Several No Experience Health Project Volunteer NGO Jobs – African Prisons Project (APP)

Organisation: African
Prisons Project (APP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Health Programme
Manager
About US:
The African Prisons Project (APP) is a community of people passionately
committed to bringing dignity, hope and justice to men, women and children in
African prisons ensuring equitable access to justice, health and education. Our
2020 strategy focuses on developing change makers amongst prison staff and
inmates who use the law to bring justice to the most vulnerable in society; to
begin assembling world-class law teachers, law makers and practitioners to aid
the training and development of our people; and to plan our expansion as we
look to establish ourselves as a social enterprise, offering legal education
and legal services in Africa and beyond.
About Okimanyi Project:
In response to the health related challenges faced by people in prison
communities, APP is implementing the Okimanyi project. This is a health
education project targeting children and young adults living and working in
Luzira Prison Community. These include prison staff, children of prison staff
and prisoners. This project aims to improve health and wellbeing among the
children and young adults living and working in the prison community using
sports and recreation activities to drive healthy behavioural messages among
the target population.
Job Summary: The Health
Project Volunteers will support the implementation of the project through the
following activities:
·        
Health awareness sessions assimilated into
outdoor and indoor games like Football, Netball, Basketball and Chess.
·        
Recreation and co-curricular activities like
Poetry, Debate, Creative Writing, Spelling Bee, Music, Dance and Drama.
·        
Drafting and implementation of a Child
Protection Policy.
The Volunteers will be required to conduct tutorship,
training, coaching and mentorship in at least one of the activities mentioned
above. Potential volunteers need to be mindful of the fact that the primary
beneficiaries to this project are children and young adults. This means that
they should have the capacity and willingness to work with beneficiaries in
this age group.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Management:
·        
Coaching, tutoring and mentoring project
beneficiaries and equipping them with skills in a varied range of health
education, sporting and co-curricular activities.
·        
Assist the project officers in organising,
developing, scheduling and delivering a varied range of health education,
sporting and recreational activities including but not limited to indoor and
outdoor sports events as well as Music, Dance and Drama events.
·        
Support the project teams in scheduling
tournaments and events in line with different project health education and APP
programme themes.
·        
Offer technical support in the drafting of a
Child Protection Policy that is tailored to the peculiar needs of the children
and vulnerable adults in the prison community.
Monitoring, Documentation and Reporting:
·        
Ensure timely preparation of weekly and monthly
progress updates and reports.
·        
Ensure that regular reports (monthly, quarterly
and annual) are provided in a timely manner, in line with the organisational
and funding requirements.
·        
Promote and undertake the documentation of good
practices and synthesis of lessons learned, and ensure that these are reflected
in improved implementation of project activities.
·        
Support the project team in obtaining and
documenting success stories, news articles and inputs to newsletters, websites
and social media pages.
·        
Ensure weekly updates of the project database
with data collected from project beneficiaries and activities conducted.
·        
Enabling and supporting the appropriate
dissemination of accurate results and findings to beneficiaries, partners and
policy makers at various levels and in close collaboration with other project
staff.
·        
Closely monitoring of project implementation by
stakeholders, partners and beneficiaries, as well as recreation task force
members.
·        
Monitoring and reporting any and all
developments in areas of operation that have a bearing on the results of the
project.
·        
Tasked with collecting data and keeping records
for monitoring and reporting purposes.
Planning and Implementation:
·        
Provide support in drafting of coordinated plans
with the teams of various departments including finance and procurement to
support the implementation of the project in a timely manner.
·        
Preparation of work plans and operation plans
for various elements/ components of the project on a monthly and quarterly
basis.
·        
Monitor progress on regular basis and give
timely suggestions for corrective actions.
Coordination with the Partners:  Complying
with the Uganda Prisons Service rules and regulations in carrying out their
work.
Other: Perform any other duties as reasonably requested by the
Health Programme Lead and other project staff.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
Certificate or Bachelors Degree in Sports Science and Management, Music, Dance
and Drama, Social Work and Social Administration, Child and Family Studies.         
·        
Basic First Aid.                      
·        
Sports Coaching/training.                
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of sports,
recreation, library or co-curricular activities.
·        
Knowledge/experience in drafting and
implementation of Child Protection Policies.   
·        
Experience working with special needs groups
like children, young adults or prisoners.         
·        
Excellent communication and interpersonal
skills.
·        
Ability to prioritise, rank tasks, organise work
efficiently and deliver assignments in a timely manner, often under time
constraints.          
·        
Ability to work independently and handle a
variety of activities concurrently.   
·        
Ability to establish and maintain positive work
relationships with a wide range of project beneficiaries, stakeholders and
co-workers.         
·        
Ability to communicate effectively, in writing
and orally, in English.                  
·        
An articulate and confident manner,
demonstrating sensitivity and diplomacy in order to maintain good relationships
and solicit support for projects.           
·        
Excellent time management skills with the
ability to prioritise tasks, work with minimal supervision and work calmly
under pressure.   
·        
Highly motivated and goal oriented.                      
·        
Proactive and positive approach to work.               
·        
Ability to deal with confidential matters and
act with discretion.            
·        
Ability to adapt skills to the cultural
environment in Uganda and in Uganda Prisons Service
·        
Flexible approach to the diverse nature of
African Prisons Project’s goals and objectives and willingness to adopt more
skills related to health, life skills and access to justice.               

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their updated CVs and covering letters to: careers.ug@africanprisons.org. This
role will be popular and we will only be reviewing applications that send their
CV and Covering Letter which are no more 3 pages long. We do not need to see
certificates.
Deadline: 30th November 2017
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