Institute for Social Transformation (IST) is a Non-Governmental Organization that promotes justice and inclusive approaches to development in Eastern Africa. IST’s thematic focuses are transformational leadership and learning, gender relations and economic empowerment. The Institute does training of individuals, institutions, and communities to enable them to initiate, and sustain change processes. Local knowledge and experience on the root causes of poverty, gender inequality and poor leadership play a key role in providing information on actions to be undertaken. Our work is based on the philosophy of Paulo Freire. The essence of the approach centers on the ability of groups and individuals to read their reality from the perspective of the root causes of their problems and then to take control to change their lives for the better.
VISION: A world where women and men value and enjoy socio-economic justice. MISSION: To develop leaders who champion gender justice through capacity building VALUES: Integrity, innovation, Equality, Teamwork, and professionalism.
To this effect IST with support from UN Women seeks to recruit a Program Officer to support implementation of program towards promoting women’s rights aimed at creating rights awareness, leadership capacity building, and economic empowerment.
Position Title: Program Officer
Duty Station: Kampala with frequent travels to other Districts of operation
Report to: Executive Director
Status: Full Time (two years contract with possible extension)