Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)

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AMwA is seeking for self-motivated, dynamic, hardworking and innovative young women to  support the Programs and Finance Team in meeting the organisational objectives and goals. Below are the Terms of Reference for each of the two positions.

 

POST:                                                               PROGRAM INTERN

NUMBER OF POSITIONS:                      one (1)

DUTY STATION:                                         KAMPALA, UGANDA

EXPECTED START DATE:                      1st November 2015

DURATION:                                                  6 MONTHS

Role: To support the programmes team in the design, implementation and management of programme initiatives relevant to African women, in line with AMwA’s mission and objectives. 

Reports to:  The Program Officer

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

       Assist the Program Team develop, coordinate and implement leadership and advocacy programmes

  • Assist the various Programme Officers in the design, implementation and management of policy advocacy and programme initiatives relevant to African women, in line with AMwA’s mission and objectives. 
  • Developing and maintaining local partnerships and networks
  • Identify, implement and support research initiatives at national and regional level as well as document and share key learning within and without the organisation on policy advocacy initiatives and the achievement of AMwA strategic objectives.
  • Write and disseminate timely reports on progress of relevant projects pertaining to the organisation’s monitoring and funding requirements.
  • Participation in the AMwA organisational activities and events
  • Undertake such additional duties as may be required commensurate with the level of the post holder and as directed by the Head of Programs or Programme Officers.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A University Degree in Women & Gender Studies or any related field

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and writing skills
  • Candidate should have knowledge in project planning and management.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, to work unsupervised, to organize workload, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Attentive to detail with a desire to achieve work objectives
  • Ability to accomplish tasks promptly with minimum supervision.

POST:                                                               FINANCE INTERN

NUMBER OF POSITIONS:                      one (1)

DUTY STATION:                                         KAMPALA, UGANDA

EXPECTED START DATE:                      1st November 2015

DURATION:                                                  6 MONTHS

Role: To support the AMwA finance Officer with accounts receivable, payable and bank statement reconciliation.

Reports to: The Finance Officer

Your duties and responsibilities will involve preparing and reporting Financial Transactions which include but not limited to:

      THE NATURE OF THE WORK:

  • Support in filing all AMwA payments, accountabilities and ensure all paid documents are stamped.
  • Help prepare office and other bills as per laid down procedures of the organization
  • Help verify invoices and requisitions and ensure that adequate supporting documents are in place before any payment is made
  • Responsible for petty cash reimbursements.
  • Work with Finance Officer in updating all cash books
  • Work with Finance Officer during the audit process period
  • Produce monthly bank reconciliations
  • Assist in preparation of AMwA Staff payroll
  • Ensure that transactions posted are properly classified

Any other duty as may be assigned by the Finance Officer from time to time

We require the following of you:

  1. Ability to work under minimum supervision;
  2. Willingness to learn: ask where you do not know, read where you do not know;
  3. Producing monthly activity reports showing tasks undertaken, results, and tasks not done and why.
  4. At the end of your internship, we expect a written report indicating tasks undertaken, achievements, challenges and recommendations.

NB: A modest fee will be given to cover the Intern’s transport and lunch.

Application and CV including three references with contact details should be sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for receiving applications is Tuesday the 13th of October 2015.

24th September 2015

For Immediate Release

On the eve of the adoption of the landmark Post-2015 Development Agenda over 140 advocates for the rights of women and girls in Africa are urging their leaders to support targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Indeed, these targets are already in line with existing African commitments that guarantee universal access to a comprehensive package to SRHR services.

The two targets in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals call on governments to:

3.7 By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes;

5.6 Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences.

In a Statement titled African Women & Girls Call on their Governments to Support Gender Equality in Totality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, advocates note that throughout the negotiation process some African governments have spoken out against inclusion of these targets.  This despite all 54 member states of the African Union having adopted and implemented progressive regional commitments on the right to sexual and reproductive health. [1]

Ms. Dinah Musindarwezo of FEMNET said,“We are urging our Heads of State and Government to stand in solidarity with the millions of African women and girls affected by poor sexual and reproductive health outcomes, and explicitly support the SRHR targets 3.7 and 5.6 in the Post-2015 Development Agenda without any reservation.”

For more information please contact:

On behalf of SOAWR: Kavinya Makau, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or Naisola Likimani - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On behalf of FEMNET:, Dinah Musindarwezo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or Rachel Kagoiya: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Eunice Musiime, Executive Director AMwA1st September 2015, was another bright day in AMwA‘s life. The Secretariat welcomed a new Executive Director Ms. Eunice Musiime to the AMwA team, relieving Prof. Maggie Kigozi of her transition leadership role since the departure of Ms. Leah Chatta-Chipepa in October 2014.

Ms. Eunice Musiime’s assumption of leadership presents AMwA with great opportunities for growth given her vast experience in organizational management and solid track record in using research, analysis and advocacy for gender equality & women’s empowerment. 

Join us in welcoming Ms. Eunice Musiime at the AMwA secretariat and in thanking Prof. Maggie Kigozi for her enthusiastic and diligent leadership through the transition that laid a firm foundation for the new leadership to build on.