Uganda: Women’s Income Generating Group (WIGG) Coordinator

Cause Areas


Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Sat Dec 31, 2016


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


Professional Development
- Providetrainingandworkshopsone ntrepreneurship,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

Skills required:

- 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

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
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