Intern Non-profit Jobs – Akola Project US

Job Title:  Uganda Intern
Organization: Akola
Duty Station: Jinja,
Compensation: Housing,
work visa and all work-related expenses; Intern must cover airfare,
international health insurance and all other expenses.
About US:
Akola Project is a non-profit,
social business that empowers women by facilitating vocational training,
employment opportunities, savings and loans associations, education programs,
support groups and leadership development.
Job Summary:  The Intern with Akola Project will join the
team on the ground and become an integral part of our day-to-day operations.
The purpose of this internship is to provide you with a unique learning
opportunity about international development work and enhance your own professional
development. The Intern will work under the supervision of Akola Project staff
to assist managing the day-to-day needs of the project, and our 2015 expansion
projects. You will also support other staff members in the Uganda office with
general administrative work as needed.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Join
    Akola Project staff in village trips for Bead Collections and Paper Sales
    to assist with receipt, collection and payment processes
  • Support
    with monthly payments to Akola Project beneficiaries
  • Render
    support in supplying materials, checking quality of finished products,
    cleaning and organizing stock and materials and inventory
  • Assist
    with shipments to the Akola Project Dallas office, including creating
    packing slips and packing materials
  • Attend
    weekly Akola Project staff meetings, fellowship times and prayer and
    devotional times
  • Render
    support in bookkeeping, cash management and general administrative tasks
    as needed
  • Assist
    with monitoring and evaluation, surveys, empowerment and education programs
    as needed
  • Assist
    with expansion and internalization projects including training women in
    new skills, recruiting new women, researching new production processes,
    monitoring construction projects and developing training and procedure
    written manuals
  • Provide
    leadership that is hard working, relationship-based, in sympathy with
    Christian values, professional, affirming and positive for all Akola
    Project staff, interns, volunteers, vendors and women. Seek to contribute
    to everyone’s spiritual and leadership development, as you grow in your
    own, through office hours, work tasks, cross-cultural interactions and
    community gatherings
  • Foster
    working relationships and have fun with the staff, women and Uganda!
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    applicants should hold at least a four-year BS/BA degree
  • The
    vacancy will require keen attention to detail, efficiency, thorough
    organizational skills, self-initiative, problem solving capabilities, and
    an interest in social enterprise.
  • This
    position will require a strong connection with the mission of Akola
    Project and a willingness to give a complete effort for the organization
    to meet its development goals.
  • Excellent
    organizational skills
  • Problem
    solving capabilities
  • Self-initiative
  • Excellent
    communication skills
  • Agree
    with Akola’s approach in sympathy with Christian values.
  • Comfortable
    with interfaith dialogue between Muslim and Christian women.
  • Comfortable
    working in a foreign community with different cultural atmospheres and
    working environments.
  • Possess
    strong organizational skills, self-initiative, problem solving abilities,
    and an interest in women’s empowerment and wellness.
  • Possess
    a respectful and mature attitude towards different cultures, customs and
    ways of life.
  • Possess
    strong leadership abilities and are not afraid to make tough decisions.
  • Exhibit
    the utmost integrity and transparency when handling company finances.
  • Ability
    to work independently and as part of a team.
  • You
    have the capacity to juggle multiple requests, prioritize effectively and
    consistently meet deadlines.
How to Apply:  
All candidates should send
their applications via E-mail with the subject line “Application: Uganda
Intern” to: Applicants are encouraged to
apply as soon as possible. The complete applications should include;
  • Updated
    Resume/CV highlighting your education and work experience
  • 1-2
    page cover letter that outlines (1) Why you are interested in the
    position, Akola Project, the mission/vision and Uganda specifically; (2)
    Relevant work experience for the position and why you believe you are the
    best candidate for the job. Be sure to cite specific personal
    characteristics and specific work experiences that you feel make you
    qualified to fulfill the required responsibilities.
  • Names
    and contact information for at least one personal and one professional
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