JOBS/INTERNSHIPS

Solidarity Uganda is a collective of trainers and consultants who teach and consult on civil resistance and social change. Our goal is to build a culture of resistance against oppression for a new Uganda. We focus on inspiration, education, and action. Without inspiration, oppressed peoples may remain idle.  Without education, they may use ineffective means of change (like violence) or fail to capitalize on their people power potential and without action, nothing will change.

To achieve this goal, one of the strategies employed was the establishment of Wii Otem Center for Resistance and Alternatives, a social enterprise that provides space for learning and development of skills through its free library and internet services, community events, in-house educational activities, and other gatherings, while at the same time providing a safe alternative space for community organizers, activists, progressive organizations, and Human Rights Defenders.

At the moment, we are looking for innovative and creative candidates to fill in the following vacancies at Wii Otem Center.

For  the following job post, 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.
Eastern Region coordinator

Duty Station  : Mbale with many field visits across the eastern region

Reports to : Programs Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

Help community organizers and central allies develop unique and cost effective training systems, community organizing networks, and campaigns.

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 Solidarity Uganda 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, organizers 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

Requirements

Experience in community organizing and mobilization of at least a year

A Bachelor’s’ Degree in Social Works, Public administration or related field is an added advantage

Self-driven/motivated and able to work with minimal supervision

Should be result-oriented

Strong communication skills both written and oral presentation skills

Timeline:

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

Deadline is 4th December, 2019.

National Land Defense League Coordinator

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

Reports to      : Head of Organizing

Background

In 2018, members of land protection campaigns across the country converged at the site of a land grab in Awei, Alebtong District to launch what they dubbed the National Land Defense League (NLDL) – a farmer-led movement against impunity and corruption in land governance. The NLDL declared mingled millet from millet flour (Kalo) as the national symbol for campaign and the movement and urged victims of political elites and businessmen trying to grab land to prepare a meal of Kalo and invite the their neighbors to come together and discuss their plans of action. A campaign was done in October 2018; a campaign 234-people from Appa-Amuru District in Northern Uganda started the campaign by occupying the United Nations office in Gulu for 33 days. During this time, NLDL chapters across Uganda raised contributions of foodstuffs from their communities to send to the occupiers. Instances of militarism and violence have drastically decreased in Apaa, Amuru District since the occupation. In September, 2019 where the National Action platform comprising of all Chapters across the countries organized a Land protection Caravan to mobilize and scale up of the NLDL in Uganda.

It’s on this background that Solidarity Uganda seeks the expertise of an energetic and passionate individual to coordinate the work of this movement in Uganda now.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Work with immediate supervisor and line supervisors to provide insight to the National Land Defense League Committee

Scale up the membership of the NLDL movement.

Plan and implement NLDL activities to support the sustainable management of land as identified in regional strategies and plans

Monitor possible land grabbing threats in specified regions and plan and implement surveillance operations

Establish and maintain close working relationships with internal and external regional contacts like local authorities, land owners and consultants

Facilitate the transfer of knowledge to communities to enhance awareness of sustainable land management through monthly trainings on land policies, land reforms and land tenure security

Write and submit monthly reports and accountabilities on NLDL activities, to line supervisors

Attend appropriate land seminars, conferences and other events

Coordinate fundraising activities; maintain social media and coordinate the various NLDL chapters.

Develop and implement recruitment strategies for the NLDL chapter members

Any other duties as assigned

Required qualifications and key behaviors

Bachelor’s degree in Laws, Social Sciences or any relevant field

Experience in community organizing, mobilization and campaigns for at least a year

Experience in fundraising from civil society

Experience in capacitating members in leadership

Self-driven/motivated and able to work with minimal supervision

Should be result-oriented

Good communication skills both written and oral presentation skills

Writing skills(required in report writing)

Timeline:

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

Deadline is 15th November, 2019.


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!