Assist In Developing Water hygiene and sanitation Projects

Empower and Care Organisation

Home-based/Remote

General

Description of assignment title: Assist In Developing Water hygiene and sanitation Projects

Assignment country: Uganda

Expected start date: Invalid Date

Sustainable Development Goal: 6. Clean water and sanitation

For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?: 11 – 20

Host entity: Empower and Care Organisation

Type: Online

Duration: 12 weeks

Number of assignments: 1

Details

Mission and objectives

EACO’s mission is to reduce poverty and HIV/AIDS through the creation of economic empowerment and educational opportunities and support for disadvantaged groups of people. EACO’s activities are targeted toward vulnerable women, particularly widows and those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as vulnerable children, youth, and the elderly. EACO believes that effective and sustainable development comes through empowerment programmes, where vulnerable members of the community are given the skills, motivation and support to improve their lives and communities.

ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  1. To stimulate, promote, and support economic activities in rural communities that improve quality of life for disadvantaged and marginalized persons;
  2. To prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigate its effects;
  3. To improve agricultural production by making necessary resources available;
  4. To build and strengthen the capacity of community groups in order to improve upon management and planning at the local level;
  5. To build and strengthen strategic partnerships to maximize and effect change; and
  6. To mobilize resources and facilities from key stakeholders, government, and donors so as to implement community programs.

The activities that EACO does include;

1) HIV/AIDS prevention / mitigation and awareness campaign through availing necessary information to the general public by conducting HIV/AIDS seminars, sensitization and workshops on malaria and other diseases.

2) Women development enterprises, here women collaborate with other needy women to foster their own development through setting up different income generating activities that would help to enhance their capability in development.

3) We work with and to support people with Disabilities through a set of different activities like advocating for their rights and concerns, emphasizing working together/ no discrimination

Context

Providing assistance to the Project Coordinator in identifying potential donors, developing new project proposals, reviewing existing ones and writing concept notes.

Provide support to the Project Coordinator on strategic thinking and provide or share ideas on how to look/target for donors, foundations and humanitarian/development agencies.

Task description

This task involves providing assistance to the Project Coordinator in identifying potential donors, developing new project proposals, reviewing existing ones and writing concept notes. The online volunteer will also provide support to the Project Coordinator on strategic thinking and provide or share ideas on how to look/target for donors, foundations and humanitarian/development agencies. The online volunteer will not submit any funding requests on behalf of our organization. The project Coordinator will work together with the volunteer on the development of this project. EACO will be able to help the volunteer by providing guidance and necessary information about our activities. It in anticipated that this will occur over email, and via telephone and Skype. It is expected that the volunteer will work in conjunction with EACO staff members on a short term 12 weeks maximum.

Requirements

Required experience

Grants and proposal writing skills
Fundraising skills
Project planning and management skills

Languages

English, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Other information

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.


POSITION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL