At Raising Voices, we know that change begins with ourselves. Working at Raising Voices is not just a professional experience; it is a personal journey. We support each other in reflecting on and envisioning the change we seek in our individual lives. We take the time to meaningfully examine why we each do this work, what it means to do this work, the values and dreams that brought us here, and how through our work, we grow ourselves.
Department: Violence against Women (VAW) Prevention
Reports to: VAW Prevention Coordinator
Duty station: Raising Voices Kampala Office, with travel for onsite technical support
Direct Reports: Technical Managers
Role Overview: The Technical Advisor will provide strategic and inspiring leadership to the VAW practice team
through planning, implementation and assessment of the VAW Practice strategy to enable effective VAW prevention partnerships and quality technical support in Uganda and globally, particularly on the SASA! approach.
Key Result Areas Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead the strengthening and development of new and existing initiatives and set strategic directions for VAW prevention practice at Raising Voices.
- Participate in and co-facilitate strategic reviews and planning processes at organizational; departmental and team levels.
- Provide leadership and guidance on all aspects of the VAW Practice strategy to ensure achievement of the goals and objectives.
- Review and provide technical feedback (verbal and written) on programming of partner organizations, and written program strategies or documents on broader VAW prevention initiatives.
- In collaboration with the Coordinator, oversee all partnerships within the VAW Practice area of work.
- Ensure trainings and learning experiences are conducted in dynamic and inspiring ways.
- Provide principle-based remote and onsite technical assistance (TA) to selected partners on VAW prevention.
- Support diverse learning and training experiences on SASA!, SASA! Faith and SASA! Together.
- Set up and support SASA! Communities of Practice to encourage experience sharing; facilitate in a way it promotes ownership and sustainability.
- Support the external SASA! / SASA! Faith TA providers to stay up to date with emerging learnings and to enable them to provide quality and effective TA to partners.
Planning, assessing and reporting
- Coordinate the preparation of annual, quarterly workplans and specific activities plans for the Practice team, and monitor and assess quality of activities, and revise plans if required.
- Ensure the team track progress of the work and record in the organizational learning framework, engage in R&A discussions to generate learnings.
- Ensure timely reports for activity, quarterly and annual are prepared for the VAW Practice using the organizational reporting template.
- Identify learning agenda for the area and support learning initiatives such as e.g. Peer Learning Initiatives (PLIs); and integrated learning into practice/initiatives.
- Lead and support the writing of program tools, programme briefs, and publications elevating learning from practice.
- Lead in the preparation of annual budget for VAW Practice to enable implementation of annual work plans.
- Prepare/review detailed budget prior to the implementation of each activity and request/endorse the required funds.
- Review monthly financial reports and provide feedback.
- Ensure financial and other resources are utilized efficiently and effectively. Support to the team
- Supervise, mentor and support the VAW Prevention Practice team including staff, interns and consultants.
- Conduct regular check in meetings with the team to track progress, discuss challenges and identify possible solutions.
- Support the team to prepare individual operating plans and conduct performance review annually with the VAW Prevention Coordinator.
Relationship building and partnership management
- Build and maintain mutually productive relationships with partners and other likeminded organizations.
- Hold regular reflection with partners to enable strategic evolution of partnerships.
- Work in a feminist, collaborative and accountable way with all members of the VAW prevention team and Raising Voices more generally.
- Represent Raising Voices in national, regional and global forums and events.
- Work in close collaboration with the VAW Prevention Coordinator.
- Participate and co-facilitate in VAW prevention team and Raising Voices meetings and processes such as staff retreats, reviews, strategies and processes.
- Support in preparation and facilitation of team and staff development sessions. Understand other areas of Raising Voices work and explore ways to build synergies.
- Any other related duties assigned
- Minimum – BA Degree in development, social work, gender, human rights fields or related area
- MA is a plus
- At least 5 years of NGO experience in a senior position in Africa.
- Demonstrated experience implementing VAW prevention programmes, ideally with Raising Voices’ SASA! methodology
- Experience writing programme briefs, developing program materials (trainings, communication materials, program tools) etc.
- Ability to develop and facilitate creative training processes for adults.
- In-depth knowledge of community mobilization, VAW, social norm change, feminist analysis and prevention.
Essential Skills & Competences
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
• Excellent strategic planning, analysis and visioning skills.
• Committed to feminist activism.
• Maintains high standards of quality programming and professionalism.
• Knowledge and experience of SASA!, SASA! Faith and/or SASA! Together.
• Exhibits high levels of professionalism – good communication skills, time management, takes initiative, meets deadlines, is honest and cooperative.
• Contributes to positive organizational culture, embodies the core values of Raising Voices
a) cover letter;
c) one page writing sample that articulates your understanding of how practice-based learning can strengthen activist organizations and contribute to advancing the field of violence prevention.
with the subject line “VAW Practice Technical Advisor”.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.
Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted by 16th December 2019.