No Experience Intern NGO Jobs – Spark MicroGrants

Organization: Spark MicroGrants
Duty Station: Uganda
About Spark:
MicroGrants is pioneering a new method of community development. Spark supports
rural poor communities to design, implement and manage their own social impact
projects. We provide microgrants of between $2,000-$10,000 to enable project
implementation, such as of a school, electricity line or farm. No interest or
repayment of the funds granted is requested. We work with local Facilitators
who lead these communities through a series of weekly meetings to help communities
plan for their projects. Once the plan is complete, we give small grants for
project implementation.
Job Summary: The Eastern
Uganda Intern will partner with rural communities using matatus, bodas and lots
of hiking. The intern will be responsible for uploading proposals from partner
communities to Google documents, leading weekly meetings with partner
communities, guiding communities through the microgrant proposal writing
process,and providing leadership support. The intern will actively engage with
communities to implement their own development projects. The Intern is expected
to be a multi-tasker, handling both office and field visits to Spark partner
communities and also reviewing proposals over the internet at the office with
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants must either be Fresh graduates, or
about to finish university
The ideal candidates must have a keen interest in
helping rural areas develop, investigate problems facing rural communities, and
supporting communities to address their challenges.
The applicants should preferably be enrolled or have
studied Social sciences, Social Work, Development studies or other related
The applicants must show dedication and commitment to
the cause, have experience engaging with communities and want to lead meetings
in rural settings.
Possess the ability to be flexible and work
creatively according to the community’s needs and timeframe is very important.
Candidates must be fluent in Lugisu and English and
Sabin/Kiswahili is an advantage.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified applicants are encouraged to send their updated resume/CVs and cover
letters to: Please clearly label your E-mail subject
line using this format: Uganda Intern <Your Name>.
Deadline: 30th October, 2015

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