Senior Programmes Officer – Research and Training Non-profit Careers – Human Rights Centre Uganda (HRCU)

Organisation: Human
Rights Centre Uganda (HRCU)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Head Programmes
About US:
The Human Rights
Centre Uganda (HRCU) is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-governmental
organisation that was established in November 2008 with the main aim of
contributing to the protection and promotion of the rights of human rights
defenders in Uganda. It works towards improving the environment in which human
rights defenders operate in Uganda. HRCU carries out its mandate throughout
Uganda through regional networks and coalitions. From the time of its
formation, the Centre has had steady growth and registered success at different
Job Summary:  The Senior Programmes Officer – Research and
Training will be responsible for the development and implementation of all the
research and training initiatives in support of the vision and mission of HRCU
including its strategic objectives. The work will generally include
fact-finding; legal research at the local, national, regional and international
level while providing expertise in training.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Research, drafting
and data analysis
  • Take the lead in coordinating research projects on identified issues
    regarding the environment in which HRDs operate, while identifying project
    goals, research methods, variables, choose how to collect data, review and
    analyse it and make research schedules to monitor the activities of
    research teams.
  • Develop written materials (literature reviews, position papers,
    concise reports) which will be made available in both print and electronic
    formats on different thematic areas as shall be advised
  • Work with the Programmes team to develop winning proposals,
    including conceptual, methodological, operational, and evaluative aspects
    for any related project;
Plan, design and
  • Work with Head of Programmes in planning and designing HRCU’s
    research strategies for any given research project
  • Lead the given fieldwork activities for training from the planning
    stage through to the evaluation stage
  • Coordinate and facilitate trainings, workshops, consultative
    meetings, public and community dialogues while ensuring that all training
    program deliverables are met
  • Prepare reports on completed activities as outlined in the work
    plans within the approved funding timelines by the different donors.
  • Work in close collaboration with the M&E Officer, ensure that
    documentation of activity results including outcomes and best practices
    are maintained and communicated accordingly to support management in
    evidence based decision making and learning purposes.                                                   
Networking and Partnership
  • Represent HRCU at different fora, workshops, seminars, conferences
    and events nationally, regional and internationally as may be assigned
    from time to time and prepare reports accordingly;
  • Develop and maintain good working relations with key
    stakeholders  (government agencies,
    local authorities, policy makers, and relevant organisations) to promote a
    better understanding of HRCU’s mandate;
  • Develop and remain up-to-date on partnership with various stakeholders
    to mobilize their support for HRCU activities.
Other duties: Undertake other duties as reasonably assigned
by the Head of Programmes or Executive Director from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelors’ degree in law or equivalent;
  • Possession of a Masters’ degree will be an added advantage
  • At least four years of progressive professional experience in
    capacity building, advocacy, human rights, research and/or communications
    and networking;
  • Fluent written and spoken English;
  • Excellent communication and follow up skills including the ability
    to develop and present effective presentations to partners and other key
  • Excellent writing, copy editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent computer literacy (primarily in Microsoft Office packages)
    and ability to apply in assignments;
  • Knowledge of qualitative, quantitative and participatory research
    methodologies, Understanding of methodologies for synthesis and
    meta-analysis of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Experience conducting desk-based reviews, synthesizing information
    NGOs and communicating key messages clearly
  • Experience of working with diverse forms of data, including
    qualitative and quantitative material
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills; and ability to work
    independently with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent time and project management skills with proven ability
    to  work under pressure and meet
  • Strong problem-solving skills, capacity to analyze information and
    recommend necessary recourse for maximizing project progress and impact;
  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills
  • Strong and demonstrated communication skills, including web-based
    communication, writing research reports, writing donor reports.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their cover letters, updated CVs and support documents to
Deadline: 11th January 2019
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