Cause Areas

When

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

Where

--Kasana, UG

About

Education Specialist

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:

  • Carry out community research and needs assessments for Shanti Uganda’s educational programming, and community outreach
  • Consult with advisors, and support staff with the design, and evaluation process of our educational programs
  • Work with staff to develop effective community health campaigns, and promote Shanti Uganda’s services in the surrounding areas
  • Design and carry out train-the-trainer workshops on Experiential Education and Transformative Education practices for all Shanti Uganda staff, Women’s Income Generating group members, teen girls, interns, volunteers, village health team members, and local traditional birth attendants
  • Facilitate the development of workshop templates and manual for all of Shanti Uganda’s programs
  • Work with Shanti Uganda staff to translate all program and educational materials into Luganda
  • Develop partnerships with other local and international organizations to share educational resources and tools
  • Develop effective educational resources for Shanti Maternity and Learning Centre
  • Collect culturally competent and relevant educational resources to build Shanti Uganda’s library
  • Work with Shanti Uganda leadership to design short training webinars on Shanti Uganda’s educational philosophies and practices, for Shanti Uganda staff, and incoming interns
  • Support the vision, mission and values of Shanti Uganda
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Community Based Education, Public Health Education, Adult Education, Educational Research, Humanitarian Education, International/Global Education, Curriculum Design or a combination of studies in Education and International Development
  • Deep passion for women’s health and empowerment
  • Knowledge of Human Rights and Women’s Rights Education
  • Knowledgeable in participatory development practices
  • Experience working with, and facilitating programs for at-risk youth, women and girls
  • Experience in designing evaluation plans, and learning outcomes for community based programs in under resourced communities
  • Sound educational research skills
  • Experienced working with, and designing programs for communities with low literacy rates
  • Knowledgeable in transformative, experiential, and popular education practices
  • A creative and passionate facilitator, and trainer
  • Highly organized, adaptable, and able to work under pressure
  • Experience designing educational community outreach campaigns, an asset.
  • Knowledge of education in Africa, especially Uganda, a major asset
  • Experience collaborating on program development in diverse, under resourced communities, specifically in East Africa a major asset
  • Experience in bilingual education, 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.

Skills

  • Adult Education
  • Research
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Project Management

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • 3-6months

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