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Community Outreach Coordinator, Bujumbura, Burundi 

(Part-time position – 20 to 25 hours per week)

Job Summary

The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for implementing Umoja Now’s outreach initiatives and assisting in project development, as well assisting in general operations of Umoja Now’s Burundian Office.

The Community Outreach Coordinator represents Umoja Now in interactions with the community (residents and institutional leaders), elected officials and agencyrepresentatives, and assists the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and other staff in duties including community event planning and community mobilization and engagement. TheCommunity Outreach Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director, or his designee.

This position is a part-time position with expectedhours of work between 20 – 25 hours per week.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Performs duties and responsibilities which mayinclude any combinationof the following tasks:

  • Community Organizing & Outreach.
  • Field inquiries about Umoja Now from interested parties.
  • Manage volunteers and potential project committees.
  • Serve as liaison to community and related agencies regarding Umoja Now activities.
  • Work with staff and Board and other community groups to plan and manage community projects.
  • Attend related community meetings.
  • Oversee various programs/projects as directed.
  • Recruits and retains volunteers, schedulesmeetings, prepares agendas and facilitates meetings, and oversees follow-up.
  • Works with Executive staff to plan and implement program sustainability.
  • Manage relationships with government and local funders.
  • Field telephone calls and e-mail inquiries.  Maintain and build strategic partnerships with local organizations
  • Assist with day to day office administration.
  • Maintain organizational records, files and databases.
  • Attend committee and board meetings as required; assist with the taking of minutes, preparing ofreports and setting of agendas.
  • Provide support to Executive Director or other Executive staff, including other related duties as assigned by the ExecutiveDirector.

Education, Experience & Abilities

Bachelors Degree and two or more years of experience in peacebuilding, violence prevention, gender transformation, engaging men and boys as allies with women and girls, community organizing, and community outreach and education.

Experience liaising with government officials, civil society organizations, and funders.

Familiarity with Umoja Now activities, and its community organizing and community outreach goals.

Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.

Positive and professional attitude; strong work ethic.

Experience with project and program development.

Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing. Professional writing experience a plus.

Ability to communicate in French and English both orally and in writing is strongly preferred.

Proven experience exercising sound judgment concerning budget expenditures; funder, community and political relationships; partnership arrangements with local organizations.

Demonstrated analytic, conceptual, planning and implementation skills.

Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small, non-profit environment.

Must be willing and able to travel out of town occasionally for work-related meetings, trainings and conferences.

Proficient software skills and proven experience using MS Operating System.

Data base design and management a plus.

Reliable transportation a plus.

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Cover letter, resume and 3 references should be sent to info@umojanow.org.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is located.


Umoja Now Internship Program

Umoja Now is seeking interns that will work together to help create programs that unite men and women to promote gender equality and end sexual and gender-based violence for both Burundi and in Western Mass. This includes development of our violence prevention, HIV/AIDS, and policy & advocacy projects.  We are seeking students that will be able to assist in all areas of our organization, including social media messaging, research and writing, web development, program development and management, and organization of fundraising events.

Students will be assigned various areas within the organization based on their level of interest and ability.  Umoja Now, however, seeks students that are flexible and that would be willing to pitch in on other tasks and duties as required.

Program Development – looking for students in all areas of study to assist in the development and implementation of local and international gender programming, including those specializing in theater and the arts, social justice, and international development, and policy.

Evaluation and Monitoring – Assist staff in developing effective monitoring and evaluation systems to measure the impact of programming in the field.  Requires experience in a related field whether through work experience or coursework. Requires excellent organization and research skills.

Events – Planning and coordination of community educational events in Western Mass.

Fundraising – Conduct outreach to schools, student groups and organizations to participate in our fundraising. Requires good communication and writing skills.  Int­­­­erns will be encouraged to plan and implement a small-scale fundraiser. Can mainly be completed remotely with follow up meetings.

Graphic Design – Design marketing materials and logos for products. Assist with website design if applicable. Assist in development and design of print educational and media materials.  Can be completed remotely.

International Relations – Update our website and social media outlets with relevant current events.  Assist in developing online resources.  Can be completed remotely.

Research and Grant Writing – Research areas in which we are compiling grant applications, which may include resettlement in Northern Uganda, domestic violence, deworming and nutritional/breakfast programs. Assist staff with compiling data into grant applications. Requires good research and writing skills. Can be completed remotely.

Law and Policy – Research and writing of gender legal and policy issues in Burundi. Provide research support to staff on the ground.  May be done mainly remotely.

 

Please email us at info@umojanow.org with resume and letter of interest.