World Action Fund Volunteer Position Jobs in Uganda
World Action Fund Volunteer Position Jobs in Uganda
World Action Fund a non-profit organisation working in Uganda and South Sudan, that shares a commitment to promote activities that contribute to the community’s well being, emergency aid and development programs.
Volunteers accomplish this by sharing their unique talents, skills, and knowledge, and by adapting to the challenges.
The Grant Writer is responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to grant-making organizations and will persuasively communicate WAF’s mission and programmes to potential funders.
The Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with granter contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.
Volunteers provide social, educational, recreational, and other services that enhance personal development and create links between the communities.You will prepare grant proposals, beginning by performing research and collaborating with prospect researchers.
To develop their proposals, grant writers familiarize themselves with WAF’s programmes, goals and financial needs.
After compiling all the information needed, you will compose and forward proposals to supervisor for approval.
We are in urgent need of the best fundraisers or grant writers in different fields of expertise in the following areas:
Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling and Treatment
Alternatives to Violence Training
HIV/AIDS Education Counseling Street Children
Inter-tribal conflict management and resolution
Human Trafficking and Enslavement
Vocational Skills Training
Emergency aid in conflict and drought resistance
Training on sanitary pads production
Support to Orphans and Volunerable Children
Improve Quality of Education: Building Private Primary School to support the needy (To start 2019)
Reproductive Health Rights for adolescents
Innovative enteprise to the youths
Old age support project
Responsible Parenting and Guidence
Support and rehabilitation of Disabilities
Community Health and Promotion
Construction and Rehabilitation of Schools and Health Facilities
Duration of work:
1-4 days a week, until the specified period signed elapses
We also welcome fundraisers or grant writers who can to work remotely and submit progress reports monthly
Motivation and Adventure: We have places for volunteers to visit wildlife species have relaxation in the game parks at their cost and we have negotiated rates with our partner click here
The organization is expected to ensure that you:Learn about the organization and its volunteer policies;
Get an orientation to the organization and training for your volunteer role;
Know the organization’s policy or protocol for handling complaints or any issues of concern;
Ask for and have regular reviews or evaluations of your performance;
Get guidance and support in your volunteer role;
Be reimbursed for all volunteer work-related expenses for the organization upon successful grant application
Will not be paid salary for this position until grants are accessed by the applicant
As a volunteer, you have the responsibility to:Be reliable and responsible;
Communicate any issues or concerns which are likely to affect your volunteer duties;
Do your duties as assigned and directed;
Work kinly with management to identify key areas to focus funding tasks
Manage relationships, follow up with donors and create partnerships with organisations
Accept guidance from the Volunteer Coordinator or supervisor;
Be willing to learn and participate in orientation, training programs, and meetings;
Research throughly new funding pneeds and other key donors, trusts, foundations, corporates
Understand the role of the paid staff, maintain a smooth working relationship with them and stay within the bounds of the volunteer role;
Create internal database of past, current and potential donors
Keep sensitive organizational information confidential;
Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources
Evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants
Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors
Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting
Work with Executive Director or WAF program team of fundraising to provide input for all written institutional materials.
Assist with other fundraising projects as requested
Comply with the policies and procedures of the organization.
Knowledge and Skills
Provable successful grant acquisition
Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors
Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
Strong editing skills
Attention to detail
Ability to meet deadlines
Knowledge of fundraising information sources
Knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies
Strong contributor in team environments
Skills and Qualification:
Strong academic background and experience
Experience in research and grant writing
Minimum of 3 years’ experience with grant writing and program management
Previous experience with non-profit fundraising
Experience working in deadline-driven environments
Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
Independent, self starter, independent worker, proactive and resourceful
Flexible and adaptable
Have interest in understanding and supporting to the development of the communities
The best successful applicant must be prepared to live and work in very basic conditions with limited access to electricity, running water and internet unless in town where most of the works are done.
Each volunteer will have to cover their own expenses for travels, vaccinations and visa.
In both countries Uganda and South Sudan daily costs e.g transport, feeding/refreshment is estimated US$ 10-20 and accommodation is US$30-50 this depends on particular location and project locations, these are rates within town.Detailed costs will be given when successful
We request the successful volunteers to fund-raise US$1000
As our projects depends on fund raised to support the activities.
Successful applicant will work together with one of our experienced fundraising mentors, We will avail all the information and material necessary to reach our fundraising targets as well as accompany and help the volunteer throughout in the fundraising process.
Experienced persons with strong committment and dynamic skills MUST apply, World Action Fund doesnt discriminate on gender, sex, religion, race, ethnicicty, disability.
NOTE: Any form of conniving or colluding with our staff will automatically disqualify your application
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should apply online by 31 March 2019
Kindly submit your covering letter and CV to Recruitment Team, World Action Fund: [email protected] detailing your skills, experience, interest in the volunteer work and availability.
Only CV/resume and cover letter are accepted, dont sent transcripts and any other reference documents
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