Uganda: ADVOCACY AND RESEARCH OFFICER (FULL TIME)
|Closing Date : 2017-01-15|
Duty Station : Kampala, Uganda
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Organization: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017
Advocacy and Communications
Liaise closely with project officers to develop and support advocacy components of SIHA s current and future projects.
Work with grassroots communities, including SIHA s beneficiaries and members, to elevate advocacy priorities and stories from the grassroots.
Contribute to SIHA newsletters, press statements, research papers, media releases, Twitter and SIHA website.
Monitor local media and document statements and news that involves violation of women s rights.
Work closely with SIHA s Legal Officer to document cases and do legal advocacy.
Maintain awareness of security considerations.
Provide input into SIHA s current and future research projects.
Contribute to research publications related to the countries of operation, including formal research reports as well as position papers, briefings, and other smaller publications.
Write and edit research and project reports; use reports to inform advocacy efforts and priorities.
Through working with grassroots communities, area coordinators and with SIHA project officers, regularly identify needs and opportunities related to prospective research that is relevant to current needs in the countries and to SIHA s strategy.
Monitor relevant calls for papers/research and alert SIHA to potential opportunities to carry out research or present research.
Maintain close connections with SIHA beneficiaries and members in order to identify relevant issues for research.
Lead coordination of SIHA s current and future visual and creative products, including documentaries and films, visual media, and campaigns.
Work closely with SIHA beneficiaries and local communities to find creative ways for them to tell their own stories; use visual and creative means to represent women s perspectives and needs connection with SIHA s advocacy and research priorities.
Identify opportunities for SIHA to creatively engage in current issues in the Region related to advocacy and research priorities.
Create and maintain an active, detailed database of artists and videographers who have supported or can support SIHA s work in the Region.
Assist with other job-related duties as required by SIHA management and colleagues.
Work closely with SIHA Regional programme Officer and provide assistance and support as needed.
Participate, as requested, in SIHA meetings, trainings, and events.
A.IDEAL CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
a) University-level education in human rights, women s rights, project management, development / humanitarian studies, gender studies, law, or a related field;
b) Experience working on advocacy and/or research in the human rights / non-governmental organization sector, with ability to provide relevant references;
c) Expressed interested in gender and women s rights / empowerment and improving conditions for women and girls in the Horn of Africa;
d) Hard-worker, with ability to put in extra hours during peak periods of activity;
e) Proven knowledge of local-level political / social / cultural dynamics;
f) Proven knowledge of local-level stakeholders, persons of influence, and the ability to liaise with these actors in reference to SIHA work in the region;
g) Ability to travel regionally as required;
h) Punctual, attentive, and enthusiastic;
How to apply:
TO APPLY:Please email CV and cover letter as well as your references to firstname.lastname@example.org later than the 15th of January 2017 at 5:00pm