• Plot 3565, Kulambiro – Kisaasi, Kampala, Uganda
  • +256 393 266 451
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  • +256 393 266 451
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EASSI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics

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Duty Station: EASSI Secretariat, Kampala, Uganda

Programme: Gender and Economic Justice

Reports to:  Programme Manager Gender and Economic Justice

1. About the Organisation

EASSI was formed in 1996 following the Second Eastern African Post Beijing Forum held in Kampala, Uganda, as a sub-regional, civil society led mechanism that would sustain the gains made during the Beijing process by monitoring the implementation of the Beijing Platform of Action (PFA) and other regional and global gender frameworks. The overall objective of EASSI is to facilitate linkages, collaboration, networking and information sharing between the different actors and stakeholders in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the African and Beijing Platforms for Action within the Eastern African Sub-region and other regional, continental and global commitments. EASSI’s strategic objectives are set around strengthening linkages, information sharing, advocacy, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the policy commitments at the national and regional levels. EASSI works with networks of women’s organisations in each of the 9 member countries (Burundi, Ethiopia, Eretria, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda). Over the past two decades, EASSI has implemented a number of political and economic empowerment programmes using the Human Rights Framework and has developed capabilities of women across the region to gather, analyse, document and disseminate national, regional and international, information on women’s rights and gender equality in order to inform and engage policy making processes nationally, regionally and globally.

EASSI has established a fair and just recruitment procedure, where equal opportunity is given to all potential candidates from all the countries where EASSI works.

2. About the project

In its Strategic Plan, 2019 – 2023, EASSI will work closely with its members and partners to advocate for the formulation, implementation, and monitoring of gender responsive trade policies, laws and regulations at the national, regional and international level. EASSI will collaborate with the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in the review of policies, laws, procedures, regulations and rules on regional trade, economic and customs and immigration so as to enable increased participation of women in regional trade and the development of women owned small, medium and large enterprises. EASSI will continuously engage with the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in order to ensure that women entrepreneurs and women cross border traders access trade information, research, documentation and capacity building initiatives in order to equitably access national, regional and international markets and effectively participate in trade negotiations at different levels. We will also contribute to the strengthening of the capacity of our members and partners to advocate for the elimination of the non-tariff barriers to trade at the regional and international levels; for tax justice; gender mainstreaming in national economic processes; economic policy formulation; gender budgeting initiatives and lobby against illicit financial flows.

3. Responsibilities for the position include:

  • Ensure effective and efficient project implementation as per the plans and expected outputs and outcomes.
  • Document all activities under the project, successes, best practices, lessons learnt, challenges and recommendations.
  • Develop policy documents i.e. policy briefs and newsletters in respect to the project.
  • Ensure effective utilization of resources and accountability.
  • Support  in participatory planning processes for implementation of the project.
  • Assist  Programme Manager  in  the preparation  of  progress  reports  (quarterly,  annual,  final) and respond to the queries related to project.
  • Develop project documents and proposals.
  • Participate in the mobilization of resources for the projects.
  • Other responsibilities assigned by the Programme Manager and Executive Director.

4. Expected qualifications & experience

A Degree in either Development studies, Economics, Political Economy, Social Sciences, Gender and Women’s Rights and any other related field. Masters in any of the mentioned field will be of added advantage.

Comprehensive understanding of the social, economic, political and geographical structures of the Greater Horn and Eastern Africa
Over 5 years’ experience in working on gender, women’s rights, women’s economic empowerment and regional governance
Demonstrable experience of producing high-quality, credible and learning-focused project results
Ability to produce timely, analytical and concise reports

5. Skills and Attitude

  • Demonstrated understanding of project management (including project cycle, logical framework and participatory monitoring)
  • Proven knowledge of Result Based Monitoring System
  • Proven experience in qualitative and quantitative research and analytical skills
  • Knowledge and experience in data software and management systems is an advantage
  • A flexible and good team player
  • Excellent communication skills (spoken and written)  and time management
  • Willing to work with minimum supervision, reliable and punctual
  • Must be willing to travel extensively within and outside the region as may be required.
  • Must be an excellent team player with networking abilities

6. Reporting Line/Communication

The project officer will report to the Programme Manager, Gender and Economic Justice and work closely with other staff in the department and organization; other stakeholders, implementing agencies, and the development partners.

7. Place of Work

The EASSI Secretariat is located at Plot 3565, Kulambiro – Kisaasi, Opp. Ntinda View College. The applicant should be ready and willing to travel extensively across the region where the project will be implemented.

8. Application procedures

Full applications including; Motivational cover letter, Copy of CV with 3 updated contact details of referees and copies of educational certificates must be provided to EASSI by 30th November 2019 at 5:30p.m, Eastern Africa Time (EAT) +0300 UTC. Applications should strictly be submitted by email to vacancies@eassi.org and copied to sheila.kawamara@eassi.org. They MUST NOT exceed 5MB.

NOTE: Please use the title of the job vacancy you are applying for as the subject line via email.

Hand delivered applications can also be sent to our Offices in Kisaasi-Kulambiro. Please indicate the title of the job vacancy you have applied for on the left top corner of the application envelope addressed to:

The Executive Director,

Eastern African Sub Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women, EASSI

Plot 3565, Next to Ntinda View College

P.O. Box 24965, Kampala, Uganda.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted through the organisation contact +256 393 266 451


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