No Experience Peacebuilding and Fundraising Internship / Volunteer US NGO Jobs – Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG)

 

Job Title:    Peacebuilding and Fundraising
Internship / Volunteer

Organisation: Grassroots
Reconciliation Group (GRG)

Duty Station: 
Uganda

 

About US:

The Grassroots
Reconciliation Group (GRG) is a U.S. founded non-profit organization that runs
innovative peacebuilding and livelihood projects for the reintegration of
former combatants of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and child soldiers. We
are looking for a proven project manager with field experience and visionary
ideas and who can take the lead in growing the organization. GRG projects bring
together former combatants and local community members to plan their own paths
to reintegration and reconciliation. This involves a broad range of locally
designed interventions, including livelihoods, agriculture, microfinance,
trauma counseling and support, community theater, and peacebuilding activities.

 

Job Summary:  The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) is
looking for an intern/volunteer to join our team in northern Uganda. GRG runs
innovative projects that seek to rebuild lives and promote reconciliation among
war-affected communities including refugees. This involves a broad range of
locally designed and culturally appropriate interventions, such as livelihoods,
microfinance, trauma counseling, community theatre, and reconciliation
activities. Working closely with our beneficiaries, GRG provides the overall
guidance as beneficiaries work hand-in-hand to achieve group and individual
goals.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Conducting
research on fundraising prospects and grant opportunities.

·       
Drafting
grant proposals for foundation and other donor grants.

·       
Running
online fundraising campaigns through social media and crowdfunding sites.

·       
Assisting
in monitoring and evaluation of projects and maintaining the database.

·       
Supporting
GRG’s communication strategy through documentation, photo, video, website/blog
updates, newsletters, and engagement of different stakeholders.

·       
Any
other duties delegated to the intern/volunteer by the immediate supervisor.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
If a
candidate has particular skills (agriculture, psychology, microfinance, etc.),
GRG would be very happy to develop a placement making maximum use of these
skills and interests both in the field and at the office.

·       
There
will also be a time where the Intern can work on his or her own research
projects.

·       
This
Internship is mainly aimed at graduate students and/or professionals with a
background in conflict resolution, peace studies, psychology, or international
development, with a flair for social media and fundraising.

·       
The
applicant must hold a Degree in international development, peace and conflict
studies, psychology, or a related field;

·       
Knowledge
of sustainable development and conflict resolution;

·       
Good
cross-cultural communication skills;

·       
Good
writing and research skills;

·       
Skills
and experience in grant writing;

·       
Web
design/update and multi-media skills a plus, including blogging and social
media marketing;

·       
Knowledge
of northern Uganda and South Sudan a plus;

·       
Previous
volunteer experience in developing or post-conflict context a plus.

 

NB: The internship
is unpaid (interns from abroad will be expected to cover their own flights and
living costs), but provides excellent field experience at a peace-building NGO
in a post-conflict setting in Africa. The Program Director will provide close
mentoring and professional development support.

 

Duration for
Internship: 6 months starting: Late-February or early March 2021. However,
alternative proposals (including different start dates or altered duration) may
be considered for exceptional candidates to be based in Gulu, northern Uganda.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send an updated CV and cover letter to our Gulu office at
gulu@grassrootsgroup.org

 

Deadline: 15th February 2021. Successful applicants will be contacted
directly for Zoom or Skype interviews.

 

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