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Monday, January 1, 2018

Projects Officer Job at Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) - Career Opportunity in Ugand

Vacancy title:
Projects Officer

Jobs at:
Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)

Deadline of this Job:
9th January 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda


The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa – SIHA Network – is a coalition of civil society organisations from Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland and Uganda. Founded in 1995, the organisation advocates for social change and gender equality in the Horn region and works specifically on protecting women’s human rights, promoting women’s access to justice, supporting economic empowerment and activating women’s political participation. SIHA’s secretariat/HQ is located in Kampala, Uganda and SIHA maintains field offices in Sudan and South Sudan.
Job Summary: The Projects Officer will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the SIHA project currently in the region, through a series of activities and grassroots capacity building, project mentoring and evaluation as well as the conducting of local-level advocacy, awareness, and education activities. Specific project documentation will be made available to the PO upon agreement The PO will be SIHA’s main contact point for all elements of the projects occurring in and around Uganda in addition to being involved in regional activities as requested by the SIHA Secretariat.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure efficient and effective implementation of project tasks;
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate Projects activities particularly in Uganda and ensuring effective outputs;
  • Provide financial management, ensuring transparency and accuracy in financial reporting;
  • Refine and monitor the project implementation time line, suggesting modifications as necessary;
  •  Work closely with SIHA’s Regional Director (RD) and Regional Programmes Officer (RPO) and other SIHA programme staff;
  • Work closely with SIHA’s local-level partners in the project, supporting them in the implementation of the project or as otherwise requested by the SIHA Secretariat;
  • Uphold donor and SIHA reporting requirements in reference to the project;
  •  Ensure adequate stakeholder connections are established in Uganda, and that project activities can be safely shared with various stakeholders;
  •  Facilitate for the planning of all SIHA public and stakeholder events;ting with necessary logistic arrangements;
  •  Participate, as requested, in SIHA meetings, trainings, events;
  • Liaise regularly with SIHA member organizations in Uganda, providing SIHA’s Regional Secretariat with updates and other information as needed;
  •  Perform any other duties as deemed necessary by SIHA or SIHA’s member organizations in Uganda.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a University-level education in human rights, women’s rights, project management, development / humanitarian studies, gender studies, law, or a related field;
  • Previous experience working in the human rights / non-governmental organization sector, with ability to provide relevant references;
  • Strong experience in working grassroots community and ability to lead community based projects is essential
  • The candidate for this position should have strong knowledge and understanding of Uganda Political and economic context particularly Northern Uganda; West Nile and Karamoja regions . Added advantage is knowledge of and interest in the Horn of Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia.
  •  Show commitment to women’s rights and the principles of gender equality and interest in social movements is essential, with proven track-record on right-based programming and grassroots project management combined with field work experience being a precondition for shortlisting.
  •  Show commitment to women at the grassroots level and their essential role in promoting the improvement of conditions for women and girls across the Horn of Africa.
  • Strong writing skills and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, ability to collect and document information is central in to this post.
  •  Multi-tasking skills with ability to put in extra hours during peak periods of activity;
  •  Proven knowledge of local-level political / social / cultural dynamics;
  •  Proven knowledge of local-level stakeholders, persons of influence, and the ability to liaise with these actors in reference to SIHA work in the region;
  •  Ability to travel within Uganda and abroad as required;
  •  Punctual, attentive, and enthusiastic;
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated C.V., contact details for three professional references, application letter and two samples of writing, preferably proposals you have written, to . Please enter ‘Application Materials: SIHA Project Officer” in the subject field.