Uganda: Assistant Project Coordinator

Cause Areas


Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Sat Dec 31, 2016


Kasana town in the Luweero District2 hours north of Kampala, UG


The Assistant Project Coordinator assists the Shanti Uganda Project Coordinator as required in his/her responsibility for day-to-day project/organizational functions.
-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, networking 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
- Perform additional duties as assigned
- Support the vision, mission and values of Shanti Uganda

Skills required:

- Proven leadership experience, exceptional interpersonal skills, and past experience managing a team of people with professionalism and integrity
- Exceptional verbal and written communication and experience communicating clearly and directly using email
- Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail
- Energetic, enthusiastic and able to maintain a positive outlook in the face of
- Impeccable organizational skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel and Google docs
- Proven experience meeting deadlines and goals
- Ability to handle multiple projects at once/respond to changing priorities

This volunteer request was posted on behalf of Shanti Uganda . Learn more about this organization's projects at Successful applicants will be responsible for contributing a $450/month placement fee, which will provide them with shared accommodation in Shanti Uganda’s Volunteer House, airport pickup, a volunteer manual and ongoing support and evaluation from our Canadian Project Coordinator in Uganda. All interns will contribute a 40hr workweek and are encouraged to travel on weekends.

Applications for internships will be accepted on a rolling basis, and will remain open until filled. Successful applicants will be required to submit:
- a note of mental and physical health from a health professional
- basic criminal record check from your home country
- liability & media release

Please apply with a cover letter and resume to Project Coordinator, Trine Rasmussen, , or Director Kristen Porter


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 20
  • 40 hours per week
  • See description
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