16 Sep 2020

Regional Youth Coordinator at Women’s Situation Room

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The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda. Background The Women’s Situation Room (WSR) is a neutral, non-partisan mechanism that mobilizes women and youth to promote peaceful and democratic electoral processes. The WSR also promotes the enhanced participation of women in peace building in line with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. Founded by The Angie Brooks International Centre in Liberia, the WSR was first implemented in 2011 during the presidential elections in Liberia. It has, since then, been replicated in Uganda in 2016 and in other African countries including Senegal, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. It has been acknowledged as an effective mechanism for promoting peaceful elections by the United Nations Security Council and by the African Union, which requested that the WSR be implemented in all African elections. The WSR involves all electoral stakeholders in consultative engagements to ensure peace before, during and after elections. It includes a physical Situation Room where women are involved in advocacy for peace; political and legal analysis of the situation; and interventions that may include mediation to avert conflict. The overall objective of the WSR Uganda 2021 is to promote the full and active participation of women and youth in ensuring peaceful elections and to contribute to the strengthening and refinement of the WSR mechanism for ensuring peace in African elections. The Women’s Situation Room Uganda will be hosted by Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET); with the Women’s International Peace Centre serving as the WSR Secretariat. The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room. .

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Duties & Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the National Youth Coordinator, the Regional Youth Coordinator will perform the following functions:
1. Support to the development of the Youth Engagement Strategy for the WSR and facilitate engagement with youth – Civil Society Organisations and platforms in one of the regions (Eastern, Western or Northern)
2. Provision of advice on issues related to the WSR youth work
3. Serving as the focal point for incorporating youth engagement into the WSR regional strategy
4. Liaison and engagement with the Ministry of Youth, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Gender, and other public institutions at District level on relevant issues and strategies for youth empowerment during the electoral process
5. Liaison with the WSR Secretariat team, both in the region and at the main office for relevant advice on youth issues
6. Participation in project planning meetings and regularly updating project work plans in collaboration with National Youth Coordinator
7. Support to the coordination and facilitation of youth training, Youth Peer to Peer activities and peace advocacy campaigns in the region

Core Values: • Transparency • Integrity • Fairness

Education and Experience:
• A degree or professional qualification in: Peace and Security Studies, Public Administration and Management; Development Studies; International Relations, or a relevant field
• At least 3 years’ experience of working in a relevant field, including demonstrable experience in project planning and management
• Excellent understanding of youth and civil society issues in Uganda and demonstrable experience working with youth;
• A good understanding of key political, social and economic issues in Uganda, and an interest in conflict prevention, peace-building and governance programming involving young people
• Experience of working in peace-building will be an advantage
• Experience in monitoring, learning and evaluation is desirable
• Experience in working on youth policy and with youth networks; as well as in engagement with government will be an advantage.
Languages:
• Fluency in English is required
• Knowledge of languages spoken in the region is an added advantage

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Method of Application

Deadline – 20th September 2020 Interested candidates should send applications and CVs including three references with contact details and copies of academic and professional testimonials by email to: [email protected]

The Executive Director,
Plot 1 Martyr’s Garden B,
Minister’s Village, Ntinda,
KAMPALA

Any inquiries should be submitted through the email addresses listed above. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. The successful candidate should be able to start immediately.






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