Several Fresh Graduate NGO Jobs – Facilitator Fellows at Spark MicroGrants

Organization: Spark
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 Facilitator
Fellows will lead weekly meetings with each community where they train them in
project design, implementation and management, guide them through the
MicroGrant proposal writing process, and provide leadership support. We engage
with communities so that they can implement their own development projects. We
do not implement the project for the communities. We are looking for
Facilitators to help lead rural community meetings and help support community-led
development projects. Spark MicroGrants is currently working in seven districts
in the eastern region, and expanding to work with new rural communities in the
region. Facilitators should expect to live in or near Mbale, Uganda and travel
multiple times per week to partner rural communities using matatus, bodas and
lots of hiking.
Qualifications, Skills and
The Facilitator Fellows must be graduates, or be
about to finish University.
The ideal candidates must have an interest in helping
rural areas develop, investigate problems facing rural communities, and
supporting communities to address their challenges.
The Fresh Graduates must be enrolled or have studied
qualifications in Public Health, Social Work, Journalism, Development or other
related fields.
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 Facilitator <Your Name>.
Deadline: 30th October, 2015

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