Volunteers – Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Uganda


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


AU-YVC 2017- African Volunteers

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.

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


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


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