This is an interesting position, as the EU Aid Volunteer will work with 3 different organisations, advising and supporting them in marketing activities. These organisations have been implementing activities for many years and all of them have full or part time employees who can guide and support the volunteer. While working with one of the organisations, additionally a local Estonian employee will help to plan and conduct the activities, therefore the position is suitable for a person with previous marketing skills, but not necessary with the knowledge about marketing in Africa, as work-related guidance and support is available locally. Volunteer will take occasional short trips to Gulu to support the tailoring activities of women with disabilities working there. The guidance and support regarding the trip will be provided by the hosting organisation.
The EU Aid Volunteer will work in 3 different organizations. 2 days in a week at KDI, 1 day in a week at Trust Future, 1 day in a week at Kifad and one day in a week according to the choice of volunteer. As the tasks are similar in all three organizations, the EU Aid Volunteer can combine several activities, for example while looking for market for the products. Moreover, as every organization has its strengths and weaknesses, the volunteer can bring skills learned from one organization to other organizations and vice versa. Such setting would provide the organizations a good chance to learn from each other.
The EU Aid Volunteer does not have to fulfill all the proposed tasks, as these are the guidelines and suggestions for possible activities. The tasks will be chosen according to the strengths of the volunteer and the specific needs of the organization of that specific moment. The tasks might change due to the changes in organization’s activities at the time of implementation of the project.
Operational details & security context
Volunteers and staff can enjoy Kampala and its surroundings, depending on the location where they find themselves. Volunteers must follow basic safety rules to ensure their security.
UPA will share before and at the very beginning of the project security a 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...).
The volunteers will receive training and advices regarding the security before and during the project.