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Volunteers – Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Uganda

Volunteers

Job Title:           Student Volunteers  

Organization: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Project Name: Market Linkages Project

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Research Coordinator and Research Associate

Job Summary: 

The Volunteer should have excellent Stata skills for the endline data collection of the project Market Linkages in Uganda. The Market Linkages student volunteer will work with the Research Coordinator, Research Associate and other staff on a multi-pronged research project which aims to address the aforementioned research questions and build sustainable, private-sector solutions to some of the intermediation issues that have plagued African food markets.  The student volunteer will work on a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: Data cleaning, ensuring data quality, data management, cleaning of data sets, organizing endline data and assisting in any data related tasks that may come up. This position offers an excellent opportunity for first hand project management and data management experience on a project at the intersection of agriculture markets and ICT, with an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research.

About Us:

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 400 leading academics to conduct over 600 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.

About Project:

In the face of growing food demand from a burgeoning population, East African grain markets are plagued by poor integration. Given the inability of markets to efficiently move food from surplus to deficit regions, this poor integration has a major effect on both farmer incomes and on food security.  The most likely culprits are imperfect information and contractual uncertainty, which lead to high search costs and large information rents for intermediaries. Improving farmer welfare and stimulating greater market integration, appears to require strategies that fundamentally shift the nature of intermediary relationships and the degree of contractual uncertainty. The study brings together three institutions to implement an intervention that aims to 1) improve the information available to farmers and brokers across the country; 2) engage a novel technology to offer a completely new vehicle through which long-distance agricultural transactions might be conducted; and 3) provide the reputational and financial guarantees that may enable this new system to thrive.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Student Volunteer must hold a Bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields; Master’s degree preferred
  • Excellent Stata skills; Experience, comfort and fluency mandatory (you will be expected to do a Stata test as part of the selection process)
  • Experience with data management
  • Experience with project management
  • Flexible, pro-active, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and a team player;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred.
  • Experience living in a developing country is a plus.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send an updated resume and cover letter to sannijas@poverty-action.org, lrazafimbelo@poverty-action.org, jobs-uganda@poverty-action.org.

In the email body: Put your full name, first (given) name followed by last (family) name.

Attachments: Please attach your resume and cover letter.

In the subject line: Copy exactly the following position line: IPA Internship: Market Linkages Project

Deadline: Applications open.

Volunteers – Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Uganda

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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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NGO Jobs Uganda – 10 No Experience A’ level Volunteer Advocate at Restless Development

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Job Title:        Volunteer Advocates (10 NGO Jobs Uganda)

Organization: Restless Development

Project Name: My Voice My Rights

Duty Station: Jinja and Mayuge, Uganda

About US:

NGO Jobs Uganda: Restless Development (Uganda) is an International NGO established to address the challenges faced by young people in Uganda by placing young people at the forefront of change and development. Our vision is for all Ugandan youth to live healthy and productive lives, fully supported by those around them. Our programming focuses on three core areas: youth sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth civic participation and youth employment and livelihoods.

About My Voice My Rights Programme:

NGO Jobs Uganda: Restless Development is implementing the My Voice My Rights, a new exciting programme aimed at increasing the number of young people living in rural Uganda who have access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) & youth-friendly health services through mobilisation, coordination and capacity building of youth and youth-led organisations, and joint advocacy campaigns in Jinja, Mayuge and Kampala Districts.

Job Summary:

NGO Jobs Uganda: The Volunteer Advocate will support Restless Development in the implementation of the My Voice My Rights programme through leading the youth-led research and advocating for quality sexual and reproductive health services for young people.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicants for the Volunteer Advocate jobs should hold degree in any field or at least hold an A’ level certificate
  • The applicant must be committed to the principle of volunteering to support community development.
  • The jobholder should be a resident of either Jinja or Mayuge; and willing to work with in these Districts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, or Interest in Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health issues and advocacy.
  • Previous experience of facilitating community dialogues and youth meetings
  • Good computer skills( Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point)
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with fellow young people in his/her District.
  • Fluent in English, Lusoga/Luganda
  • Age: Must be a Ugandan aged 18 to 28.

Duration: March 2017 to September 2017

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to deliver a filled application form, download here in person to our offices, Restless Development Plot 6 Accacia Road Jinja Telephone: 0393276185

Deadline: 20th February 2017

Fresh Graduate Jobs in Uganda: NGO Jobs Uganda – 10 No Experience A’ level Volunteer Advocate at Restless Development

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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