Raising Voices Technical Advisor, VAW Influencing Jobs in Uganda
Raising Voices Technical Advisor, VAW Influencing Jobs in Uganda Job DescriptionJob Title
: Technical Advisor - VAW InfluencingDepartment
: Violence Against Women (VAW) PreventionSupervised by
: VAW Prevention CoordinatorPlace of work
: Raising Voices Kampala Office, with some travel outside UgandaSupervisees
: N/AJob RoleRole 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
Plan and facilitate advocacy events and feminist processes.
Participate in strategic reviews and planning processes at organizational; departmental and
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
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
integrated learning into practice/initiatives.
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
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
Minimum - BA Degree in development, social work, gender, human rights fields or related area
MA is a plus
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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