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Feb 2021 02

Peacebuilding and fundraising Internship/Volunteer at GRG in Gulu, Northern Uganda

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The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) is looking for an intern/volunteer to join our team in northern Uganda. GRG runs innovative projects that seek to rebuild lives, and promote reconciliation among war affected communities including refugees. This involves a broad range of locally designed and culturally appropriate interventions, such as livelihoods, microfinance, trauma counselling, community theatre, and reconciliation activities. Working closely with our beneficiaries, GRG provides the overall guidance as beneficiaries work hand-in-hand to achieve group and individual goals.

Duties and Responsibilities during internship includes:

  • Conducting research on fundraising prospects and grant opportunities.
  • Drafting grant proposals for foundation and other donor grants.
  • Running online fundraising campaigns through social media and crowd funding sites.
  • Assisting in monitoring and evaluation of projects and maintaining the data base.
  • Supporting GRG’s communication strategy through documentation, photo, video, website/blog updates, newsletters and engagement of different stakeholders.
  • If a candidate has particular skills (agriculture, psychology, microfinance, etc.), GRG would be very happy to develop a placement making maximum use of these skills and interests both in the field and at the office.
  • There will also be time where the Intern can work on his or her own research projects.
  • Any other duties delegated to the intern/volunteer by the immediate supervisor.

Requirements:

This Internship is mainly aimed at graduate students and/or professionals with a background in conflict resolution, peace studies, psychology, or international development, with a flair for social media and fundraising.

Key competencies:

  • Degree in international development, peace and conflict studies, psychology, or a related field;
  • Knowledge of sustainable development and conflict resolution;
  • Good cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Good writing and research skills;
  • Skills and experience in grant writing;
  • Web design/update and multi-media skills a plus, including blogging and social media marketing;
  • Knowledge of northern Uganda and South Sudan a plus;
  • Previous volunteer experience in developing or post-conflict context a plus.

The internship is unpaid (interns from abroad will be expected to cover their own flights and living costs), but provides excellent field experience at a peace-building NGO in a post-conflict setting in Africa. The Program Director will provide close mentoring and professional development support.

Duration for Internship: 6 months starting: Late-February or early March 2021. However, alternative proposals (including different start dates or altered duration) may be considered for exceptional candidates to be based in Gulu, northern Uganda.

Deadline for applications: 15 February, 2021. Successful applicants will be contacted directly for Zoom or Skype interviews.

To Apply: Send a CV and cover letter to our Gulu office at gulu@grassrootsgroup.org

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