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. 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.

 

Eastern Regional Coordinator

Responsibilities will include:

  • Help community organisers and eastern allies develop unique and cost effective training
    systems, community organizing networks, and campaigns.
  • Facilitate at least one training per month on movement building and community
    organizing skills
  • Conduct at least five one on one coaching sessions (by phone or in person) for Action
    Alliance trainees and partners per week and provide the team with any useful training
    materials and expertise.
  • Make at least one training visit to an allied community each month.
  • Handle all matters relating to community organizing and building people power
    throughout the coordinator’s region
  • Plan and conduct at least one fundraising event per year
  • Seek additional funding for continuation on the coordinator’s post
  • Submit monthly reports, concept notes and accountabilities in a timely manner
  • Organize activists, organisers and change agents to act accordingly to enhance social
    justice and social change in any community
  • Report to and communicate regularly with direct supervisor(s)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements

  • University degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • At least two years of professional experience delivering programs in a humanitarian or social change context.
  • Experience with community organizing, and mobilizing for social justice and change at
    grassroots level.
  • 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.
  • Experience developing, resourcing and leading budgets, and complex projects spanning
    multiple technical specialties.
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills. Eastern Uganda language skills advantageous.

Timeline

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

Duty Station: This position is based in Eastern Uganda and will require up to 50%
of time spent traveling within the region.

 

Central  Regional Coordinator

Responsibilities will include:

  • Help community organisers and central allies develop unique and cost effective training systems, community organizing networks, and campaigns.
  • Provide oversight to affiliated chapters within the region
  • Facilitate at least one training per month on movement building and community  organizing skills
  • Conduct at least five one on one coaching sessions (by phone or in person) for Action Alliance trainees and partners per week and provide the team with any useful training materials and expertise.
  • Make at least one training visit to an allied community each month.
  • Handle all matters relating to community organizing and building people power throughout the coordinator’s region
  • Plan and conduct at least one fundraising event per year
  • Seek additional funding for continuation on the coordinator’s post
  • Submit monthly reports, concept notes and accountabilities in a timely manner
  • Organize activists, organisers and change agents to act accordingly to enhance social justice and social change in any community
  • Report to and communicate regularly with direct supervisor(s)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements

  • University degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • At least two years of professional experience delivering programs in a humanitarian or social change context.
  • Experience with community organizing, and mobilizing for social justice and change at grassroots level.
  • 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.
  • Experience developing, resourcing and leading budgets, and complex projects spanning multiple technical specialties.
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills. Central Uganda language skills advantageous.

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.

Rapid Response Coordinator

Responsibilities will include:

  • To oversee Action Alliance activities pertaining to rapid response of human rights violations and attend related meetings on behalf of Action Alliance.
  • Conduct at least 1 (one) training each month organized by and as fit on behalf of Action Alliance, especially pertaining to rapid response teams and solidarity support groups. (These trainings may include unconventional modules like recruitment, community fundraising, human rights documentation, engaging authorities, rapid response checklist training, etc.)
  • Form and support rapid response teams and solidarity support groups.
  • Organize activists, organizers and change agents to act accordingly to enhance social justice and social change in any community.
  • Quarterly Reporting on the activities carried out in the region to the director(s)
  • Write work plans, concept notes and activity reports in a timely manner.
  • Plan and conduct at least 1 fundraising event per year.
  • Engage potential supporters and funders of rapid response programming.
  • Conduct at least 5 (five) one on one coaching sessions (by phone or in person) for Action Alliance trainees and partners per week and provide the team with any useful training materials and expertise.
  • Rapidly coordinate allies for support, including legal, medical, psychosocial, media, and solidarity support, to victims of human rights abuses on an as-needed basis.
  • Develop and maintain a rapid response checklist.
  • Other duties as may arise from time to time and as may be assigned to the employee.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • University degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • At least two years of professional experience delivering programs in a humanitarian or social change context.
  • Experience with community organizing, and mobilizing for social justice and change at grassroots level.
  • 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.
  • Experience in developing, resourcing and leading budgets, and complex projects spanning multiple technical specialties.
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills. Central Uganda language skills advantageous.

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 across the country.

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


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!