September 8, 2020

Call for Mentors: Feminist and Transformational Leadership Fellowship

Deadline: 21st September 2020.

Are you a self-identifying feminist leader from and based in Uganda looking to contribute to shaping the feminist journey of a young feminist leader by serving as a mentor?

Are you looking to learn new perspectives on mentorship whilst gaining personal satisfaction?

If so, come join our network of mentors!

We are looking for women and gender non-conforming identifying feminists (in Uganda) who want to voluntarily share their unique leadership experience with dynamic young women. The mentors will support our goal of shaping a feminist future through our Feminist and Transformational Leadership Fellowship. Supported by UN Women Uganda, the fellowship is being led and implemented by Akina Mama Wa Afrika’s flagship program the ‘African Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI)’ which provides a powerful and holistic feminist grounding for African women to enable them define, analyze and articulate their experiences of inequalities and devise solutions for sustained change.

Who are we looking for?

  • A Ugandan feminist leader;
  • An experienced, enthusiastic professional (at least 5 years in a related field) who is well-connected to various networks and opportunities for leadership development;
  • They should be passionate about mentoring, guiding and supporting future young feminist leaders;
  • They should be available to serve as a mentor for 12 months from (September 2020 – September 2021) and provide mentoring guidance for up to two mentees (as needed). Mentorship would likely involve working meetings including online sessions  (e.g. Email, Messenger, Viber/WhatsApp, Skype, etc.) and face to face meetings.

Goal of the Mentorship programme

The goal of the Mentorship programme is to support the personal and professional leadership development of the fellows and foster a community of bold young women catalyzing social change and transforming their communities.

 Mentors will:

  • Receive full support and guidance throughout the programme.
  • Be provided with orientation and supporting comprehensive mentoring materials; The orientation aims to help mentors learn more about the African Women’s Leadership Institute, its goals, specific mentoring toolkit and guides, sample working schedules, etc.
  • Support the mentee to develop and implement a personal strategic plan, interface with the mentee at least once a month, and hopefully develop a long-term relationship.
  • Provide mid-term and final evaluation of the mentorship progress and status updates to Akina Mama wa Afrika.
  • Participate in additional meetings of mentors and mentees to leverage networking within the duration of the fellowship, exchange of ideas and approaches and further ease the mentoring process itself.

How to Apply

Please send the completed application form, together with your Curriculum Vitae and a high resolution passport sized photo by 21st September 2020.

For more information; contact Joanita Najjuko. Email[email protected]

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