Duty Location: Juba.

STEWARDWOMEN is an indigenous South Sudanese women organization founded in 2009 to address the problems of sexual and gender-based violence; lack of access to justice by women; lack of participation of women in leadership and decision-making and poverty among others. It is registered as a not-for-profit non- governmental organization with the government of South Sudan in 2009. Our vision is a South Sudanese society “free from the violations of the human rights of women and children”. Our mission is “to develop, shape and empower South Sudanese women to advocate for policies that foster equal economic opportunity and secure human rights for women and children”.

Our 2021-2023 strategic intervention areas are; 1) Access to justice; 2) Legislation and law reform; 3) Psychosocial support to GBV survivors; 4) Protection of adolescent girls in schools; 5) Women leadership and empowerment; 6) Governance/peace building, Sexual and Reproductive Health rights and Economic Empowerment.

We are a member of the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights [SOAWR] that campaigns for the ratification and/or domestication of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa [Maputo protocol]. We are also the lead agency of a national coalition of 40 CSOs that advocates for the ratification of the Maputo protocol in South Sudan. We are also the current chair of the Rule of Law Technical Reference Group of the GBV SC. Our field offices are located in Nimule in Magwi county [Eastern Equatorial State]; Bentiu (Unity State); Bor in Jonglei State; Rumbek Center- Lake State and a national coordination office in Juba.

STEWARDWOMEN has received a 9 months project entitled “Advocating for ratification of Maputo Protocol in South Sudan” running April-Dec 2021. One of the activities to be implemented under the project is ‘Quarterly advocacy strategy review meetings for coalition members’. Prior to the meeting, the consultant will receive the 2019 advocacy strategy for his/her review. During the first review meeting, the consultant is expected to present a draft reviewed advocacy strategy to CCORPs members for their inputs.
On that backdrop, we are in search of a suitably qualified person who shares our vision and mission as a local consultant to support the coalition members to review their 2019 advocacy strategy.