2 Fresher Shelter Depot Social Innovation Assistant NGO Jobs – ALIGHT

Job Title:  Shelter Depot Social Innovation Assistant (2 Fresher Job Vacancies)  

Organisation: ALIGHT

Duty Station: Nakivale and Bidi Bidi, Uganda

Salary Scale:  UGX 1,000,000 /= (Gross P/Month)


About Organisation:

ALIGHT, formerly the American Refugee Committee (ARC), is an international non-profit, non-sectarian organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last 40 years. In 2011, Alight helped nearly 2.5 million people get essential services to regain their health and take back control of their lives. Alight works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to communities of refugees and internally displaced persons in seven countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, including Iraq, Kosovo, and in the Darfur region of Sudan and is currently providing for emergency relief and recovery in Haiti. Alight provides shelter, clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection to help survivors of war and natural disasters to rebuild their lives with dignity, health care, security and self-sufficiency.


Job Summary:  This position will be ultimately Every Shelter’s “Point of Contact” for Adapt and Innovation activities in each settlement. This position will work closely with the Social Innovation Lead as well as the Program and Operations Assistants who will be project managing the work from Kampala.


This role will implement required activities from idea briefs, work on specific pilots, collect data, conduct stakeholder interviews, and report findings to required Every Shelter staff and personnel. Using data drawn from pilots, this coordinator will help the Social Innovation Lead and other team members make recommendations for store adaptations, product innovations, and work-for-credit modifications leading to increased store effectiveness, impact, profitability, and performance.



Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Development and Implementation

  • Work closely with Every Shelter leadership to coordinate and implement project pilots, gather information to inform pilots, and communicate with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Work closing with Every Shelter leadership in the development of implementation timetables, work plans, and strategies.
  • Collaborate with the Every Shelter team to update idea briefs as appropriate.
  • Conduct assessments of pilot participants and report the findings legibly and clearly to Every Shelter leadership.
  • Assist in key project assessments, data analysis, and data protection, to ensure project success.
  • Collect human interest stories on the progress/achievements and impact of the pilot project.
  • Testing and exploring prototypes, innovations and pilots by engaging community members and supporting various stages of the process.


  • Communication with Every Shelter leadership
  • Ensure Every Shelter leadership are fully briefed on all Shelter Depot program developments and have ample opportunity to input and guide program development. This will include regular progress reports to Every Shelter leadership, weekly evening virtual calls with Every Shelter US staff, and regular photo and video updates.
  • Communication with NGO partners
  • Serve as an in-settlement focal point for development of partnerships that are part of the work-for-credit or relevant pilot project aspects of programming.
  • Clearly communicate Shelter Depot programmatic goals to partners and navigate the path forward for joint programming.
  • Communication with OPM, UNHCR, and other governing bodies in the settlement
  • Carefully and strategically engage with OPM, UNHCR, and other partners in the settlement to advance the interests of Shelter Depot and Every Shelter.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Must be fluent in English (written and spoken). Fluency in primary languages used in-settlement is required.
  • Experience working with OPM, UNHCR and other partners.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Extremely self-motivated and able to stay on task with remote supervision.
  • A team player who can work well with others and lead by example.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel as needed around the settlement.
  • Ability to walk, squat, lift heavy objects, and tolerate the conditions associated with long days (inside and outside) at the Shelter Depot site.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 18th July 2024


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Date Posted 2024-07-04T16:36
Valid Through 2024-07-19T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization ALIGHT
Job Location Nakivale, Nakivale, Nakivale, 0256, Uganda

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