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African Prisons Project Jobs – Health Volunteers

African Prisons Project Jobs

Job Title:      Health Project Volunteer

Organisation: African Prisons Project (APP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Health Programme Manager

About US:

African Prisons Project Jobs: The African Prisons Project (APP) is a community of people passionately committed to bringing dignity, hope and justice to men, women and children in African prisons ensuring equitable access to justice, health and education. Our 2020 strategy focuses on developing change makers amongst prison staff and inmates who use the law to bring justice to the most vulnerable in society; to begin assembling world-class law teachers, law makers and practitioners to aid the training and development of our people; and to plan our expansion as we look to establish ourselves as a social enterprise, offering legal education and legal services in Africa and beyond.

About Okimanyi Project:

African Prisons Project Jobs: In response to the health related challenges faced by people in prison communities, APP is implementing the Okimanyi project. This is a health education project targeting children and young adults living and working in Luzira Prison Community. These include prison staff, children of prison staff and prisoners. This project aims to improve health and wellbeing among the children and young adults living and working in the prison community using sports and recreation activities to drive healthy behavioural messages among the target population.

Job Summary: The Health Project Volunteers will support the implementation of the project through the following activities:

  • Health awareness sessions assimilated into outdoor and indoor games like Football, Netball, Basketball and Chess.
  • Recreation and co-curricular activities like Poetry, Debate, Creative Writing, Spelling Bee, Music, Dance and Drama.
  • Drafting and implementation of a Child Protection Policy.

The Volunteers will be required to conduct tutorship, training, coaching and mentorship in at least one of the activities mentioned above. Potential volunteers need to be mindful of the fact that the primary beneficiaries to this project are children and young adults. This means that they should have the capacity and willingness to work with beneficiaries in this age group.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Management:

  • Coaching, tutoring and mentoring project beneficiaries and equipping them with skills in a varied range of health education, sporting and co-curricular activities.
  • Assist the project officers in organising, developing, scheduling and delivering a varied range of health education, sporting and recreational activities including but not limited to indoor and outdoor sports events as well as Music, Dance and Drama events.
  • Support the project teams in scheduling tournaments and events in line with different project health education and APP programme themes.
  • Offer technical support in the drafting of a Child Protection Policy that is tailored to the peculiar needs of the children and vulnerable adults in the prison community.

Monitoring, Documentation and Reporting:

  • Ensure timely preparation of weekly and monthly progress updates and reports.
  • Ensure that regular reports (monthly, quarterly and annual) are provided in a timely manner, in line with the organisational and funding requirements.
  • Promote and undertake the documentation of good practices and synthesis of lessons learned, and ensure that these are reflected in improved implementation of project activities.
  • Support the project team in obtaining and documenting success stories, news articles and inputs to newsletters, websites and social media pages.
  • Ensure weekly updates of the project database with data collected from project beneficiaries and activities conducted.
  • Enabling and supporting the appropriate dissemination of accurate results and findings to beneficiaries, partners and policy makers at various levels and in close collaboration with other project staff.
  • Closely monitoring of project implementation by stakeholders, partners and beneficiaries, as well as recreation task force members.
  • Monitoring and reporting any and all developments in areas of operation that have a bearing on the results of the project.
  • Tasked with collecting data and keeping records for monitoring and reporting purposes.

Planning and Implementation:

  • Provide support in drafting of coordinated plans with the teams of various departments including finance and procurement to support the implementation of the project in a timely manner.
  • Preparation of work plans and operation plans for various elements/ components of the project on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Monitor progress on regular basis and give timely suggestions for corrective actions.

Coordination with the Partners:  Complying with the Uganda Prisons Service rules and regulations in carrying out their work.

Other: Perform any other duties as reasonably requested by the Health Programme Lead and other project staff.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  

  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Certificate or Bachelors Degree in Sports Science and Management, Music, Dance and Drama, Social Work and Social Administration, Child and Family Studies.
  • Basic First Aid.
  • Sports Coaching/training.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of sports, recreation, library or co-curricular activities.
  • Knowledge/experience in drafting and implementation of Child Protection Policies.
  • Experience working with special needs groups like children, young adults or prisoners.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritise, rank tasks, organise work efficiently and deliver assignments in a timely manner, often under time constraints.
  • Ability to work independently and handle a variety of activities concurrently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive work relationships with a wide range of project beneficiaries, stakeholders and co-workers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, in English.
  • An articulate and confident manner, demonstrating sensitivity and diplomacy in order to maintain good relationships and solicit support for projects.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks, work with minimal supervision and work calmly under pressure.
  • Highly motivated and goal oriented.
  • Proactive and positive approach to work.
  • Ability to deal with confidential matters and act with discretion.
  • Ability to adapt skills to the cultural environment in Uganda and in Uganda Prisons Service
  • Flexible approach to the diverse nature of African Prisons Project’s goals and objectives and willingness to adopt more skills related to health, life skills and access to justice.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs and covering letters to: careers.ug@africanprisons.org This role will be popular and we will only be reviewing applications that send their CV and Covering Letter which are no more 3 pages long. We do not need to see certificates.

Deadline: 30th November 2017

African Prisons Project Jobs – Health Volunteers

 

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AU-YVC 2017- African Volunteers

What: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 8th BATCH AU-YVC RECRUITMENT
When: 11th – 31st July 2017
Where: ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY: https://goo.gl/rm4jnm
Who: African Union Commission/ Youth Division (HRST)

AU-YVC 2017: The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC), established in 2010, is a continental development program that promotes youth volunteerism in Africa. The program aims to deepen the status of young people as key actors in Africa’s development targets and goals, enhancing their participation in policy development as well as design and implementation of relevant interventions towards the Africa Union’s Agenda 2063, ‘The Africa we want’.

It brings people together to share skills, knowledge, creativity and learning to build a more integrated, prosperous and peaceful Continent driven by its citizens. The volunteering opportunities are intended to build professionalism and a sense of responsibility among the participants, thus enhancing their employability. Young African professionals are recruited to serve for a period of 12 months as AU Volunteers in an AU Member State other than their own.

The next intake of volunteers for deployment in 2018 will be from the 11th – 31st of July 2017.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants have to meet the following criteria:
1. Citizen of an AU Member State living on the continent or the Diaspora;
2. Aged between 18 – 35 years;
3. Have a post-secondary certified qualification(s) (TVET, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
4. Available in 2018 to dedicate 12 (twelve) months for volunteer work;
5. Willing to live and work in another AU Member State;
6. Is proficient in at least one AU working language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese);
7. Has at least one year verifiable volunteering experience and one year professional work experience.

AFRICAN UNION
UNION AFRICAINE
UNIÃO AFRICANA
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA P. O. Box 3243 Telephone: +251 11 551 7700 Fax: +251 115182072
Website: www.africa-union.org www.au.int
Emerging Empowered Pan African Leaders www.africa-youth.org/auyvc

Application Process (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):
Before clicking the apply button below, please note the following:
1. You will need to fill in a form on the next page. This form will help us assess your suitability for the program. Kindly respect the stated word limit. You are advised to type your answers in a Word Processor (such as Microsoft Word) before pasting in the relevant fields.
2. You will also need to add in a motivation letter with a maximum of 750 words. This should be added under the ‘Cover letter’ text box. Please ensure that your motivation letter answers the following:
a. Why you want to become an African Union Youth Volunteer?
b. Why you believe you are the best candidate to be an African Union Youth Volunteer?
c. What is your experience(s) (formal or informal) in youth civic engagement and participation, youth empowerment and/or promoting Pan-Africanism?
d. How has your previous experience(s) prepared you to work in diverse teams and cultures?
e. What change do you expect to see in yourself, the organization that you will be deployed in, and the community that you will be part of after your year of service?
3. Attach a copy of your CV
4. You will ALSO need to attach the following. Please merge these as one PDF document and attach that document. You might choose to use a service such as www.pdfmerge.com to do this. – A copy of the identity page in your passport or national identity card – Highest post-secondary certified qualification(s) – Signed Letter of Recommendation verifying your volunteer experience(s)
5. Deadline for submission of applications is Monday, 31st July 2017 at Midnight GMT+3

Please note:
1. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered
2. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified
3. Candidates who had applied in previous years are and still meet the eligibility criteria are encourage to re-apply

Recruitment Process & Key Dates:
1. 1st August – eligibility Check;
2. 14th August: Successful applicants will be notified;
3. September 2017: Pre-deployment training;
4. 2018: Deployment of trained volunteers.

Volunteer Entitlements:

For the successful candidates, the African Union Commission and its partners will cover the full costs of their pre-deployment training. On deployment, African Union Youth Volunteers receive the following:
1. Economy return air ticket from home town to place of deployment
2. A modest monthly stipend
3. Health insurance cover
4. Separation allowance upon successful completion of twelve months service.

How to apply:

Click this link to apply

More Information: For more information/queries, please contact Ms Prudence Ngwenya (Head of Human Resources and Youth Development Division); or Mr Daniel Adugna (AU Youth Program Officer) on youth@africa-union.org

AU-YVC 2017 – Volunteers

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Volunteering Jobs In Uganda – 2 Community Psychologist at CoRSU

CORSU Uganda Jobs CORSU Jobs 2017-Nursing Jobs In Uganda 2017

Job Title: Volunteer Community Psychologist (2 positions) (Volunteering Jobs In Uganda)

Reports to: Clinical Psychologist

About us:

Volunteering Jobs In Uganda: Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda (for people with disability) was established in 2006 as a private non-profit, non-governmental organization and is supported by Christian Blind Mission (CBM).

Volunteering Jobs In Uganda: CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre on Entebbe Road provides Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Rehabilitation, mainly for children with disability.

Objective of the position:

  • To be part of a team that develops and implements appropriate psycho-
    social therapy services to clients undergoing rehabilitation at CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital and their attendants.
  • Provide CoRSU patients, attendants and or caregivers with relevant information under the guidance of the clinical psychologist, on the prevention of disability to promote a better quality of life and social inclusion of people with disability in their communities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Advocates for child safeguarding and ensures adherence of the policy.
  • Encourages child participation through play activities at the out-patient and in-patient areas.
  • Works with clients on a one-to-one basis, group, community or special setting based on their levels of function and severity of disability.
  • Provides psycho-social needs assessment for patients before they are seen by the clinical psychologist.
  • Participates in the development of training materials under the guidance of the clinical psychologist and capacity building of staff to enable the staff to address basic psycho-social client needs.
  • Ensure up to date record keeping including case preparation, keeping continuous counseling notes and daily records, and prepare periodic reports under the guidance of the clinical psychologist.
  • Refer clients to the respective specialists for consultation and appropriate intervention under the guidance of the clinical psychologist.
  • Ensure proper handling of department equipment during, and after use.
  • Participates in developing and or updating psychotherapy-specific rehabilitation protocols under the guidance of the clinical psychologist.Qualification, Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelors of Community Psychology
  • At least 1 year working experience working in a child centred setting
  • Good Communication and assertiveness skills.

How to Apply: 

Capable People with Disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.

NB: Qualified persons should submit their applications (detailed CV with covering letter plus copies of Academic Qualifications) to The

Head of Human Resources, CoRSU Hospital P.O. 46 Kisubi or email to hr@corsu-hospital.org. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews.

The closing date: 3rd March, 2017

Volunteering Jobs In Uganda – 2 Community Psychologist at CoRSU

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Volunteers [3] – Better Health Action Group Uganda

Deadline of this Job: September 9th 2016.
Job Location: Manafwa, Uganda

About Us:

Better HAG Uganda is seeking 3 enthusiastic, vibrant and skilled persons with quick learning abilities aged between 23 and 30 years to fill the above positions. Better HAG Uganda’s 2 year “Powered Health Initiatives (SRH) and Rights” Project aims to improve the Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) situation of young people through improving access & quality of SRHR education, improving access & quality to S R H services & helping to create a more enabling environment for SRHR.

The project will be delivered by the “Coalition of rural Youth and Women’s Rights – CYWR” – a Consortium of 4 CSOs under the Captaincy of Better HAG Uganda. The other implementing partners include Treasure Woman Foundation (TWF), Girl Help and Sorry Comes after Danger (SCAD).

Job Summary:

The job holders will assist programme staff with implementation, monitoring and reporting on activities of the “Powered Health Initiatives (SRH) and Rights – Manafwa district” Project.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Will be defined from time to time in line with the implementation schedule Qualifications,

Skills and Experience:

  • A University degree in SWSA, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Public health, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 1 year’s work experience with a reputable Non – Governmental Organization.
  • Have key personal competence in team work, networking and communication skills (oral and written).

How to Apply:

Please Submit an application letter with current detailed CV indicating 3 references. Two of whom should have been direct supervisors.

Please address queries and applications to the Executive Director, Better HAG Uganda and send by email to: jobsandtenders.betterhaguganda@gmail.com. (Please copy arnoldjk2000@gmail.com and in your correspondence) or hand deliver sealed applications to either;

  • Head Office: Plot 147,
  • Kisingiri road, Off Sir Albert Cook road
  • Mengo Town, Kampala
  • Tel: +256 414 695 288 Cell: +256 775 926 928

OR

  • Manafwa Office: St. Lawrence House,
  • Bupoto road Opposite Magale Sports Ground
  • Magale Town Council
  • Cell: +256 785 058 113

 

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Volunteers – AFRICAN UNION YOUTH VOLUNTEER CORPS (AU-YVC)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 7th BATCH AU-YVC RECRUITMENT

When: 02nd – 22nd August 2016
Where: ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY: www.africa-youth.org/auyvc
Who: African Union Commission/ Youth Division (HRST)
The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC), established in 2010, is a continental development program that promotes youth volunteerism in Africa. The program aims to deepen the status of young people in Africa as key actors in Africa’s development targets and goals, enhancing their participation in policy development as well as design and implementation of relevant interventions towards the AU Vision of ‘the Africa we want’. It brings people together to share skills, knowledge, creativity and learning to build a more integrated, prosperous and peaceful Continent driven by its citizens. The volunteering opportunities are intended to build professionalism and a sense of responsibility among the participants, thus enhancing their employability.
Young African Professionals are recruited to serve for a period of 12 months as AU Volunteers in an AU Member States other than their own. The next intake of volunteers for deployment in 2017 will be 02nd – 22nd August 2016.

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants have to meet the following criteria:
1) Citizen of AU Member State or African Diaspora;
2) Age 18 – 33 years;
3) Has a post-secondary certified qualifications (TVET, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
4) Available to dedicate 12 (twelve) months for volunteer work;
5) Willing to live and work in another AU Member State;
6) Is proficient in at least one official AU language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese);
7) Has at least one year verifiable volunteering experience and one year professional work experience.

Eligible Fields of Qualification
For the next intake of AU Youth Volunteers, the following fields of qualification and expertise are required:
 Accounting
 Agriculture
 Communication Studies
 Computer Science
 Diverse Natural Science Fields
 Economics
 Education
 Environmental Management
 Gender Studies  Human Resources Management
 Human rights
 International relations
 Journalism
 Law
 Political Science
 Space Science
 Statistics
 Translation/Interpretation

Application Process:
1. Register on the AU-YVC Database (www.africa-youth.org/auyvc)
2. Read carefully the information on the website
3. Build Your Profile
4. Attach the following:
– Scanned copy of identity page on your passport
– Highest qualification degree
– Letter of Recommendation
5. Submit application (latest by 22nd August 2016 midnight Addis Ababa time)

*Late applications and applications that do not contain all requested documents will not be considered
*THOSE WHO HAD APPLIED BEFORE ARE REQUESTED TO RE-APPLY

Recruitment Process:
1) 23rd August – eligibility Check;
2) 15th September: Successful applicants will be notified;
3) 15th October – 01st November: AU-YVC pre-deployment training;
4) 2017: Deployment of trained volunteers.

Volunteer Entitlements:
For the successful candidates, the African Union Commission and partners will cover the full costs of their pre-deployment training and cost of their deployment.

On deployment, the African Union Youth Volunteers receive the following:
1) Economy return air ticket from home town to place of deployment
2) A modest monthly stipend
3) Health insurance cover
4) Separation allowance on successful completion of twelve months

More Information:
For more information, please contact Ms Prudence Ngwenya (Head of Youth Division); Mr Daniel Adugna (AU-YVC Program Manager)
youth@africa-union.org
www.africa-youth.org/auyvc

You also visit: http://www.au.int/en/announcements/31220/call-applications-7th-batch-au-yvc-recruitment