Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Programme Officer (SHR Officer) NGO Jobs – Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)

Job Title:   Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Programme Officer (SHR Officer)

Organisation: Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)

Duty Station:  Kira, Wakiso, Uganda

Reports to: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Programme Lead


About Organisation:

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) is a Pan-African Feminist and Transformational Leadership Development Organization with a mission of strengthening the individual and collective leadership of African women, forming strategic partnerships, to tackle patriarchy and attain gender equality and women’s empowerment for a just and secure Africa.


Job Summary:  In a bid to ensure the sustainable achievement of its vision and mission, AMwA seeks to recruit a highly experienced and passionate woman who explicitly identifies as a feminist, has supported and stood with movements of dispossessed people (especially women), and holds a radical vision and practice that goes beyond conventional mainstream liberal and gender mainstream thinking. The successful candidate will contribute to the political and strategic implementation of AMwA’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programme and projects ensuring alignment to the organisation’s political mission and vision, and its long-term strategy.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:   Broadly, the successful candidate will support in strategy, program planning and implementation; feminist research and advocacy; nurturing the feminist philosophy; feminist movement building and solidarity; networking, building strategic alliances and partnerships development.

Specifically, the successful candidate will:

Strategy, program planning and implementation

  • Provide support in the overall planning and implementation of AMwA’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programme and projects while ensuring that it is anchored deeply in the mission of feminist leadership, organizing and movement building and advances our radical vision of transformation.
  • Assist in the delivery of AMwA’s feminist action learning approach to monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that these efforts support our political ambition to strengthen and support women’s leadership and movement-building within the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights space at continental and global levels.
  • Support the Programme Lead, Head of Programmes and the Director, who hold primary accountability for fundraising, in conceptualizing and planning for the programme team, in the development of fundraising proposals, and ensuring that the programme adheres to the highest standards of transparency, accountability, compliance and financial integrity.

Communication and Advocacy

  • Generate a body of knowledge on African Feminist sexual and reproductive health through research, feminist analysis and documentation, and provides support in the development and technical review of analytical papers, concept notes, blogs, and other formats of resource materials that capture African women’s lived realities and align to and constructively represent AMwA’s feminist analysis and perspectives in challenging patriarchy, neoliberalism, capitalism, neocolonialism, and other systems and structures of oppression in the quest for economic and climate justice.
  • Ensure alignment of the programme’s activities and budgets to the AMwA strategic plan priorities and provide support in assessing trends and systematic changes relevant to social justice, specifically sexual and reproductive health around policies, practices, systems and structures.
  • Support in creating robust, innovative, and cutting-edge influencing strategies to ensure that feminist alternatives are adopted in different policy processes that AMwA engages in.
  • Work closely with other programme officers and programme associates to ensure cross-learning, intersectional and holistic implementation of AMwA’s programmes.
  • Co-lead both the development of both internal and external programme reports
  • Coordinates the convening of the African Women’s Leadership Institute, Re thinks spaces and follow up on action points under the sexual and reproductive health and rights programme

Movement building and partnership development.

  • Supports in building and inspiring African women and girls in all their diversities, AMwA alumni, AMwA sub-grantee partners and other African feminists and women’s rights organizations across the African regions and in the diaspora to enhance their knowledge and engage/ exercise feminist thought leadership in different policy and decision making spaces to sustain voices of African women and girls in all their diversities and their demand for economic and climate justice.
  • Coordinate with and nurture a community of African Feminists working on SRHR with a view to building and strengthening allies between and among gender equality and social justice advocates with other traditional SHR allies and partners.
  • Maintain AMwA’s external credibility and high-level external relations with various stakeholders within the feminist movement, CSO, AU institutions, UN, media and among AMwA’s development partners; and participate in identifying, initiating and nurturing strategic networks and alliances with academia and research institutions.
  • Supports in partner identification, capacity assessments and strengthening; and conduct regular programme support to AMwA’s sub-grantee partners in the different countries of implementation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Political Science, Philosophy, Humanities Gender, Law or any other relevant discipline from the university.
  • A postgraduate or masters is an added advantage.
  • Five years in a similar position, working on public policy issues and using a gendered analysis of SRHR
  • A proven commitment to women’s rights activism and demonstrable experience in social justice or human rights broadly;
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multicultural, multi-interest, multi-ethnic environment
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in English.
  • Competency in French will be an added advantage
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Excellent analytical, team management and communication skills
  • Ability to organize and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent knowledge of digital data collection and accountability systems.
  • Excellent advanced quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
  • Willing to travel frequently within Africa and beyond.


How to Apply:  

Candidates who meet the above specifications are requested to send their applications via email; addressed to the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Lead at; The subject line of the email should state: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Officer.


The application should include an application letter and Curriculum Vitae with the addresses of three professional referees and copies of your academic documents. Young African feminists, non-binary persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Deadline: 30th June 2024


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Date Posted 2024-06-13T17:49
Valid Through 2024-07-01T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)
Job Location Kira, Wakiso, Wakiso, 0256, Uganda

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