Raising Voices Technical Advisor, VAW Influencing Jobs in Uganda

Raising Voices Technical Advisor, VAW Influencing Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Job Title: Technical Advisor - VAW Influencing

Department: Violence Against Women (VAW) Prevention

Supervised by: VAW Prevention Coordinator

Place of work: Raising Voices Kampala Office, with some travel outside Uganda

Supervisees: N/A

Job Role

Role Overview:

The Technical Advisor for Influencing provides strategic and inspiring leadership for the
implementation of the VAW prevention Influence strategy that strives to ensure that practice-based
learning and feminist perspectives inform key program and policy related decisions for effective VAW
prevention programing in Uganda, regionally and globally.

Key Result Areas Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic Support

  • Lead the strengthening and development of new and existing initiatives and set strategic
    directions for VAW prevention Influencing efforts at Raising Voices.
  • Remain updated with the emerging issues and discourse within the VAW prevention field.
  • Lead the coordination of VAW prevention collective activism and strategic initiatives including
    working groups, reviews of policy and program documents, planning and implementing
    advocacy activities.
  • Plan and facilitate advocacy events and feminist processes.
  • Participate in strategic reviews and planning processes at organizational; departmental and
    team levels.
  • Development and
    dissemination of
  • Lead full cycle of publication development (writing, reviews, revision, design supervision,
    dissemination, uptake) of policy briefs, think pieces, journal articles and advocacy pieces on
    critical VAW prevention issues.
  • Develop content and updates for the Raising Voices website.
  • Develop feminist communications that convey Raising Voices’ core advocacy aims for VAW

    Support Collective

  • Work in collaboration with the VAW Prevention Team, CEDOVIP and other feminist
    organizations in Uganda to promote accountable practices to women and women rights
  • Coordinate the activities of the Community for Understanding Scale Up (CUSP).
  • Support and participate in the Coalition of Feminists for Social Change (COFEM) initiatives and
    amplify feminist perspectives in programming and advocacy efforts.
  • Develop materials, learning events, publications and partnerships to capitalize on opportunities
    that promote the goals of joint and Raising Voices-led initiatives.
    Planning, assessing and
  • Coordinate the preparation of annual, quarterly workplans and specific activities plans for the
    influence team; and monitor and assess quality of activities, and revise plans if required.
  • 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 VAW influence
    using organizational reporting template.
  • Identify learning agenda for the area and support learning initiatives such as e.g. PLIs; and
    learning into practice/initiatives.
    Resource management
  • Lead in the preparation of annual budget for VAW prevention Influencing work to enable
    implementation of annual work plans.
  • Prepare detailed budget prior to the implementation of each activity and request the required
  • Review monthly financial reports and provide feedback.
  • Ensure financial and other resources are utilized efficiently and effectively.

    Relationship building and
    partnership management

  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing VAW prevention programmes, including influencing
    program and policy decisions.
  • Experience in coordinating coalitions or working groups.
  • Production and dissemination of publications and communication campaigns.
  • Experience in promote women’s rights within a feminist framework.
  • In-depth knowledge of a feminist analysis of violence against women.

    Essential Skills &

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Excellent strategic planning, analysis and visioning skills.
  • Committed to feminist activism.
  • 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 feminist influencing and what you consider to be the three most important aspects to
    remember when conducting influencing work.

    Send to jobs@raisingvoices.org with the subject line VAW
    Influencing Technical Advisor.

    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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