Street Child Social Enterprise Volunteer Jobs in Uganda

Street Child Social Enterprise Volunteer Jobs in Uganda


Street Child is a charity dedicated to empowering some of the most vulnerable children in the world by giving them the chance to go to school, and giving their families the sustainable means to keep them there.

121 million school-aged children are currently out of education worldwide, mainly in the world’s poorest, most fragile and disaster-hit countries.

Millions more children are in school but failing to learn. Street Child recognizes that the barriers to education are complex and interlinked, and our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihoods support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s learning crisis.

We are looking for people with relevant experience to undertake a voluntary entrepreneurial role. Street Child Commercial was established in Sierra Leone in 2011 as a unique fundraising stream whereby a series of shops and café bars create a sustainable source of profit which is re-invested in our projects in the country.

Street Child Commercial is now seeking new avenues for expansion and growth of profits in both existing and new enterprises in Sierra Leone and Uganda.

Responsibilities will include –

  • Researching new market opportunities
  • Assessing the commercial viability of potential new enterprise projects
  • Analysing the profitability of existing enterprises and seeking opportunities for growth
  • Developing and implementing viable expansion plans alongside the local management team
  • You will have the opportunity to shape your own experience according to your skills, knowledge and goals. This is a unique chance to make a difference to the organisation and its aim to empower children through education.

    Person Specification

  • A business related degree with a strong academic record
  • Experience working on a social enterprise is preferred but not essential
  • Highly self-motivated and proactive, with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to thrive in a start-up environment
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to plan and
    implement plans in a structured manner
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent English, both oral and written
  • Independent and able to make decisions with little guidance
  • Ability to be flexible and to work outside of your specific duties when needed, have fun and laugh along with a sometimes unpredictable environment
  • An interest in Africa, international affairs and/or international development would be of benefit.

    Terms

  • The successful applicant must be prepared to live and work in austere conditions when required, and to travel independently to urban, rural and remote project sites.
  • The applicant must be able to manage his or her work plan and report regularly to the team on progress, and will be considered a valued member of the team.
  • A fundraising commitment will be required of the successful applicant, for which support will be provided by Street Child EU staff. Flights and food are at the applicant’s own expense. Accommodation will be provided by Street Child at a fixed cost, and will require sharing rooms with another volunteer of any gender. A detailed breakdown of costs and expenses will be provided for those applicants selected for interview.
  • Whilst this is initially a voluntary role, for applicants with relevant experience who have the ability to add strategic value, there is potential to attain a more permanent position with the organisation.

    How to Apply:

    Application Process

  • Please send your cover letter and CV to intvol-eu@street-child.co.uk.** outlining your experience, interest in the placement and availability. By 1st October, 2018

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