Junior EU Aid Volunteers – Gender Issues (Fresh Graduate Jobs) – European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO)

Organisation: The
European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The Directorate-General for
European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), formerly
known as the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office, is the European
Commission’s department for overseas humanitarian aid and for civil protection.
The European Union has been the second largest donor of humanitarian assistance
since 2000. For humanitarian aid, the Commission works with about 200 operational
partners, including United Nations agencies, the Red Cross/ Crescent movement
and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Humanitarian Aid is channeled
impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group,
religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.
About Project:
ECHO is implementing a local
project called Women and Girl Child Development Association (WEGCDA) which works
towards addressing issues that have adversely affected Women and Girl child
involvement in the development process. The impediments to women and girl child
involvement range from social, economic, cultural as well as political sphere
that comprise of elements such as domestic violence and abuse, poverty,
unemployment, high literacy rates, early marriages and inadequate awareness
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Awareness raising and advocacy
  • Advocating
    for rights of women and girls for equal treatment at various levels
    starting from the local lower administration to national level through
    radio talk shows and other media platforms
  • Attending
    conferences, meetings and workshops
  • Conducting
    sensitization/awareness creation workshops in the local communities
Education support tasks: Teaching basic reading and writing skills to
women and girls through their small community groups
Communication tasks:
  • Developing
    Information, Educational Materials like flyers, magazines and newsletter
    for the project
  • Updating
    the project social networks like the facebook and the website
Project management and Human
Resources tasks:
  • Fundraising
    for the project activities through proposal writing and other sources
  • Conducting
    organizational capacity assessments in the various aspects like human
  • Carrying
    out research for informing the planning process for the project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • Project
    management (including monitoring and evaluation) and administration skills
  • Communications
    (including visibility, public relations and advocacy)
  • Gender
  • Child
  • Livelihoods
  • Legal
  • Organizational
    development and capacity building
  • Community-based
  • Adaptability,
    autonomy, good relational
  • Resilient
    and flexible
  • Possess
    basic computer skills
  • Basic
    knowledge on Gender related issues
  • Keen
    interest in community based development
  • Creativity
    and innovativeness
  • Ready
    to interact with local communities
  • Ready
    to lead basic life
  • Project
    management skills
  • Communication
    skills and interest
  • Fluent
    in English
  • Autonomy,
    flexibility, adaptation
NB: The candidate for EU
Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third country national who is a
long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates  are encouraged to
apply online by clicking on the link below and following instructions.
Deadline: 1st March 2018
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