Hours per week
WORI is recruiting an unpaid coordinator to oversee our Gender Based Violence (GBV) Prevention programme. In particular the coordinator will work on our shelter project, as we have constructed the first ever women's shelter in the region, with all of the necessary services to enable women to regain self-esteem, safety, dignity and, above all, have access to justice. WORI has spent the past 5 years successfully fundraising almost $150,000 (US). We are in the final stages of setting up the shelter, and are moving to focus on the long term sustainability and strategic planning of the shelter. Here a the coordinator would be an essential part of our team.
In Uganda, the job role will be varied and will allow an understanding of the organisation to be obtained by working in the field and working in the office on funding applications. The position will have three main responsibilities
1. Sustainable fundraising and advocacy 50%
Researching and writing grant proposals, creating advocacy campaigns that fit our fundraising ethos. Developing donor relations, creating and maintain social media.
2. Shelter management 25%
Help oversee the day to day running of the shelter, work with local NGOs and authorities to coordinate new victims arrivals and maintain partnerships. Shadow and assist counsellors, medical team and lawyers within the shelter.
3. Field training on GBV prevention 25%
Work with the WORI team to coordinate and deliver specific workshops within rural communities, schools and other organisations to help raise awareness and eliminate GBV throughout the Busoga region.
The ideal candidate will have at least two years university experience from any discipline. They must share WORIs values of gender equality, sustainable development and responsible fundraising. They must have excellent research and communication skills. Most importantly the candidate must have a friendly and hard working attitude, have great initiative and work in a multicultural team in potentially challenging conditions (e.g. power outages etc.).
Working in Uganda will provide the coordinator with an excellent opportunity to learn about women’s rights, programme management, sustainable development, and fundraising and Uganda in greater detail. Jinja is an excellent place to live, and a great base to travel to other regions of Uganda and East Africa.
Unfortunately, WORI is not able to provide financial support for the role. We would ask that you cover your own costs of flights, visa and accommodation. Living costs vary depending on your lifestyle, but we are in cooperation with a cheap and friendly home stay where are volunteers normally stay, for $75 (US) a week included 2 meals a day and washing. We also ask to cover any costs of transport when working in the field. For example if you are doing training in rural regions and have to take public transport, this will be no more than $30 (US) a month. WORI is very happy to support any funding opportunities or scholarships that may help you cover your costs.
WORI welcomes applicants of all genders, race, religion and nationalities.
For more information about WORI please see our website – www.woriuganda.org
How To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume addressed to Kigere Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org with internship title in subject of email.