Advocacy, Partnership and Knowledge Coordinator Jobs – BRAC Uganda

Job Title:   Advocacy, Partnership and Knowledge Coordinator

Organisation: BRAC Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

BRAC Uganda has grown to become one of the largest non-governmental development organisations in the country since its launch in Uganda in 2006. It acts as a catalyst, creating a multitude of opportunities for people living in poverty to realise their potential to transform their own lives. BRAC Uganda specialises in taking up an idea, testing it, perfecting it and then scaling it up rapidly in a cost-efficient manner without compromising quality. We implement six programmes in thematic areas of Health, Education, Ultra-Poor Graduation, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents, and Financial Inclusion.


Job Summary:   The Advocacy, Partnership and Knowledge Coordinator will lead the AIM programme’s advocacy and alumni engagement work at the country level. Working directly with AIM programme participants and country-level staff, he/she will be supporting the programme’s advocacy agenda in the country, build capacity of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) to advocate for their rights and influence policies, support programme participants to identify advocacy spaces and facilitate their leveraging of those. The coordinator will work closely with the programme team to establish a detailed work plan, processes and procedures that will be geared towards ensuring a seamless transition for programme participants while developing effective strategies for alumni engagement and management. The coordinator will also serve as the in-country knowledge management focal point, ensuring proper documentation, knowledge sharing, and dissemination of best practices to enhance the overall impact and effectiveness of the program.

By doing so, we aim to ensure the sustainability of the programme’s impact and foster continued self-advocacy among our alumni in their respective communities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Advocacy and alumni engagement strategy

  • Support the Programme Manager in the development and rollout of the AIM programme advocacy and alumni (network of graduated programme participants) engagement strategy.
  • Work closely with the Programme Manager to prepare the annual work plan, complete with detailed activities, targeted towards the operationalization of the advocacy and alumni engagement strategy.
  • Prepare a mapping of key stakeholders instrumental to the operationalization of the advocacy and alumni engagement strategy and lead these engagements.
  • Coordinate tailored support to programme participants, including capacity strengthening on evidence-based advocacy, negotiation and effective communications and media engagement skills.
  • Coordinate and provide support to the national and subnational level advocacy initiatives Represent AIM programme in National and Regional fora as required.
  • Support in research within the country to facilitate evidence based advocacy actions.
  • Work closely with field teams to research and identify transition options in the areas and create transition procedures ahead of the cohort completion. This will also involve working with Microfinance (MF) teams to ensure the transition process to MF in the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is adhered to in practice.
  • Lead the transition and alumni management part of the AIM programme by ensuring most of programme participants who transition to either MF groups or other networks are fully supported and outcomes are tracked.
  • Work closely with the program team to institutionalize the Youth Development Committees (YDCs) to use the YDC platform for grassroots advocacy and undertake other relevant activities to deepen the impact of the YDCs at the community level.
  • Support field teams to organize local level workshops/meetings/sessions with external stakeholders to get the buy-in and approval of government authorities.
  • Provide support to the Monitoring & Evaluation Manager to evaluate the impact of advocacy initiatives; produce reports on the progress and outcomes of the advocacy work.

Knowledge Management

  • Work closely with the Manager – Knowledge Management & Learning (AIM) to support the knowledge management component at the country level.
  • Work as a knowledge champion and help support process documentation, good practices and success stories compilation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or Masters in Social Sciences, International Development, Public Relations, Communications, Journalism.
  • Four to six years of experience in leading advocacy portfolios, community mobilization, campaign management, stakeholder management, and/or supporting self-governance transition of youth groups, preferably in social and economic development.
  • A robust understanding of the policy landscape around AGYW’s social and economic development, preferably in the African context.
  • Prior experience in programme-related knowledge management processes.
  • Prior experience working with women groups in advocacy and campaign work.
  • Experience in strategic relationship and partnership management.
  • Prior experience in local level advocacy, including experience with community mobilization.
  • Ability to set up groups, with community support, for self-governance.
  • Knowledge of training content and methodologies for youth on advocacy and/or rights.
  • Knowledge of the systemic barriers to girls and women social and economic development particularly in the African context.
  • Good understanding of knowledge management systems.
  • Excellent written and communication skills, including the ability to foster productive working relationships with strategic partners and diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to coach and motivate colleagues with key advocacy messaging and skills.


How to Apply:

All interested candidates should send their application letters, CV and academic documents as one document by email to The subject must be the name of the position applied for strictly when submitting. Only complete applications will be accepted, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 12th April 2024


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Date Posted 2024-04-05
Valid Through 2024-04-12
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization BRAC Uganda
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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