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Organisation: National Association of Women’s Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager

About US:
The National Association of Women’s Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) is an umbrella organisation of women founded and women led organisations that registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in 1993. Its membership category is District Networks, which are clusters of women’s Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) and NGOs, national NGOs, nationally registered FBOs and women’s professional bodies. NAWOU is one of the most grounded women’s organisations in Uganda as its members can be found across the country. NAWOU is also one of the oldest Ugandan women’s organisations as it was originally founded as the National Council for Women in the 1960’s.

About Project:
NAWOU in partnership with the UN Women  and with financial support from the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls is  embarking on an 18 month project that seeks to create a strong and inclusive women’s movement to advance Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) and advocate for ending Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), including Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV)/ Harmful Practices (HP) and promoting Sexual Reproductive Health Rights.

Job Summary:  The Assistant Project Officer will be responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting for the UN Women project on advancing GEWE and strengthening the women’s movement in the target districts. S/He will ensure that the project meets its targets within the specified technical support in the planning, implementation, coordination, and reporting of field activities with the aim of advancing GEWE.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Plan, process and implement activities in line with the project narrative, logical framework and monitoring frameworks
  • Prepare periodic project reports in line with organizational and donor reporting guidelines 
  • Manage and report on finances for activities at field level and petty cash for field operations
  • Support networks to conduct organizational capacity assessments, prepare capacity development plans and provide the necessary support
  • Support member organisations and district networks in their area of work to design and strengthen advocacy initiatives relating to prevention and response to Violence and Against Women (VAWG) including SGBV and promoting SHRH
  • Carry out project monitoring and evaluation with support from the monitoring and evaluation team, using appropriate tools designed by the organization to keep track of project deliverables and progress.
  • Represent NAWOU in steering committee meetings, review meetings and local government meetings related to the project and relevant sectors.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Assistant Project Officer position must hold a university degree in social sciences, development studies or any related field from a recognized University
  • Postgraduate qualification in project planning and management, gender studies or any related field is an asset
  • At least two years of relevant working experience preferably in an INGO or NGO.
  • Extensive experience in human rights, gender equality and prevention/response to VAWG work
  • Ability to interpret project and program documents, and roll out the work plan
  • Ability to work independently, with local government, civil society and communities
  • Must be proficient in computer i.e. MS. Word, Excel, use of internet, Power point and other computer applications
  • Must know how to ride a motorcycle  
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken  in the target districts is an added advantage
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their online applications, updated CVs, copies of academic documents and details of at least two (2) referees to: jobs@nawouganda.ug. All Applications sent by email should clearly indicate the position title and preferred location in the subject line

Deadline: 23rd August, 2019.

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