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Project Assistant

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Volunteer Action Network
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Gulu, N, Uganda

Volunteer Action Network


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Published 4 months ago

Recurring
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Project Assistant

Because of inequality, gender taboos, and socio-cultural factors, menstrual health can be overlooked. Several surveys* have shown that girls feel embarrassed or ashamed during and because of menses. And often times, during menstruation women and girls are kept from cooking, sleeping in the house, community participation, and are not able to attend school.

Due to the lack of access, safe and affordability of sanitary products, women and girls often use: cloth, leaves, mattress stuffing, and other ineffective and unsafe materials. These materials are unhygienic, uncomfortable, ineffective and unacceptable.

To address the issue of menstrual health, and the challenges women face with regards to access, hygiene and stigma, Vac-Net is trains young girls how to make sanitary Pads the (Lucky Girl) – improving health and creating livelihoods.

Our Volunteers are placed in Gulu office to support the production of safe sanitary Pads for young girls and Women, assisting with training activities marketing and working on the day-to-day tasks within the main office. Placements can also be made to our field office, our training activities place an emphasis on social entrepreneurial development for creative business skills to our clients (women and girls).

Responsibilities

  • Training women in social entrepreneurial skillls
  • Develop business training programs for new and existing entrepreneurs
  • Support program development
  • Marketing and brand development
  • Networking
  • Any other tasks assigned
  • Assist and support staff with daily activities

Qualifications

  • Open minded
  • Educational background in business, developmental studies, economics, finance, or women's empowerment required
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Women's issues, poverty, and post-conflict environments a plus

Because of inequality, gender taboos, and socio-cultural factors, menstrual health can be overlooked. Several surveys* have shown that girls feel embarrassed or ashamed during and because of menses. And often times, during menstruation…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

Location

P.O.Box 1341 Gulu, Plot 22 Pece School Road, Gulu, N 256, UG

How to Apply

To apply send your application and CV to info@vacnetwork.org

Contact Muusa Bukenya at vac_net2003@yahoo.co.uk

you can call +256 (0)752 328735

To apply send your application and CV to info@vacnetwork.org

Contact Muusa Bukenya at vac_net2003@yahoo.co.uk

you can call +256 (0)752 328735

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