Volunteer Opportunity

Country Coordinators

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Wilmat Development Foundation
Kampala, Central Region, Uganda
Published 2 months ago
Country Coordinators

The Gender Based Violence (GBV) Prevention Forum is an annual activity undertaken by Wilmat Development Foundation and partners. The Forum seeks to intensify classical and elementary strategies to advance practices in advocacy, and to strengthen the legal and institutional framework towards the prevention of GBV. Moreover, the Forum aims to equip stakeholders, within the region and beyond, in GBV prevention policy advocacy, gender rights and fast-tracking of CEDAW, Maputo Protocol and the Beijing Plan of Action[1]. The forum will be held during the commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism[2], in December 2021, in the city of Kampala, Uganda. As part of the outcomes, the campaign will lead to the introduction of GBV Prevention Dialogues across Uganda, GBV Caravans in the region and GBV-Prevention Advocacy Ambassadors who will be trained by key stakeholders and partners. The Forum focuses on reaching out to the youths, particularly young women and girls from twelve (12) countries within the Eastern Africa region. That is, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and Madagascar; with the aim for further, possibly worldwide reach, through already established online platforms. Wilmat Development Foundation (WDF) is a youth-led non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Uganda that focuses on empowering underprivileged communities through a variety of projects, including agribusiness training, GBV Prevention mechanisms, financial literacy training, microfinance projects for women, and skills development workshops. The mission and vision of WDF is to empower and create self-reliant communities who are engaged in sustainable practices for their livelihoods.

 Volunteer Opportunity Description:-

The GBV Prevention Forum under Wilmat Development Foundation (WDF) Uganda is currently seeking Passionate individuals to occupy various Volunteer positions worldwide in running/organizing Gender Based Violence Prevention Annual Activities. The GBV Prevention Forum Country Coordinators will support the Secretariat to ensure the effective and timely flow of information between GBV Prevention Forum members, Actors, Partners, Donors and other relevant development and humanitarian actors in their own Countries, and any other Relevant actors as per their reach (i.e. UN, donors, local NGOs and government) and support Forum member organizations to strengthen their impact among their beneficiaries. S/he will be required to regularly attend meetings and do some travel to areas where the GBV Prevention Forum members work (expected 10% travel). The GBV Prevention Forum Country Coordinators will also expected to liaise between the respective national government departments and facilitate the operational issues which Forum Secretariat face from time to time in implementing planned activities. We need 2 Coordinators Per Country (1 Female, 1 Male) so do show your abilities as this is very competitive at the moment. However, You MUST be having enough time on you as a commitment towards this Forum alongside your daily work schedule.


·        Coordinates GBV Prevention Forum secretariat having different programmatic focus, agendas and ways of working.

·        Convene and set agendas for regular meetings of the GBV Prevention Forum, the wider GBV Prevention Forum work group meetings and any ad hoc partnership meeting, organizing dialogues, chairing Webinars as needed in consultation with the Forum Secretariat.

·        Increase and enhance engagement of and input of the GBV Prevention Forum Secretariat and liaise with others for representing the Secretariat.

·        Serve as a focal point for the development and coordination of all GBV Prevention Forum Secretariat interagency communications.

·        Support Forum working groups and secretariat in your respective countries to maximize coordination within sectors.

·        Maintain an up-to-date database of GBV Prevention Forum Secretariat and actors (including activities and staff details) and support efforts to expand membership.

·        Supports the Forum in conducting annual election of Volunteers and Humanitarian Country Team members.

·        Liaises with key international and national stakeholders to strengthen the network of contacts of GBV Prevention Forum members.

·        Provide a conduit for the UN, the GBV Prevention actors, donor representatives and other stakeholders to communicate and coordinate with the GBV Prevention Forum secretariat.

·        Promote the role of the secretariat, help to forge links between international NGOs and local organizations.

·        Maintain and/or develop productive relationships with key individuals in relevant government ministries, foreign and local NGO community, including UN Missions, Diplomatic Corps, donors, etc.

·        Serve as the primary representative of the GBV Prevention Forum secretariat for Forum business and seek to represent the GBV Prevention Forum issues to various actors.

·        Represent the GBV Prevention Forum secretariat to influential external contacts and advocates for the same cause.

·        Propose comments and inputs on strategic materials produced by the UN, Government ministries, and other key stakeholders to be shared with the GBV Prevention Forum secretariat and members.

·        Support the drafting of joint statements, letters for official correspondence for approval by the GBV Prevention Forum secretariat.

·        Contributes to compiling project profiles and case studies for media and advocacy purposes.

·        Responsible for ensuring smooth administrative systems in the Forum facilities (either rented separate offices or hosted by a Forum member).

·        Responsible for managing budgets and expenditures for all Forum grants in compliance with contract holder financial and procurement procedures.

Volunteer Opportunities Available (2 Per Country):-

·        Country Forum Coordinators

·        GBV Prevention Facilitators

·        Advocacy Content Developers

·        Resource Mobilizers

·        Forum Administrators

·        Events Organizers

·        Creative Graphics

 Country Coordinator Applicant’s Requirements:

·        Any Internationally Recognized University Degree in Human Rights, Social Sciences, International Relations, international development or related technical field.

·        2 -3 years of experience in Related Coordination Work.

·        Strong background in working with INGOs and familiarity with key humanitarian coordination forums/mechanisms.

·        Proven diplomacy, advocacy and coordination skills.

·        Previous background in coordinating or managing a multi-agency consortium is ideal.

·        Ability to work under pressure and insecure operating environment.

·        Management and leadership experience.

·        Excellent oral and written English communication skills.

·        Good verbal communication, presentation and networking skills.

·        Good research skills and academic ability.

·        Strong personnel leadership skills, particularly mentoring skills


NOTE:- The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from WDF’s website at any time.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

The Gender Based Violence (GBV) Prevention Forum is an annual activity undertaken by Wilmat Development Foundation and partners. The Forum seeks to intensify classical and elementary strategies to advance practices in advocacy, and to…

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  • Schedule
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible


Work may be performed anywhere in Uganda
Associated Location
Kampala, Uganda

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Submit Your CV, Motivation/Application Letter and a Short Motivation Video about yourself (It Must cover the following, Your Bio, Education, Work/Volunteer experience, why interest in joining the secretariat, your Passion, and Future Career e.t.c) to Direct Email:





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