22 May 2016

Volunteer - Research, Documentation and Advocacy (RDA) Non-profit Jobs - Center for Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD)

Organization: Center for Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager

About US:
Center for Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD) is an indigenous, non-profit, research and advocacy organization, whose vision is “To realize social justice in public health systems.” CEHURD works with public, private and civil society organisations to ensure that public health laws are used as principle tools for the promotion and protection of public health of the vulnerable populations in Uganda.

About Volunteership Program:
The Long Term Volunteership Program will be for a period of between 6 – 12 months. The arrangement involves mentorship opportunities for the candidates to gain valuable experience and advice for career development in research, advocacy and litigation in the field of health and human rights.

Job Summary: The Volunteer will work under the Research, Documentation and Advocacy (RDA) Programme and will be responsible for performing the tasks listed below towards supporting the programme.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Carrying out legal and policy research and analysis on international law, human rights law, and foreign and comparative law.
  • Supporting the RDA program's advocacy efforts by assisting with drafting legal petitions, policy briefs, briefing papers, internal memorandums, and other advocacy documents.
  • Using editing skills to assist with fact-checking of reports, petitions, draft publications, and other documents as needed.
  • Develop legal analyses of laws and bills in Uganda from a human rights perspective.
  • Develop and share program meeting minutes.
  • Constantly work in consultation and support of the Program Manager to implement health rights advocacy and documentation projects in line with the overall CEHURD Strategic Plan.
  • Actively promote appropriate linkages between CEHURD’s other programs and the health rights advocacy and documentation work.
  • Promote a rights based approach in programming work on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.
  • Develop health rights advocacy and documentation work plans and budgets.
  • In charge of mapping and keeping data for the partners identified in health rights advocacy.
  • Carry out parliamentary advocacy in health including keeping abreast with relevant parliamentary committees for example committee on health and human rights.
  • Actively engaging with health rights related institutions in Uganda including the human rights commission.
  • Carry out and engage in all activities involving the Ministry of Health in Uganda particularly the reproductive health thematic areas and the Maternal and Child Health processes.
  • Organize and attend all meetings and training by CEHURD and or other relevant partners in advocacy for health.
  • Provide support to proposal development processes in line with the strategic plan of CEHURD
  • Engage in and carry out research in health related fields of particular interest to CEHURD in given periods of time.
  • Coordinate work that is being implemented between the different programs of CEHURD.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Volunteer - Research, Documentation and Advocacy (RDA) vacancy should hold a bachelors’ degree in Law, Human Rights, Public Health or any related qualifications.
  • Post Graduate qualification in any of the fields above and legal research will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working on advocacy issues
  • The Volunteer should possess good research and analytical skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team skills
  • Good resource mobilization skills
  • Innovative spirit and willingness to use creative thinking.

How to Apply:
If you believe you are the ideal candidate for any of these opportunities, please submit your Curriculum Vitae, Copies of your academic documents and a cover letter in a sealed envelope, clearly indicating the position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope” to:

The Operations Manager
Center for Health, Human Rights and Development
Plot 833, Old Kiira Road, Ntinda-Kiwatule
P.O. Box 16617, Wandegeya
Kampala – Uganda,

OR Email your application to: info@cehurd.org with a copy to nakanwagi@cehurd.org clearly indicating the position applied for in the subject line of the email.

Deadline: 6th June, 2016.

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