December 22, 2020

Programme Officer – Economic Justice

Deadline: Friday, 15th January 2021

Job Title: Programme Officer – Economic Justice

Organization: Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)

Duty Station: Kampala or remote

Reports to: Economic Justice Lead


Akina Mama wa Afrika is a Pan-African feminist organization with headquarters in Kampala, Uganda, dedicated to improving the political, economic, social status of African women, through enhancing their individual and collective leadership capacities. 

Role Summary 

The Programme Officer – Economic Justice provides 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 officer contributes to building and strengthening solidarity with AMwA’s networks and partners and works to connect economic justice issues to broader women’s rights issues.

Key roles and responsibilities 

Strategy, program planning, and implementation 

  • Provide support to annual program planning processes and implementation of the activities under economic and social justice
  • Assist in carrying out field supervision of programs with guidance from the Economic Justice Lead
  • Provide support in the development of program concepts and plans in the area of economic justice
  • Contribute to the integration of feminist economic analysis in AMwA’s key thematic areas of focus
  • Conduct regular program support and monitoring visits to partners
  • Support in developing funding proposals and other fundraising activities 

Feminist leadership development and capacity building

  • Support in building the capacity of women’s rights organizations and activists to enhance their knowledge to inform their engagement and action in economic justice and rights.
  • Coordinate with relevant partners the annual African Women Leadership Institute (AWLI), public lectures and follow up on action points.
  • Provide support in capacity assessments and capacity building of partners

Documentation and feminist analysis

  • Provide support in assessing trends and systematic change relevant to economic justice focusing on macroeconomic policies, practices, systems, and structures.
  • Generate body of knowledge on African feminist economics through research, feminist analysis and documentation.
  • Develop analytical papers/blogs on feminist analysis of key macroeconomic issues relevant to AMwA’s areas of work.
  • Participate in the dissemination of results of research projects to internal and external constituents through a variety of avenues.
  • Nurture networks and alliances with academia, and research institutions

Movement building and advocacy

  • Engage and nurture alumni of AMwA’s leadership institute 
  • Coordinate and nurture a community of African Feminists working on economic justice. 
  • Support in creating robust, cutting edge influencing strategy to ensure concrete changes are attained in the different policy process that AMwA engages in 
  • Work closely with the other thematic teams to amplify and sustain voices of African women and girls in all their diversities 
  • Participate in identifying and initiating strategic networks and alliances and maintains AMwA’s external credibility and high-level external relations with various stakeholders within CSO, AU institutions, UN, and among AMwA’s development partners;
  • Represent AMwA and participate in network and alliance meetings, events, and fora at national and international levels
  • Contribute to building strategic partnerships with key external stakeholders that will lead to the creation of strong movements for collective advocacy. 
  • Support in partner identification, capacity assessments, and capacity building
  • Work collaboratively with the other teams to sustain the voices of African women and girls in all their diversities and their demand for economic justice

Qualification / Experience 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Development Studies, and Gender, Law or any other relevant discipline
  • 3 years in a similar position, working on public policy issues and using a gendered analysis of macroeconomics.
  • Evidence of thought leadership through writing blogs, papers, opinion pieces, etc, and engagement in panel discussions is strongly desired.
  • A proven commitment to women’s rights activism and demonstrable experience in social justice or human rights broadly; 
  • Solid technical knowledge of/expertise in economic justice using a feminist frame of analysis. 
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-interest, multi-ethnic environment
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in English.
  •  Competency in French will be added an advantage

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above criteria are advised to apply. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae including three references with contact details via email to [email protected]. The deadline for application is Friday, 15th January 2021 at 5:00 pm.

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