Volunteer Opportunity

Sustainable business project leader - Uganda Summer placement

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WIL Uganda - Women In Leadership | Iganga District, Uganda
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WIL Uganda - Women In Leadership


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Start Date

June 17, 2019

End Date

August 26, 2019

Times of Day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Exciting opportunity to volunteer with a grassroots women's empowerment project in rural Uganda in 2019!

We are currently looking for passionate and motivated interns with experience in rural community development to lead this new and exciting project. To get an idea about the daily lives of our interns check out this video: https://youtu.be/rtW-HCpMZMA

Your role:

The volunteer will be engaged in both office and field based work as they work hand with the crafts programme volunteer and the Director to establish viable products for international sale, the demand, market and benefit to the local community. The intern will be expected to use their research to create a detailed business plan for the project and lead on initial implementation.

The sustainable business project lead role requires a lot of independent research and someone with an appropriate background in business or marketing.

Volunteering in Uganda:

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 our intern videos video 1 and video 2


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 pay/fundraise an extra £100 to cover host families expenses.


Program Duration

Arrival on 17th June and departure on 26th August.

Program Cost

up to 3 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 follow these links for guidance what is crowdfunding and justgiving top tips which will be set up for you on completion of a successful interview

Or funds can be transferred directly to organisation by bank transfer or PayPal. All funds must be received before arrival.


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

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 if required.

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.


You can also check out our what to expect video here.


Interview procedure

If shortlisted you will be invited for an initial interview with our CEO followed by a 2nd interview with our Ugandan project 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!

Exciting opportunity to volunteer with a grassroots women's empowerment project in rural Uganda in 2019!

We are currently looking for passionate and motivated interns with experience in rural community development to lead this new and…

Details at a glance

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

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter and cv to cianne@wiluganda.co.uk outlining the role and your suitability for the role.


Deadline 1st May 2019. Spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please send a cover letter and cv to cianne@wiluganda.co.uk outlining the role and your suitability for the role.


Deadline 1st May 2019. Spaces are limited and allocated on a first…

Location

WIL Uganda office

Plot 32 Bugweri avenue, Iganga District PO Box 1787, Jinja, UG
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