Paid Volunteer (Social Worker/ Program Assistant) Jobs  – Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U)

Job Title:   Volunteer (Social Worker/ Program Assistant) No Experience Jobs   

Organisation: Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U), is a registered not for profit national network with a membership of more than 97 women organizations and individuals. The WHRDN-U, was founded in 2017 by women defenders to promote a feminist holistic approach integrating a gender perspective, focusing on building supportive networks and coordination among WHRDs from diverse social movements and causes in Uganda. Thereby building the capacity for protection of WHRDs, offering protection and emergency response for WHRDs at risk, and Advocacy for protection of WHRDs.


Job Summary:  The Volunteer will work closely with the Programs and Administration Support Officer WHRDN-U and should be willing to add value by offering relevant skills and experience to the growing organization The Volunteer will work closely with the Programs and Administration support Officer WHRDN-U and should be willing to add value by offering relevant skills and experience to the growing organization. The incumbent will gain experience in working with a national network and take part in promoting the rights and protection of WHRDs as well as raising the visibility of the violence and risks WHRDs face.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Administration Support

Day to day workplace management

  • Assist with maintaining proper filling and records systems.
  • Assist with handling incoming calls, receiving visitors, answering phone queries, direct calls to relevant staff.

Administrative operations

  • Assist with following up with resource persons and consultants.
  • Assist with following up with consultants/resource persons
  • Assist with scheduling and following up staff periodic planning meetings 4. Assist with liaising with the website focal person
  • Assist with scheduling staff activity debrief meetings
  • Assist with following up with staff reports including activity reports, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports
  • Assist with coordinating staff development sessions

Program Support

  • Assist with planning and organizing of program events
  • Assist with facilitating relevant trainings and workshops for WHRDs
  • Assist with writing activity reports
  • Any other duties assigned to you.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelors’ Degree from accredited University in any of the areas; Gender studies Mass communication, community psychology, social sciences, development studies, Political Sciences or any other related fields ∙
  • One year of experience with a Women rights or human rights organization
  • Evidence excellent writing and public speaking skills
  • Experience in organizing outreach activities and trainings
  • Must be people-oriented, sociable, approachable, socializing skills, out-going and dynamic and a team player
  • Experience in mobilizing and sensitizing communities
  • Must have worked on Gender Based Violence or Sexual Reproductive Health Rights
  • Confidence and ready to speak before large audiences and crowds ∙ Must believe in women’s rights and feminist values
  • Must be ready to work under pressure to meet deadlines and ability to multi-task (very desired)
  • Flexible, adaptable, and will to travel up country for field work
  • Demonstrate commitment feminism principles and end Violence Against Women and, human rights
  • Must have proven interest in reading and researching


NB: This is a paid volunteer position. ONLY female candidates are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters with detailed CVs indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors and addressed to the Executive Director and submitted to


Deadline: 30th May 2024


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Date Posted 2024-05-15T05:37
Valid Through 2024-05-31T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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