Tech4Girls volunteer - Uganda Fall Placement

Published

05/28/2018

Start Date

08/31/2018

End Date

11/30/2018

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

13 bugwere avenue
Iganga District
Busembatia
PO Box 1787, Jinja
Uganda

Description

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

About us WIL Uganda - Women In Leadership is a registered community based organisation 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 communities 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 Programs: Adult Literacy, Crafts, and Business Skills.

We are currently looking for a fun, creative and enthusiastic volunteer with great computer, social media and communication skills to lead our Tech4Girls programme which is a basic computer skills programme for women and girls. We are looking for a volunteer who has the skills and knowledge to run basic training on the use of Microsoft packages, email and the internet. The intern will then deliver these workshops at group sessions in school and with women's groups in the local community. There will also be an opportunity to work one on one with women in the village and in school girls to help develop their computer skills. The volunteer will have the opportunity to take part in office and field work on a flexible timetable.


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

Volunteers 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.


Program Cost

up to 3 month placement = £800 6 month placement = £1000

Funds cover volunteer 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 (please see here for example) 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


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

  • Groups
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

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

Please send a cover letter and cv to cianne@wiluganda.co.uk outlining which programme you are applying for.


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