Network Uganda (WHRDN-U)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
WomenHumanRightsDefenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U), is a registered not for profit national network with a membership of more than 97 women organizations and individuals. The WHRDN-U, was founded in 2017 by women defenders to promote a feminist holistic approach integrating a gender perspective, focusing on building
supportive networks and coordination among WHRDs from diverse social movements
and causes in Uganda. Thereby building the capacity for protection of WHRDs,
offering protection and emergency response for WHRDs at risk, and Advocacy for
protection of WHRDs.
Job Summary: The Volunteer will support WHRDN-U and should
be willing to join a growing organization. The incumbent will gain experience
in project management at a national feminist organization and take part in
promoting the rights and protection of WHRDs as well as raising the visibility
of the violence and risks WHRDs face.
Main responsibilities and Tasks
- Support with document and story writing of the lived experiences of WHRDs.
- In consultation with the Communications resource person and the Executive Director support with Support with regular dissemination of information to network members.
- organizational digital content creation; pursue visibility for the organization.
- In consultation with the Communications resource person and the Executive Director Support with regular dissemination of information to network members.
- In consultation with the Communications resource person and the Executive Director write articles for publication on website.
- In consultation with the Communication’s resource person support in social media content, internet related campaigns and advocacy
- In collaboration with relevant staff, assist to organize, prepared and facilitate relevant trainings, meetings and engagements for WHRDs
- Assist to organise annual events
- Support in the production of activity reports during events, meetings, trainings.
- Build and maintain productive relationships with members of the Network, partners and partners in Civil society
- Any other duties assigned by the Programs Coordinator in consultation with the Executive Director.
- The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelors’ Degree from accredited institution in any of the areas; Mass communication, social sciences, development studies, Political Sciences or any other related fields
- At least one year of demonstrated experience working with human rights NGOs in communication and program activities
- Result oriented, interesting in learning and recommending new approaches or tech solutions.
- With evidence excellent writing and public speaking skills
- Must have proven interest in reading and researching
- Experience in graphic design
- Ability to organize events and train civil society organizations
- Extensive knowledge of social media and related communication platforms
Desired Skills and Competencies
- Strong organization, communication, Interpersonal and time-management skills
- Proven ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and ability to multi-task (very desired)
- Result oriented with good interpersonal skills
- Responsible, flexible, adaptable, and will to travel up country for field work
- Demonstrate commitment feminism principles and end Violence Against Women and, human rights,
- Proven team player
- Proven ability to organize and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders;
- People-oriented, sociable, approachable, socializing skills, out-going and dynamic
NB: This is a paid volunteer position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interest candidates should send their application letters with
detailed CVs indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been direct
supervisors and addressed to the Executive Director and submitted to
Deadline: 30th April 2023.