Jobs at Peace Corps in Uganda - Volunteer Support Assistant

Job Title: Volunteer Support Assistant - Based in Kampala

Position Classification:   Full time Services Contracts
Positions report to:   Peace Corps Uganda, Director/Programming and Training

Peace Corps (PC) is an agency of the United States Government, which brings American volunteer development workers to assist Uganda in capacity building and technical assistance activities in Health, Education and Community Economic Development. There are about 160 Volunteers assigned to non-government organizations, government entities, clinics, colleges and schools. Peace Corps also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.  All positions require excellent command of English, both spoken and written; native ability in spoken and written in at least one widely spoken Ugandan language.  The positions require extensive travel.

This position is aimed at providing assistance and support to American Peace Corps Volunteers for them to be effective, safe and secure.

Key Responsibilities:
• Maintains Peace Corps systems and further develops new systems to respond, track  all Volunteer needs for safe and secure living, working and traveling,
• Supports the program teams in new site and job development for Volunteers. This includes site identification, housing follow-up and verification, and assessment of safety and security concerns.
• Helps train trainees and Volunteers on safety and security policies and practices and supports Volunteers who have experienced a criminal action.
• Compiles data and writes reports for local and headquarters needs.
• Monitors and supports the three Volunteer resource centers outside Kampala, updates internet-based resources.
• Assists in collection of PCV stories.
Qualifications and Experience:
• Education: Bachelor of Arts or Science in any field.
• Experience of at least three years working in a cross-cultural setting meeting the needs of international employees and/ or customers through face-to-face and telephone, email interactions.
• Preferred experience: One year with relevant non-profit organizations or private businesses.
• Peace Corps Uganda is looking for a dynamic communicator and problem solver to fill this position.  The applicant should have the passion and creative drive to join the Peace Corps staff to support 160 Volunteers in Uganda to be effective in their assignments.
• Ability to work independently with little supervision; good organization and time management skills; willingness to take the initiative; teamwork skills, strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; strong interpersonal skills

• All submissions should be electronic.
• Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest and resume and names and contact information for three references to Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email: “Feed The Future Coordinator”– and specify the preferred location: “Kampala”, or “Mbarara” or “Gulu.”  Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.  You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified and invited for an interview. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1).

Deadline: 21/08/2013


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