ECA RLO Terms of Reference

  • LOCATION: Kampala, Uganda Full time
  • Duration: June-December 2018
  • Deadline: Friday, 18 May 2018 – COB

GPPAC Description:

The GPPAC Foundation is a non-governmental organisation that promotes conflict prevention and peacebuilding strategies and supports and connects people working for peace worldwide. It is the Global Secretariat of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), a network of civil society organisations working in this field. We facilitate connections between network members for learning and knowledge exchange, and we work to make sure that the voices of local civil society organisations are heard in national and international policy arenas. GPPAC seeks to build a new international consensus on the way in which we approach violent conflict, calling for a fundamental change: a shift from reaction to prevention.

CECORE Description:

Who we are

CECORE (Center for Conflict Resolution) was founded in July 1995 by a number of Ugandans aspiring to promote alternative and creative means of preventing, managing, and resolving conflict.

CECORE’s purpose is to empower individual women, and men, communities, organisations and institutions to transform conflict effectively by applying alternative and creative means in order to promote a culture of active tolerance and peace.We commit to work with people, especially – but not only – in areas where conflict is present or peace is threatened, to awaken and develop their awareness that peace is within their grasp; to empower them with the knowledge and skills relevant to their situation; and to facilitate conflict prevention, resolution and transformation.

CECORE belongs to various Peace-building and Human rights networks at the national, regional as well as international levels. GPPAC is one such international network, where the organisation is member. With effect from September 2017during the regional meeting, CECORE was elected as the Regional Representative (RR) for the Eastern and Central Africa region, comprising these countries (Kenya, Burundi, Gabon, Rwanda, Uganda, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Congo-Brazzaville, DRC, Tanzania, Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia, and Cameroon)

Position Description:

The ECA Regional Representative (RR) together with the Regional Liaison Officer (RLO) are responsible for regional operations. The RLO serves as a vital link between the Regional and Global Secretariat and the broader network. The RLO, in close cooperation with the RR and the Regional Coordinator (RC) based in The Hague, Netherlands, shall carry out the following functions:

  • Serve as a reliable and accessible point of contact for the region;
  • Ensure effective vertical and horizontal communication, namely:
    1. liaise between the Regional and Global Secretariat
    2. liaise with GPPAC membership (regional and national) on behalf of the Regional Secretariat, especially with RSG members; distribute information from the global level to the regional network;
    3. translate global issues to the regional level, and provide input from local and regional perspectives to the global level;
    4. update regional information for GPPAC external communications
  • Support the coordination and strengthening of regional network, amongst others by convening and organising RSG meetings and other regional meetings;
  • Participate in ISG/RLO meetings and Working Groups as requested;
  • Report and communicate on the progress of regional long-term and annual plans and budget, with regard to regional and global targets;
  • Write proposals and raise funds for the Regional Annual Plans;
  • Report to donors and the broader constituency;
  • Assist in public relations functions and activities, such as outreach to the media and organising campaigns
  • Assist where required in regional advocacy efforts to state actors, RIGOs and United Nations;
  • Support the implementation of GPPAC’s gender policy and (if applicable) coordinate with the Gender Focal Point.


  • Native proficiency in English and French
  • Master’s degree in relevant areas
  • Previous experience working with peacebuilding organizations is desired
  • Between three and five years of previous working experience in a similar position
  • Female applicants are encouraged
  • Valid work permit to work in Uganda
  • Interest in peacebuilding and conflict prevention

Preferred skills:

  • Good communication, intercultural communication and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills
  • Excellent skills in MS Word and Excel, knowledge of G Suite is helpful
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines


Applicants should submit their CVs and cover letters to, with in cc by Friday 18th of May

Please insert in the subject line “GPPAC- ECA Regional Liaison Officer, Application”. Please, include telephone and email contacts and details of three referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent employer)

Please note that only short-listed candidates will receive a response.

CECORE is an equal opportunity employer.