Positions: 3 Volunteer programmers – Part time/Remote (Volunteer Jobs Uganda 2017)

Location: ​Kampala, but working from home/independently

Compensation:​ Voluntary position

Start Date:​ ASAP

Who We Are

Volunteer Jobs Uganda 2017: Spark MicroGrants is a young, rapidly scaling organization pioneering a new approach to international aid. Spark proactively reaches out to rural poor villages and enables community members to design, implement and manage their own social impact projects. Since July 2010 we have worked with over 149 communities across Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and the DRC.

Communities have launched projects including schools, farms, and electricity lines. Most impressively is that over 70% of communities have launched secondary projects independently of Spark.

What We Believe

As Spark continues to strive to create a world where everyone lives with dignity and is able to determine their own positive future, we live by five key values:

  • Facilitators​. We don’t impose; we enable others to generate impact
  • Community-centered​. We are motivated by what is best for the community
  • Process-driven​. The how of what we do is just as important as the what
  • Authentic​. Our vision and values live in everything we do
  • Passionate​. We are deeply committed to our work and love what we do

What You’ll Do

  • Gain hands on experience and training in developing an android application for an NGO, learning from and working with a team of internal and external experts
  • Obtain a deep and rich experience of working for a dynamic NGO that is pioneering new ways to both collect data in rural and remote areas and get key information to field staff to help the support our community partners in the most effective way possible
  • Acquire an incredible experience from working with international tech firms in an agile framework and working on one of the world’s leading open source ERP Platforms

What We’re Looking For

  • Recent graduates in Computer Science (or equivalent) or young and talented coders and programmers
  • Must have a working knowledge of Java, ideally with experience in mobile app development
  • Must have a passion for learning new skills, supporting rural communities and growing Uganda’s technology capacity and knowledge
  • Ugandan Nationals only. Must have own computer.

How to apply:

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Volunteer Jobs Uganda 2017 – 3 Volunteer programmers at Spark MicroGrants



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