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Deadline extended – apply now until Sat. for Peace-building fellowship in Uganda

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Excellent opportunity – apply now until Saturday, July 30th.

1-year International Fellowship in Post-conflict Peace-building –

Grassroots Reconciliation Group in Northern Uganda – August 2011-2012

The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) seeks an International Fellow for one year in Gulu, Northern Uganda to work on innovative projects for the reintegration of former child soldiers and combatants.  The Fellow will both provide program support and conduct independent research in support of the GRG, a dynamic new NGO in Northern Uganda.  The Fellow will work under the Program Manager to support existing projects and develop new projects, as well as conduct action-oriented research.  Duties will include the following:

 

  • Help graduate existing GRG group projects in 8 outlying communities and villages.
  • Assist in grassroots community mobilization in setting up GRG projects in new locations
  • Assist in GRG’s “Soldier No More: Now What?” fundraising campaign through innovative multi-media support, including blogging, video uploads, and web editing.
  • Documenting GRG projects through reports on projects in each IDP camp, as well as individual-focused stories.
  • Assisting in drafting fundraising proposals for foundations.
  • Conducting research into GRG beneficiary groups in communities and villages
  • Providing program support to the Program Manager.

 

The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) helps former child soldiers in war-torn northern Uganda reclaim their future through locally designed projects with the twin aims of reconciliation and small-scale development.  Building directly on a previous 3-year USAID reconciliation program, GRG projects bring together former combatants of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and local community members living in displacement camps in project groups of approximately 40 persons each.  Together, the two groups build relationships and work hand-in-hand on projects that they design themselves, such as communal farming, brick-making, and counseling.  By supporting these projects, GRG encourages the long-term social and economic rehabilitation of the war-weary people of northern Uganda.  Registered as a 501c3 non-profit organization in 2007, GRG currently works in 8 communities with over 400 project participants with a small staff and budget.  Since we started, GRG has helped start over 300 new businesses for participants and send over 700 of their children to school through school fees.

 

Requirements: This fellowship is mainly aimed at graduate students and/or professionals with a background in conflict resolution and international development. Key competencies:

Ø  Good self-drive and ability to work independently

Ø  Project management skills, particularly on international development projects

Ø  Good cross-cultural communication skills

Ø  Research and report writing skills

Ø  Knowledge of sustainable development issues and conflict resolution

Ø  Grassroots community mobilization experience a plus.

Ø  Knowledge of Northern Uganda a plus.

Ø  Knowledge of multi-media, including web design, blogging, etc

 

A stipend of $600 per month will be provided, along with health insurance.  Fellows will be expected to cover their own flight costs.

 

To apply, please send a CV/resume and cover letter to Kasper Agger, GRG co-founder and Board Member at kasper@grassrootsgroup.org

 

Dates for Fellowship – August 21, 2011 to August 2012

 

Deadline for applications: July 30, 2011.

One Comment

  1. Tom says:

    Hello

    I am Ugandan and have all the proficiencies,currently in the US on a related fellowship up to August 26/11. Can i go ahead and apply?

    Thanks,

    Tom.

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