Uganda: Assistant Project Coordinator


Cause Areas

When

Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Sat Dec 31, 2016

Where

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

About

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
challenges
- 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 https://www.globalgiving.org/donate/13134/the-shanti-uganda-society/info/. 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, coordinator@shantiuganda.org , or Director Kristen Porter kristen@shantiuganda.org

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

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