Job Opportunity; National Coordinator

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.


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:                                 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.


  • Fluency in English is required

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