Call for Applications – Zimba Women: Next Wave

Job Title: Intern

Organization: Zimba Women

Duty Station: Jinja and Mbarara

This Internship is intended to provide an opportunity for persons to essentially contribute to and learn from our work. The intern is expected to be flexible and to take part in various activities at the office and sometimes in the field. Specific tasks and responsibilities will be assigned to the intern and they will be challenged to develop their capabilities and gain experience.

About us:

Zimba Women is working to create opportunities for women to actively, safely and fairly participate in the economy by providing access to skills and training for women. We provide tools and technology platforms, business training, mentor-ship and networks to improve the livelihoods for women in sub-Saharan Africa. We believe that a full and robust economy depends on equal participation of women. Through our programs, we increase the participation of women in the economy and help them gain skills needed to take on greater leadership roles in business and entrepreneurship.

About the Project – Zimba Women: Next Wave

Research shows that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the engine of economic growth in Uganda and across Africa. However, the SME sector continues to grapple with a wide range of challenges including limited access to affordable finance and limited technical and business skills which has impeded their growth. It is against this backdrop that Zimba Women has developed a value proposition for Uganda’s SME sector and is thus collaborating with the Innovation Village to execute the Next Wave Project which is focusing on finding solutions to the youth employment challenge and reducing poverty in Africa through offering business development services to a wide range of women within various communities.

The Need:

As we kick start in April this year, Zimba women seeks Mbarara and Jinja—based interns who are interested in this project. The intended outcome of this project is to see more skilled women and youth who are able to create employment opportunities in their communities and compete for market on a global level.

This learning experience will expose you to the challenges women and youth face in creating and securing employment opportunities and also present to you an opportunity to find solutions in an unfamiliar environment.

We expect all interns to be committed and hard-working.

Time commitment:

3-6 months, to be mutually agreed

Key skills and attributes:

  • All applicants must be able to speak, read and write clearly & effectively in English; Asks questions where unclear, exhibits interest in subject matter and openness in sharing information to keep people informed.
  • Willing to travel frequently within Uganda.
  • Works together with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; is willing to learn from others.
  • Able to efficiently use Information Technology (IT) devices, particularly Computer (PC/Mac) and has previous experience of using key application software’s (or equivalent alternative software’s) such as Microsoft Office (word/excel/power point). Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks or its alternative uses. Shows willingness to learn new technology.
  • Passionate about serving communities by seeking to see things from the point of view of those we serve. Establishes good relationship and partnership with communities and stakeholders by gaining their trust and respect.
  • Creativity: Actively seeks to improve the quality of own work. Problem solving and takes calculated risks on new/innovative ideas

Desirable skills:

  • Has at least 1 year of experience working with community-based; not-for-profit; non-governmental organizations (NGO); Comfortable working with people from different backgrounds.

Selection criteria:

  • Demonstrable skills and attributes as outlined in the person specification 
  • Availability
  • Experience working in the field of business and Information Technology.

How to Apply:

To apply, please e-mail your resume with the job title and duty station as the subject line to: info@zimbawomen.com

Kindly remember to add two reference persons including their contact information.

Deadline: 30th March 2020

More Information: www.zimbawomen.org / https://mastercardfdn.org/research/young-africa-works/

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