Women’s Museum Coordinator Intern

Current available positions:

An extremely exciting opportunity has arisen for a volunteer to join our team to orchestrate the first women’s museum in East Africa. The aim of the museum is threefold,

  1. Educate and inspire about the gendered history of East Africa which is often unspoken about.
  2. Celebrate East African women in addition to highlight the existence and limitations of patriarchal values
  3. Generate income for WORI Uganda domestic violence shelter

The museum will focus on the everyday experience of women in East Africa, exploring culture such as languages, music, dance, hair, fashion, and cooking. As well informal and formal employment, famous women in East Africa and the colonial legacy examining how imperialism impacted women and society today. The museum will concentrate largely on stories, art and literature whilst exploring the success and limitations of women in East Africa.

This is a very exciting opportunity to be involved in the start of this exciting project. We are recruiting a coordinator to join our team at Women’s Rights Initiative Uganda, a women’s prosperity charity that aims to improve the lives of women. We are based in beautiful Jinja, in Eastern Uganda. We have many initiatives under way, from small-scale events to large funding applications. As WORI is a small, grass roots, Ugandan run charity our recruitment and fundraising ethos is extremely important. We aim to avoid creation of a narrative of victims that the western world is saving, whilst trying to engage with ideas of sharing skills and time, as well as telling the story of survivors in Uganda which, like every country, has good and bad aspects.

We are looking for the coordinator to join our team, this person will play a pivotal role in creation of the one of the kind museum. The individual will have a fantastic opportunity to gain experience and skills, and join an excellent team whilst being part of a truly exciting and monumental project. The position will have three main responsibilities

  1. Artefact and content curation 60%

Researching items and creating networks of expertise and other NGOs to tell original stories. Plan the content of the museum, sections and components.

  1. Fundraising 25%

Locating and applying to grants, creating online fundraising and presence, working with team on proposals.

  1. Project management 15%

Working with team in Uganda and Scotland to organise multiple aspects of the project and ideas. The coordinator will work with the team to manage the timeline, budget and overall organisation of the project.

The ideal candidate will have a university degree from a relevant discipline and project management experience. Preferably, the candidate will have some museum curation and/or fundraising experience. They must share WORIs values of gender equality, sustainable development and responsible fundraising. They must have excellent research and communication skills. Most importantly the candidate must have a friendly and hard working attitude, have great initiative and work in a multi-cultural team in potentially challenging conditions (e.g. power outages etc.).

 

The position is for a minimum of three months full time and we ask that at least three weeks of this are spent in Uganda and preferably more. Unfortunately, WORI is not able to provide financial support for the coordinator due to limited funding in the charity. Although we are very happy to try and support you in securing a grant if needed. We would also ask that you cover your own costs of flights, visa and accommodation. Living costs vary depending on your lifestyle, but we are in cooperation with a cheap and friendly home stay where are volunteers normally stay, for $60 (US) a week including 2 meals per day and washing

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Intern
WORI is an NGO based in beautiful Jinja, Eastern Uganda. Jinja is an excellent place to live and is a great base to travel to other regions of Uganda and East Africa. WORI’s greatest goal is to ensure that the lives of women, youths and children improve every. Working in Uganda will provide the intern with an excellent opportunity to learn about women’s rights, program development, fundraising (in greater detail), people and their culture and give a bigger insight of how impactful your knowledge and skills can be towards community work in Uganda.
We are looking for an intern to join our team: the intern will volunteer for 2-3 months from September to November 2017 although those seeking a longer internship are very welcome to get in touch (women.r.i@gmail.com).
This internship will focus approximately 70% of the time on reproductive health where the intern will focus on raising awareness about cervical cancer through trainings by providing useful information packs and education materials that will facilitate health education to increase risk perception, improve women’s attitudes towards screening for cervical cancer and address the fears held by the women, regarding the screening process. This will ultimately increase the intention to screen for cervical cancer, enabling prevention, treatment and care for those diagnosed with cancer. Also, the intern will be responsible for resource mobilizing for the organization of screening services for the intended women. The main responsibilities of the intern will be to:

  •  Plan and implement training programmes
  •  Develop other cervical cancer education packs
  •  Facilitate relationships with local communities and medical centers
  • Involve in fundraising/Resource Mobilization for Program Activities  Undertake any other tasks as may be assigned

The ideal candidate should have at least two years of university experience from any related discipline. They must share WORIs values of gender equality and sustainable development. Applicants must have also have a friendly and hardworking attitude, good communication skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural team in potentially challenging conditions (e.g. power outages etc.).

Unfortunately, WORI is not able to provide financial support for the internship, and so we will ask applicants to meet some fees catering for their overall costs in Uganda. It is within our policy that each interested applicant pays for Application fee, Host home fees, Program fees and Airport Pick-Up. These costs (Host home fees and Program fees) are dependent on duration of intern’s stay.

We would also ask that each candidate covers their own costs of flights, health insurance, visa and accommodation. Applicants should also have some extra money for their personal interests, depending on their lifestyle.
For any other enquiries, please write us at women.r.i@gmail.com. Thanks.

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Social Media and Photography Intern

WORI is an NGO based in beautiful Jinja, Eastern Uganda. Jinja is an excellent place to live and is a great base to travel to other regions of Uganda and East Africa. WORI’s greatest goal is to ensure that the lives of women, youths and children improve every other day. Working in Uganda will provide the intern with an excellent opportunity to learn about the people and their culture, most pressing needs, and give you a bigger insight of how impactful your knowledge and skills can be towards community work in Uganda.

We are looking for an online fundraising, photography and social media intern to join our team and work with us for 2-3 months in Uganda this September to November 2017 although those seeking a longer internship are very welcome to get in touch (women.r.i@gmail.com). The intern will work (approximately 60% of their time) online and the rest of the time be involved in taking field activity pictures of projects to fundraise for, as well as updating our social media platforms and website. The main responsibilities of the intern will be to:

  • Design a Work-Plan to implement activities to be done
  • Update WORI’s Website and Social Media Pages
  • Fundraise for Sustainability of Program Activities and Resources
  • Undertake any other related tasks as may be assigned

The ideal candidate should at least have two years of higher College or University experience in any related disciplines. They must share WORI’s values of gender equality and sustainable development. Applicants must have also have a friendly and hardworking attitude, have great initiative, good communication skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural team in potentially challenging conditions (e.g. power outages etc.).

Unfortunately, WORI is not able to provide financial support for the internship, and so we will ask applicants to meet some fees catering for their overall costs in Uganda. It is within our policy that each interested applicant pays for Application fee, Host home fees, Program fees and Airport Pick-Up. These costs (Host home fees and Program fees) are dependent on duration of intern’s stay.

We would also ask that each candidate covers their own costs of flights, health insurance, visa and accommodation. Applicants should also have some extra money for their personal interests, depending on their lifestyle.
For any other enquiries, please write us at women.r.i@gmail.com. Thanks.