Are you looking to make a difference in communities in and around Kampala? Do you have an interest in technology for social change? Want to beef up your digital advocacy skills?
Pollicy believes in the power of data to revolutionize how governments deliver services to their citizens. We’re interested in harnessing this data, coupled with real-world and digital advocacy to make an impact on issues that really matter. We are looking for Community Champions to take the lead in fighting against human trafficking through our project, Wetaase.
Wetaase is a mobile and web-based resource for Ugandan citizens across the globe. The platform uses a toll-free helpline and website to provide vital life saving information to Ugandans for free. These tools will allow Ugandans to report incidents of trafficking and connect them directly to support organisations offering extraction, aftercare support and legal aid for victims.
Wetaase’s Community Champions are a group of passionate volunteers working to educate and empower communities with knowledge on safe migration and access to information, services and resources.
Pollicy is seeking volunteers to become our Community Champions. We are looking for dynamic, flexible youth passionate about social issues. You will be tasked with visiting one assigned local communities to educate people about Wetaase, especially on how to use the tools and information.
In addition to working in local communities, Community Champions will also have the opportunity to work on a digital advocacy campaign and build important skills around online campaigning, social media tools and effective writing.
Tasks will include;
- Visiting and interacting with community members to empower them with information as well as get a better understanding of their views towards safe migration and human trafficking
- Explore any challenges community members face when trying to access information, services and resources and how Wetaase can solve some of those problems
- Introduce community members to Wetaase and obtain their feedback on how the platform can be improved to better serve them
- Create awareness around resources available to high-risk individuals, victims and survivors
- Develop a digital campaign based on information obtained during interactions within the communities and from online research
Who should apply?
We are looking for young Ugandans passionate about social issues and digital activism, particularly centered around trafficking, forced labour and economic exploitation. Volunteers will be able to work at their own pace and set their schedules with the Wetaase program manager.
You must have:
- A Bachelor’s degree, or must be a current university student
- Experience volunteering
- Fluent in English and at least one local language
- Experience working on social issues
- Be based in Kampala, Uganda
Candidates should also have:
- Great communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work under minimum supervision.
- Interest and experience working in civic technology and social change
The opportunity will come with a stipend, a certificate of participation and training on digital advocacy.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV, a brief statement of interest telling us why you’re interested in this position and believe you are a good fit for the role.
Start Date: 5th Feb 2018
Deadline to apply: 30th January 2018