Programme Officer – Economic Justice NGO Job Opportunities – Akina Mama wa Afrika

 

Job Title:    Programme Officer – Economic
Justice

Organisation: Akina
Mama wa Afrika

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
Economic Justice 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 Programme Officer – Economic Justice
provides support to strengthen and deliver AMwA’s Economic Justice work
focusing on issues of climate justice, tax justice, and decent work for women
in Africa, all anchored to feminist economic practice.  The officer contributes to building and
strengthening solidarity with AMwA’s networks and partners and works to connect
economic justice issues to broader women’s rights issues.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Strategy, program
planning, and implementation

·       
Provide
support to annual program planning processes and implementation of the activities
under economic and social justice

·       
Assist
in carrying out field supervision of programs with guidance from the Economic
Justice Lead

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

·       
Contribute
to the integration of feminist economic analysis in AMwA’s key thematic areas
of focus

·       
Conduct
regular program support and monitoring visits to partners

·       
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 and action in economic
justice and rights.

·       
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

Documentation and
feminist analysis

·       
Provide
support in assessing trends and systematic change relevant to economic justice
focusing on macroeconomic policies, practices, systems, and structures.

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

·       
Develop
analytical papers/blogs on feminist analysis of key macroeconomic issues
relevant to AMwA’s areas of work.

·       
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 institutions

Movement building
and advocacy

·       
Engage
and nurture alumni of AMwA’s leadership institute

·       
Coordinate
and nurture a community of African Feminists working on economic justice.

·       
Support
in creating robust, cutting edge influencing strategy to ensure concrete
changes are attained in the different policy process that AMwA engages in

·       
Work
closely with the other thematic teams to amplify and sustain voices of African
women and girls in all their diversities

·       
Participate
in identifying and initiating strategic networks and alliances and maintains
AMwA’s external credibility and high-level external relations with various
stakeholders within CSO, AU institutions, UN, and among AMwA’s development
partners;

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

·       
Contribute
to building strategic partnerships with key external stakeholders that will
lead to the creation of strong movements for collective advocacy.

·       
Support
in partner identification, capacity assessments, and capacity building

·       
Work
collaboratively with the other teams to sustain the voices of African women and
girls in all their diversities and their demand for economic justice

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences,
Economics, Development Studies, and Gender, Law or any other relevant
discipline

·       
Three
years of experience in a similar position, working on public policy issues and
using a gendered analysis of macroeconomics.

·       
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 economic justice using a feminist frame of
analysis.

·       
Proven
interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working
relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-interest, multi-ethnic
environment

·       
Ability
to communicate and work effectively in English.

·       
Competency
in French will be added an advantage

 

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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