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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Health Project Volunteer(s) Job at African Prisons - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Health Project Volunteer(s)

Jobs at:
African Prisons

Deadline of this Job:
30th November 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job details:
Africa Prisons Project – who are we?
The African Prisons Project (APP) is a community of people passionately committed to bringing dignity, hope and justice to men, women and children in African prisons ensuring equitable access to justice, health and education. Our 2020 strategy focuses on developing change makers amongst prison staff and inmates who use the law to bring justice to the most vulnerable in society; to begin assembling world-class law teachers, law makers and practitioners to aid the training and development of our people; and to plan our expansion as we look to establish ourselves as a social enterprise, offering legal education and legal services in Africa and beyond.
APP has a Christian ethos which leads us to serve all regardless of their religion, background, offence, sentence, race, gender or any other factor. We believe every person’s life is fundamentally valuable; our past need not define our future. We are inspired by Jesus’ example of bringing justice and compassion to those rejected by society and seeing great value in those that others have written off. For more information about the work of African Prisons Project:
Our Health work:
African Prisons Project believes that prisons should have comprehensive health services which are relevant and appropriate for the needs of the prison population. There should be adequate basic living space, nutrition, recreation, sanitation facilities and access to health education services to provide a healthy environment for prisoners and prison staff and their families. In response to the health related challenges faced by people in prison communities, APP is implementing the Okimanyi? project. This is a health education project targeting children and young adults living and working in Luzira Prison Community. These include prison staff, children of prison staff and prisoners. This project aims to improve health and wellbeing among the children and young adults living and working in the prison community using sports and recreation activities to drive healthy behavioural messages among the target population.
Volunteers are needed to fill several positions to provide support for the successful implementation of the project through the following activities:
  • Health awareness sessions assimilated into outdoor and indoor games like Football, Netball, Basketball and Chess.
  • Recreation and co-curricular activities like Poetry, Debate, Creative Writing, Spelling Bee, Music, Dance and Drama.
  • Drafting and implementation of a Child Protection Policy.

    Job overview
    Depending on the level of competence of individual volunteers, they will be required to conduct tutorship, training, coaching and mentorship in at least one of the activities mentioned above. Potential volunteers need to be mindful of the fact that the primary beneficiaries to this project are children and young adults. This means that they should have the capacity and willingness to work with beneficiaries in this age group.
    Role & responsibilities
Project Management:
  • Coaching, tutoring and mentoring project beneficiaries and equipping them with skills in a varied range of health education, sporting and co-curricular activities.
  • Support the project officers in organising, developing, scheduling and delivering a varied range of health education, sporting and recreational activities including but not limited to indoor and outdoor sports events as well as Music, Dance and Drama events.
  • Support the project teams in scheduling tournaments and events in line with different project health education and APP programme themes.
  • Provide support in the drafting of a Child Protection Policy that is tailored to the peculiar needs of the children and vulnerable adults in the prison community.
Monitoring, Documentation and Reporting:
  • Ensure timely preparation of weekly and monthly progress updates and reports.
  • Ensure that regular reports (monthly, quarterly and annual) are provided in a timely manner, in line with the organisational and funding requirements.
  • Promote and undertake the documentation of good practices and synthesis of lessons learned, and ensure that these are reflected in improved implementation of project activities.
  • Support the project team in obtaining and documenting success stories, news articles and inputs to newsletters, websites and social media pages.
  • Ensure weekly updates of the project database with data collected from project beneficiaries and activities conducted.
  • Enabling and supporting the appropriate dissemination of accurate results and findings to beneficiaries, partners and policy makers at various levels and in close collaboration with other project staff.
  • Closely monitoring of project implementation by stakeholders, partners and beneficiaries, as well as recreation task force members.
  • Monitoring and reporting any and all developments in areas of operation that have a bearing on the results of the project.
  • Collecting data and keeping records for monitoring and reporting purposes.
    Planning and Implementation:
  • Provide support in drafting of coordinated plans with the teams of various departments including finance and procurement to support the implementation of the project in a timely manner.
  • Preparation of work plans and operation plans for various elements/ components of the project on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Monitor progress on regular basis and give timely suggestions for corrective actions.
Coordination with the Partners
  • Complying with the Uganda Prisons Service rules and regulations in carrying out their work.
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by the Health Programme Lead and other project staff.
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