Internship opportunity at Spark MicroGrants

Internship opportunity at Spark MicroGrants
Job Title:  Intern
Organization: Spark MicroGrants
Duty Station: Uganda
About Spark:
Spark MicroGrants is pioneering a new method of community development. Spark supports rural poor communities to design, implement and manage their own social impact projects. We provide microgrants of between $2,000-$10,000 to enable project implementation, such as of a school, electricity line or farm. No interest or repayment of the funds granted is requested. We work with local Facilitators who lead these communities through a series of weekly meetings to help communities plan for their projects. Once the plan is complete, we give small grants for project implementation.
Job Summary: The Eastern Uganda Intern will partner with rural communities using matatus, bodas and lots of hiking. The intern will be responsible for uploading proposals from partner communities to Google documents, leading weekly meetings with partner communities, guiding communities through the microgrant proposal writing process,and providing leadership support. The intern will actively engage with communities to implement their own development projects. The Intern is expected to be a multi-tasker, handling both office and field visits to Spark partner communities and also reviewing proposals over the internet at the office with facilitators.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicants must either be Fresh graduates, or about to finish university
·         The ideal candidates must have a keen interest in helping rural areas develop, investigate problems facing rural communities, and supporting communities to address their challenges.
·         The applicants should preferably be enrolled or have studied Social sciences, Social Work, Development studies or other related fields.
·         The applicants must show dedication and commitment to the cause, have experience engaging with communities and want to lead meetings in rural settings.
·         Possess the ability to be flexible and work creatively according to the community’s needs and timeframe is very important.
·         Candidates must be fluent in Lugisu and English and Sabin/Kiswahili is an advantage.
How to Apply
All suitably qualified applicants are encouraged to send their updated resume/CVs and cover letters to: hr@sparkmicrogrants.org. Please clearly label your E-mail subject line using this format: Uganda Intern <Your Name>.
Deadline: 30th October, 2015
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