Research Officers, Lead Consultant / Researcher, Culture and Gender Project Officer Jobs – The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU)

Job
Title:   
 Research Officers, Culture
and Gender Project Officer
 and Lead
Consultant / Researcher

Organisation: The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The
Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) is a registered, not-for-profit
national NGO dedicated to promoting the recognition of culture as vital for
human development that responds to Uganda’s national identity and diversity.
The Foundation’s mission is premised on the conviction that the positive
aspects of culture can be harnessed to bring about sustainable, social and
economic transformation.

In
Uganda, there are limited interventions by both State and non-State actors to
explore the potential role of cultural resources in the promotion of women and
girl’s rights and protection against GBV. Yet the existence of cultural values,
principles, and norms in some cultural communities provide for the well-being
of women and girls. With support from Diakonia and the Embassy of Sweden, the
Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) is implementing a project in Gulu,
Kitgum, Lamwo, Pader and Lira that has revealed the existence of culturally
defined rights that support the rights of women and girls to land, marital
rights, inheritance rights, the right to protection from gender-based violence,
the rights to information and education, the right to participation as well as
the right to access to justice. Through this project, cultural leaders
identified and reaffirmed these rights, and committed to increasing the use of
cultural values, norms, and practices in decision making and conflict
resolution to defend the rights of women in their areas of jurisdiction.

The Research Project:

Building
on the above experience, with support from UN Women, CCFU has now embarked on a
project that aims at harnessing cultural resources in areas under the five
cultural institutions of Alur, Buganda, Busoga, Karamoja and Tooro in an effort
to contribute to ending violence against women and girls in Uganda and
enhancing women and girls’ access to justice. One of the main components of
this project is research on positive and negative cultural resources and
practices, examining worldviews, norms, values, beliefs, principles and practices
that abet or prevent any form of violence against women and girls in the
above-mentioned cultures. The research will involve the application of a wide
range of participatory research tools to generate relevant information from
women, girls, cultural leaders/institutions, government agencies and civil
society organisations. The output, which will be an analytical report, will be
used for policy advocacy activities at the local, national and international
levels targeting a range of development partners to influence their opinions
about the relevance of cultural resources in combating GBV and influencing
legal gender-responsive instruments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  •          Project
    planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  •          Research
    design, implementation, documentation and dissemination
  •          Capacity
    building interventions related to the project
  •          Project
    visibility through publicity and networking with relevant partners and publics,
    in collaboration with CCFU’s Communications Officer
  •          Contribute
    to CCFU’s institutional development





Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  •          The ideal
    candidate must hold a Masters in Gender Studies / Cultural Heritage Studies/
    Public Administration / Social Work and Social Administration/Development
    Studies
  •          A minimum
    of five years’ working experience
  •          A track
    record of engagement in culture and/or gender-related programmes
  •          Good
    research and project management skills
  •          Proficiency
    in written and verbal English (knowledge of one or more indigenous languages
    would be an advantage)
  •          Good
    public relations and networking skills
  •          A team
    player

Professional fees: The professional fees shall be paid basing on a daily rate
for the total number of days worked. A standard fee for per diem and transport
(using CCFU’s rates) will be provided to facilitate field activities. Claims
for stationery, photocopying, and other incidentals directly related to the
execution of the assignment may be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts,
subject to approval by CCFU.

Duration: 16 months.

 Research
Officers (2 Job Vacancies)

Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 

The
Research Officers will be expected to:

  •          Familiarize
    him/herself with secondary literature relevant to the research assignment and
    cultural contexts in the project areas
  •          Participate
    in the development of the research process, tools and inception plan
  •          Participate
    in the fieldwork research in the program research areas
  •          Analyze
    research findings from all research locations
  •          Produce and
    present an analytical draft report to CCFU through the lead researcher
  •          Incorporate
    feedback from stakeholders and produce a final consolidated research report

Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 

The
research officers should have:

  •          A Master’s
    or at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies / Gender
    Studies/Cultural Heritage Studies/ Social Work and Social Administration or
    other related fields
  •          A minimum
    of five years’ experience in qualitative research work.
  •          A track
    record of developing and assessing research processes and tools
  •          Demonstrated
    abilities to work in a team
  •          Proficient
    in written and verbal English (and knowledge of one or more indigenous
    languages would be an advantage)

Professional
fees:
 The
professional fees shall be paid basing on a daily rate for the total number of
days worked. A standard fee for per diem and transport (using CCFU’s rates)
will be provided to facilitate field activities. Claims for stationery,
photocopying, and other incidentals directly related to the execution of the
assignment may be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts, subject to approval
by CCFU.

Duration: 3 months.

 Lead
Consultant / Researcher

Job Summary:  The Lead Consultant /
Researcher will coordinate and manage the research component on “The role of
cultural resources in combating violence against women and girls in Uganda”.

Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 

  •          Familiarize
    him/herself with secondary literature relevant to the research assignment and
    cultural contexts in the project areas
  •          Participate
    in pre-visits to the research project locations
  •          Develop an
    inception plan for the research assignment
  •          Design the
    research process and tools
  •          Supervise
    researchers in 5 districts (in preparation, fieldwork, data collection and
    analysis)
  •          Analyze
    research findings from all research locations
  •          Produce and
    present an analytical draft report to selected  stakeholders for
    validation
  •          Incorporate
    feedback from stakeholders and produce a final consolidated research report
  •          Academic
    qualifications and competence of the lead researcher

Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 

The Lead
Consultant should have:

  •          A Ph.D. or
    at least a Master’s Degree in Development Studies / Gender Studies /Cultural
    Heritage Studies/ Social Work and Social Administration or other related fields
  •          A minimum
    of eight years’ experience in qualitative research work
  •          A track
    record of developing and assessing research processes and tools
  •          Demonstrated
    leadership skills and the ability to supervise a team of researchers
  •          Proficient
    in written and verbal English (and knowledge of one or more indigenous
    languages would be an advantage)

Professional
fees:
 The
professional fees shall be paid basing on a daily rate for the total number of
days worked. A standard fee for per diem and transport (using CCFU’s rates)
will be provided to facilitate field activities. Claims for stationery,
photocopying, and other incidentals directly related to the execution of the
assignment may be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts, subject to approval
by CCFU.

Duration: 3 months.

How to Apply:

Interested
applicants should submit their applications, including a cover letter
highlighting experience, Curriculum Vitae with 3 professional referees and
reference to most recent research work. Only shortlisted applicants will be
contacted. Email or deliver your application entitled: “Application for the
position of Lead Researcher for the Culture and Gender Research”, ‘Research
Officer’ or Culture and Gender Project Officer to:

The
Executive Director,

The
Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda

Makerere
Hill, Off Bativa Road,

P. O.
Box 25517, Kampala (U),

Tel.
+256-393 294675/7

Email to: ccfu@crossculturalfoundation.or.ug

Deadline: 26th August 2019

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