4 No Experience Community-based Volunteer NGO Jobs – Self Help Africa Uganda

Job Title:   Community Based Volunteer (4 No Experience Jobs)   

Organisation: Self Help Africa Uganda

Duty Station:  Acholi Region (2 Jobs) and Karamoja Region (2 Jobs), Uganda

Reports to: Market Development Manager


About US:

Self Help Africa (SHA) is an international NGO, dedicated to taking a business-like approach to reducing poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Headquartered in Ireland, with offices in the UK, the US and seven African countries, SHA focuses on agriculture and agribusiness as the engine of growth in Africa. Our approach is collaborative and market-based: although we see our primary clients as smallholder farmers in Africa, we work with all participants in agricultural value chains. With over 250 staff worldwide, and a global turnover of over €20m, SHA currently runs programmes on behalf of a range of organisations including the European Union, Irish Aid, the World Food Programme, Danida and the UK Department for International Development. SHA has an ambitious growth strategy to increase its global footprint and expand into new areas.


About Project:

The Market Oriented Rural Enterprise for Honey (MORE-Honey) in Uganda is a four-year project (August 2019 – July 2023) Jointly funded by DANIDA through the Danish Market Development Partnership (DMDP) and The project promotes commercially oriented partnerships which will contribute to the development of competitive honey and beeswax value chains, increased access to markets, creation of employment and provision of income opportunities for 2,000  men and women, including refugees, in four districts in the East Acholi and Northern Karamoja sub regions in Northern Uganda: Kitgum, Lamwo, Amudat and Nakapiripirit.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Building and mentorship of beekeepers on governance and leadership.
  • Conduct capacity building & mentorship in generally accepted practices on apiculture management (siting, production and record keeping)
  • Building and mentoring of beekeepers in processing of beeswax and propolis, harvesting and storage.
  • Capacity building and mentorship of bee- keepers in business skills and financial management
  • Establishing and training bee- keepers’ groups in Village Saving Loan Association (VSLA)_Saving with a Productive Purpose
  • Facilitating gender transformative trainings to bee- keepers’ groups through adopting the family life model as an approach
  • Capacity building and mentorship on household’s food planning and nutrition
  • Routine collection of data on apiculture and VSLA beneficiaries.
  • Routine monitoring and support supervision for apiculture and VSLA beneficiaries.
  • In charge of preparation of monthly and weekly work plans.
  • Preparation of project progress reports, case study and success stories
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The Community Based Volunteers should hold O-Level Certificates (6 Passes), a diploma or degree in agriculture, development studies and economics or statistics an added advantage
  • A minimum of one months’ experience in community development, mobilization, training, or facilitation, data collection, analysis and graphical representation and experience in running mini-surveys and database updating and cleaning
  • Knowledge of area local language
  • Ability to use Microsoft office software.
  • Must be willing to ride own bicycle
  • Knowledge of the local socio-economic environment
  • Must be a person with a good moral character in the local area.
  • The applicant must be a resident from the specified sub county/Parish and district where SHA operates
  • Working knowledge of Apiculture and VSLA Methodology is an added advantage.
  • Possession of a valid national identity card and a letter of recommendation from area Chairperson of L.C 1 is a MUST.


How to Apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter in an email to uganda@selfhelpafrica.net with the subject line ‘VOLUNTEER + your name’. Alternatively, you can submit your application by hand to the Operations and Finance Manager, Self Help Africa, Kalamu House 3rd floor, Plot 1B, Kira Road, P. O. Box 34429, Kampala, Uganda


Please do not send certificates at this stage. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Please note incomplete applications will not be considered for shortlisting.


Deadline: Friday 6th May 2022 at 5pm


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