Entry Level Technical Support Volunteer – Seeds ~ Ugandan Jobline Jobs

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Organisation:
Seeds

Duty
Station:
  Uganda

Active since
2013, Seeds NGO was created in Switzerland with the aim of supporting
development projects in developing countries, and more specifically in the
Eastern Region of Uganda since 2014. The targeted projects are initiatives
linked to microfinance and social enterprise. The projects can be grouped into
3 categories. The first and main activity of Seeds is the creation of Village
Savings Loans Associations (VSLA). Secondly, Seeds is also supporting the
creation of new and the improvement of already existing financial cooperatives.
Finally, Seeds is also supporting small Income-Generating Activities (IGA) in
the region.

Seeds’s
methodology is centered around the principle of sustainability. As such, its
projects are always implemented in coordination with a local partner community
organisation, based in the area of implementation. By providing
capacity-building as well as financial support, Seeds accompanies the projects
until they reach complete autonomy. 
Seeds-NGO is
divided between a team based in Europe and a field team based in Uganda. Both teams
are composed of energetic and committed individuals working on a voluntary
basis. However, the field team is coordinated by a national professional
Projects Coordinator. He/She oversights and is responsible for the management,
planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all the projects in the
field. In parallel, Seeds NGO is looking for a Technical Support Volunteer who
can work closely with the Project Coordinator in the development of Seeds
Credit Cooperative project in the Sironko District. He/She will travel
frequently to selected villages (project sites) and is expected to also work
closely with the team based in Europe, Seeds’s partner organisation in Uganda
(N.E.W. Foundation), government officials, other national and International Volunteers
who might come to the field for a certain period of time. He/She will work
directly under Seeds Board of Directors.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

·      
Developing the necessary strategic planning for
the Credit Cooperative

·      
Planning the necessary financial support for the
development of the Credit Cooperative

·      
Implementing the necessary activities for the
development of the Credit Cooperative

·      
Supervising the training given to the members of
the Credit Cooperative and when possible procuring those training directly
his/herself

·      
Be Seeds-NGO’s focal point with the Credit
Cooperative with N.E.W. Foundation as well as with local government officials
and community leaders, and as such ensure that all decisions and carried-out
activities are taken and done with the approval of all actors.

·      
Monitoring and evaluating all activities carried
out by Seeds field team of volunteers, N.E.W. Foundation as well as by the
members of the Credit Cooperative themselves, whereas those activities are
financed by Seeds or not.

·      
Supporting Seeds’s activities regarding other
projects, especially regarding projects which also imply Credit Cooperatives.

·      
Making the payment of the different costs
related to the project,

·      
Keeping clear and transparent financial records.

·      
Reporting to Seeds Board of Directors by
maintaining regular direct contacts, through weekly calls and written reports.

·      
Reporting immediately to Seeds Board of
Directors any critical issue regarding the field activities.

·      
Supporting Seeds team in Europe by communicating
to them activity informations, including but not limited photographs, videos
and data from the field in order to communicate to Seeds network and donors.

·      
Maintaining good and professional relations with
N.E.W. Foundation, with the Credit Cooperative members as well as with local
government officials.

·      
Planning and managing the work of international
volunteers coming to the field and participating in this specific project.

·      
Assisting those volunteers with any technical
support they might need to carry-out the assigned tasks.

·      
Other Activities as Required

Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·      
At least a post-secondary degree or equivalent

·      
At least 2 years of experience in business
development, and ideally in development of cooperative-type businesses.

·      
English fluency

·      
Capacity to work successfully across cultures

Reporting, Supervision and Performance Evaluation:

The Technical Support Volunteer will report
directly to Seeds NGO’s Board of Directors with the particular emphasis with
the specific Board member responsible for the field activities.

He/She will manage and work closely with the
international volunteers coming to the field. H
e/She will work closely and in coordination with
the Projects Coordinator regarding the development of Credit Cooperative
project as well as other projects if required.

Performance will be evaluated by the Board member
responsible for the field activities, in consultation with the rest of the
Board of Directors.

Please note:
As this is an unpaid position, the willingness and ability to work without
remuneration is required. Seeds NGO is only able to support the Technical
Support Volunteer with allowances for some of his/her costs of coming to Uganda
and living while in position as well as for all the costs associated to the
field activities. The candidates are also required to cover for their own
insurance while in country.

Please send
you CV and motivation letter to:

hr@seeds-ngo.org

Deadline: 3rd December 2019

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