Women's Income Generating Group (WIGG) Coordinator


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

--Kasana, UG

About

Women’s Income Generating Group (WIGG) Coordinator

Responsibilities

  • Professional Development
    • Provide training and workshops on entrepreneurship, business management, savings, health and literacy & numeracy skills
    • Plan, schedule, attend and facilitate weekly WIGG meetings
    • Coordinate monthly buying days and shipment of WIGG products to our Vancouver office
    • Set goals with group members and assist them in meeting their goals and managing their savings plans
    • Meet regularly with group leaders to monitor progress and problem solve
    • Monitor and evaluate the progress of each group member and ensure she is on track to becoming self-sufficient. Follow up with absences and individual issues as necessary
  • Quality Control
    • Develop, implement and monitor plans to continue the improvement of production, efficiency and quality control
    • Develop seasonal product lines in cooperation with Shanti Uganda design advisors
    • Ensure quality of all products and maintain WIGG manual and quality control guidelines
  • Program Development
    • Follow up with pending Fair Trade Certification
    • Identify relevant conferences and events and facilitate the women’s participation at these events
    • Collaborate with the Vancouver office to increase sales and develop communications
    • Monitor and evaluate the progress of the WIGG as a whole and make improvements
    • Maintain wholesale and sales revenue in Uganda and create new wholesale partnerships

Specific Qualifications

  • Degree in International Development, Marketing or demonstrated interest and related experience
  • Experience in community development and income generating projects
  • Excellent facilitation and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of women’s rights issues
  • Experience working with HIV positive women an asset
  • Knowledge and experience in social enterprise an asset

Skills

  • Business Development
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Management

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
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