Organizational management and resource mobilization for an organisation working with marginalized population groups in urban areas

GLEN combines mutual learning in the Global North and Global South with inner-European exchange. European tandems from Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia as well as Germany form the project teams during a three-month internship in the Global South. They also visit three seminars together, where English is the working language. These experiences of peer-to-peer learning and a change of perspective are the foundation for GLEN participant’s Global Learning Activity.

This internship focuses on the organizational management of a social organisation. As an intern you should be able to contribute creative input regarding financial and/ or human resource management. You should already be familiar with working for a non-governmental organisation (NGO). Moreover, it would be beneficial if you have prior knowledge either in finance and accounting or in human resource management with a focus on a behavioural approach.

Mengo Youth Development Link (MYDEL) is an NGO based in Kampala, Uganda. The NGO employs 13 staff members and builds upon a network of local and international volunteers. MYDEL serves marginalized urban communities through education and capacity development. A strong focus lies on health, especially on infectious diseases like HIV/aids. Further fields of commitment are drug abuse, prostitution and domestic violence. MYDEL works in close collaboration with public and social stakeholders. Gender equality and human rights are important political topics for the NGO.

With this project, MYDEL seeks specific expertise to improve its management quality. Special attention should be given to the management of financial and human resources. MYDEL looks for new funding opportunities as well as support in its current financial management. In terms of human resources, MYDEL wishes to reallocate staff responsibilities and to identify needed skills trainings for its staff. There are some immediate issues to solve in a first step. In a second step, concrete areas of concern will be identified jointly with the MYDEL team. Based on this work, you will design and implement a strategy. Possibly, you will also kick-start an initial evaluation process towards the end of your stay. Concrete tasks will be coordinated with MYDEL before your internship starts. You can also adapt the tasks according to your expertise and interests. If possible, please bring your own laptop.

The scheduled time period for the internship is three months between July and October 2017.

Trainings and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN tandem will be formed by two German participants and an Irish participant.

Program component: GLEN GéCo

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Organization management

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Financial services, Education / Teaching

Field(s) of study: Social sciences, Pedagogy / Education, Economy

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Financial services and accounting, Organizational management, Behavioral studies, Adult education

Period of the internship: 3 months between July and October 2017

Country: Uganda

Number of Participants: 3

Proposed by: Mengo Youth Development Link (MYDEL)

Classification of the internship in the development fields: 2 (Education), 6 (Youth and child care), 11 (Sustainable economy)

Number of the internship: 50004002-1219

 

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