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Join our Board of Directors!

Are you interested in improving Menstrual Health Management in Uganda? 

If so, we extend a warm invitation to you to explore a pivotal role as a Board Member with WoMena Uganda. Join us in this journey of transformation and empowerment as we continue to make a positive impact on reproductive health in Uganda and beyond.

About WoMena Uganda

At WoMena, our core mission revolves around fostering transformative change in reproductive health. We promote evidence-based, effective reproductive health technologies and innovative solutions.

WoMena has been at the forefront of public health innovation since its establishment in 2012. Our primary focus lies in revolutionizing menstrual health management through innovative solutions. We have cultivated expertise in menstrual cup research and interventions in East Africa, establishing ourselves as one of the leading organizations in the region dedicated to menstrual cups and menstrual health.

Over the years, WoMena has conducted three pivotal research studies, addressing the acceptability, hygiene, and safety of menstrual cups. Our commitment to advancing the field of menstrual health extends to strategic collaborations with esteemed academic partners, including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Medical Research Council Uganda/Uganda Virus Institute, and Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

In addition to our research initiatives, WoMena has successfully designed and executed menstrual health interventions in collaboration with various partners in Uganda. These endeavors have allowed us to make tangible improvements in the menstrual health landscape in the region.

We are currently undergoing a significant transformation. WoMena is evolving into a local non-governmental organization (NGO) in Uganda, and we aspire to operate as a local entity. As part of this transition, we are actively seeking Ugandan board members to provide their support and expertise to the new version of our organization, while our commitment to the mission remains.

The position

The WoMena Uganda team is looking for new Board Members who are Ugandans. We are particularly interested in hearing from those with expertise in law, financial management, public health, or project and organization management.  We aim to establish a well-balanced Board of Directors that collectively shares the qualities of WoMena and responsibly manages WoMena Uganda.

Your Responsibilities

Contribute to the development and review of the organization’s strategic plan, ensuring alignment with its mission and goals.

Identifying areas where organizational policies are needed or revisions are necessary, and reviewing/approving versions submitted by the Management Team.

Anticipating legal, governance, and financial risks and implementing management and planning strategies to avoid or mitigate these risks.

Contribute to discussions on organizational growth, capacity building, and continuous improvement.

Uphold and promote ethical standards, transparency, and accountability within the organization.

Contribute to fundraising efforts and support the organization in securing resources for program and project implementation.

Represent the organization in relevant forums, engage in advocacy efforts, and build strategic partnerships.

Your commitment

  • Fixed-Term Position: Board Member positions at WoMena Uganda are of a fixed-term nature, with a duration of 2 years.
  • Meeting Frequency: The Board convenes at least four times annually. Additionally, attendance at and, if necessary, chairing of meetings of various working groups will be determined by the Board.

Your profile

Proven Expertise: You possess a substantial and demonstrated expertise relevant to your specific Board role.

Management Experience: Ideally, you bring at least 5 years of management experience, with a significant advantage for candidates who have spent 3 of these years at a senior level.

Educational Attainment: A Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent educational background is a prerequisite.

Passion for the Cause: You exhibit a genuine and demonstrated passion for the mission and values that our organization stands for.

Familiarity with WoMena: While previous knowledge of or working experience with WoMena is advantageous, it is not a mandatory requirement.

Social Work or Health Background: Experience within a social work or health environment is an additional advantage, aligning well with our mission.

Clean Record: You have a clean legal record, with no criminal history or non-custodial sentences in progress.

Commitment to Gender Equality: You wholeheartedly subscribe to the cause of menstrual freedom and sexual and reproductive rights for girls and young women

Your embodiment of these qualifications and attributes will make you a valuable addition to our Board, enabling us to continue making a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.

Furthermore, you are reliable, committed, and an effective communicator. You are eager, able, and willing to support the work of WoMena, including actively assisting with fundraising activities and attracting resources.

We are particularly interested in hearing from those with:

Legal Expertise

With your legal expertise, you’ll provide invaluable legal counsel, ensure our compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and safeguard our organization’s interests.

Financial Expertise

As a Financial Advisory Board Member, your impact will be felt throughout the organization. Your role will contribute to our financial stability and sustainability, allowing us to continue making a difference in our community and beyond.

Program and Organization Management Expertise

As a Board Member with expertise in Program and Organization Management, you will participate in the creation and review of organizational policies to guide program and project implementation, identify and assess risks associated, and review and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and projects against established goals and objectives.

Are you interested in joining our team at WoMena? To apply for the position, please follow these steps:

  • Prepare your CV (Curriculum Vitae) outlining your relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Craft a motivational letter that specifies the position you are applying for and expresses your enthusiasm and suitability for the role.
  • Provide 2-3 relevant references, in the form of reference letters or contact details of individuals who can vouch for your qualifications and work experience.
  • Send your application materials to The application deadline is 5:00 PM EAT on 6th March 2024.

Please see our website for what previous colleagues had to say about working with WoMena!

We look forward to receiving your application and potentially welcoming you to the WoMena team!

Warmly, the WoMena Team.