Coordinator, Policy Advocacy & Engagement Career Jobs – Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF)


Job Title:    Coordinator, Policy Advocacy
& Engagement

Organisation: Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Head of Programmes


About US:

The Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) is a National Platform for NGOs
that influence governance and development processes in Uganda and enhance their
operating environment. Its constituency comprises National, Regional and
International NGOs operating in different parts of the country. It also works
with a larger civil society constituency to promote citizen-based governance.


Job Summary:  The Coordinator,
Policy Advocacy & Engagement will coordinate Policy and Advocacy work of
UNNGOF within the ambit of the strategic plan and based on identified
priorities and objectives, in order to influence policy and practices at local
and national level with government and other stakeholders.


The role will lead on research and analysis of political, social and
economic trends in the country, as well as the efficacy of policies and its
implementation, in order to identify key focus areas for civil society advocacy
interventions. This position will also be responsible for: visioning, planning,
implementing and evaluating our policy agenda.


Key Duties and

strategic and operational leadership on development and implementation of an

strategy to deliver impact in relation to UNNGOF’s strategic plan;

Lead the
process of designing a clear policy and advocacy component;

sector policies in order to generate evidence on their impact on the CSO

priorities for advocacy and policy actions to be implemented by UNNGOF

its programming stages;

policy monitoring and analysis for the CSO sector in collaboration with other

and identify key policy recommendations and design appropriate messages for
policy makers and stakeholders;

initiatives of local actors to influence and contribute to National Policy

Lead on
influencing key external targets such as specific government departments, UN

and other international institutions and donors, to strengthen policy and

and undertake research, analysis and drafting responses to a range of issues
and topics;

annual work plans and budgets for the Policy Advocacy & Engagement
Component and ensure delivery of set targets;

and mentor staff under the Policy, Advocacy & Engagement Component; and

any other duties that are beyond the scope of this job description in mutual
discussion and agreement with the Head of Programmes.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

knowledge and understanding of policy and advocacy processes at both national
and international levels.

ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in the fields of social work,
development economics, political science and or any other related field.

Three to
five years of working experience in a managerial and or senior position in the
NGO sector.

excellent analytical and writing skills with proficient computer knowledge.

of participation in the development of policy briefs and research papers.

communication, facilitation and public relations skills.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications,
detailed CVs including 3 referees and copies of professional/academic
certificates to the Executive Director via email at


Deadline: Friday 26th
February 2021.


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