Call for applications: Programme Assistant, Uganda Commonwealth Equality Project (CEP)

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Call for applications: Programme Assistant, Uganda Commonwealth Equality Project (CEP)

October 16th, 2020

WFD has recently begun the implementation of its new Commonwealth Equality Project (CEP). This programme will be implemented by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and Kaleidoscope Trust and seeks to:

  1. Create greater evidence, capacities and incentives among government actors and parliamentarians of the social and economic costs of discriminatory regulations and practices;
  2. Strengthen collaborative relationships between Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and political decision-makers and the flow of reliable information and evidence;
  3. Deepen civil society policy development and policy advocacy capacities with a view to creating a more conducive environment for positive change in laws, policies and implementation and social norms.

In Uganda, WFD is working with issue-based CSOs and relevant parliamentary caucuses to support the creation of more inclusive policies and legislation.

Spanning six months from 1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021, WFD is looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual to engage as a Programme Assistant – CEP.

The Programme Assistant – CEP will lead the day-to-day administrative and operational tasks and support the Country Representative, Expert/Coordinator and other members of the WFD Uganda team as appropriate to ensure the accurate and timely administration and successful implementation of the programme.

Working with the CEP Finance Assistant, the Programme Assistant – CEP will ensure administrative activities are in line with donor requirements and with WFD’s operational procedures, working closely with head office teams in London such as the Finance Business Partner or Operations Team. In addition, PAs provide operational logistics support in relation to the delivery of CEP activities.

The Programme Assistant will work as part of a small in-country team including WFD Uganda’s Country Representative, Programme Administrator and Finance Officer (PAFA), and WFD’s Regional Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer – all based in Kampala, Uganda, during the programme implementation. The individual will also work closely with a Finance Assistant and an Expert/Coordinator dedicated to the CEP.

If you would like to be considered, please first read the Terms of Reference, and then submit your application to cc. by no later than 23:59 GMT on Thursday 22 October 2020.