Junior EU Aid Volunteer, Gender issues, Uganda (6 months)

— 1 positions
Deployment dates: 


The volunteer/s shall be deployed at our local project called Women and Girl Child Development Association (WEGCDA). It works towards addressing issues that have adversely affected Women and Girl child involvement in the development process. The impediments to women and girl child involvement range from social, economic, cultural as well as political sphere that comprise of elements such as domestic violence and abuse, poverty, unemployment, high literacy rates, early marriages and inadequate awareness creation.

The project is located in Nansana Division, Nansana Municipal Council, Wakiso District at 5 miles along Kampala-Hoima Road.

Majority of the staff in this project are women and girls however their programmes take on a whole family approach therefore men are also involved.

Volunteers and staff can enjoy Kampala and its surroundings, depending on their location. Volunteers must follow basic safety rules to ensure his/her security.
UPA will share before and at the very beginning of the project security briefing and a welcome booklet with all healthy and safety rules to follow. The main risks are mostly those related to a big urban area (traffic roads, robberies, issues due to alcohol, money...).

Awareness raising and advocacy tasks:

- Advocating for rights of women and girls for equal treatment at various levels starting from the local lower administration to national level through radio talk shows and other media platforms
- Attending conferences, meetings and workshops
- Conducting sensitization/awareness creation workshops in the local communities

Education support tasks:

- Teaching basic reading and writing skills to women and girls through their small community groups

Communication tasks:

- Developing Information, Educational Materials like flyers, magazines and newsletter for the project
- Updating the project social networks like the facebook and the website

Project management and Human Resources tasks:

- Fundraising for the project activities through proposal writing and other sources
- Conducting organizational capacity assessments in the various aspects like human resource
- Carrying out research for informing the planning process for the project


Required competences

Resilient and flexible

With basic computer skills

Basic knowledge on Gender related issues

Interest in community based development

Creativity and innovativeness

Ready to interact with local communities

Ready to lead basic life

Project management skills

Communication skills and interest

Fluent in English

Autonomy, flexibility, adaptation

Selection criteria
Applications are made directly within the sending organisation, please check out the how to apply section.

The candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18 years.

The selection will be done without any discrimination and based on equal treatment process (same criteria, interviews...).

To apply to this project, some minimum skills requirements are expected in these fields:
• Project management (including monitoring and evaluation) and administration
• Communications (including visibility, public relations and advocacy)
• Gender issues
• Child protection
• Livelihoods
• Legal Affairs
• Organizational development and capacity building
• Community-based development
• Adaptability, autonomy, good relational

Condition of service

Through this volunteering project, the volunteer will have the opportunity to get new learnings and skills such as:
- Advocacy and lobbying skills
- Skills to develop and disseminate education and information materials (information education materials)
- More knowledge and skills acquired by the volunteer in NGO work
- Capacity building skills through trains and workshops
- Inter-cultural learning and understanding
- New skills to work autonomously, to adapt to new context
- Learn the local language

Living conditions :
Uganda Pioneers Association shall identify a house for the volunteer/s and the cost of accommodation will be covered. This house shall accommodate 2 or 3 volunteers but each volunteer will have his/her own lockable sleeping room. The other facilities in the house shall be shared by the housemates e.g. the toilet, kitchen and the living room. The house shall be in Nansana for easy access to and from the project by the volunteer/s.

Food: Uganda Pioneers Association shall identify one of the local volunteers to support the EU Aid volunteers at their houses with tasks such as preparing meals and to gain a general understanding of other aspects of the area, since the local volunteer will be living with the other volunteers.
While at the project, the volunteer share his/her break (tea/coffee and lunch) with the rest of the staff members.

Transport: The volunteer/s shall use public transport to and from the project and this shall depend on where the house shall be found.

Working conditions:
Volunteers will work about 35h per week. All relevant material necessary for implementing the activities will be carried out by UPA.
Free time: volunteers can do some indoor games in and around Nansana, including in Kampala city, based on their interest. They can also register and participate in various games and sports with Makerere University, YMCA or other privately managed sports centres with guidance from us.
There is also a possibility for the volunteers to visit different cinema halls and night clubs. All these depend on the financial capability and willingness of a volunteer.

Holidays: The project observes all the national days and the volunteer/s are expected to so the same. The annual recognised days shall be given to the volunteers by UPA and the host project. Volunteer/s can seek for permission to have some time off from the host project and also notify UPA about such an arrangement.

Selection process

The candidate has to sent the following documents to
- his/her application form SuD HAV
- his/her self assessment questionnaire
- his/her CV europass

Between the 02/03 and the 16/03/2018: the pre-selected candidates will have a Skype interview with ADICE and Uganda pioneer's associatin (UPA).
Between the 19/03 and the 31/03/2018: the candidates interviewed will know if they are selected to participate to the pre-departure training.
Between April and May 2018: The pre-selected candidates will participate to an online and face-to-face pre-departure trainings.
The final selection will be done after the pre-departure trainings at the end of May / beginning of June 2018.

Important notice: additional candidates may be shortlisted for a single position and proposed for the EU Aid Volunteers training. This is to ensure that for each position, substitute volunteers may be chosen to replace the candidate in case he or she resigns or is no longer available. Where more than one candidate has been shortlisted for a single position, final selection takes places following the training.

Date of training
April / May 2018
Pre-deployment preparation and induction
June 2018
July 2018 to December 2018
Post-deployment activities
After December 2018
Self assessment questionnaire
File 4.euav_self_assessment_questionnaire_en.xlsx