Assistant Project Coordinator

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


--Kasana, UG


Assistant Project Coordinator

The Shanti Uganda Society is seeking interns to fill upcoming positions in Kasana, Uganda. Shanti Uganda is a registered Canadian Charity and Ugandan NGO that improves infant and maternal health, provides safe, women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Project Coordinator in the centralized coordination and tracking of Shanti Uganda programs: Teen Girls Health and Empowerment, the Maternity and Learning Centre, the Women's Income Generating Group (WIGG), the Garden Program and relevant activities
  • Attend meetings with/on behalf of the PC and report with minutes and relevant information
  • Assist in maintaining and expanding our strong community relationships through attending events/meetings and visiting community partners
  • Assist and maintain administrative tasks, including proof-reading and editing and emails
  • Create, maintain, and update spreadsheets/databases/files to support reporting
  • Co-ordinate meeting arrangements when necessary, including preparing materials and follow-ups
  • Manage volunteers and volunteer recruitment
  • Support the vision, mission and values of Shanti Uganda
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate degree in international development, non profit management or other relevant field (students in their 3rd or 4th years also considered)
  • Deep passion for women’s health and empowerment
  • Proven leadership experience, exceptional interpersonal skills, and past experience managing a team of people with professionalism and integrity
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and able to maintain a positive outlook in the face of challenges
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel and Google docs
  • Proven experience meeting deadlines and goals
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Resourceful and self-starter; persistent and thorough, proactive
  • Solutions-focused; approaches challenges with passion, creativity and motivation
  • Ability to collaborate; strong relationship-building is crucial
  • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills
  • Strong cultural awareness and ability to live in rural environment
  • Experience working or volunteering with a non-profit an asset
  • Experience working in under resourced communities, specifically East Africa, an asset

What We Provide

  • Valuable professional experience and opportunities to learn from our incredible staff and community at Shanti Uganda
  • Ongoing mentoring and support throughout the internship process
  • Shared accommodation at the Shanti Uganda Volunteer House
  • Pick up and drop off to the airport
  • Pre-departure logistics support as well as support after you return home
  • A lasting and deep connection to a wonderful community of staff, interns, volunteers, board members and many others all over the world

Intern Contribution

Successful applicants will be responsible for contributing a $600/month placement fee which covers everything listed in the 'What We Provide' section. All interns will contribute a 35hr workweek and are encouraged to travel on weekends.


  • Administrative Support
  • Fundraising
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • Basic Computer Skills

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • 3 - 6 months

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