Street Child Volunteer Position as Social Enterprise Volunteer Jobs in Uganda

Street Child Volunteer Position as Social Enterprise Volunteer Jobs in Uganda


Location:
  • Sierra Leone and Uganda
    Dates:
  • Very Flexible
    Duration:
  • 4-12 weeks

    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 very basic conditions, 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.
  • Every volunteer has to cover their own costs for flights, vaccinations and visa. Once in country there is a fixed daily cost covering accommodation and any work related travel, ranging between 6€ and 12€, depending on the respective project.
  • A more detailed breakdown of costs and expenses will be provided for those applicants selected for an interview.
  • We ask all our volunteers to fundraise 1200€.
  • Our projects are only possible because of all the money we fundraise and this method has proven itself to be an effective tool to achieve a lasting impact of each volunteer’s time in their respective project.
  • To read more about why we ask for a fundraising commitment click here.
  • Every successful applicant will work together with one of our experienced fundraising mentors, who will provide all the information and material necessary to reach our fundraising goal as well as accompany and help the volunteer throughout every step in the fundraising process.

    How to Apply:

    Application Process

  • Please send your cover letter and CV to [email protected] outlining your experience, interest in the placement and availability.
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 15th January 2019

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