Documenting Gender History in East Africa Coordinator


Hours per week

30

Published:

05/17/2018

Application Deadline

06/17/2018

Start Date

07/01/2018

End Date

10/31/2018

Address

Plot 2 Bell avenue
Jinja
E
P.O. Box 1192
Uganda

Description

An extremely exciting opportunity has arisen for unpaid coordinator to join our team to oversee the start of our documentation of gender history in the region. This will involve two main tasks; firstly to start documenting WORI which is celebrating its 10th year as well as other gender projects within the region. The second task, will be to continue planning our East African Women’s Museum. We have three main aims for the museum;

 

1.   Educate and inspire about the gendered history of East Africa which is often unspoken about.

2.   Celebrate East African women in addition to highlight the existence and limitations of patriarchal values 

3.   Generate income for WORI Uganda domestic violence shelter

 

The museum will focus on the everyday experience of women in East Africa, exploring culture such as languages, music, dance, hair, fashion, and cooking. As well informal and formal employment, famous women in East Africa and the colonial legacy examining how imperialism impacted women and society today. The museum will concentrate largely on stories, art and literature whilst exploring the success and limitations of women in East Africa.

 

. The individual will have a fantastic opportunity to gain experience and skills, and join an excellent team whilst being part of a truly exciting and monumental project. Both documenting WORI, which will itself turn into a museum exhibition and being at the start of the exciting museum project.

 

The position will have three main responsibilities 

 

1. Documentation and artefact and content curation 60%

Documentation the history of WORI, though film, interviews or other means. Researching items and creating networks of expertise and other NGOs to tell original stories. Plan the content of the museum, sections and components. This will largely involve working with both local and international experts.

 

 2.Fundraising 25%                                                                                                         

Locating and applying to grants, creating online fundraising and presence, working with team on proposals.

 

3. Project Management 15%                                                                              

Working with team in Uganda and Scotland to organise multiple aspects of the project and ideas. The coordinator will work with the team to manage the timeline, budget and overall organisation of the project.

 

The ideal candidate will have a university degree from a relevant discipline and project management experience. Preferably, the candidate will have some museum curation and/or fundraising experience. 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.).

Benefits

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

exwori@gmail.com

http://www.woriuganda.org

Please email cover letter and resume addressed to Kigere Rose at exwor@gmail.com with internship title in subject of email.


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