No Experience Project Support field Volunteer Swiss Non-profit Jobs – Seeds

Organization: Seeds
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Seeds is a nonprofit
organization based in Switzerland, with presence in Spain and France aimed at
improving the living conditions and prospects of families living below the
poverty line by enabling access to financial resources and capacity building to
village women. Through the formation of community-managed Village Savings and
Loans Associations, women are taught to save and lend money to each other at an
agreed-upon interest rate, in order to enable them to develop income-generating
activities.
Job Summary:  The Uganda Project Support field Volunteer
works in Mbale, Uganda, under the supervision of the field manager and in
cooperation with Seeds various local partners. He/She will be responsible for
supporting the partners in the development of their project/business, managing
aspects of the projects related to financial records and reporting, and
researching partnership expansion possibilities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project Management
  • Tasked with the development of an income-generating activity (a
    tailoring business) with a women’s community group:
  • Support the project development: coordinating/supervising the
    tailoring space construction works, the tailoring training and, most
    importantly, the set-up of the tailoring business
  • Provide capacity building on business management, provide advice on
    the organization of the production and, especially, marketing.
Support &
development of Village Savings and Loans Association groups (community based
micro-finance approach):
  • Support the (4) projects development: supervise the training of our
    local partners’ staff, supervise the quality of their work, measure the
    social impact of the developed microfinance groups, evaluate options of
    program’s growth
  • Provide capacity building on records keeping and financial
    management of the project
Support the
creation of a microfinance institution (Credit Cooperative):
  • Support the creation during the trainings of the credit
    cooperative’s board and the implementation of the credit cooperative’s
    structure.
  • Support the development of the credit cooperative through technical,
    financial, and all other necessary support.
Research
  • Project expansion: Explore feasibility of new local partnership
    possibilities encompassing microfinance solutions.
  • Conduct studies and informal audit related to all sections of those
    potential new partnerships.
  • Demographic and geographic data: Collect data about the region such
    as population, district map, and other useful indicators
  • Other activities as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: The volunteer would be a highly motivated,
flexible self-starter who can successfully work cross-cultural and possess the
following qualifications:
  • Education in and/or experience with project management
  • Knowledge of micro-finance is an advantage
  • English fluency
  • Ability to work independently and to be proactive
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to identify needs and priorities and respond accordingly
  • Willingness to live in basic living conditions
How to Apply:
Please submit your
CV and cover letter to: hr@seeds-ngo.org
Deadline: 10th July 2018
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