Jobs at IREX in Uganda - Advocacy Specialist

Job Title: Advocacy Specialist, Uganda Rights of Rule of Law Activity
General Information
Location: Uganda
Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society
Reports To: Chief of Party

Position Summary
IREX seeks an Advocacy Specialist to assist in implementing an expected USAID-funded rule of law program in Uganda. The program goal is to empower Ugandans to demand and assert their rights, and help increase the capacity of duty bearers to provide rights. The project will address three major areas: supporting an independent judiciary; fostering advocacy; and advancing the flow of information, including through media.

The position is contingent on funding.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Responsible for the provision and oversight of technical direction and assistance in support of improved technical, financial, and human resource capacity of participant civil society organizations
• Promote effective advocacy for promotion of human rights and equal access to justice
• Support both state and non-state efforts aimed at upholding both human rights and rule of law
• Support civic efforts as a viable check on usurping of human rights and rule of law
• Develop and maintain effective collaborations with program partners and key stakeholders
• Represent IREX and support its organizational development

• A bachelor’s degree in law, political science, social policy or in a related social science discipline
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in advocacy and civil society engagement with a particular focus on building the capacity of indigenous community groups in advocacy and engagement
• Must have at least 2 years of technical experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders including the judiciary, CSOs, and adjudication institutions in a developing country
• Demonstrated experience in civil society engagement in Uganda
• Demonstrated team player with visionary leadership
• Experience working with USG supported projects
• Experience in mentoring, coaching and skills transfer
• Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English

How to Apply:

Deadline: 30/08/2013


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