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Volunteer Work in Uganda with Beacon of Hope Uganda

Volunteer Work Uganda Volunteer Work Uganda

Beacon of Hope Uganda offers opportunities for volunteer work in rural Uganda, through various sustainable community development projects, giving you a chance to experience the culture, the people, safaris and much more.

What volunteer work in Uganda can I do?

We're looking for volunteers in Uganda who will contribute to projects in communities where help is most needed.

At a one-to-one Uganda orientation interview we'll discuss your skills, experience and of course, preferences to ensure that you're assigned to the right project. Volunteers in Uganda are needed in a variety of project areas. Including but not limited to Healthcare, Education and Teaching, Childcare Support, Agriculture Development, Microfinance and Business and so many other areas.

How long can I come for?

Our Volunteer Uganda placements last either two weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks or 3 months and include a three-day arrival orientation. You'll have the chance to travel at weekends but to make the most of this fantastic country why not leaves some time at the end of your program to explore further afield?

Where will I be working?

Our Ugandan projects are rural community based. The majority of our volunteers are placed in rural areas of Central Uganda, Eastern Uganda, Northern Uganda and Uganda islands although projects do also exist in other parts of the country like Western Uganda.

Who will I be working with?

We place volunteers in existing projects, working alongside local people. Our volunteer in Uganda program is essentially designed to provide independent experiences which promote integration with the local people. You may also be working alongside another international volunteer.

Where will I be living?

As part of our 'Local Approach', we believe that living with a local family is the best way for volunteers to become fully immersed into the local culture. You'll be placed with a family in a Ugandan community, a short distance from your project. Your host will welcome you into their family and help you to settle into the local area. You might be living with another volunteer.

Houses can be very basic and may not have running water or a constant source of electricity. Enjoying home-cooked food, sharing stories and life experiences and learning the local language will give you a unique and memorable experience.

How much does it cost?

2 Weeks$395
3 Weeks$495
4 Weeks$595
5 Weeks$695
6 Weeks$795
7 Weeks$895
8 Weeks$995
9 Weeks$1095
10 Weeks$1195
12 Weeks$1395

What's included?

  • Airport transfers (one way)
  • Placement Registration & Booking
  • Project Support (Pre-departure/ Onsite)
  • Comfortable Accommodation (Homestay)
  • Nutritious meals everyday on project (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • In-country support/Orientation


What else should I budget for?

We feel it's important to be as upfront as possible about any additional costs so that you can manage your budget and have a hassle free trip.

Please budget for the following: Air-ticket, Insurance, Health, and day to day living expenses.

Raising extra funds for your trip needn't be difficult as there are loads of things you can do to raise money.

Your arrival orientation, placement and local support services is provided by Isaac Ssamba and team.

Please Apply Now at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Can chameleon unseat Lukwago from mayorship?

Samuel Tatambuka

I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that every musician who has ever had a prominent name here in in Uganda has got interests in being a political leader,it is true musicians are a very good way of packaging a party, but who is the driving force for this wave of change from music to Politics?

A month ago, singer joseph Mayanja alias as Jose chameleon came out and was officially inducted as a democratic part member at sharing hall Nsambyain Kampala, where he declared his intension to run for Mayorship come 2021.

And in most of mainstream media, this is the topic for discussion in the arena of music, politics and current affaires

This is a right decision for such a young talented man, but it leaves us with some question; which magic will Chameleon bring to DP? Is he the pesticide that is going to be used fumigate DP Cockroaches, ticks and other insects as the president General of the Democratic Party said? In the daily monitor dated July 10, 19, Mao is quoted saying that, "we are to fumigate DP of the cockroach, ticks and other insects" However, the idea is a chameleon, a watermelon and a pumpkin has got something in common; at least they all have more than one color. If "chameleon" is a chameleon with some identifications of watermelon on his head and the appearance is like that of the pumpkin where should the public get trust to endorse mayorship position to him. It is not all about running all over telling the publics about the new change and claiming its time for change, good leadership start from grassroots. Is it possible and prudent enough for a person who cannot stand on the truth to be entrusted with leadership? If you can claim you were misled to participate in whatever music project you did, how sure are you that they can not do it again

Franz kafka once said"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly."

It is very hard for someone out of the blue to bump into something that you have never done, all this is as a result of people power pressure. For a rat to enter into a room where the cat sleep it is as easy as 123 but getting out with happiness may the question that we are yet to answer come 2021 

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UCU tips Kumi Farmers on modern methods of farming

By Samuel Tatambuka

Kumi District farmers have applauded Uganda Christian University's (UCU) Department of Agricultural and Biological Sciences for equipping them with new farming techniques so as to improve agricultural production.

This happened during the final evaluation of the project 'Designing and implementing a university-based extension and technology dissemination programme for grain legumes and dry land cereals innovations in eastern Uganda in eastern Uganda' (GLDC), which took place on July 29th to 30th, 2019 in Kumi Town Council Youth Sharing Hall, where farmers and the district officials recognized UCU's commitment to improvement of agriculture.

According to Odeke Valdo, the Kumi District Production Officer, the project has created increased demand for agricultural services.

"We recognize that the project has increased demand for better agricultural services in Kumi and most importantly, it has increased coverage for the district since students having been living with the farmers in the same community," said Odeke.

He added that this is a vital project because it gives hands-on skills to students, who have been living with the farmers.

According to Odeke Isois, the Chairperson of Good Parents farmers group in Kumi Sub-County, this initiative will help them address today's agricultural challenges.

"After interacting with the students, I want to transform my poultry farm into a commercial one. I have learnt that poultry provides fresh and nutritious food and has a huge global demand. It also doesn't require high capital for starting. I was taught by the students that I only need basic capital to start commercial poultry," said Isois.

GLDC project, implemented by the Department of Agricultural and Biological Sciences UCU, is aimed at designing and implementing a university-based extension and technology dissemination program for grain legumes and dry land cereal innovations in eastern Uganda.

UCU's Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, Associate Professor Elizabeth Kizito, said the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) recognized UCU because it has been engaging in community out-reaches as part of the students' training.

More than 500 farmers, from three Sub-Counties namely; Ongino, Kanyum and Kumi have benefited from diverse areas in animal and crop production such as kitchen gardens, making organic pesticides, improved livestock management, group dynamics, safe use of agro-chemicals and M-Omulimisa (an application used to access extension services in agriculture) among others.

The project is funded by International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) through RUFORUM. 

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DEVELOPING WORKPLACE CONNECTORS

By Ayiga Patrick Obita; 25th June 2019

Every single day, we are provided with wonderful situations of connections at our workplace. It is how we use these situations that our connectors can be meaningful or not. Therefore, what is a workplace connector? This is an event or environment in which all the team members find a sense of belonging and purpose to work towards achieving the common goal which has brought them at that workplace.This term is used mostly in conflicts situations as an avenue in which people can come together to overcome their differences in order to coexist harmoniously.

The workplace is no difference from the community setup as it composed of people from different backgrounds, race, religions, cultures, academic backgrounds, experiences, etc. These differences are a prerequisite of disharmony in the workplace and it thus needs a conscious approach to overcome these through developing workplace connectors.

The issue is, how do we look at our workplaces? Are they places that connect us or not

Inclusive Meaningful Meetings.

Many employees feel left behind and isolated because they never are part of the meetings that take place in the workplace. As a result, they will start grumbling how they are not important and this will eventually show in their output. A disgruntled staff is one who becomes disengaged and they affect the productivity of not only themselves but also those of the whole team.

In a workplace, the output of one person is an input for the next level employee and vice versa. When the productivity of someone in that chain is not good, then the whole chain upwards and downwards is affected.
To ensure that everyone not only feels, but are part of the meetings, involve them to increase their self worth and esteem and in so doing, you are creating a powerful connector.
Note that these meetings need to be effective if you are to ensure that they are a wonderful avenue of connecting amongst the staff.

Collective Decision Making.
Staff need to be part and parcel of the major decisions that usually affect them. They are better off providing the solutions to the challenges that they are going through and in fact, they will be able to ensure that they adapt to the change process faster than if they were not involved from the inception of the decision.

This is about ownership of the outcomes from the decisions that are made and hence the need for their involvement. Staff yearn to be part of the decisions that affect them and why not let them be part for you to have a meaningful connection.

Collective eating / meals Time and Place.
Eating a meal as a team is one of the best connectors at the workplace. In most offices, workplaces or organisations, this is something that is lacking. These offices, workplaces or organisations might have kitchens in which tea or mealsare prepared, though without a common place and time for eating as a team.

As a result, everyone picks their tea or good and go sit and eat from their tables. Others, will have these brought for them instead. Whereas if the team had a common eating area, then they could be used by the team members to get to know one another.

As a Manager or Leader of you need to be intentional in ensuring that you have a space that your team uses for eating and a definite time set aside. This will help them to get to know one another better in creating a bond that will be able to spur performance because members have become friends. As a Leader or Manager, you will have staff getting freer with you and hence they will share with you what they might be struggling with in their work or even get ideas that can be useful in improving productivity.

Celebrations or Sorrows.
A team that is involved in the celebrations or sorrows of each other, stays, grows and moves together. This team will be supportive as well when it comes to work. They will be able to ensure that their team mates don't fail, but succeed such that they celebrate together.

For this to be meaningful,you don't need to have a few people participating, but the whole team. The whole team shows that there is unity, than when a few do take place.

Games.
Fun games have a lot of benefits for the individuals as well as for the team. These games should be enjoyable by everyone if it is to be of value.

Games create team bonding, relaxing, team work, getting it know others personally and up close, seeing the potential in others, seeking for support, knowing the likes and dislikes of someone, etc.This is a sure way of connecting with the team members. What games do you think that the team can play or be involved in?

Drives.
In most workplaces, the top Managers are usually assigned or given motor vehicles to ease their movements in executing their duties.

Whereas this is good for them, it can be a disconnect or connector in how it is used. If the the person takes it as a personal property that they can't give lifts to all the others without any strings attached and allow others use for office work, then it will be a separator.

Give lifts to your team members who might not have their own vehicles and surely, you will easily connect with them and build a healthy work environment.

Parties.
There is nothing that can bring about faster connecting than when having a good time merry making, eating, drinking, listening and dancing to music.

Most people are wired to having fun and this is one avenue that can do so. In such a setup, there is more getting to know one another in an informal set-up where the titles and formalities are usually left in the offices 😂😂😂. More fun parties are sure connectors for the workplace.

Language used.This is a very important issue at the workplaces. Others who don't understand a language that the others are speaking might think that they are backbiting them, worse off if they are cracking jokes and laughing. Therefore, not speaking the same language that everyone understands will be a disconnect,and this means that everyone has to use the official medium of communication.


As a Manager, you need to be concerned in ensuring that you have numerous opportunities for staff to connect with one another than disconnecting. This has to be an intentional practice if you will have a workplace which is conducive for the staff to sustain high performance.

Please do not forget to share with others whom you think this can be of value for them as well as getting back with your feedback on the article.

Ayiga Patrick Obita;

The Manager Resource Centre, you one stop centre for simple, practical and timely solutions toyour management challenges or problems. Contact us for your specialised management solutionon 0776521701 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note that the book "CONVERSATIONS OF MANAGERS" is with us now. It's a book that will enhanceyour management journey as your golden reference manual to ease your daily decision makingthrough the experiences from other Managers. The book is for you a Manager or an aspiring one tohelp you overcome the obstacles you face or might encounter.

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225 Jobs at Health Services Commission

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225 Jobs

Jobs at:
Health Services Commission

Deadline of this Job:
27th January 2019

Duty Station:
Kampala , Uganda , East Africa , 256

Summary
Date Posted: 7th January 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time , Currency: Ush

JOB DETAILS:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants to fill vacant posts tenable at Ministry of Health Regional Referral Hospitals (MoH - RRH), Moroto, Hoima, Kabale and Mubende RRHs. The Application should be filled ONLINE at www.hscers.ug and submitted to the Secretary, Health Service Commission not later than 8th February, 2019. The link to the E-recruitment system can also be accessed from the Commission's website on www.hsc.go.ug
1. Applicants are advised to:
• Complete PSF 3 and keep it for future reference.
• Secure a scanned passport size photograph (JPEG format).
• Scan only the relevant documents.
• Create an email address in case you do not have one.
2. Relevant Documents include the following:
• Academic and professional certificates (UCE, UACE, Professional Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees, Fellowships).
• Evidence of training in specialized areas where applicable.
• Letters of appointment, confirmation and promotion where applicable.
• Registration certificates and valid practicing licenses for health workers who are required by law to register with relevant Professional Councils.
• National and current Institutional Identity Cards.
• Priority should be given to uploading only the relevant documents in the job specifications. Shortlisted applicants will have the opportunity to present additional relevant qualifications.
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Job application procedure
Application Process
• visit the website www.hscers.ug or www.hsc. go.ug and follow the link to hscers.ug
• Study the information about the advert
• Go to "Job seekers log-in" and register. If you are already registered, log-in with your registered details, update your profile where necessary, proceed to (d) and (e) below
• View the jobs
• Select one job of your choice, APPLY ONLINE and upload all relevant documents and SUBMIT. Detailed guidance on how to apply is provided on the website.
4. It is emphasized that:
• The application should be completed and submitted ONLINE.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
• Shortlisted candidates shall be required to bring their original certificates, letters of appointment, three copies of completed PSF 3, Registration Certificates and Valid Practicing Licenses, and evidence of active service, at the oral interview.
• Candidates who will present forged certificates shall be handed over to the Police for appropriate action.
• Health Workers who are on long term training (one year and above) must not apply.
5. In case of need, you are advised to seek help from the Ministry of Health or the nearest National or Regional Referral Hospital Human Resource Unit. In addition, the Health Service Commission will respond to inquiries by telephone on 0414-254378 or 041348501, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All services of the Health Service Commission are provided free of charge and equal opportunity is given to all qualified applicants.

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127 Jobs in Tanzania on 29th November 2018

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