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Help empower women in rural Uganda using your social media skills

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KADAFRICA AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

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This is your opportunity to apply your social media skills to help share meaningful impact stories.

We work hard every day to support our local field team in Uganda engaging with the young women of our program. We are currently working with 120 young women in the Kyaka refugee settlement in Western Uganda, and we are looking to raise more funds to introduce a new educational module dealing with mental health management. As part of our fundraising efforts, we are looking for a social media volunteer, who can support our team on the ground the get the stories out there and showcase our impact. As a volunteer, you would be in charge of planning and structuring the weekly posts, and supporting our social media responsible team member in Kampala, Uganda. We are looking for someone who shares our vision and who is motivated to engage in positive storytelling.

Responsibilities

  • Working with the team to create content in line with our fundraising campaign
  • Engage across our channels which include: Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin.
  • Using social media to create partnerships with like-minded accounts and organisations.
  • Assist in growing our social channels.

Personal Qualities

  • A keen interest in social media and marketing.
  • An interest in the built environment sector and youth empowerment.
  • IT skills (including Canva, MS Office/Google Docs)
  • Excellent time-management skills.
  • A flexible, positive attitude towards your work.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

Part-time hours: 2 per week (or as much as you can commit to)

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Work remotely:

  • Yes

More opportunities with KADAFRICA AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About KADAFRICA AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

Location:

619 FOREST PARK DR, BRENTWOOD, TN 37027, US

Mission Statement

KadAfrica empowers out-of-school girls and young women, from local and refugee communities in Uganda, and promotes women empowerment through our proprietary training program called "The KadAfrica Experience". We envision an equal world where rural smallholder farmers thrive. A world where both men and women farmers live prosperous and healthy lives. Our mission is to increase the knowledge, agricultural productivity, and income of smallholder farmers in East Africa and remove additional barriers for youth and women to access economic opportunities. We do this by focusing our outreach primarily to youth below 35, delivering additional holistic training on sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender, entrepreneurship, financial literacy; so women and girls reach their full potential.

Description

KadAfrica was founded by Rebecca and Eric Kaduru as a small horticulture project in Fort Portal, Uganda, employing a handful of farmworkers. Through relationships with local farmers and the community, it was recognized that we could create real household level change for men and women by providing them with the skills and resources necessary to generate a protected income. When establishing the KadAfrica farm in Fort Portal, we learned that women were the company's most reliable employees. The women requested us to hold their salary and to invest in their family's development instead. Why? So they could ensure their salaries were not taken by a male family member. This inspired us to initiate a social business aspect to our supply chain, and ensure access to our agricultural markets for the most marginalized in our local communities, out of school girls and young women. We created the "KadAfrca Experience, a cycle of increasing impact that builds girls’ skills and agency so that they are able to realize their rights, determine their life outcomes, and influence decision-making in households and communities. Since then, we have expanded operations and grown our impact to reach more than 2,600 girls. In 2019 and 2020, we piloted our existing KadAfrica Experience educational program with refugee populations.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • We expect you to commit to at least 2 hours per week

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