JOBS/INTERNSHIPS

For each of the following job posts, submit your CV and bio, three reference letters (at least two from former supervisors), letter of motivation, LC1 introductory letter, and copies of certificates, academic records, and IDs to info@solidarityuganda.com. Copy in ann@solidarityuganda.com and regina@solidarityuganda.com.  We prefer electronic applications.

Indicate which post you are applying for in the subject line. Females and people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for all posts. Not every applicant will be contacted due to our limited capacity.
Deadline: Positions are open until filled.
Community Outreach Coordinator.

Duty Station: Wii Otem, Lira District.

Reports to: Programs Manager

Contract duration: Nine (9) months

Community Outreach Coordinator Job Description:

We are searching for a talented and professional Community Outreach Coordinator to maintain all community outreach activities. You will represent the company and work with the management team to develop and implement initiatives that increase company visibility within the surrounding community.

You will oversee the planning and implementation of outreach strategies and are primarily responsible for connecting people in the broader community by creating sponsorship agreements and cultivating relationships with businesses, individuals, and other relevant organizations.

You need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic and community-driven to take on this exciting role. This position requires someone equipped with a positive attitude and readiness to be a team player.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances and other communication opportunities.
  • Prepare an annual budget for community outreach activities.
  • Nurture new and old relationships with collaborative partners.
  • Schedule regular outreach exhibitions in the community and educate employees on community responsibility.
  • Prepare accurate records and reports on the goals of the fundraising plan.
  • Oversee a professional donor management system.
  • Assist in the organization of special events, including donor/volunteer appreciation events and other fundraising initiatives.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business or related fields.
  • Preferred experience of 1-3 years within non-profit fundraising or outreach activities.
  • Innovative and Entrepreneurial experience especially in the hospitality industry.
  • Outstanding written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong experience preparing reports.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic and positive attitude.
  • Strong knowledge of social media and other basic marketing platforms.
  • Detail-orientated with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time.

Human Resource Officer

Duty Station  : Kampala, with some time in Lira, or Lira with some time in Kampala

Reports to      : Executive Director

Job Summary:   The Human Resource Officer actively contributes to the accomplishment of Human Resources practices and objectives in managing the full employee life cycle from recruitment, induction to exit and also in providing administrative support in the day to day running of human resources activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect and organize input on HR processes and policies and participate in the review and update of various systems, manuals, guidelines, and tools.
  • Give HR support to the Staff when required
  • Place adverts for facilitating recruitment
  • Conduct background checks for selected candidates and mails out the candidate offer letter.
  • Prepares all documentation required for the new employee and arrange for employee’s orientation.
  • Assist to maintain HR records through a documented filing system based on “easy to retrieve” principle.
  • Render support in processing staff members’ contracts, entitlements and benefits in accordance with Staff Rules and established HR procedures
  • Ensure that all staff have done ethical training.
  • Responsible for updating, and reconciling all staff records/bills for Medical insurance.
  • Maintain personnel records in the office and data base, including maintenance of the attendance, overtime and leave records.
  • Facilitates for sign off of exit checklist by Supervisor, and other departments for employees leaving the organization.
  • Perform any other duty that may be required from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or Additional relevant experience and completion of HR certification or courses, may substitute for some education.
  • At least two years of experience in HR, preferably with an International or local organization and good knowledge of HR best practices and standards.
  • Experience with and knowledge of employment laws, regulations, policies, principles, concepts, and practices. Good understanding of the local labor law.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Skills in database management and record keeping.
  • Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills, and adaptive to assist where most needed
  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to gather and analyze information skillfully
  • Impeccable accountability, transparency, and honesty
  • Timeline:
  • Three month probationary period is paid, with contracts further negotiated thereafter.

IT OFFICER

Responsibilities will include:

  • Support the staff of Action Alliance , as well as assisting daily operations of the IT infrastructure including but not limited to software installation and upgrades, system builds, creating network, connectivity issues, support tools, and other MIS systems.
  • Maintain organizational databases for assigned project sites while ensuring that all data is secure and also maintain confidentiality and integrity of such data
  • Manage all ICT equipment and electronic communication devices, facilitating repairs and maintenance of ICT equipment,
  • Prepare periodic (monthly) ICT reports that feed into the regional IT report operations while providing an update on the status of IT services in the organization and also organizing ICT related trainings, as well as providing general end user and desktop support which are critical to the operations of Action Alliance
  • Assist in the management and mitigation of risks associated with Information and Communications Technology. Such risks are in the areas of connectivity failures, safety of IT assets, safety of organization and user data, disasters affecting IT services both natural and manmade, misuse of internet and email facilities by staff that leads to loss of productive hours and inadequate bandwidth.
  • Provide maintenance and security of all network systems, servers, computers, and all other ICT related equipment.
  • Provide day-to-day guidance and management on technical activities for other IT associates, interns in central office and field sites, organize and train staff on computer care, usage and new technologies and proactively engage with end-users and user training experience and resources
  • Work in close collaboration with the Global IT allies to maintain a secure network, identify and recommend any change in IT that might be required to improve organization performance
  • Test systems and applications including installations and repairs of operating systems (Win/7/8/10, Ubuntu Linux), Office suite packages (MS Office/OpenOffice/LibreOffice), network monitoring and other software applications
  • Maintain and regularly update thorough documentation relating to the network configuration and its administration, update/register inventory of all computer equipment including software used in all sites.
  • Provide quick response to users’ requests for help, diagnose problem, provide resolution to staff using email, phone, remote access software or in-person when available and also how to avoid the same issue in the future and how to troubleshoot issues for themselves
  • Ensure that users’ systems are ready and able to accomplish the goals of the user, including connecting to all centrally provided tools and services
  • Manage and implement a data backup system with standard procedures and ensure all precautions are taken concerning sensitive information
  • Maintain updates of antivirus software on all computers for protection and follows the standard maintenance check list for periodic checks of machines
  • Efficient management of IT resources from purchase to end of life phase with proper documentation and control IT budget in areas of hardware purchase and deployment, hardware maintenance, connectivity costs, software purchase and maintenance etc
  • Monitors proper implementation of Action Alliance ltd ICT Policy and document and update technology policies and procedures
  • Other duties as may arise from time to time and as may be assigned to the employee.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • University degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related technology degree is preferred;
  • At least 2 years of working experience with extensive knowledge in networking, system administration, computer maintenance and user support or directly related training
  • LAN administration experience, system administration, including maintenance and installation of all network equipment including switches, routers, gateways, firewalls
  • Trainings on advanced/specialized computer applications such as cisco CCNA/CCNP, MCSE or other certifications/trainings in Information Technology are advantages
  • Experience in other desktop, web based software and tools, email systems, open source, customized applications are all advantages
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, rigorous, self-motivated, strong sense of responsibility, ability to work independently
  • Must be able to work in a cross cultural environment. Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisor and staff on a regular basis.
  • Strength and discipline to refuse requests and temptations to cheat, abuse the policies of the organization and/or government regulations.
  • Strong analytical ability to resolve complex technical issues in addition to effective communication and customer care skills
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

Timeline:

Three month probationary period is paid, with contracts further negotiated thereafter.

Duty Station:

This position is based in Central Uganda and will require up to 50%

of time spent traveling within the region

Job Title:      Chef (Two positions available)

Reports to: Community Centre Manager

Duty Station: Wii Otem Centre for Resistance and Alternatives, Lira district

Job Description

We are looking for two (2) Chefs to join our team and prepare delicious meals for our team.

Chef responsibilities include studying recipes, setting up menus and preparing high-quality dishes. You should be able to delegate tasks to kitchen volunteers to ensure meals are prepared in a timely manner. Also, you should be familiar with sanitation regulations. If you have experience in the preparation of both local and continental cuisine plus the ability to prepare rare native Ugandan dishes and innovative fusion dishes, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, you’ll prepare and deliver a complete menu that delights our guests.

Responsibilities

  • Set up the kitchen with cooking utensils and equipment, like knives, pans and kitchen scales
  • Study each recipe and gather all necessary ingredients
  • Cook food in a timely manner
  • Delegate tasks to kitchen staff
  • Inform wait staff about daily specials
  • Ensure appealing plate presentation
  • Supervise kitchen team and assist as needed
  • Slightly modify recipes to meet customers’ needs and requests (e.g. reduce salt, remove dairy)
  • Monitor food stock and place orders
  • Check freshness of food and discard out-of-date items
  • Experiment with recipes and suggest new ingredients
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations within the kitchen area
  • Other duties as may arise from time to time and as may be assigned to the employee

Requirements

  • At least one year’s proven work experience as a Chef or Cook
  • Hands-on experience with various kitchen equipment
  • Advanced knowledge of culinary, baking and pastry techniques
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to remain calm and undertake various tasks
  • Excellent time management abilities
  • Up-to-date knowledge of cooking techniques and recipes
  • Familiarity with sanitation regulations
  • At least Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering preferred

Timeline:

Three month probationary period is paid, with contracts further negotiated thereafter.

Job Title: Community Centre Manager

Duty Station: Wii Otem Centre for Resistance and Alternatives, Lira district

Duties and Responsibilities.

The Community Centre Manager will perform the following duties and undertake the following responsibilities in a professional manner:

  • Plan, implement, oversee, and develop all for-profit and non-profit ventures at Wii Otem Centre for Resistance and Alternatives;
  • Work in collaboration with staff based at the center to implement programs;
  • Coordinate logistics for trainings, workshops, meetings, functions, and other events taking place at Wii Otem Centre for Resistance and Alternatives;
  • Draft, edit, monitor, and evaluate relevant budgets;
  • Coordinate the centre calendar and the various organizations, groups, and individuals that may be based at Wii Otem from time to time;
  • Develop and sustain a volunteer system for the centre;
  • Develop hospitality businesses and other social ventures at the centre;
  • Handle basic bookkeeping with support from the accountant and other financial staff;
  • Represent Wii Otem Centre in the local and national community;
  • Report monthly to the director(s) on the programmatic and financial condition of Wii Otem Centre;
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements.

  • A minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration, Hospitality or related course.
  • At least one year of /considerable professional experience in the hospitality industry (and ideally, with start-up businesses)
  • Experience with community organizing, and mobilizing for social justice and change.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to apply innovative thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and implement best practices and processes affecting multiple technical specialties to achieve rapid, consistent and high quality outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills. Northern Uganda language skills (specifically Lango, Acholi) advantageous.

Timeline:

Three month probationary period is paid, with contracts further negotiated thereafter.

Women are especially encouraged to apply.


Solidarity Uganda welcomes INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS as well. Share your CV with us.

Interns and volunteers enjoy a wide variety of experiences and have the opportunity to learn more about social change work. People of all origins are encouraged to apply.

For more information, contact us!