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Senior Quarters, Mbale, Uganda

Spark MicroGrants: Facilitator Fellowship Posting Job title: Facilitator Fellow Organization Summary: Spark MicroGrants partners with communities in rural areas of Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi to help them plan, implement and manage a public-sector project. Past communities have chosen to build schools, health clinics, set up income generating activities and more. We work with local Facilitators who lead these communities through a series of weekly meetings to help communities plan for their projects. Once the plan is complete, we give small grants for project implementation. Job Description: Facilitator Fellows are the primary way Spark MicroGrants interacts with our partner communities. Facilitators lead weekly meetings with each community where they train them in project management, guide them through the MicroGrant proposal writing process, and provide leadership support. We engage with communities so that they can implement their own development projects. We do not implement the project for the communities. We are looking for Facilitators to help lead rural community meetings and support community-led development projects. Spark Uganda is currently headquartered in Mbale and operating in seven districts in the central and eastern regions, and will be expanding to work in the northern region as of August 2014. Facilitators should expect to live in or near Gulu, Uganda and travel multiple times per week to partner rural communities. Facilitators will receive a competitive salary.   Timing: Interviews will be conducted in July 2014, and Facilitators will begin work in August 2014. An 18-month commitment is required with potential to stay on longer. Education and/or Experience: • Applicants must be graduates, or be about to finish University. • Candidates must have an interest in helping rural areas develop, investigate problems facing rural communities, and supporting communities to address their challenges. • We are interested in applicants from any field, but especially those enrolled or have studied Public Health, Social Work, Journalism, Social Work, Development, Engineering, Architecture or other related fields. • Applicants must be dedicated to the cause, have experience engaging with communities and want to lead meetings in rural settings. The ability to be flexible and work creatively according to the community’s needs and timeframe is very important. • Candidates must be fluent in Luo/Acholi and English • Candidates with a valid driver license and experience driving motorcycles preferred To apply Please submit an application/cover letter and CV to by June 30th, 2014. Please put “Uganda Facilitator” in the subject line. Visit for more information.

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Spark MicroGrants Facilitator Fellowship Posting