Uganda: Education Specialist / Researcher


Cause Areas

When

Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Sun Apr 30, 2017

Where

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

About

- Carry out community research and needs assessments for Shanti Uganda’s educational programming, and community outreach (including the Teen Girls Health and Empowerment Program, Women’s Income Generating Group’s Educational Activities, Community and Birth Centre - Health and Wellness Workshops, Community Educational Outreach)
- Consult with Shanti Uganda advisors, and support Shanti Uganda staff with the design, and evaluation process of our Teen Girls Health and Empowerment Program, and Shanti Maternity and Learning Centre 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 - Carry out community research and needs assessments for Shanti Uganda’s educational programming, and community outreach (including the Teen Girls Health and Empowerment Program, Women’s Income Generating Group’s Educational Activities, Community and Birth Centre - Health and Wellness Workshops, Community Educational Outreach)
- Consult with Shanti Uganda advisors, and support Shanti Uganda staff with the design, and evaluation process of our Teen Girls Health and Empowerment Program, and Shanti Maternity and Learning Centre 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

Requirements:

- 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
- 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
- Experienced 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

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

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/.

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 20
  • 40 hours per week for 6 months, preferred
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