Raising Voices Technical Advisor, GBV Prevention Network Jobs in Uganda

Raising Voices Technical Advisor, GBV Prevention Network Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Job Title: Technical Advisor- GBV Prevention Network

Department: Violence Against Women (VAW) Prevention

Supervised by: VAW Prevention Coordinator

Place of work: Raising Voices Kampala Office, with travels in the region

Supervisees: GBV Prevention Network Program Officer

Job Role

Role Overview:

The Technical Advisor for GBV Prevention Network will provide strategic and inspiring leadership to
the Network team and its members while ensuring quality implementation of the Network’s strategy
to increase momentum for violence against women prevention by strengthening analysis, building
connections and taking action to prevent VAW in the Horn, East and Southern Africa.

Key Result Areas Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic support

  • Provide leadership and guidance on all aspects of the GBV Prevention Network strategy to ensure
    achievement of the goals and objectives.
  • Oversee and guide the various feminist informed initiatives of the Network through planning,
    implementation and monitoring which includes leading on several areas of work.
  • Provide technical assistance for Network members on critical VAW prevention issues.
    Feminist Processes and
  • Lead and support the production of various creative and vibrant materials for use in feminist
    initiatives such as 16 Days of Activism, social media campaigns, etc.
  • Develop feminist content for and facilitate virtual and in-person engagements such as Get
    Moving!, Rethink and Reenergize (R&R) processes and advocacy initiatives.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to members to facilitate process within their
    organizations or other activists in their communities.
    Planning, assessing and
  • Coordinate the preparation of annual, quarterly workplans and specific activities plans for the
    Network team, and monitor and assess quality of activities, and revise plans if required.
  • Ensure the team track progress of the work and record in the organizational learning
    framework, engage in R&A discussions to generate learnings.
  • Ensure timely reports for activity, quarterly and annual are prepared for the Network using the
    organizational reporting template.
  • Identify learning agenda for the area and support learning initiatives such as e.g. Peer Learning
    Initiatives (PLIs); and integrated learning into practice/initiatives.
  • Lead and support the writing of program tools, programme briefs, and publications elevating
    learning from practice.

    Resource management

  • Lead in the preparation of annual budget for Network to enable implementation of annual work
  • Prepare/review detailed budget prior to the implementation of each activity and request/
    endorse the required funds.
  • Review monthly financial reports and provide feedback.
  • Ensure financial and other resources are utilized efficiently and effectively.
    Support to the team
  • Supervise, mentor and support the VAW Prevention Practice team including staff, interns and
  • Conduct regular check in meetings with the team to track progress, discuss challenges and
    identify possible solutions.
  • Support the team to prepare individual operating plans and conduct performance review
    annually with the VAW Prevention Coordinator.

    Training and capacity

  • Ensure there
    is ongoing learning and documentation of successes and challenges to enhance the
    sustainability of Network initiatives.
  • Supervise, mentor and support the GBV Prevention Network team including staff, interns and
  • Manage the GBV Prevention Network budget and support resource mobilization ensuring that all
  • Raising Voices funds are used ethically and efficiently.
  • Management and
    nurturing of diverse
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with members of the Network and other partners.
  • Support formalization of partnerships through MOUs and contract development, management
    and reporting
  • Represent Raising Voices in national, regional and global forums and events.
  • Maintain a constructive and respectful relationships with all staff, members, partners and
    stakeholders; demonstrating values by example
    Relationship building
    and partnership
  • Build and maintain mutually productive relationships with partners and other likeminded
  • Represent Raising Voices in national, regional and global forums and events.
  • Hold regular reflection with partners to enable strategic evolvement of partnership
  • Work in a feminist, collaborative and accountable way with all members of the VAW prevention
    team and Raising Voices more generally.
  • Work in close collaboration with the VAW Prevention Coordinator.
  • Supervise, mentor and support any VAW Prevention Influencing staff, interns and consultants.
  • Participate and co-facilitate in VAW prevention team and Raising Voices meetings, staff
    retreats, reviews, strategies and processes.
  • Support in preparation and facilitation of team and staff development sessions. Understand
    other areas of Raising Voices work and explore ways to build synergies


  • Any other related duties assigned

    Person Specification


  • Minimum - BA Degree in development, social work, gender, human rights fields or related area
  • MA is a plus
    Essential Experience

  • At least 5 years of NGO experience in a senior position in Africa.
  • In-depth knowledge of VAW prevention, feminism and movement building.
  • Track record for publishing (policy briefs, thought pieces, blogs, reports, etc)
  • Ability to develop and facilitate creative feminist processes.

    Essential Skills &

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Excellent strategic planning, analysis and visioning skills.
  • Excellent management skills.
  • Committed to feminist activism.
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms.
  • Capacity and willingness to strategically prioritize under competing demands.
  • Creative ability to facilitate energetic feminist processes.
  • Integrity.
  • Maintains high standards of quality programming and professionalism.
  • Exhibits high levels of professionalism - good communication skills, time management, takes
    initiative, meets deadlines, is honest and cooperative.
  • Contributes to positive organizational culture, embodies the core values of Raising Voices.

    Application Procedure:

    Please submit a) cover letter; b) CV; c) one page writing sample about how you
    understand feminism support and the three most important aspects to remember when communicating
    feminist ideas.

    Send to jobs@raisingvoices.org with the subject line GBV Prevention Network Technical

    Deadline: 6th December 2019

    Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

    Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted by 16th December 2019.

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