Solidarity Uganda is a collective of trainers and consultants who teach and consult on civil resistance and social change. Our goal is to build a culture of resistance against oppression for a new Uganda. We focus on inspiration, education, and action. Without inspiration, oppressed peoples may remain idle. Without education, they may use ineffective means of change (like violence) or fail to capitalize on their people power potential and without action, nothing will change.
As an organisation working with activists and nonviolent movements, our work has attracted several forms of harassment that include detainments, torture, physical attacks, digital and offline surveillance, to name just a few. Whenever such abuses occur, campaigns and projects get disrupted yet human rights bodies, law firms, and media houses sometimes delay to take interest in our challenges. Realizing this challenge we created a Rapid Response (RR) department to help mitigate these crises. Over the years our operations have grown across the country calling for the systemizing and scaling up of our RR network.
We are therefore recruiting a passionate and motivated Rapid Response Assistant to support this network which aims at holistically dealing with the needs of victims of abuse and repression. The RR network consists of a community of individuals and organizations who offer various forms of support which include; Legal assistance, financial needs, media needs, solidarity, medical needs, psychosocial needs amongst others.
Job Title: Rapid Response Assistant
Duty Station : Kampala
Reports to : Rapid Response coordinator
The Rapid Response Assistant supports the rapid response department in responding to human right violation, developing rapid response plans and concepts, organizing, training the rapid response teams and ensuring effective timely delivery and consistence with the rapid response plan.
Duties and Responsibilities
As the Rapid Response Assistant, the Employee is required to perform the following duties and responsibilities in a professional manner;
Assist the rapid response coordinator in responding to human rights violations and attend related meetings on behalf of the organization.
Assist the rapid response coordinator to develop rapid response plans, concepts and implement activities for successful outcomes.
Support the formation of rapid response working groups through training and strategic guidance
Assist with organizing activists and change agents to enhance social justice and social change in any community.
Take part in conducting coaching sessions (online and in person) for the organization’s trainees and partners.
Engage activists for appropriate rapid response activities using established rapid response plan and in a professional manner.
Assist in preparing weekly and monthly reports.
Assist in rapidly coordinating with the allies for support.
Assist in developing and maintaining a rapid response checklist.
Other duties as may arise or assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements.
A minimum of a Diploma in social work and social administration, public Administration and any related course of humanities.
At least three years of considerable experience with advocacy work, community organizing for social justice and change.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills.
Demonstrated creativity, ability to apply innovative thinking and fast problem-solving skills
Excellent analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills;
Ability to deal with pressure and emergencies.
Excellent verbal and written English skills
Discipline and self-motivation
Ability to work under limited supervision.
Three month probationary period is paid, with contract further negotiated thereafter.
Deadline 6th August, 2021
To apply submit your CV and Bio, two reference letters (at least one from a former supervisor), letter of motivation, LC1 introductory letter, and copies of academic certificates and any relevant academic documents, and IDs to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com Copy in firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
We prefer electronic applications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Females are especially encouraged to apply.
Solidarity Uganda welcomes INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS as well. Share your CV with us.
Interns and volunteers enjoy a wide variety of experiences and have the opportunity to learn more about social change work. People of all origins are encouraged to apply.
For more information, contact us!