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Communications and Fundraising Volunteer - Gulu, Northern Uganda - EXPIRED

Job Title Communications and Fundraising Volunteer - Gulu, Northern Uganda - EXPIRED
Contract Type Contract
Location London
Salary See details for expenses covered
Job Published 13 Oct 2015
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

  • Salary Voluntary (see further details for expenses covered)
  • Hours Full time 6 month placement
  • Location Gulu, Northern Uganda
  • Reporting to Fundraising and Communications Manager / Uganda Country Director
  • Application Deadline 31st October 2015
  • Start Date November 2015 – January 2016

About African Revival
African Revival is a growing, ambitious charity with around 20 staff based at offices in London (UK), Gulu (Uganda) and Kalomo (Zambia). We believe education is the key to overcoming poverty, and our vision is an Africa where every child has equal access to quality education. Known for our holistic, responsive and innovative approach, we work with primary and nursery schools in Uganda and Zambia, two of the poorest countries in the world, to allow every child to fulfil their potential. We don’t just build classrooms, we empower whole communities – pupils, teachers and parents – to transform government and parent-run schools into thriving learning environments that build brighter, better futures. Established in 2004, we are now looking for a step-change in growth in income to deliver our strategic vision.

Job Purpose
We are looking for a passionate, motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team in our field office in Gulu, to support us with writing funding proposals, reporting from our projects in the area and gathering content for our communications. Working as a team with another volunteer, we are looking to give our beneficiaries an active role in our communications, and we need a capable and independent volunteer to help us do that. We
are also looking to make our funding sustainable through repeat institutional funding. We are keen to foster a mutually beneficial volunteering partnership, and for the successful candidate to help shape their role description and also have opportunities to pursue their particular interests and utilise their particular skill-set.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting the UK and Uganda teams with funding proposal writing and research
  • Identifying in-country calls for proposals
  • Assisting in report writing for donors (individual and institutional)
  • Visiting remote project sites for content gathering – including taking high quality photos and video; conducting interviews with pupils, teachers and community members; gathering case studies
  • Writing engaging high quality stories for use across a range of outlets including our website, social media, donor reports and proposals, newsletters and other supporter communication channels
  • Conducting relevant research to strengthen our case for support
  • Working with the programme team to maximise future opportunities for content gathering
  • Responding to ad hoc requests from the UK-based Fundraising & Communicationsteam for specific supporting content
  • Gathering stakeholder input as part of a brand strengthening exercise being undertaken by African Revival in 2016

You don’t need to have an extensive background in all of the areas listed above, but experience in communications and fundraising would be an advantage. A good eye for detail, a creative flair and the ability to take high quality photos and video as well as the ability to build rapport quickly during interviews is fundamental to this role. Any filmmaking, graphic and website design experience would be a distinct advantage. Knowledge
of, and an interest in, international development and education would also be a bonus. Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, organised, dedicated and able to work efficiently on an individual and a collaborative basis.

In return for a 6 month volunteering placement with us, you will receive the following:

  • Return flights to Uganda
  • Travel insurance for the volunteering period
  • Reimbursement of all necessary pre-departure travel vaccinations
  • A pick-up from Entebbe airport at the start of your placement, and a drop-off at the end of it (other non-volunteering related internal travel to be organised/funded independently)
  • Shared accommodation (private room with shared communal facilities) in Gulu will be provided, inclusive of all utility bills.
  • Fundraising, research, communications and international development experience which will look great on your CV
  • An excellent opportunity to work with a first-rate field team and enjoy a fantastic experience in Uganda
  • The chance to join a dynamic and ambitious Fundraising and Comms team at a pivotal time in the development of the charity’s branding, messaging and fundraising
  • The knowledge that you have contributed to vital education work in Zambia and Uganda

Shorter placements will be considered, but on a part self-funded basis. Please submit an up to date CV and covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience to by 31st October 2015. Interviews will take place in Novemberand the successful applicant will be expected to start their placement between November 2015 – January 2016.

For more information, contact or call the office on 020 8939 3190.

Ref: EXPIRED - LF331 | Published: 13th Oct 2015