National Association for Women’s Action in Development Field officer Jobs in Uganda

National Association for Women’s Action in Development Field officer Jobs in Uganda

  • National Association for Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD) is a voluntary non-governmental women’s organization that was initiated by a group of women in 2009 and was legally registered in 2010. NAWAD is committed to promote a stable and peaceful society where women and girls access equal rights in the different spheres of life. The organization focuses on the family and the crucial role women play in their families, their communities and the development of Uganda as a nation.

  • The main goal of the organization is to promote the rights of women and girls especially in relation to sustainable natural resource management and climate change social and economic right and governance, peace and security. NAWAD has received a 1-year COVID-19 response grant to implement a project entitled “Strengthening Grassroots Women to respond to COVID-19 pandemic to enhance Safety” in Mbarara District. The project focuses on women and girls in market places of Biharwe, Rubaya and Kakika in Mbarara Municipality.

  • The project will build on the existing women groups in the area and also aims at involving men as change agents in gender based violence to encourage harmonious relationships in the families. The project will also work with the local government offices of the three sub counties especially the Community Development Officers.

  • NAWAD therefore seeks to recruit a highly skilled field officer who is highly organised, motivated and responsible to help ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of the project outputs.

  • She/he must be passionate about women and girls’ rights. She/he must be ready to demonstrates integrity by modelling the NAWAD’s values and ethical standards while promoting its vision, mission, and strategic goals. The Field officer will under the Project coordinator. He/she will be stationed in Mbarara with periodic visits to Kampala head office.

    Main Tasks & Responsibilities

    • Serving as a field officer of NAWAD and facilitating proactive relationships between the organization and the broader community in the Mbarara District

    • Attend community functions/ meetings on the behalf of NAWAD ie, district board meetings, Village, community organizations for the purpose of developing NAWAD presence in the community.

    • Spearhead the mobilization and capacity building of community people while fostering an environment that
    encourages and supports community involvement and engagement putting more consideration to women and girls.

    • Follow up on all the government plans for Mbarara District and act as an advisor to NAWAD on all matters relating community development.

    • Give support to the implementation of all organizational project activities for Western Uganda

    • Develops, plans, and/or coordinates various system-wide district activities (e.g. community outreach, media/public relations functions, etc.) for the purpose of enhancing district/community relationships, improving services/programs, and promoting a positive public image.

    • Give support community research and documentation in Western Uganda

    • Support to fundraising for the organization and make sure that the social economic and geographic information is well documented and updated always to inform the fundraising process of the organization.

    • Develop monthly project reports to be submitted to the project coordinator

    Required skills

    • Minimum of a diploma in social work, Women and gender studies, Community Development or any other relevant field from a recognized institute. A related undergraduate degree will be an added advantage

    • Computer literate with excellent understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel.

    • Smartphone or tablet experience also required.

    • Ability to multi-task and manage priorities, meeting deadlines as required

    • Experience of working with rural communities

    • Good reporting skills

    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills; resourceful and responsible, with proven problem-solving abilities

    • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in both spoken and written Runyankitara is a must

    • Genuine, valid Uganda riding permit is an added advantage

    How to Apply

  • All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications, a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic qualifications and three referees by email to:

  • not later than Friday 31st July 2020 at 5:00 Pm. Interviews will take place in Kampala at NAWAD head office.

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