- Assignment ID:
- Assignment Title:
- Human Resources Advisor
- Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association LTD (UWEAL)
- 12 months (flexible)
- Time Commitment:
- Full Time
Are you passionate about economic empowerment for women? Do you have a background in Human Resources and want to use your skills to support a not-for-profit to build their HR practices in Uganda?
As the Human Resources Advisor E-volunteer, you would support the Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association, you would support in reviewing their HR policy documents, advise them on strategies to improve staff productivity and develop relevant HR management approaches, which in turn will help them to better meet their objectives of supporting the small-scale industries sector of Uganda in growing and gaining success.
Apply today to improve economic development opportunities for women in Uganda!
Roles and Responsibilities
- Review and provide feedback on Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association LTD’s current Human Resource management policies, processes and practices
- Develop relevant Human Resources tools and templates
- Share best practices related to increasing staff motivation
- Participate in pre-assignment online training
- Co-develop an E-volunteer work plan using WUSC volunteer work plan template
- Participate in WUSC organizational and project improvement activities such as surveys, assessments and learning/planning sessions
- Ensure the representation and engagement of women in all activities and program benefits
- Submit volunteer timesheets, reports and deliverables as required by WUSC
- Write reports as required by UWEAL and WUSC
Experience and Qualifications
- Degree and/or training in Human Resources or a related field
- Experience in human resource management
- A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
- Experience in conducting HR audits
- Experience in capacity building on staff motivation, retention and exit strategies
- Ability to work independently as part of a remote working group
- Comfortable using online working platforms
- Access to a reliable internet connection
- A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
- Experience in capacity building, research and writing skills
- Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
- Written and oral fluency in English
Volunteering for development is one of the important ways in which WUSC pursues its mission. The IGNI+E project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, supports over 70 partner organizations to advance gender equality and the economic empowerment of 1.2 million youth around the world. IGNI+E harnesses the knowledge, capacity and expertise of skilled Canadians through volunteer assignments and public engagement activities to assist partners in improving their performance, advocating for gender equality, and implementing more sustainable, innovative and inclusive initiatives and services for poor and marginalised youth, particularly young women. Overseas, our volunteers collaborate with a wide variety of partners, including enterprise and social enterprise development incubators, skills training centres, women's organizations, and youth groups. In Canada, WUSC works with institutions and individuals to identify, prepare, and support volunteers who travel overseas to support our partners. Our network in Canada also works with WUSC to raise awareness among Canadians to inspire greater action on global development issues. Our collective focus is on sustainable and inclusive changes to create a better world for youth.
Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited (UWEAL) was established in 1987 as a membership based organization and platform to promote women in business in Uganda and create networking opportunities with women in business globally. UWEAL’s mandate is focused on empowering women to create wealth through capacity building, networking and advocacy. The association’s membership consists of women entrepreneurs, aspiring business women and professional women from various sectors and is spread throughout Uganda, including a program for young women who are interested in business under the Girls’ Entrepreneurship Program (GEP).
- Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to departure and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
- Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers
- Travel, meals and accommodation are covered during in-person pre-departure
- In-country orientation upon arrival in country of assignment
- Language training in country of assignment, where required
- Airfare to and from country of assignment
- Support from the WUSC Administrative Officer for all relevant visas and work permits
- Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials
- Health insurance
- Modest monthly living and accommodation allowance while in country of assignment
- Vacation leave entitlement
- Return debriefing after completion of assignment
- An incredible opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to global development, enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!
WUSC’s Safeguarding Policy
WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to sign off on the WUSC Code of Conduct and the Self-Disclosure Form. International volunteers will also be required to submit a criminal record verification.
WUSC is a signatory to the Cooperation Canada Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct. The pledge represents the shared commitment as Canada’s global development and humanitarian leaders to ensure the full implementation of practices and policies that will protect and respond to our own staff, volunteers and the communities we serve. We are committed to creating safe and respectful workplaces and programs that promote gender equality and are free from gender-based violence, including by addressing and responding to all abuse of power, holding people to account, and protecting the vulnerable. Read the full pledge.
Your application and COVID-19
Your work building capacity towards more resilient and inclusive economies is needed now more than ever! WUSC continues to work with our partners around the world through the support of e-volunteers residing in Canada and through the support of Canadians and other expatriates currently residing in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
If you are currently residing in one of these countries and hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status - or hold citizenship or permanent residence status in countries in Africa or Asia - apply today to one of our international volunteer postings or to the general application form! Please specify your current country of residence in your application.
As an e-volunteer, you can work remotely from your kitchen table and still make an impact through WUSC’s e-volunteering program! See available e-volunteer opportunities below and click here for our e-volunteer FAQ.
WUSC has resumed planning and recruitment for international departures for our volunteer assignments from, earliest, November 2021. However, the current global context continues to evolve and, as we continue to closely monitor international, national and local health information and guidelines, our plans and timelines are subject to change. The health and safety of our partners and our volunteers is our top priority and, as such, we are undertaking a rigorous international volunteer resumption planning process. A number of conditions will need to be met before an assignment will be given the green light to proceed, including the lifting of Canada's non-essential travel restrictions. All individuals considering volunteering internationally with WUSC must demonstrate openness, flexibility and accept to meeting the following conditions:
- Volunteers must be fully vaccinated (two vaccine doses) against COVID-19 and be able to provide evidence of vaccination.
- Volunteers must meet Canadian and Assignment Country Government and airline requirements related to PCR testing.
- Volunteers must agree to follow all COVID-19 mitigation instructions as issued by the Canadian Government, WUSC and by the local authorities in the country of assignment.
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