Job title: Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy Manager
Duty Station: Wakiso, Uganda / Remote

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 peace builders, 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 (2019-2023) 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
The Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy Manager will oversee and manage
execution of the Peace Centre’s advocacy, information and communication, strategic partnerships and resource development as well as project management at national, regional and global levels. The Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy Manager works under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Director with direct reporting line to the Executive Director

Specific duties for this role include;
1.0: Strategic and periodic planning
 Participate in the overall organizational strategic and periodical planning processes
 Develop, implement and monitor The Peace Centre’s Information and Communications Strategy internally and externally.
 Play an instrumental role in developing The Peace Centre’s revenue and
stakeholder engagement strategies, working closely with the Executive
Director, Deputy Executive Director, and team members.
 Assess and prioritize opportunities according to The Peace Centre’s mission,
vision, and values as well as its strategic framework and budget.

2.0: Public and Media relations

 Provide quality assurance related to informational content and product development including fact sheets, case studies, success stories, brochures, profiles, and the preparation of talking points.
 Provide support to the Developing of targeted messaging for activities to convey its impact and success in keeping with The Peace Centre guidelines and priorities to internal and external stakeholders.

3.0: Branding

 Contribute to the planning and arrangements for The Peace Centre events especially in areas of designing and production of visibility materials
 Coordinate the production of both internal and external communication publications and materials in consultation with the team
 Ensure program materials are branded correctly and consistently in keeping with The Peace Centre standards and branding guidelines
 Develop innovative branding techniques.
 Preserve The Peace Centre brand; determines direction for messaging to stakeholders, and provides final approval for communications materials

4.0: Advocacy and Lobbying
 Manage advocacy-focused project, working with country coordinators and taking lead at regional and global level.
 Work closely with Programme Leads and the programmes department staff to identify issues for potential advocacy and influencing
 Work with the Communications team to develop and disseminate appropriate briefs for positive change in the context of programmes implementation.

5.0: Finance Management
 Participate in compiling annual and periodic departmental budgets which are consistent with the organisation’s strategic direction and financial guidelines
 Monitor the project expenditures against the budget to ensure adherence to the set financial guidelines

6.0: Human Resource Management
 Undertake direct line management responsibility of Communications and advocacy staff
 Strengthen strategic partner’s capacity in the areas of communication and documentation
 Coach and mentor Resource Mobilisation Committee members to support strategic and professional partnership / funding initiatives

7.0: Strategic Partnership and Resource Development
 Use method-driven approaches and processes to drive results through
 Develops and implement a partnership strategy to increase the reach and impact of organizational efforts.
 Coordinate the management of ongoing relationships with existing partners
and, where relevant, leverage those relationships to greater collective impact
 Conceptualize new strategic initiatives that could be built around or benefit
from corporate, foundation, government, bilateral organizations or other

 In conjunction with members of the Management Team and The Resource Mobilisation Committee, expand and diversify the funding base/pipeline to advance The Peace Centre’s major initiatives and existing collaborations.
 Drive a relationship management program to support partners and government agencies.
 Identify possible sources of financial support, establish new relationships, and submit proposals as needed.
 Work with Program staff to complete quality grant applications.
 Develop systems and procedures in support of the identification, engagement and development of strategic partnerships

8.0: Networking
 Represent the organisation at events and meetings as required and liaise with relevant stakeholders, to increase visibility and maximize coordination.

Education and Experience:
 Master’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.
 Seven 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.
 Demonstrated knowledge of peace building and experience in advocacy or influence on the Women, Peace and Security agenda, including at regional level.
 Diverse knowledge and experience in results-based programme management, monitoring and reporting.
 Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
 Working knowledge of French and English is desired.
 Demonstrated ability to work with and as a team in a multi-disciplinary,
international context.

To apply, submit a motivation letter and CV demonstrating your suitability by 19th May 2023 to
Due to usual bulk of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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