The Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) seeks to enhance respect and observance of human rights, rule of law and civic value through training, education, research, advocacy, ICTs and strategic partnerships. FHRI’s strategic priorities are designed around 2 major campaign themes: active citizenship and access to justice.


FHRI is recruiting a Program Manager on the VOICE project. The project seeks to amplify youth voices in Uganda’s electoral processes. This is a one-year initiative supported by OXFAM in Uganda. The Project Manager will work closely with the Coordinator of the Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) in the implementation of all programmatic activities and related advocacy. This position will be based in Kampala, with outreach activities particularly in West-Nile and Karamoja.


  • Master’s degree in political science, international development, law, or related field;

  • At least five years of work experience in human rights, rule of law, democracy, or governance with

    a particular focus on electoral democracy;

  • Demonstrated experience managing democracy related initiatives in Uganda particularly those

    targeting the youth;

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and implementing national level youth led

    advocacy campaigns to advance electoral democracy and human rights;

  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize youth and encourage the inclusion of marginalized groups;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective

    working relationships with local partners, government officials, bilateral donors, as well as in-

    country and foreign experts;

  • Demonstrated experience in developing activity work plans, budgets, implementing programmatic

    activities, and reporting;

  • Knowledge of donor approaches to civil society development;

  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing;

  • Ability to use productivity software such as MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint; Microsoft Excel and

    new media related applications.


  • Develop and operationalize an effective advocacy strategy in order to roll out and popularize the ‘My Voice’ campaign.

  • Coordinate the activities of the Voice project.

  • Establish linkages with relevant governmental agencies and civil society organizations for effective

    implementation of the project.

  • Ensure strategic and ample visibility of project interventions.

  • Write and publicize reports, position papers, letters, press releases on youth participation in electoral

    processes to key stakeholders and partners.

  • Monitor and report on project activities and ensure timely submission.

  • Supervise and manage performance of the Voice team.


    We invite qualified candidates to send a cover letter, their CVs and copies of academic documents to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and copied to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to the attention of the Executive Director, FHRI.

    Deadline for submission is 15th September 2017. Only candidates who have been short-listed for an interview will be contacted. FHRI is an equal opportunities employer.

About Us

The Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) is an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan and not-for-profit human rights advocacy organization established in December 1991. It seeks to remove impediments to democratic development and meaningful enjoyment of the fundamental freedoms enshrined in the 1995 Uganda Constitution and other internationally recognized human rights instruments. .

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