Volunteer for project management wanted in Uganda!

We are looking for a Project Management volunteer to be deployed for 6 months at Uganda Pioneers Association (UPA).  



Junior Volunteer in project management with Masanafu Child and Family Support organization (MCAFS) in Uganda



Start of deployment: 15/04/2022
End of deployment: 15/10/2022
Duration of deployment: 6 months



We are a part of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, which brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. Participants in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative must be:

  • over 18 years of age 
  • citizen of an EU Member State or a long-term resident in the EU



Uganda Pioneers Association (UPA) is a youth based voluntary service organization. UPA endeavours to bridge gap between peoples of different cultural background and does not represent any political or religious interests.

Since its inception in 1989, UPA has continued to mobilize young Ugandans and international volunteers to contribute to community development through mainly offering voluntary work by organizing work camps, youth exchanges, medium and long term volunteer placements as a tool to fulfil its goals. UPA’s aims to encourage the youth to take on leading roles towards development, promote and improve natural and acquired skills for community development and create community awareness on thematic issues through voluntarism.

The volunteer placement is with Masanafu Child and Family Support organization (MCAFS). Uganda Pioneers Association collaborates with MCAFS to address the ever-increasing socio-economic challenges with a main focus on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC). MCAFS is a Community Based Organisation (CBO) that was established to support OVCs through vocational skills training at St. Padre Pio Vocational Training Institute. It supports retention of OVCs in schools through an educational support program by paying school fees and providing scholastic materials to these children in various schools both secondary and primary.  In the local communities, MCAFS carries out socio-economic strengthening of OVC caregivers, sensitization on child protection, health-care and psychosocial support to OVC and creating awareness on HIV/AIDS prevention and management through community outreaches.



The main tasks expected from this role include:

  • Build capacities of the local partner MCAFS in management, documentation and reporting of project activities
  • Support the organization in developing effective project management strategies, monitoring and reporting tools
  • Facilitate respective project teams in implementation of project activities:
  1. Vocational trainings at the Pedre Pio Training Institute such as Carpentry and joinery, Welding and metal fabrication, Brick laying and concrete practice, Tailoring Motor vehicle mechanics, Salon and hair dressing, Electrical Installation and Agribusiness.
  2. Entrepreneurship training and support to vulnerable households through kitchen vegetable growing and backyard gardening
  3. Conducting follow visits in schools for the sponsored vulnerable children
  4. Conducting home visits to OVC households to follow upon on the nutrition and hygiene practices
  5. Formation and support to village savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs)
  • Contribute to promotion of MCAFS activities in the targeted communities and on online platforms



  • University degree in relevant field (i.e. project management, development studies, community development work, social work)
  • Work experience in project management and reporting in a community-based organization or NGO setting
  • Knowledge of project management practices and tools
  • Community work experience
  • Experience working with vulnerable groups
  • Experience working with youth and youth engagement (advantage)
  • English proficiency – written and oral
  • Computer skills: MS Office
  • Interest in work on digital media – website, social platforms, or graphics (welcomed)
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to local conditions
  • Independent and proactive work ethic



The volunteer will be provided with a working station, laptop and other necessary equipment, including internet connection. The volunteer will be accommodated in a shared apartment along with other volunteers located in Nansana, Kampala suburb. Each volunteer will be given a private room, while kitchen, toilet, bathroom and living room are shared. The apartment is protected with a wall fence for security purposes. The house has running water and electricity, but the volunteer should be prepared for power black-outs and shortage of running water usually during the dry seasons. Alternatively, a volunteer can be rented an independent apartment as the programme budget allows.

The programme covers the following costs:

  • Pre-departure training organized by the European Commission in one of the EU countries: transport, food, accommodation and training materials
  • Online pre-departure training with the sending organisation (ADRA Slovakia) and additional training materials
  • Return ticket to Uganda
  • Health insurance during the deployment 
  • Accommodation
  • Monthly allowance 317 EUR (food, local SIM card, personal items) + local transportation 40 EUR 
  • Post-deployment resettlement allowance at the amount of 100 EUR/ each month of deployment 
  • Possibility to financially support local language support up to 100 EUR/ each month of deployment 



  1. The candidate is expected to send the following documents to volunteering@adra.sk no later than March 2nd, 2022:

2. March 2022: the pre-selected candidates will have a Zoom interview with ADRA Slovakia and Uganda Pioneers Association (UPA). 

3. March/ April 2022: The pre-selected candidates will participate in a professional training managed by the European Commission, consisting of an online part and face-to-face part in one of the EU countries. The final candidate will be selected based on the results of the training and participate in an online pre-departure training by ADRA Slovakia and induction training upon arrival to Uganda organized by UPA.




This volunteer position is a part of the SuDHAV3 project (Sustainable Development through Humanitarian Aid Volunteers 3), which is implemented under the EU Aid Volunteers programme, financed by the European Commission and SlovakAid. You can find out more about the vacancy on the EUAV platform.