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Project Coordinator, Gender-Based Violence - Uganda
As a rule, ActionAid does not send volunteers overseas to work in our projects. Wherever possible, we aim to provide local people with employment opportunities first.
However, at the moment we do have an opportunity to join the ActionAid team in Uganda to work on a project that seeks to reduce violence against women in sub-Saharan Africa and improve access to justice.
Gender-based violence is of increasing concern in sub-Saharan Africa. ActionAid Uganda focuses on tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice and its programs are primarily concerned with defending and raising awareness of human rights.
The Transitional Justice Research Project investigates the experiences of recurrent violence in northern Uganda, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo and the barriers confronting women in accessing justice and realising their human rights. By engaging survivors of gender-based violence in dialogue with policy makers and key stakeholders, the project seeks to reduce violence against women.
A highly motivated AVID volunteer is being sought to work on this project. The volunteer will assist with a range of activities including: research including literature reviews, general administrative support, organising and coordinating key informant interviews, and assisting the Women's Rights Coordinator for Uganda with violence against women initiatives.
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
- Strong research skills and an understanding of qualitative research methodologies
- Knowledge of women's rights issues in the region and gender justice issues in conflict
- Qualifications in social science and/or law or other relevant discipline
- Self awareness, cultural sensitivity, flexibility and adaptability, resilience
Applications close 11 March 2014.
To apply, go to this web page:
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