Senior 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.

The hosting organisation has developed security management plan, health and safety policy and a security briefing that are updated regularly. These documents and briefing will be shared with the volunteer before and at the very beginning of the project.

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

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 learn new things and gain 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 EU Aid 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 participate to other recreational activities. Their participation depends on the financial capability and willingness of a volunteers.

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 send the following documents to
- his/her application form SuD HAV
- his/her self assessment questionnaire
- his/her CV europass

Between the 06/07 and the 31/07/2018: the pre-selected candidates will have a
Skype interview with ADICE and UPA.

Between August and October 2018: The pre-selected candidates will participate to an online training (around 25 hours) and face-to-face pre-departure training (10 to 12 days).

The final selection will be done after the pre-departure trainings in October 2018.

Once selected, the volunteer will participate to a 5 days pre-departure training with the sending organization in October / November 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

Date of training
From August to the begining of October 2018
Apprenticeship Placement
Pre-deployment preparation and induction
October or November 2018
from December 2018 to May 2019
Post-deployment activities
Summer 2019
Self assessment questionnaire
File 4.euav_self_assessment_questionnaire_en.xlsx