Project Volunteer

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Responsbilities

This is dependent on the area of expertise or interest of a volunteer and can be tailored accordingly. You'll be working closely with both our local partners and Street Child staff. Projects that volunteers work on can include anything from research, to supporting on the implementation of our refugee programmes, to providing skills training to our partners' staff. As Street Child Uganda is at such an early stage there are a multitude of projects needing support, so get in touch, tell us where your expertise lies or what you are interested in and we can talk you through the opportunities. 

 

Terms

The successful applicant must be prepared to travel independently to urban, rural and remote project sites. The applicant must be able to manage his or her work plan and report regularly to the team on progress, and will be considered a valued member of the team.  

A fundraising commitment will be required of the successful applicant, for which support will be provided by Street Child UK staff. Flights and food are at the applicant’s own expense and accommodation will be provided by Street Child at a fixed cost. A detailed breakdown of costs and expenses will be provided for those applicants selected for interview.

Whilst this is initially a voluntary role, for applicants with relevant experience who have the ability to add strategic value, there is potential to attain a more permanent position with the organisation.

LOCATION: Kampala

DURATION: 4 - 12 weeks

Street Child is seeking volunteers to support in the initial stages of our programmes in Uganda. With an ongoing refugee crisis in the North of the country, and poverty debilitating many more families, there is a serious gap in education and children’s wellbeing. Following Street Child’s policy to help the world’s most vulnerable children, our work will focus on refugee and street-connected children who lack access to meaningful education and security.  

Qualifications

  • Keen interest in international development, experience preferable, but not essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Professional and diligent in presentation and conduct

  • Independent and capable of proactive work plan management with minimal support

  • Flexible, adaptable and able to thrive in a start-up environment

  • Thoughtful, resourceful, reflective, and eager to learn  

  • Culturally responsive and respectful

  • Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development sector

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Interested?

For more information, please email:

intvol@street-child.co.uk

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