Fresh Graduate Non-profit Jobs – Empowerment Team Administrative Assistant at Akola Project US

Organization: Akola Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Compensation: $300 gross monthly salary.
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 Empowerment Team Administrative
Assistant will be responsible for supporting empowerment staff in ministry,
wellness, and empowerment programming, as well as providing support for Akola
Project’s monitoring and evaluation activities. This position will require strong
attention to detail, efficiency, thorough organizational skills,
self-initiative, problem solving capabilities, and an interest in the best
practices in international development. You will be an integral part of our
day-to-day operations. 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.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
1. Leadership:
  • Take
    lead of Akola Project beneficiaries in a way that facilitates a high
    performance egalitarian culture of learning and development, trust and
    integrity
  • Seek
    understanding with and unified leadership alongside the leadership team
  • Provide
    Christian leadership to the Akola women and to the community
  • Provide
    a good example of stewardship with time, resources and privilege for the
    staff, employees, and women’s groups
  • Serve
    as an active advocate for Akola Project, promoting the vision, mission and
    goals of the organization amongst the community at all times to ensure the
    organization maintains a positive public standing
2. Ministry & Wellness Programs:
  • Maintain
    ministry and wellness records and databases
  • Render
    support in the planning and implementation of Village Fellowship and
    Monday Bible Study as needed
  • Oversee
    Wellness Officers in our village groups to ensure members receive proper
    support
  • Expand
    Akola Project’s Wellness Officer program to new Akola women’s groups
  • Support
    in the planning for bi-weekly Fun Friday activities
3. Akola Academy:
  • Provide
    administrative support for Akola Academy, including planning logistics and
    attending as needed
  • Create
    and maintain all Akola Academy databases
  • Explore
    partnerships with other local organizations as needed
  • Research
    content for curriculum and educational programs as assigned
4. Monitoring & Evaluation:
  • Support
    in clerical preparation for all monitoring & evaluation activities
  • Enter
    data into databases to assist with monitoring & evaluation reports
  • Sort
    and pull data on request
5. Administration:
  • Research
    ministry, wellness, empowerment, and monitoring & evaluation concepts
    on request
  • Research
    comprehensive database to streamline storage of data; enter records into
    new database
  • Create
    and organize written records of all programming
  • Document
    programs with photos and video; prepare updates on ministry & wellness
    programs as needed
  • Actively
    communicate regularly with Empowerment and Educational Programs Manager
    regarding planning and programs both verbally and through written reports
  • Support
    other Akola Project programs as needed
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    incumbent should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree from four-year
    college in International Relations, International Development, or a
    related field
  • Possess
    strong organizational skills, problem-solving skills, and self-initiative
  • Creative
    and positive in providing support
  • 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.
Benefits: International health insurance policy
(excludes US), housing, project transportation, monthly phone allowance, work
visa, round-trip flight to Uganda and generous vacation policy
How to Apply: 
All qualified candidates
should send the following by email with subject line “Application:
Empowerment Team Administrative Assistant” to
recruitment@akolaproject.org. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as
possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
  • 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; (3) The role your
    faith plays in your work.
  • Names
    and contact information for at least one personal and one professional
    reference
  • A
    paragraph for two of the following questions:
  • Tell
    us about one moment that changed the course of your life.
  • What
    is one thing in the world that makes you angry?
  • What
    is the best book you’ve read in the last year? Why?
  • What
    will you do to entertain yourself when power is out for hours on end?
Deadline: 31st May,
2015

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