Culture and Gender Project Officer, Research Officers and  Lead Consultant / Researcher Needed at The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU)

Job Title:    Culture and Gender Project Officer, Research Officers and  Lead Consultant / Researcher

Organisation: The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) is a registered, not-for-profit national NGO dedicated to promoting the recognition of culture as vital for human development that responds to Uganda’s national identity and diversity. The Foundation’s mission is premised on the conviction that the positive aspects of culture can be harnessed to bring about sustainable, social and economic transformation.

In Uganda, there are limited interventions by both State and non-State actors to explore the potential role of cultural resources in the promotion of women and girl’s rights and protection against GBV. Yet the existence of cultural values, principles, and norms in some cultural communities provide for the well-being of women and girls. With support from Diakonia and the Embassy of Sweden, the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) is implementing a project in Gulu, Kitgum, Lamwo, Pader and Lira that has revealed the existence of culturally defined rights that support the rights of women and girls to land, marital rights, inheritance rights, the right to protection from gender-based violence, the rights to information and education, the right to participation as well as the right to access to justice. Through this project, cultural leaders identified and reaffirmed these rights, and committed to increasing the use of cultural values, norms, and practices in decision making and conflict resolution to defend the rights of women in their areas of jurisdiction.

The Research Project:

Building on the above experience, with support from UN Women, CCFU has now embarked on a project that aims at harnessing cultural resources in areas under the five cultural institutions of Alur, Buganda, Busoga, Karamoja and Tooro in an effort to contribute to ending violence against women and girls in Uganda and enhancing women and girls’ access to justice. One of the main components of this project is research on positive and negative cultural resources and practices, examining worldviews, norms, values, beliefs, principles and practices that abet or prevent any form of violence against women and girls in the above-mentioned cultures. The research will involve the application of a wide range of participatory research tools to generate relevant information from women, girls, cultural leaders/institutions, government agencies and civil society organisations. The output, which will be an analytical report, will be used for policy advocacy activities at the local, national and international levels targeting a range of development partners to influence their opinions about the relevance of cultural resources in combating GBV and influencing legal gender-responsive instruments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  •          Project planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  •          Research design, implementation, documentation and dissemination
  •          Capacity building interventions related to the project
  •          Project visibility through publicity and networking with relevant partners and publics, in collaboration with CCFU’s Communications Officer
  •          Contribute to CCFU’s institutional development

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  •          The ideal candidate must hold a Masters in Gender Studies / Cultural Heritage Studies/ Public Administration / Social Work and Social Administration/Development Studies
  •          A minimum of five years’ working experience
  •          A track record of engagement in culture and/or gender-related programmes
  •          Good research and project management skills
  •          Proficiency in written and verbal English (knowledge of one or more indigenous languages would be an advantage)
  •          Good public relations and networking skills
  •          A team player

 

Professional fees: The professional fees shall be paid basing on a daily rate for the total number of days worked. A standard fee for per diem and transport (using CCFU’s rates) will be provided to facilitate field activities. Claims for stationery, photocopying, and other incidentals directly related to the execution of the assignment may be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts, subject to approval by CCFU.

Duration: 16 months.

 Research Officers (2 Job Vacancies)

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Research Officers will be expected to:

  •          Familiarize him/herself with secondary literature relevant to the research assignment and cultural contexts in the project areas
  •          Participate in the development of the research process, tools and inception plan
  •          Participate in the fieldwork research in the program research areas
  •          Analyze research findings from all research locations
  •          Produce and present an analytical draft report to CCFU through the lead researcher
  •          Incorporate feedback from stakeholders and produce a final consolidated research report

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

The research officers should have:

  •          A Master’s or at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies / Gender Studies/Cultural Heritage Studies/ Social Work and Social Administration or other related fields
  •          A minimum of five years’ experience in qualitative research work.
  •          A track record of developing and assessing research processes and tools
  •          Demonstrated abilities to work in a team
  •          Proficient in written and verbal English (and knowledge of one or more indigenous languages would be an advantage)

 

Professional fees: The professional fees shall be paid basing on a daily rate for the total number of days worked. A standard fee for per diem and transport (using CCFU’s rates) will be provided to facilitate field activities. Claims for stationery, photocopying, and other incidentals directly related to the execution of the assignment may be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts, subject to approval by CCFU.

Duration: 3 months.

 Lead Consultant / Researcher

Job Summary:  The Lead Consultant / Researcher will coordinate and manage the research component on “The role of cultural resources in combating violence against women and girls in Uganda”.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  •          Familiarize him/herself with secondary literature relevant to the research assignment and cultural contexts in the project areas
  •          Participate in pre-visits to the research project locations
  •          Develop an inception plan for the research assignment
  •          Design the research process and tools
  •          Supervise researchers in 5 districts (in preparation, fieldwork, data collection and analysis)
  •          Analyze research findings from all research locations
  •          Produce and present an analytical draft report to selected  stakeholders for validation
  •          Incorporate feedback from stakeholders and produce a final consolidated research report
  •          Academic qualifications and competence of the lead researcher

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

The Lead Consultant should have:

  •          A Ph.D. or at least a Master’s Degree in Development Studies / Gender Studies /Cultural Heritage Studies/ Social Work and Social Administration or other related fields
  •          A minimum of eight years’ experience in qualitative research work
  •          A track record of developing and assessing research processes and tools
  •          Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to supervise a team of researchers
  •          Proficient in written and verbal English (and knowledge of one or more indigenous languages would be an advantage)

 

Professional fees: The professional fees shall be paid basing on a daily rate for the total number of days worked. A standard fee for per diem and transport (using CCFU’s rates) will be provided to facilitate field activities. Claims for stationery, photocopying, and other incidentals directly related to the execution of the assignment may be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts, subject to approval by CCFU.

Duration: 3 months.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their applications, including a cover letter highlighting experience, Curriculum Vitae with 3 professional referees and reference to most recent research work. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Email or deliver your application entitled: “Application for the position of Lead Researcher for the Culture and Gender Research”, ‘Research Officer’ or Culture and Gender Project Officer to:

The Executive Director,

The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda

Makerere Hill, Off Bativa Road,

  1. O. Box 25517, Kampala (U),

Tel. +256-393 294675/7

Email to: ccfu@crossculturalfoundation.or.ug

Deadline: 26th August 2019

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