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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Call For an End of Project Evaluation Consultant in South Sudan

Terms of Reference: To undertake an end of project evaluation on the project “Women, Peace and Security: Building Sustainable Peace” in South Sudan

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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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CALL FOR EDITORS FOR WOMEN’S WORLD MAGAZINE, ISSUE 55

WOMEN’S WORLD MAGAZINE

A. Introduction
Women’s International Peace Centre seeks expressions of Interest from dynamic and highly
skilled individuals to edit our 55th edition of Women’s World magazine, a publication that
reflects on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. The
publication will comprise papers/articles on the progress of the implementation of United
Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of
Congo (DRC) and South Sudan.
The Consultant will be required to maintain the highest standards of integrity and
intellectual inquiry and will offer comments to improve the draft product for the final
reader.

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Call for Papers: Progress of the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan.

Women’s International Peace Centre invites submission of papers/articles on the progress of the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. The submissions will track progress of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and offer key recommendations for policy makers, in the build up to the 25th anniversary of UNSCR 1325 in 2025. The papers/articles will be published as part of the Peace Centre’s campaign on WPS, under the auspices of the Just Future Alliance.  

Background

The year 2022 marks the 22nd anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, which acknowledges the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace building. It also underscores the importance of women’s equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.

To date, the instrument has had a fundamental impact on the peace and security policies and practices of local communities, national states, as well as regional and international mechanisms. It represents a significant step forward in understanding security issues outside the traditional context of state security and, accordingly, states as major actors in both peace and conflict issues. 

However, there are concerns about the degree to which UNSCR 1325 is actually being translated into programmes and measures on the ground, for example, through the operationalisation of National Action Plans (NAPs) and what tangible impacts this has had on women’s peace and security. There are also implications of the resolution’s focus on armed conflict, as opposed to other forms of structural violence, for peace and security. 

Progress of the WPS Agenda in Burundi, DRC and South Sudan.

We, therefore, seek to critically examine UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, its implementation and its relevance to women’s activism, the protection of women in conflict, conflict resolution and peace building and/or the governance of international peace and security in Burundi, DRC and South Sudan. The publication will review the implementation of resolution 1325 and subsequent resolutions, as well as examine ways to further enhance their impact in the three countries.

We welcome articles presenting new data on single or multiple cases in these countries and (or) theoretical explorations of 1325, from a diversity of disciplinary backgrounds, not only politics. We seek contributions to address the current challenges and country-level perspectives on the UNSCR Resolution 1325 on the following themes:

  • National Implementation (including NAPs)
  • Participation and representation including in political processes
  • Early warning mechanisms
  • Peace-Processes
  • Civil Society Activities and Women Organising for Peace
  • Human Rights including racial and ethnic discrimination and international and regional frameworks
  • Displacement
  • Demobilisation, Disarmament, Repatriation, Resettlement and Reintegration (DDRRR)
  • Small Arms and Light Weapons
  • Violence against women
  • Health (including HIV/AIDS and reproductive health)
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Climate change 

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors should submit their articles in English or French to editorialboard@wipc.org by 30th September 2022, clearly stating Call for WPS Papers in their subject lines. Contributions should be below 2500 words. Content can be presented as analysis, critiques, good practice, lessons learnt and case studies. Reflection pieces by activists/practitioners and pedagogical discussions are also welcome. Please supply a biographical note, an abstract and contact information with your submission. 

Contributors will be given a modest honorarium and have an opportunity to present their work at the launch of the publication. 

Call for Contributions to the Feminist Peace Series

The Feminist Peace Series Magazine

The Feminist Peace Series was born out of the continuous inquiry into what Feminist Peace means in practice with the objective to showcase the different transformative approaches to peacebuilding. In the 1st Edition of the Feminist Peace Series, The Peace Centre shared various understandings of Feminist Peace with perspectives from practitioners, partners and colleagues in the field of peacebuilding. The 2nd edition paid attention to how women and, in particular, feminist peace activists responded to the direct and indirect consequences of COVID-19 and elaborated on the practical and theoretical implications for ‘feminist peace’. We hope that with the Feminist Peace Series, we will continue to build a community of diverse contributors and readers who value activism and that understand feminist perspectives in peacebuilding.

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Vacancy Announcement: Communications Officer

Role Summary

We are looking to hire a Communications Officer as part of our Communications Department. The Communications Officer will play a lead role in fulfilling the communications objectives of each one of The Peace Centre’s strategic objectives namely:  Enhanced technical expertise of women to participate in peace processes, Information is available for women to influence decision-making in peace processes, Deliberate attempts to claim spaces for women to participate at all levels of peace processes and Holistic Wellbeing of Women in Peace Processes.

The Communications Officer supports and drives institutional communication for the organization including digital marketing and content creation, and pursues visibility for the organization in a manner consistent with feminist values. The Communications Officer reports to the Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy Manager.

How To Apply

Candidates who meet the above criteria are advised to apply.  To apply, submit a cover letter, CV and writing samples via email with the subject “Application for the Position of Communications Officer” to applications@wipc.org by 31st August 2022

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Read the job description: here

Request for Expression of Interest to develop a Documentary on Women’s Participation in Peace Building in Uganda.

1.0 Background   

Women’s International Peace Centre is running a project promoting women’s effective participation in peacebuilding in Uganda from April 2021 to January 2022. This project seeks to promote women’s participation in conflict prevention and peacebuilding in post-conflict Northern Uganda and humanitarian settings of Kotido, Yumbe and Adjumani. We, therefore, seek to document, through a video documentary, the impact of the project with a focus on individual change stories in Yumbe, Adjumani and Kotido.

2.0 Video Documentary

The Peace Centre invites videographers to express their interest to create a short video documentary and submit a brief technical and financial proposal outlining your approach and associated costs.

The video will document the impact of peacebuilders by capturing their change stories, the impact of the project and key learning over time.

Geographic Coverage:  Yumbe, Adjumani and Kotido districts

2.1 Objectives

  • Document the experiences and impact stories of peacebuilders in Adjumani, Kotido and Yumbe

3.0 Key Deliverables  

  • Draft a script and shooting/production plan
  • Capture footage, images, design infographics and conduct interviews
  • Develop a documentary voice over, illustrations, video

3.1 Eligibility Criteria

Individuals and Registered companies/agencies may apply.

  • Extensive experience in filmmaking/videography and photography
  • Evidence of similar high-quality work for non-governmental organizations
  • Experience working in West Nile and Karamoja.
  • Time Management

3.2 Application Requirements:

The Expression of Interest should include:

  • A technical and financial proposal outlining the proposed approach and cost.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Portfolio with Link to work samples
  • Proposed budget and schedule.

3.3 Application Process

Expression of Interest can be submitted as a soft copy by email to procurement@wipc.org by 27th August 2021. 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

PO. Box 4934, Kampala, Uganda

Tel: +256 414-543953

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