We are a non profit working to benefit vulnerable children in Uganda.
A nurse will be responsible for dispensing, blood examination, care and support, referral, follow up and health talks.
• Any experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform job duties.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
• Some HIV/AIDS knowledge
• Experience working with diverse populations.
• Knowledge and skills working in a team effort
• Must maintain confidentiality regarding organization and constituent information
KACOP enables volunteers to get to know Africa in particular Uganda from a different perspective, to meet the locals and have an insight into their culture, learn new skills, gain international understanding, make new friends while giving back to the community; thus, the mutual rewards for the volunteers, communities and the organization.
Skills a volunteer will attain include but not limited to; working as part of a team, Cultural diversity and international understanding, Cross-cultural exchange and cooperation, global citizen cooperation, Communication, Problem-solving, adaptability and Leadership.
What to expect on arrival to Uganda: When a volunteer arrives in Uganda, our Coordinator meets them at the airport and brings them to project site. From that point our volunteers spend between 1 to 2 days in our orientation program. This orientation provides volunteers with a very detailed understanding of KACOP (organization culture, programs, staffs, working environment, beneficiary communities, accommodation, food, past, current and future projects, programs, timetables, partners, regular follow up support and general organization management.
Previous international development field work experience is highly desirable
Specialized skills that would be valued by a small NGO
Experience working with people who are traditionally socially-excluded groups such as, people with HIV/AIDS, women, and children.
Strong inter-personal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity
Good organization skills
Knowledge in word and excel programs
Ability to adapt to a diverse type of tasks
Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure
Ability to work independently
Interest in volunteering
A desire for a career in international development
Kalambi Community Outreach Project (KACOP) is a not-for-profit community based organization that responds to the needs of vulnerable children and their families in Wakiso sub county, Wakiso district, Uganda. KACOP core program areas are: economic strengthening of vulnerable households through livelihood skills training that equip selected children and their families initiate income generating activities. KACOP also provides formal education support and basic healthcare to most critically vulnerable children below 18 years.
Vision of KACOP: To have a society in Uganda were marginalized children and their families lead a dignified and productive life through increased household income and access to basic health and education services.
Mission of KACOP is to enable marginalized children and their families attain social and personal development through sustainable livelihood, basic medical care and formal education support that help them become positive influence in Ugandan Society.