No Experience Peacebuilding and Fundraising Internship / Volunteer US NGO Jobs – Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG)


Job Title:    Peacebuilding and Fundraising
Internship / Volunteer

Organisation: Grassroots
Reconciliation Group (GRG)

Duty Station: 


About US:

The Grassroots
Reconciliation Group (GRG) is a U.S. founded non-profit organization that runs
innovative peacebuilding and livelihood projects for the reintegration of
former combatants of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and child soldiers. We
are looking for a proven project manager with field experience and visionary
ideas and who can take the lead in growing the organization. GRG projects bring
together former combatants and local community members to plan their own paths
to reintegration and reconciliation. This involves a broad range of locally
designed interventions, including livelihoods, agriculture, microfinance,
trauma counseling and support, community theater, and peacebuilding activities.


Job Summary:  The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) is
looking for an intern/volunteer to join our team in northern Uganda. GRG runs
innovative projects that seek to rebuild lives and promote reconciliation among
war-affected communities including refugees. This involves a broad range of
locally designed and culturally appropriate interventions, such as livelihoods,
microfinance, trauma counseling, community theatre, and reconciliation
activities. Working closely with our beneficiaries, GRG provides the overall
guidance as beneficiaries work hand-in-hand to achieve group and individual


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

research on fundraising prospects and grant opportunities.

grant proposals for foundation and other donor grants.

online fundraising campaigns through social media and crowdfunding sites.

in monitoring and evaluation of projects and maintaining the database.

GRG’s communication strategy through documentation, photo, video, website/blog
updates, newsletters, and engagement of different stakeholders.

other duties delegated to the intern/volunteer by the immediate supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

If a
candidate has particular skills (agriculture, psychology, microfinance, etc.),
GRG would be very happy to develop a placement making maximum use of these
skills and interests both in the field and at the office.

will also be a time where the Intern can work on his or her own research

Internship is mainly aimed at graduate students and/or professionals with a
background in conflict resolution, peace studies, psychology, or international
development, with a flair for social media and fundraising.

applicant must hold a Degree in international development, peace and conflict
studies, psychology, or a related field;

of sustainable development and conflict resolution;

cross-cultural communication skills;

writing and research skills;

and experience in grant writing;

design/update and multi-media skills a plus, including blogging and social
media marketing;

of northern Uganda and South Sudan a plus;

volunteer experience in developing or post-conflict context a plus.


NB: The internship
is unpaid (interns from abroad will be expected to cover their own flights and
living costs), but provides excellent field experience at a peace-building NGO
in a post-conflict setting in Africa. The Program Director will provide close
mentoring and professional development support.


Duration for
Internship: 6 months starting: Late-February or early March 2021. However,
alternative proposals (including different start dates or altered duration) may
be considered for exceptional candidates to be based in Gulu, northern Uganda.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should send an updated CV and cover letter to our Gulu office at


Deadline: 15th February 2021. Successful applicants will be contacted
directly for Zoom or Skype interviews.


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