Regional Projects Officer NGO Job Careers – Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)

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Organization: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Q-Sourcing Servtec. is a manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African Region in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and South Sudan.
On behalf of Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) we are looking for a competent and experienced Regional Projects Officer.
The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) is a coalition of civil society organizations from Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia and Somaliland. SIHA was founded in 1995 by a collection of women’s groups with the view of strengthening the capacities of women organizations in the Horn of Africa countries. SIHA advocates for social change and gender equality for men and women in the Horn region and works specifically on: gender equality, women rights activism, women economic empowerment, eliminating violence against women and girls, promoting human rights, peace building and conflict transformation, enhancing women’s leadership and political participation and the production and dissemination of knowledge. More information about SIHA is available at www.sihanet.org.
Job Summary:  The Regional Projects Officer (RPO) is an instrumental position within SIHA. The RPO works very closely with the SIHA Regional Director, Regional Programme Coordinator (RPC) as well as the program staff in Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, and Somaliland. He /She will manage a portfolio of projects and related activities and contribute to further refine SIHA’s strategy and its effective implementation. The RPO has the responsibility to manage the SIHA projects, contribute to the development of its programs and fundraising activities, maintaining contact with stakeholders, including donors, members, partners and others.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Facilitate and contribute to SIHA program development, implementation and general overview of all regional projects;
·         Coordinate the implementation of regional SIHA projects including planning, contracting, monitoring, reporting and evaluation.
·         To identify opportunities for fundraising and to suggest ideas for new programs and initiatives, often working closely with SIHA’s Programme Development and Fundraising Officer to develop new concepts / proposals;
·         To establish communication and collaborate with researchers, technical experts, knowledge institutes and grass roots experts;
·         Actively contribute to all SIHA publications, reports, public statements and proposals;
·         Ensure, in close collaboration with SIHA’s Communications Officer, effective coordination between the broad base of SIHA staff, Members, and allies in the Horn of Africa.  
·         Ensure the network’s sustainability by communicating effectively in collaboration with the Communications Officer with all SIHA members and to identify possible new members for SIHA;
·         To contribute to the development of policy papers, statements and briefings required for SIHA advocacy, as well as occasional contribution to public statements, press releases, and other outreach communications;
·         Planning, reporting and supervising the proper use of the budget allocated and ensuring alongside the SIHA Finance Department, the proper documentation and use of all SIHA funds expended in support of SIHA programming throughout the Horn of Africa;
·         To monitor in-person, during frequent field visits to SIHA work throughout the Horn of
·         Africa, the progress of projects in course, conduct contextual analysis, and related these back to the Kampala Secretariat;
·         To continue to build systems for increasing the efficiency and visibility of SIHA programming in the Horn of Africa, including but not limited to project start-up (‘GrantsOpening’), development of project-based Operational Plans and Implementation Timelines, and the maintenance of SIHA reporting systems.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant must hold a combination of strong academic backgrounds and professional and voluntary experiences on women/human rights, project management and M&E framework, with Masters-level education preferable in the field of Gender and a Bachelors of Social Sciences / Gender or any related field;
·         Have experience and understanding of project cycle management, including monitoring and evaluation, results-based management, technical and financial reporting;
·         Strong knowledge and understanding of the Horn of Africa, specifically, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia.
·         Previous exposure to international and/or multicultural /multilingual environment –Able to function effectively within a multi-cultural team;
·         Have the willingness to travel regularly often around the region, often in areas affected by conflict or instability.
·         Ability and experience in staff management and capacity building preferable;
·         Strong sense of initiative and creativity is desirable;
·         Curiosity, willingness to ‘learn while doing’ and a strong and genuine interest in the Horn of Africa, particularly in Horn women and girls and their strengths and challenges, is essential.
·         Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage priorities, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
·         Strong communication, networking and advocacy skills;
·         Strong writing skills – fluency in written and spoken English is a prerequisite, with knowledge of other regional languages an added value;
·         Flexibility and ability to shift priorities based on changes of context;
·         Ugandans and those having residence in Uganda are encouraged to apply.
Only candidates who meet the minimum criteria outlined as above are invited to send a comprehensive CV and certified copies of academic Documents by e-mail to recruitment@qsourcing.com
Note: Kindly mark your application as “Application _ Regional Projects Officer – “In the subject line of your email.
Deadline: 1st November, 2018 by 5:00pm



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