Program Officer – Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights NGO Jobs – Akina Mama wa Afrika

 

Job Title:    Program Officer – Sexual
Reproductive Health and Rights

Organisation: Akina
Mama wa Afrika

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda or remotely within Africa

Reports to:
Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Lead

 

About US:

Akina Mama wa Afrika
is a Pan-African feminist organization with headquarters in Kampala, Uganda,
dedicated to improving the political, economic, social status of African women,
through enhancing their individual and collective leadership capacities.

 

Job Summary:  The Program Officer – SRHR contributes to the
realization of AMwA’s SRHR portfolio that underscores bodily autonomy and
choice as the cornerstone of SRHR. The Officer will promote innovative
practices in SRHR rooted in feminist principles, strengthen the advocacy
capacity of CSOs, and support in lobbying and advocacy to widen the civic space
for SRHR across five African counties.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Strategy, program
planning, and implementation

·       
Provide
support to annual program planning processes and implementation of the
activities under SRHR

·       
Assists
in carrying out field supervision of programs with guidance from the SRHR
Justice Lead

·       
Provide
support in the development of program concepts and plans in the area of SRHR

·       
Conduct
regular program support and monitoring visits to partners

·       
Produce
timely outcome-based reports for both internal and external use

·       
Support
in developing funding proposals and other fundraising activities

Feminist leadership
development and capacity building

·       
Support
in building the capacity of women’s rights organizations and activists to
enhance their knowledge to inform their engagement in SRHR

·       
Coordinate
with relevant partners the annual African Women Leadership nstitute (AWLI),
public lectures and follow up on action points.

·       
Provide
support in capacity assessments and capacity building of partners

·       
Nurture
innovative practices in intersectional SRHR advocacy;

·       
Contribute
to the development of guidelines for integrating intersectionality within AMwA
and partner CSOs, and facilitates peer-assessments between partner CSOs

Feminist leadership
development and capacity building

·       
Support
in building the capacity of women’s rights organizations and activists to
enhance their knowledge to inform their engagement in SRHR

·       
Coordinate
with relevant partners the annual African Women Leadership Institute (AWLI),
public lectures and follow up on action points.

·       
Provide
support in capacity assessments and capacity building of partners

·       
Nurture
innovative practices in intersectional SRHR advocacy;

·       
Contribute
to the development of guidelines for integrating intersectionality within AMwA
and partner CSOs, and facilitates peer-assessments between partner CSOs

Documentation and
feminist analysis

·       
Provide
support in assessing trends and systematic change relevant to SRHR

·       
Generate
body of knowledge on SRHR through research, feminist analysis, and
documentation.

·       
Participate
in the dissemination of results of research projects to internal and external
constituents through a variety of avenues.

·       
Nurture
networks and alliances with academia, and research institution

Movement building
and advocacy

·       
Conduct
policy analysis to complement community-level data by assessing relevant
multi-sector national, regional, and global policies through an intersectional
lens and influences decisions for improvement in legislation

·       
Contribute
to lobby and advocacy to widen the civic space for African women in all their
diversity, and works closely with the other teams to amplify and sustain voice
as they demand the realization of their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

·       
Identify
strategic networks and alliances with a diverse mix of civil society and
institutional actors, at community, (sub) national, regional and global levels
and from multiple sectors, and works with like-minded organizations, and
creates coalitions to embrace intersectional approaches to SRHR

·       
Build
and strengthens alliances with SRHR actors and advocates with other traditional
and non-traditional SRHR allies and partners

·       
Represent
AMwA and participate in network and alliance meetings, events, and fora at national,
regional, and international levels

·       
Ensure
effective information flow and communication with other stakeholders including
partners and international teams

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Public
Health, Political Science, Philosophy, and Humanities Gender, Law or any other
relevant discipline.

·       
A
minimum of three years of experience in a similar position advocating for the
sexual and reproductive health and rights of marginalized groups.

·       
Evidence
of thought leadership through writing blogs, papers, opinion pieces, etc, and
engagement in panel discussions is strongly desired.

·       
A proven
commitment to women’s rights activism and demonstrable experience in social
justice or human rights broadly;

·       
Solid
technical knowledge of/expertise in SRHR using a feminist frame of analysis.

·       
Excellent
communication and interpersonal skills, including superior writing skills and
public engagement;

·       
Ability
to organize and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders;

·       
Ability
to communicate and work effectively in English.

·       
Competency
in French will be added an advantage

·       
A
critical understanding of and deep commitment to feminism, social justice, and
human rights issues facing women and girls worldwide.

·       
Demonstrated
commitment to the Charter of African Feminist Principles

·       
A high
level of self-awareness, sound judgment, self-care, passion, and flexibility

·       
Ability
to multi-task under limited supervision

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are advised to apply by sending a cover letter and
Curriculum Vitae including three references with contact details via email to:
recruit@akinamamawaafrika.org. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Deadline: Friday, 15th January 2021 by 5:00 pm.

 

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