Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Volunteer - Fall placement Uganda
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by WIL Uganda - Women In Leadership
Times of day
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Plot 13, Bugweri Avenue
PO Box 1787, Jinja
Exciting opportunity to intern with a grassroots women's empowerment project in rural Uganda 2018!
WIL Uganda - Women In Leadership is a registered NGO based in the rural village of Busembatia in eastern Uganda, Iganga district (around 3 hours from Kampala).
To empower women and girls with the knowledge and skills to become leaders in their own communites contributing to equitable development.
We teach five empowerment programmes for girls at 3 secondary schools in Busembatia, namely: Rights and Advocacy, Leadership, Career Guidance, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, and Teen Voices journalism project. We also have 3 community programmes: Adult Literacy, Crafts, and Business Skills.
We are currently looking for a passionate, creative and enthusiastic intern with excellent facilitation and advocacy skills to intern with our organisation in rural Uganda on the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights programme (SRHR).
As the SRHR intern you deliver our SRHR programme to in school girls and also facilitate sessions at two local health centres with local women. You will also work closely with our partner organisations Irise and Reproductive Health Uganda and help to coordinate Menstrual Health education sessions in the village and in our partner schools.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in village life and really feel like part of the community.
During the holiday period and weekends volunteers can choose to travel to nearby Jinja Town which is a tourist hot spot where you can enjoy many tourist attractions including white water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, quad biking and restaurants/cafe's/bars.
Interns are accommodated in the village in safe, secure accommodation. Interns can choose to live in a host family. Applicants interested in staying in host family are required to fundraise an extra £100 to cover host families expenses if staying for 3 months.
Dependant on volunteer availability but usually 3-6 months. Happy to discuss longer or shorter placements.
up to 3 month placement = £800 6 month placement = £1000
Funds cover interns accommodation, in country travel costs, lunches, airport transfers on agreed arrival date and departure (if you arrive on depart outside these dates you will have to cover your own transport) and contribution towards project costs. Funds may be fundraised online via a crowd funding page or transferred directly to organisation by bank transfer or PayPal. All funds must be received before arrival. Full training on crowd funding will be provided.
You will be required to cover
- Visa $50
- Breakfast and dinner - around $10 per week in placement
- Travel insurance
- University degree or enrolled on university course
- At least one reference by former teacher or employer;
- Interest in international development, women, economic empowerment and sustainability
- Access to digital camera and laptop to use throughout placement
- Previous experience in rural community is an advantage but not essential.
We will provide accommodation in the village, lunches during placement, all airport transfers and in country transport for project.
As needed we will work one-on-one with your university to provide academic credit hours for your internship
We will provide you with extensive experience in project management, international development, and grant research and social media for development
You will run your own projects and design your own workshops
You will get the chance to live abroad in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
To get a better idea about the daily lives of our interns check out our blog here
If shortlisted you will be invited for an initial interview with our director followed by a 2nd interview with our office manager.
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers