Job Opportunity; IT Specialist

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.


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:

The Executive Director,
Plot 1 Martyr’s Garden B,
Minister’s Village, Ntinda,

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.


  • Fluency in English is required

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