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SHE LEADS Journal Issue 5

 Welcome to the 5th edition of the she leads journal

During this reporting period, there was increased interaction with GYW from their communities and also continued partner engagements where GYW from GLS actively participated in a number of activities organized by other CSO partners. Furthermore GYW also actively initiated and organized advocacy events in their communities something which explains the impact of the program among GYW.

 For example Catherine Nansamba, A GYW advocate organized the commemoration of the International Day of Girl child (IDG) in Entebbe (Lugonjo Community) and sought support from GLS .This was after attending the She Leads Leadership & Advocacy training conducted  . The resolutions made during the discussion led to the formulation of the petition which was presented to the Entebbe Division B Local council leaders.

Increased skills in the use of social media advocacy by GYW was witnessed as 8 GYW opened up twitter accounts and actively engaged in advocacy engagements online. This has increased the number of GYW advocates that are actively using these channels to advocate for their rights.

Politically leaders at different levels  from community to district level contributed to the She Leads advocacy agenda during 16  Day of Activism, community dialogues and advocacy meetings aimed at shifting  negative social gender norms which they say have fueled gender inequalities and violence in communities and homes. This is envisaged in the different commitments made by them.

You can read the full journal. Here.

Enjoy the reading

GLS She Leads Team

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She Leads Journal Issue 4

Dear Reader,

In this quarter Girls & Young Women from our target communities got to participate in key advocacy platforms organized by other CSO partners, and She Leads consortium Partners at community, national and regional levels. A new group of GYW advocates who were selected from Universities, Secondary Schools and communities were trained. The new GYW Advocates builds on the first cohort of 22 GYW advocates making it now over 55 advocates trained to be part of the social movement advancing GYW rights and gender equality.

Technologically, Social media engagements through twitter, and WhatsApp groups for GYW has continued to be continuous channels to share, learn and discuss issues and opportunities for GYW .As such between 26th September to 7th October,2022 ,GLS organized a two -long week social Media campaign that brought together GYW Advocates from across regional implementing partner.

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Link: Full Issue 4 journal

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Connecting Girls Project-FREE FUND

Global Learning for Sustainability (GLS) with support from Women Win through FREE (Financial Resilience & Economic Empowerment) Fund is implementing a one -year project dabbed “Connecting Girls” with the main objective of building an entrepreneurial movement of Girls, and Young Women (GYW) advocating for their economic freedoms and rights to rise against patriarchal structures that oppress and inhibit GYW economic participation.

Lack of economic freedoms and poor access to economic opportunities is one of the barriers to Girls and women’s attainment of positive educational and health outcomes, including financial independence. The project builds on the gains, lessons and recommendation from Girls and Young Women advocates under the She Leads programme- a gender transformative programme in a consortium of CSOs working at national, Regional, and global level in partnership with FEMNETPLAN ITNERNATIONAL & TDH Netherlands where GLS is an implementing partner at National Level.
The main objective of the She Leads programme is “sustained influence of Girls & Young Women in decision making” at all levels. Connecting Girls Project aims at putting voices of especially Girls out of School and Young women Concept Note for F.R.E.E Girls’ Savings &Credit Associations (F.R.E.E Girls’ Clubs) Launch (mothers) including those living with disabilities aged 14-25 from vulnerable communities whose voices are excluded from the economy attributed to their social status various levels in 6 pilot communities of Kampala & Wakiso-Entebbe districts.

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She Leads Uganda Programme

HURRAY! Here comes the Gender transformative, ambitious and radical project- She Leads

Global Learning for Sustainability(GLS)  is one of the She Leads local implementing partners representing FEMNET  Uganda.

The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) is a pan-African, feminist and membership-based network based in Nairobi, Kenya with over 800 individual and institutional members across 50 African countries and in the diaspora. FEMNET envisions a society where African women and girls thrive in dignity and well-being free, from patriarchal and neoliberal oppression and injustices.

The She Leads consortium is a five-year (2021-2025) strategic partnership between Terre des Hommes, Plan International, Defence for Children/ECPAT, African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The strategic objective of the She Leads programme is to increase the sustained influence of Girls and Young Women (GYW) on decision-making and the transformation of gender norms in formal and informal institutions. This will be achieved through the attainment of three main outcomes:

The programme is being implemented in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Liberia, Ghana and Sierra Leone, as well as having Africa regional, Middle East regional and International programme components.

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Program Officer Position

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Job Title: Program Officer
Department: Programs Department
Reports to: Programs Manager

About GLS: Global Learning for Sustainability (GLS) is a young women-led and inclusive organization founded in 2015 as a life skills education programme to respond to challenges youth face due to lack of life skills in making right and health choices. GLS later redefined its strategy to engage young people in addressing global challenges related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which align to:

  1. SDG 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education to promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  2. SDG 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  3. SDG 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

We envision: A generation skilled to lead Individual, community and global.

Change with a Mission: To support and ensure that young people especially women and girls have opportunities to acquire global skills, learn from one another, and work together to solve common global challenges.

Job Summary
Program/project design, support implementation activities, monitoring of results and learnings as well as refinement of strategic process in program development.

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with the partners to ensure timely, efficient and effective implementation of projects. 
  • Monitor and support partners to ensure that programme and finance commitments are fulfilled through quarterly performance management and support supervision. 
  • Oversee partner capacity development for effective delivery of programs.
  • Provide overall monthly project management including effective planning, implementation and monitoring of project outcomes.
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly reviews on the progress of the project in terms of time, budget and quality and address any conflicts/bottlenecks/delays. 
  • Work in close collaboration and consultation with partners in planning, implementation, and reporting of project activities. 
  • Lead project review meetings and documentation of lessons learnt, challenges and new thinking in implementation of projects.
  • Maintain contacts with relevant government agencies, private sector and other key stakeholders for the two projects and act as link between the actors and the projects. 
  • Ensure efficient use of resources, programme and finance commitments as per the partner contracts are being fulfilled.
  • Undertake sound tracking of project progress and risk management using appropriate project cycle management tools
  • Support the partners in development of subsequent years proposals and project documents. 
  • Support and monitor the partners through regular communications and programme visits and ensure that programme and finance commitments as per partner contract are being fulfilled. 
  • Liaise with the Finance and Administration Officer regarding monitoring of budgets and expenditure. 
  • Oversee development, review and submission of high-quality and relevant narrative reports including case stories in PRIMAS and external reports.
  • Ensure that all scheduled partner and project reports such as progress and financial reports are delivered timely and that they are of good quality.
  • Support partners to conduct outcome harvesting for effective reporting of change as a result of project interventions. Routinely support partners to adopt result based reporting. 

Skills and Abilities

  • Critical understanding, deep commitment to social justice and human rights issues worldwide
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure
  • Supportive team player
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver and result oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse populations from around the world
  • Ability to travel independently in foreign countries, including in rural / remote areas
  • Ability to combine the roles of objective evaluator and empathetic observer
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills; the ability to manage time efficiently
  • Computer proficiency (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); willingness to learn additional applications (accessible technology)

Professional Qualifications and Experience

  • A bachelors degree in development studies, social sciences, community psychology, social work and social administration or equivalent, in humanities or development (or other relevant fields) from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in related field
  • Experience in program/project implementation
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Experience with women Organizations or prior experience working with civil society in Uganda
  • Knowledge of human rights, Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Experience supporting capacity development within civil society

How to apply:

Send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae (indicating your expected
remuneration) by emailing it to info@globallearninguganda.org  and globallearninguganda88@gmail.com

Deadline: 24th August, 2022

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Diversity & Inclusion Pilot Programme

Diversity & Inclusion pilot programme:GLS is implementing a Diversity & Inclusion(D&I) pilot programme to strengthen its capacity towards D&1.

The project objectives are:

To identify the challenges of diversity and inclusion across a diverse group of civil society organisations and this will help identify which challenges are faced across the board and which challenges may be specific to a region or organisational size

Increase the diversity and inclusion capacities of the pilot organisations through a comprehensive response to a diversity and inclusion audit that includes additional resources for capacity strengthening trainings or programmes for the organisation.

Identify learnings ( both opportunities and failures) that we can capture and share with the wider alliance on how to work towards making civil society organisations more diverse and inclusive.

See our achievements here

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SHE LEADS Journal Issue 3

Dear Reader,
Welcome to our third edition of the She leads Diaries! Throughout the quarter, we continued to make girls and young women voices count in different spaces of power. This was both an exciting and challenging quarter. We started noting some signs that stuff would soon change. We mean cultural shift in target institutions at all levels : 

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Link: Full Issue 3 journal