September 3, 2020

Call for Consultancy to Review AMwA’s Human Resources Structure

DEADLINE: Thursday, 10th September, 2020


Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) is a pan African feminist leadership development organization with headquarters in Kampala, Uganda. It was founded in 1985 by African women immigrants living in the United Kingdom to create space for African women to organize autonomously, network with each other, share skills and expertise, identify issues of concern and speak for themselves. AMwA grew into a Pan-African, non-governmental organization with consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). We envision a world in which African women are politically, economically and socially autonomous and are champions of change in their lives and society. Our thematic areas of focus include: Women in Power and Decision-making, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Women’s Economic Justice, and Violence against Women.

Objective of the Assignment

The main objective of this consultancy is to assess the current human resources structure; specifically, the organizational structure, grading and pay scale at Akina Mama wa Afrika to ensure merit-based, inclusive, transparent and accountable systems. The consultant should base on organizational strategic objectives as set out in the strategic plan and new realities.

Specific results for the consultant include;

a) An inclusive process to review departmental functions, responsibilities & organizational structure, and propose changes.

b) A rational basis for making justifiable decisions on job grades and consistent approach for the determination and management of relativities between jobs;

c) Provide a basis for developing an equitable pay structure across AMwA based on a logical method of measuring relative job scope, size, experience and other relevant issues;

d) Develop a strategic framework upon which Akina Mama wa Afrika can base future job grading decisions. The framework should be comprehensive, including competencies and other relevant criteria, responding to the changing realities of the organization and market rate pressures.

Key tasks are as follows:

a) Review of background material on the existing organizational structure, current categorization of staff, grading structure and strategy;

b) Developing a new or revised job evaluation framework which will include skills and competency matrix reflecting the required competencies, qualifications and experience required to justify the level at which each position is graded;

c) Reviewing and revising the job descriptions of all existing positions along with person specifications for the job, to accurately reflect the roles and responsibilities undertaken. This will be done by way of interviews with incumbents, supervisors, peers, higher-level supervisors, if necessary;

d) Reviewing and evaluating all AMwA jobs and determine the grade levels of the posts, comparing functions carried out by incumbents of similar functional titles/ posts and analogous responsibilities across the organization;

e) Supporting effective communication and change management throughout the process.


a) A comprehensive new job evaluation framework that is appropriate for AMwA and allows fair and equitable evaluation of current and future jobs, upholding the principle of equal pay for equal work.

b) Revised organizational structure;

c) Revised current job descriptions that accurately reflect the individual roles and responsibilities;

e) Revised pay scales aligned to the new structure and job grades;

f) A change management plan to allow the AMwA to implement the recommendations for job grade changes.


The successful consultant shall meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in fields related to human resource management. A professional course in HR will be an added advantage.
  • Proven track record in undertaking organizational structure assessment, job evaluation, grading and salary survey for nonprofit organizations will be an asset.
  • Familiarity with labor market issues.
  • Ability to render consulting services in the most professional, effective and efficient manner.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills (all required reports shall be written in English).


The consultancy is expected to take up to a maximum of 10 working days starting from the date of signature of the contract by both parties, subject to adjustments as required and mutually agreed upon.

Application Process

Applications (in English) must be sent by email to the Executive Director, Eunice Musiime at [email protected] by close of business on Thursday 10th  September, 2020 and contain the following elements.

  • A cover letter stating your motivation and summarizing relevant experience
  • Applicant’s profile and a sample of previous work in a related field.
  • Contact details of at least two independent referees with in-depth and proven knowledge of the applicant’s expertise in the field.

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