Raising Voices Technical Advisor, VAW Practice Jobs in Uganda

Raising Voices Technical Advisor, VAW Practice Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Job Title: Technical Advisor, VAW Practice

Department: Violence against Women (VAW) Prevention

Reports to: VAW Prevention Coordinator

Duty station: Raising Voices Kampala Office, with travel for onsite technical support

Direct Reports: Technical Managers

Job Role

Role Overview:

The Technical Advisor will provide strategic and inspiring leadership to the VAW practice team
through planning, implementation and assessment of the VAW Practice strategy to enable
effective VAW prevention partnerships and quality technical support in Uganda and globally,
particularly on the SASA! approach.

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 practice at Raising Voices.
  • Participate in and co-facilitate strategic reviews and planning processes at organizational;
    departmental and team levels.
  • Provide leadership and guidance on all aspects of the VAW Practice strategy to ensure
    achievement of the goals and objectives.
  • Review and provide technical feedback (verbal and written) on programming of partner
    organizations, and written program strategies or documents on broader VAW prevention
  • In collaboration with the Coordinator, oversee all partnerships within the VAW Practice area
    of work.

    TA Provision

  • Ensure trainings and learning experiences are conducted in dynamic and inspiring ways.
  • Provide principle-based remote and onsite technical assistance (TA) to selected partners on
    VAW prevention.
  • Support diverse learning and training experiences on SASA!, SASA! Faith and SASA! Together.
  • Set up and support SASA! Communities of Practice to encourage experience sharing; facilitate
    in a way it promotes ownership and sustainability.
  • Support the external SASA! / SASA! Faith TA providers to stay up to date with emerging
    learnings and to enable them to provide quality and effective TA to partners.
    Planning, assessing and
  • Coordinate the preparation of annual, quarterly workplans and specific activities plans for the
    Practice 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 VAW Practice
    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 VAW Practice to enable implementation of
    annual work plans.
  • 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.
    Relationship building and
    partnership management
  • Build and maintain mutually productive relationships with partners and other likeminded
  • Hold regular reflection with partners to enable strategic evolution of partnerships.
  • Work in a feminist, collaborative and accountable way with all members of the VAW
    prevention team and Raising Voices more generally.
  • Represent Raising Voices in national, regional and global forums and events.
  • Work in close collaboration with the VAW Prevention Coordinator.
  • Participate and co-facilitate in VAW prevention team and Raising Voices meetings and
    processes such as 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
  • 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, ideally with Raising
    Voices’ SASA! methodology
  • Experience writing programme briefs, developing program materials (trainings,
    communication materials, program tools) etc.
  • Ability to develop and facilitate creative training processes for adults.
  • In-depth knowledge of community mobilization, VAW, social norm change, feminist analysis
    and prevention.

    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.
  • Knowledge and experience of SASA!, SASA! Faith and/or SASA! Together.
  • 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 technical support and the three most important aspects to remember when proving technical
    support to partners.

    Send to jobs@raisingvoices.org with the subject line VAW Practice 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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