Entry Level Programmes Assistant International NGO Jobs – Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)

Job Title:    Programmes Assistant
Organisation: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of
Africa (SIHA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
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 Programmes Assistant
will specifically support and provide assistance in all the operations of the
Secretariat Programmes. Working directly with), Regional Programmes Officer
(RPO), Project Coordinator and collaborating with all SIHA programme team. The
PA will support programme reporting and monitoring, conducting local-level data
collection and establishing a link between SIHA projects and the targeted
communities in Uganda. The ‘PA’ will coordinate elements of the programme
occurring in and around the targeted communities in Uganda as directed by SIHA
Regional Programmes Officer. The Programmes Assistant will take on a primary
role in organizing project related meeting, writing reports, reviewing partner
and correspond with partners in the field as directed by the programmes team.
The PA will also contribute to project planning and reporting and grant writing
as needed. The PA will provide work-related support and facilitate work tasks
delegated by and SIHA Regional programmes officer and Projects Coordinator
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the programme team to
    support implementation of projects; support project monitoring, monitoring
    project work plans, following up on donor reporting deadlines for Uganda
    Projects. .
  • The jobholder will also periodically
    monitor and amend programmes work plans, and ensure timeliness and
    effectiveness of activities to be conducted;
  • As requested, contribute to the project
    planning, grant writing, and other programme-related tasks;
  • The jobholder will make contributions
    towards SIHA’s engagements, communications and capacity building of our
    grassroots partners across the region. Focusing mainly on dedicated women
    activists, grassroots and youth groups and advocates for women’s rights,
    equality, political and social empowerment;
  • Support the Regional team in the
    implementation of day to day programme work through setting up
    discussions, meetings and overall engagement in programme activities,
    engaging with stakeholders at the local level;
  • Taking part in the monitoring and
    evaluation field visits and documenting the outcomes of these meetings in
    an organized format and filed appropriately.
  • Undertake any other tasks as assigned by
    the Regional Programmes Officer, and the overall Programmes and management

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a University-level
    Bachelor’s Degree in human rights, women’s rights, project management,
    development / humanitarian studies, gender studies, law, or a related
    field, a Master’s degree is an added bonus;
  • The candidate for this position should
    have strong knowledge and understanding of Uganda , strong knowledge of
    the Horn of Africa is an added advantage, specifically, Sudan, South
    Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia. A 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 being a precondition for
    shortlisting. SIHA will be interested in individual applicants with
    commitment to indigenous civil society organizations and their essential
    role in promoting the improvement of conditions for women and girls across
    the Horn of Africa.
  • Keen interest in gender and women’s rights
    / empowerment and improving conditions for women and girls in the Horn of
  • Hard-worker, with ability to put in extra
    hours during peak periods of activity;
  • Proven knowledge of local-level political
    / social / cultural dynamics;
  • Punctual, attentive, and enthusiastic;
How to Apply:
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
humanresourcesiha@gmail.com. Please enter ‘Application Materials: SIHA
Programmes Assistant” in the subject field.
Deadline: 9th January 2018
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