Community worker with Sustainable Youth Development Foundation

Closing date:

ADRA Slovakia is 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. Currently, we are looking for a Community Worker volunteer to be deployed for 6 months at Uganda Pioneers Association (UPA).


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

Uganda Pioneers Association (UPA) is a youth-based voluntary service organization. UPA endeavours to bridge the gap between peoples of different cultural backgrounds and does not represent any political or religious interests. The volunteer placement is with Sustainable Youth Development Foundation (SYDF), collaborating with UPA since 2018. SYDF is a youth-led, non-political and not for profit Community-Based Organization (CBO) operating in the suburbs of Kampala, Mulago III. SYDF was formed with the primary aim of addressing the socio-economic challenges faced by the youth and the local communities in this slum area. Such challenges include Youth unemployment, Drug and substance abuse, Gender-based violence, Street children/youth. Currently, SYDF conducts training for socio-economic empowerment amongst the community youth, with a special focus on the ones who dropped out of school. They equip the youth with tailoring skills, paper bag making, re-usable sanitary wear and liquid soap making. The project also strives towards restoring dignity and peace amongst the street children, the youth and the local community as a whole through creating community workshops. Under this, youth counselling and guidance are paramount.


The main tasks expected from this role include:

  • Facilitate planning, organization and management of SYDF activities

· Awareness-raising campaigns amongst targeted communities (e.g. gender issues, GBV, drug abuse, health, etc.)

· Vocational training (e.g. tailoring, liquid soap making, re-usable sanitary towels, making paper bags)

· Mobilization of target groups

  • Assist documentation and reporting of implemented activities
  • Support communication and networking with existing and potential partners
  • Contribute to the promotion of SYDF activities in the targeted communities and on online platforms


  • University degree in relevant field (i.e. social work, psychology, development studies, etc.)
  • Experience in social work, especially with vulnerable communities
  • Experience working with CBO or NGO
  • 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

Working and living conditions:

The volunteer will be provided with a working station, laptop and other necessary equipment, including an 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 the 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 blackouts 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 with the European Commission: transport, food and
  • International travel
  • 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

How to apply

Eligibility and exception criteria:

The candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third-country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State and must have a minimum age of 18 years (there is no upper age limit).

Shortlisting and Interviews

The candidate has to send the following documents to
no later than 04/03/2022

  • Application form;
  • Self-assessment questionnaire;
  • CV in Europass formatDocument available for download **here

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