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PWYP Uganda National Coordinator

PWYP Uganda National Coordinator

Launched in Uganda in 2008, The Publish What You Pay–Uganda (PWYP-U) campaign has grown and attracted over 40 Civil Society Organizations involved in promotion of Transparency and Accountability in the Extractives Sector. With the aim of strengthening campaign ownership and outreach, 2 local Chapters in Karamoja (on mining issues) and Bunyoro (on Oil and Gas) regions have been established.

To be able to strengthen its work, the coalition seeks services of a strong and competent person to work as a National coordinator. The Coordinator will be based at the PWYP-U host organization, Pro-biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda (PROBICOU’s) office in Kampala. The Coordinator shall report directly to the Steering committee, but shall receive day to day support from the Executive Director of PROBICO. It is expected that the Coordinator will have a dotted reporting line to the PWYP East & Southern Africa Coordinator, based in Nairobi. The Coordinator will follow the Human Resource Policy processes of the host institution. The Coordinator shall prepare and present monthly and quarterly reports.

Role of PWYP Uganda National Coordinator

Publish What You Pay Uganda National Coordinator will provide dedicated support for coalition building, communication, networking and outreach across Uganda, advocacy and fundraising. She/he will be responsible for ensuring the advancement of the coalition in Uganda.

1.      Coalition Building, Communication, Networking and Outreach

  • Develop annual, quarterly and other appropriate plans and budgets for PWYP Uganda in line with the national strategic plan and other pertinent International Strategies of PWYP, such as the PWYP Vision 20/20.
  • Maintain regular communication and structured coordination with coalition members by providing the members with timely, relevant, adequate and quality information at all times.
  • Maintain regular communication with the PWYP East & Southern Africa Coordinator
  • Coordinate a communications strategy for the coalition and lead PWYP Uganda communications, including writing press releases, speaking with reporters etc.
  • In a timely manner, document all activities of the coalition
  • Regularly reach out to coalition members, and ensuring their involvement in coalition in activities.
  • Maintain and update the PWYP Uganda website, including social media sites (Face book, twitter) and other communication material.
  • Drive the development of PWYP Uganda’s newsletter
  • Regularly provide information to ensure up to date PWYP Uganda page on the international PWYP website
  • Manage the PWYP Uganda Google group, ensuring that the mailing list is constantly used as a medium for information sharing, discussions and updates on PWYP Uganda and global PWYP progress
  • Maintain an updated database for PWYP Uganda Chapter
  • Facilitate the recruitment of members to the coalition.
  • Promote active work with grassroots organizations on constituent mobilization; including expanding and activating the PWYP network.
  • Develop, promote and sustain relevant networks with identified organizations
  • Facilitate awareness raising workshops and fora with key stakeholders in collaboration with the PWYP members.
  • Participate, present and represent PWYP at international and national conferences and events
  • Facilitate capacity building initiatives on various PWYP related issues for PWYP members.
  • Conduct training in research methodology for CBOs and members of the coalition.

2.      Advocacy

  • Coordinate PWYP Uganda’s lobbying and advocacy initiatives that are aimed at ensuring transparency and advocacy along the entire value chain of extractive industries
  • Support advocacy for the adoption and implementation of the Uganda Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, including facilitating and building capacity of member organizations to analyze and use of data disclosed through EITI reports and other sources
  • Facilitate full engagement of PWYP Uganda member organizations in the Uganda EITI processes
  • Coordinate member advocacy with extractive industry companies to promote voluntary disclosure, participation in EITI, and support for mandatory disclosure regulations
  • Work with sub-structures at national level and member organizations to promote extractive industry transparency in government policies through direct engagement with government officials and agencies.
  • Coordinate campaigns and asks with PWYP International network at global and national levels, e.g. support for mandatory disclosure regulations, African Mining Vision, and Eastern Africa regional extractives campaigns.
  • Research and draft memos, fact sheets, backgrounders and other materials as necessary for PWYP Uganda advocacy efforts
  • Facilitate and promote PWYP Uganda’s strategic reflection, planning and learning on effective advocacy strategies and approaches to engage with key stakeholders and advance the extractive industry transparency agenda
  • Facilitate sharing of experiences, providing assistance and support to member organizations to effectively and proactively advocate for improved legislation and policy regulating the extractive sector
  • Monitor the security situation of PWYP Uganda activists and ensure the effective implementation of the PWYP Uganda Protection Strategy
  • Implement the PWYP Uganda youth involvement strategy to ensure the development of a next generation of leaders who engage on the extractive agenda in Uganda
  • Coordinate all research activities in areas clearly identified by PWYP Uganda in collaboration with PWYP members

3.      Fundraising

  • Support fundraising efforts for PWYP Uganda activities through developing funding proposals
  • Manage grant funds and produce donor narrative and financial reports
  • Maintain dynamic and productive relations with donors and engage in proactive outreach to new donors

4.      Skills and Academic qualifications


  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, Mass communication, Development Studies, Economics, Law or relevant Social Sciences discipline from a recognized University
  • A masters degree or postgraduate training in Natural Resources Governance, Public Relations and Diplomacy, Economics and Development, Environment, Human Rights Mass communication and Journalism, Project Planning and Management is an added advantage


  • At least 5 years working experience with an advocacy agency (national or international NGO)
  • Three years experience in Natural resource, transparency and accountability related campaign is essential.
  • Having worked with a coalition is an added advantage

Knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of finance and audit processes and managing and developing budgets
  • Excellent personal communication, negotiation & report writing skills
  • Results/Performance Orientation – proven “self-starter”
  • Strong analytical abilities and detail orientation
  • Knowledge of the NGO landscape, managing coalitions and the extractive industry
  • Familiarity with the global extractive industry transparency and accountability movement
  • Experience in, and understanding of advocacy on good governance and transparency on natural resource revenue
  • Excellent communication, writing, editing and presentation skills
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • At least 4 years experience living and working in Sub-Saharan Africa

Download the complete job description.

Interested applicants should submit their applications (cover letter and CV) to PWYP- UGANDA, C/O Pro-biodiversity conservationists in Uganda (PROBICOU) Plot 398 Gayaza Road, P.O. Box 34407 Kampala. Email [email protected], Interested applicants should apply not later than 7th April 2015


PWYP Tanzania -  Interim National Coordinator/Interim Steering Committee

The PWYP Tanzania coalition is currently being revamped, a process that is due to be completed by the summer of 2015.

The coalition seeks an Interim Steering Committee as well as an Interim National Coordinator. For more information, please download the TORs here (Interim Steering Committee) and here (Interim National Coordinator). If you have any questions please get in touch with Carol Kiangura ([email protected]).

Please note that only Tanzanian nationals are eligble to apply for the role of Interim National Coordinator.