August 11, 2021

Consultant to support the Economic Justice and Climate Action Programme

  1. Introduction

These terms of reference serve as guidelines for a six (6) months’ consultancy with Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA). The consultant will provide programmatic, knowledge generation, technical and capacity support to the economic justice strand under the Economic Justice and Climate Action Programme at AMwA as set out in these terms of reference.

1.1.            About Akina Mama wa Afrika

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) is a feminist Pan-African leadership development organization with headquarters in Kampala, Uganda. Our work is rooted in feminist principles and beliefs guided by the Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists which define our leadership development program and movement building activities. 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’s Political Leadership, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Economic Justice and Climate Action. The organization’s work is advanced through feminist and transformational leadership development, feminist research and knowledge building, and policy influence and movement building. AMwA provides strategic direction in key Pan-African networks including NGO CSW Africa, Solidarity for African Women’s Rights, and the Gender Is My Agenda Campaign. AMwA also has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

1.2.            About the Economic Justice and Climate Action Programme

AMwA has undertaken new streams of work in economic justice and climate action, aimed at illuminating the critical and yet often ignored connections between the climate crisis, economic and gender oppression. With our economic justice and climate action work, we focus on institutional change and accountability to create feminist economies that work for women, gender expansive persons and all those oppressed by marginality. With our three pronged approach of feminist leadership, knowledge building and policy influencing and movement building, we are working to ensure that African feminist movements are conscious and influencing economic and climate justice process which will influence the adoption of feminist alternatives as viable sustainable development models and systems at scale for economic and climate justice. This transformation will also require that feminist legal and policy frameworks on economic and climate justice exist and are implemented, that decent work for gender and climate justice takes hold and that access to, ownership and re-allocation of resources for gender equity and climate justice are realised.

 

  1. Scope of Work

The consultant will provide support to strengthen and deliver AMwA’s economic justice work focusing on issues of climate justice, tax justice, and decent work for women in Africa, all anchored to feminist economic practice. The consultant will contribute to building and strengthening solidarity with AMwA’s networks and partners and work to connect economic justice issues to broader women’s rights issues. The day to day work of the consultant will be supervised by the Economic Justice and Climate Action Lead with support from other members of the team.

2.1.            Key roles and responsibilities

  • Take lead in conceptualising and convening national virtual launch of the Feminist Taxation Framework Guide. This may entail mapping and issuing invites to partners, writing activity report, and other preparatory activities necessary for a successful event.
  • Lead in convening online training on feminist economics and tax justice. This shall entail participating in all the sessions and giving support to participants and facilitators during the sessions, and writing a narrative report.
  • Take lead in conceptualising and supporting the development of video oral herstories of women in the informal sector in Uganda. This shall entail identifying a consultant based on AMwA’s procurement processes, mapping and identifying the women to be interviewed and overseeing the process to its conclusion.
  • Support the programme team in organizing policy engagements with government Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Uganda and the EAC on feminist economic policy alternatives. This will entail identifying key allies within civil society, feminist collectives and women’s rights groups with whom to partner, and writing the activity report.
  • Support the programme team in conceptualizing and curating 2 rethink spaces and knowledge hubs on feminist economic policy alternatives. This shall entail mapping and identifying key state and non-state actors to engage, and writing activity reports.
  • Support the programme team with coordinating the development of knowledge products on feminist tax justice. These include working closely with a consultant to develop and publish a visual handbook to ensure timely delivery.

2.2.            Compensation            

The consultant will be paid a stipend of USD 500 per month, subject to 6% witholding tax, upon the satisfactory completion of deliverables.

  1. Desired Competencies, technical background and experience
  • Minimum – undergraduate diploma or degree in social/development sciences, economics, gender, law or a related field.
  • A proven commitment to women’s rights activism and demonstrable experience in social justice or human rights broadly.
  • Technical knowledge of/expertise in economic justice and climate action using a feminist frame of analysis and grounded in pan Africanism.
  • Evidence of thought leadership through writing blogs, papers, opinion pieces.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with civil society actors, including women’s movements, networks or coalitions operating at national, regional and global levels.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multicultural, multi-interest, multi-ethnic environment
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in English.
  1. Administrative Matters

The consultant will be based in Uganda but work remotely. AMwA will support with resources for the execution of these terms of reference. These include internet data, communications and transport costs. Other costs accruing from the execution of this work shall be reimbursed, subject to pre-approval.

  1. HOW TO APPLY

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their application to recruit@akinamamawaafrika.org by 23 August 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  who meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply.

 

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