Job Opportunity; Programme Manager

Job Opportunity; Programme Manager

Deadline; 23rd December

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 supervision of the Deputy Executive Director, the Programme Manager will work closely with Programme Officers in Burundi, DRC, South Sudan and Uganda to manage the implementation of all the Peace Centre’s programmes.

The Programme Manager will provide strategic direction and leadership in the area of inclusive peace and security; ensure programme development, management, administration and staff development in countries of focus, at regional and global levels. They will

1. Programme Management – Financial, Administrative and Human Resources:

  • Lead the staff and short-term consultants on substantive and operational issues, to ensure optimal use of financial and human resources to achieve desired results in line with performance standards.
  • Handle day-to-day management of the programme, including effective programme implementation, documenting progress and managing the programme budgets in line with Peace Centre policies. Ensure delivery of results and resources in time according to set targets.
  • Undertake the preparation of work plans, narrative and financial reports based on internal and donor guidelines. Ensure compliance with internal and donor requirements
  • Create an environment for staff development, a culture of results and on-going learning.
  • Provide strategic advice and direction in addition to developing the strategy documents required for programme planning, implementation and policy
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders at national, regional and global level.
  • Ensure proper coordination of programme implementation with partners and other stakeholders including ensuring their involvement to support inclusive and transparent processes
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation and ensure on-going documentation and application of Lessons learnt, success stories and best practices.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in social sciences, Human Rights, Gender or Women’s Studies, International Development, Peace and Security or a related field is required
  • Minimum of 8 years of programme management experience in the field of gender equality, peace and security, development.
  • Proven experience in managing diverse teams and in results-based management
  • Demonstrable knowledge of country contexts, regional dynamics and the women, peace and security agenda.
  • Strong analytical writing and communications skills in English and French.
  • High level of integrity

To apply, submit a motivation letter and CV demonstrating your suitability by 23rd December 2020 to applications@wipc.org.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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