Project team leader - Uganda Summer Placement

Published

04/16/2018

Start Date

08/31/2018

End Date

11/30/2018

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Plot 13, Bugweri Avenue
Busembatia
Iganga District
PO Box 1787, Jinja
Uganda

Description

Exciting opportunity to intern with a grassroots women's empowerment NGO in rural Uganda 2018!

About us

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).

Our Mission

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 in Town Side High School in Busembatia, namely Rights and Advocacy, Leadership, Career Guidance, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and Teen Voices journalism project. We also teach three community programes which are Adult Literacy, Business skills and Crafts.

We are currently looking for an experienced, results driven and enthusiastic Intern with exceptional communication skills to lead our team of national and international interns and volunteers.

We are looking for someone who has the ability to manage several programmes, delegate tasks, take the lead on monitoring and evaluation, reporting and keeping the country director and our social networks up to date on the work taking place on the ground.

As a team leader you will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in village life working alongside community stakeholders and community members to ensure that our projects make a real impact.


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.


To get an idea about the daily lives of our interns check out this video: https://youtu.be/rtW-HCpMZMA


Accommodation

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.


Program Duration

Dependant on volunteer availability but usually 3-6 months. Happy to discuss longer or shorter placements. Arrival date is 18th June and departure 23rd August.

Program Cost

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

Flights

Visa $50

Breakfast and dinner - around $10 per week in placement

Travel insurance


Requirements

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.


Compensation

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.


Interview procedure

If shortlisted you will be invited for an initial interview with our director followed by a 2nd interview with our office manager.

How To Apply

cianne@wiluganda.co.uk

http://www.wiluganda.co.uk

For more information about this great opportunity and to apply send your CV and short cover letter to Cianne@wiluganda.co.uk. Please put the intern role as the subject title in your email.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Fee Required

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

cianne@wiluganda.co.uk
http://www.wiluganda.co.uk

For more information about this great opportunity and to apply send your CV and short cover letter to Cianne@wiluganda.co.uk. Please put the intern role as the subject title in your email.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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