Fresh Graduate Project Support Field Volunteer Jobs – Seeds NGO

Job Title:         Project
Support Field Volunteer
Organisation: Seeds
NGO
Duty Station: Mbale,
Uganda
About US:
Seeds is a non-profit
organization based in Switzerland, with presence in Spain and France. We have
been operating since 2013 in various developing countries and various areas
including from social enterprises and health to certain environmental issues,
but always through micro-finance solutions. We provide both financial support
and technical assistance.
Job Summary: The Uganda
Project Support field Volunteer works in Mbale, Uganda, under the field manager
and in cooperation with Seeds NGO various local partners. S/he will be
responsible for supporting the partners in the development of their
project/business, managing aspects of the projects related to financial records
and reporting, and researching partnership expansion possibilities. This
position offers the opportunity to develop project management, field research,
and training skills, and it requires a highly motivated, flexible self-starter
who can successfully work cross-culturally.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Management:
  • Development
    of an income-generating activity (a tailoring business) with a women’s
    community group
  • Support
    the project development:
    coordinating/supervising the tailoring space construction works,
    the tailoring training and, most importantly, the set-up of the tailoring
    business
  • Provide
    capacity building on business management, provide advice on the
    organization of the production and, especially, marketing.
Support & development of
Village Savings and Loans Association groups (community based micro-finance
approach):
  • Support
    the (4) projects development: supervise the training of our local
    partners’ staff, supervise the quality of their work, measure the social
    impact of the developed microfinance groups, evaluate options of program’s
    growth
  • Provide
    capacity building on records keeping and financial management of the
    project
Support the creation of a
microfinance institution (Credit Cooperative):
  • Support
    the creation during the trainings of the credit cooperative’s board and
    the implementation of the credit cooperative’s structure.
  • Support
    the development of the credit cooperative through technical, financial,
    and all other necessary support.
Research:
  • Project
    expansion:
    Explore
    feasibility of new local partnership possibilities encompassing
    microfinance solutions.
  • Conduct
    studies and informal audit related to all sections of those potential new
    partnerships.
  • Demographic
    and geographic data:

    Collect data about the region such as population, district map, and other
    useful indicators
  • Perform
    any other activities as required



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    applicant should have some qualification in and /or experience with
    project management
  • Ability
    to work independently and to be proactive
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability
    to identify needs and priorities and respond accordingly
  • Capacity
    to work successfully across cultures
  • Willingness
    to live in basic living conditions
  • English
    fluency
Please note: As this is
an unpaid position, the willingness and ability to work without remuneration is
required. Seeds NGO is also unfortunately unable to cover for plane tickets,
visa nor insurance. Although the cost of living in Uganda is considerably low
(minimum of approximately 400€ per month), scholarships are still highly
recommended.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged
to send their updated CVs and cover letters to coordination@seeds-ngo.org
Deadline: 28th January 2018
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