; and facilitate diverse partnerships and mutual capacity strengthening at country level.

They will;

  • Support implementation of the project within South Sudan in liaison with the Strategic Partnership and Advocacy Manager and the Country Coordinator.
  • Develop detailed activity work plans, and manage the implementation of project activities to ensure proper and timely execution to the required standards and guidelines of the organization.
  • Participate in handling day-to-day management of the programme in country, including effective programme implementation, documenting progress and managing the programme budgets in line with Peace Centre policies.
  • Monitor/follow up country-level short-term consultants and provide guidance on substantive and operational issues, to ensure timely achievement of quality outputs.
  • Assist in managing the Advocacy support desk and provide ongoing support on advocacy to national partners; linking to regional actors and processes; strengthening national capacity for regional advocacy, gender mainstreaming, and influencing on inclusive peace and security priorities.
  • With the support of the Strategic Partnership and Advocacy Manager and the guidance of the Country Coordinator, develop training manuals and provide training on regional advocacy, and lobby, on accountability and leadership, on gender and inclusive peace and security, gender transformative programming among other identified needs,
  • Maintain and grow partnerships with key stakeholders at national, regional and global level. Ensure ongoing coordination of programme implementation with partners and other stakeholders including ensuring their involvement to support inclusive and transparent processes.
  • In liaison with the Strategic Partnership and Advocacy Manager and the Country Coordinator participate in and contribute to monthly, quarterly and other scheduled program planning, progress and performance review exercises.
  • Participate actively in documentation of success stories, lessons learnt during program implementation and blog writing for information sharing;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual and final program narrative reports; contribute to the development of the organization’s annual fundraising plan and proposal writing to support program activities;
  • Carry out all procurement and financial accountability in line with The Centre’s guidelines/policies.
  • Perform any other duty assigned from time to time.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender, Development Studies, Political Science, Social Sciences or any other related fields. A Postgraduate degree will be an added advantage.
  • Five years of relevant work experience in peace building and conflict management and previous experience working with national and local governments, women’s groups, regional networks.
  • Diverse knowledge and experience in results-based programme management, monitoring and reporting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of peace building and experience in advocacy or influence on the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player in a multi-disciplinary team with minimum supervision.

To apply, submit a motivation letter and CV demonstrating your suitability by 30th November 2022 to applications@wipc.org

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Pre-Qualification for Various Categories of Goods and Services for Women’s International Centre For 2023-2025

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, amplify their voices and deepen their activism in re-creating peace.

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Reflections From the United Nations Security Council 2022 Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security: The Rhetoric Continues

By Helen Kezie-Nwoha

October 31st 2022, marks exactly 22 years since the adoption of United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security (WPS). Every year during the month of October the UN Security Council convenes an open debate to receive the report of the UN Secretary-General on WPS and listen to member states, UN entities, and different actors on the status of implementing the women, peace and security agenda. This year was no different as the meeting took place on October 21st 2022.

In this article, I share some of the gains of the WPS movement and areas that need more work as reflected in the 2022 UN Security Council open debate.

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Tracing Leadership Journeys of Alumnae of the Peace Centre’s Leadership Institute

The Women’s International Peace Centre runs its Feminist Leadership Institute targeting and training women and young women leaders from armed and post conflict settings as agents of social and political change. The Feminist Leadership
Institute runs training programmes that target women leaders, young women
activists and change agents across different professions and spheres of influence.
Between the years 1999-2021, the Institute training programmes broadly focused
on gender, human rights, and feminist peace and security.

This tracer study tracked leadership journeys of selected institute alumnae and documented their growth, involvement and impact on gender, peacebuilding and social, political and economic development of women in conflict and post conflict settings.

Download this study here: Tracing Leadership Journeys of Alumnae of the Peace Centres’s Leadership Institute– EN

Study and Learning Exchange of Women Civil Society Organisations working on the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in Rwanda and Burundi

In partnership with the Association of Women Repatriated from Burundi (AFRABU), Women’s International Peace Center together with CORDAID, organized a 3-day mission of study and exchange of experience with Rwandan non-governmental organizations under the leadership of the “Réseau des Femmes Oeuvrant pour le Développement Rural (Réseau des Femmes)”. They were joined by representatives of the Umuhivu w’Imboneza platform in Burundi, which is a collaborative framework for elected women and young people as well as women and young leaders of Civil Society Organizations for the promotion of leadership and the inclusive participation of women and young people at the community level.

This mission aimed to strengthen the Umuhivu w’Imboneza platform through the exchange of experiences between the members of the Platform from the 7 pilot provinces of Bubanza, Bujumburan, Bujumbura Mairies, Bururi, Cibitoke, Mwaro and Rumonge under the Just Future project and the Rwandan non-governmental organizations working on the implementation of resolutions 1325 and 22 50 at the community level.

Starting October 19th, the team visited DORCAS Consolation Family and Urugo Women Opportunity Center in the Eastern Province in Rwamagana and Kayonza. They then proceeded to Duhozanye Organization in the South Province and finally had a meeting with women leaders of public and private institutions in Kigali. 

The aim of the exchange visit was to strengthen the Umuhivu alliance on the basis of the exchange of experiences, initiatives, successes, challenges, opportunities, and strategies, between the members of the platform and Rwandan CSOs.

Following the presentations of different organizations’ initiatives and activities, discussions focused on some of the poverty-related challenges that girls and women face including sexual abuse, teenage pregnancy, early motherhood as well as school dropouts among others, and how they are combating the issue of poverty among their communities.

It was emphasized therefore that in order to achieve inclusive development, it is necessary to empower women to emerge from poverty which makes them more vulnerable than men.

Kabanyana Ketsia, the founder of the Dorcas Consolation family, explained to participants how the organization works with different stakeholders like schools, local authorities to promote their projects which contribute to poverty alleviation in societies. An example of the projects is the production of sanitary serviette/reusable pads for girls during menstruation which has created employment for marginalized women who are paid every month.

She further highlighted that based on its community approach, Dorcas Consolation Family has also established a health post that receives about 700 people per month, especially women and girls.

At Urugo Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC), participants were introduced to the different income-generating activities the organization runs to fund its education and training activities. These included; accommodation facilities, restaurant and bar, cafe, handicrafts shop, a dairy production unit, and rental space for meetings and events..

Viviane Kayitesi Kayihura, the Executive Director of the organization explained that the organization also provides training in numeracy, business management basics, planning, selling produce in the market, bookkeeping, and management of cooperatives in order to help women earn and save money. She also encouraged participants to work together and support each other to achieve their goals if they want to move ahead in their lives.

 “We believe that when a woman is supported by her peers and provided with the right resources and opportunities, even those most affected by conflict, the woman can develop her confidence and necessary skills. to transform his life, his family, and his community.” Mrs Kayihura said.

The final visit was made to Duhozanye Organization, which was launched by 330 widows who decided to collectively address the consequences of the 1994 genocide such as the death of their husbands, children, and family members; physical and moral injuries; loss of property, exclusion and lack of shelter, isolation, fear, poverty and loss of hope to live.

Murungi Jackline, the in charge of programs within DUHOZANYE, presented the current programs and activities which are based on the socio-economic rehabilitation of the widows and orphans of the genocide in order to integrate them into daily life so that they can in particular strive towards autonomy and participate more generally in the development of the countryThe organization also organizes dialogues to help widows and orphans break out of isolation, help widows find housing, provide the means to exploit opportunities for autonomy, promote gender equality and fight against gender-based violence.

In this study visit, it was realized that the problems that hinder the development of girls and women are almost the same in Rwanda as in Burundi. 

Therefore, a number of recommendations were suggested to address challenges that women and girls encounter in everyday life. These recommendations included;

  1. Mobilize girls and women to participate in decision-making, peace and justice;
  2. Advocate for the installation of safe rooms in primary and secondary schools, equipped with menstrual hygiene facilities for girls;
  3. Develop and include messages on sexual health and rights education in community dialogues in order to reduce unwanted pregnancies among young girls;
  4. Develop income-generating initiatives for women and youth with the aim of reducing poverty within the community;
  5. Advocate for unpaid work currently done by women and girls to be sharedwithin families;
  6. Develop mobilization programs to fight against gender-based violence.

Request for Expression of Interest and for Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Consultants In Burundi, DRC and South Sudan

The Peace Centre is part of a consortium Just Future Alliance that came together to support civil society actors and women’s rights organizations in fragile contexts through a global strategic partnership to achieve the following long-term impact:
Improved accessibility, responsiveness and accountability of security and justice
institutions, inclusive political decision-making and peace processes, achieved by mobilizing civil society for collective action and advocacy that contributes to acceleration and localization of SDG16+ in 6 fragile countries (Afghanistan, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mali, Niger and South Sudan).

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SAVE THE DATE; Strengthening the role of CSOs in monitoring the AU Continental Results Framework on Women, Peace and Security

In 2018, the African Union Commission (AUC) launched the Continental Results Framework (CRF) for Monitoring
and Reporting on the WPS Agenda in Africa. The framework provides a policy for tracking the progress made on implementing the commitments on WPS by the Commission and Member States through various instruments such as UN Security Council Resolution
1325 and the Maputo Protocol.

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