Company: Action Aid

Location : Jinja 

Deadline :5th July2018

ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid Uganda’s mission is to achieve social Justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in extreme poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organisations, activists, social movements and their supporters. The Global Platforms (GPs) are a global network of youth training hubs for empowerment and activism.

The key mandate of GPs is to equip youth with the confidence, knowledge and skills to be active citizens and to engage with decision makers. The first GPs started in Tanzania and Denmark in 2009 and as of present has expanded to nine training centers in Kenya, Jordan, Palestine, Myanmar, El Salvador, Ghana, Denmark, Bangladesh and Zambia.

The platforms foundation is experiential and participatory learning techniques, which have evolved through inspiration from great educational thinkers like Paulo Freire and John Dewey. The GPs are an extension of Action Aid’s strong experience providing formal and non-formal training using participatory methods.

ActionAid International Uganda therefore seeks to recruit suitably qualified, self-driven, result oriented, dynamic and competent persons to fill the positions of Global Platform Manager/Trainer Uganda (1); Global Platform Training Quality Coordinator (1); Global Platform Associate Trainer.

Job Title : Global Platform Manager/Trainer Uganda (50%/50%)
Directorate : Programmes
Functional Reporting to : Head of Training4Change (Denmark) Director of Programmes AAU
Direct reports : Global Platform Training Quality Coordinator; Global Platform Associate Trainer

Job role: The role exists to provide overall strategic leadership towards the achievement of the Global Platform set targets. Additionally the role will manage the staff team of the Platform and support in facilitating and conducting innovative trainings and capacity development for ActionAid, ActionAid Partners, other INGOs, youth groups and individuals to lead social, political and economic changes as appropriate; Networking and Partnership Development; Knowledge Management and Communications; Financial and Resource Management; and Child Protection and feminist leadership responsibilities.

Job Title : Global Platform Training Quality Coordinator
Directorate : Programmes Functional
Reporting to : Global Platform Manager/ Trainer

Job role: To ensure that all Global Platform trainers are implementing the pedagogical training principles and our training management system “The 6 Steps”, effectively implementing the impact assessment framework and driving forward initiatives within the team to foster a culture of global culture of learning and activism. The TQC also works as one of the trainers at the GP and should spend around 50% of her/his time delivering trainings, workshops and youth hub activities.

Job Title : Global Platform Associate Trainer
Directorate : Programmes Functional
Reporting to : Global Platform Manager/ Trainer

Job role: We are looking for a trainer (individual or representing an institution) with a respect for young people and their views and who is passionate about activism and empowerment for social change. He/She must believe young people can be catalyst for lasting positive change in their societies. Must be open minded, flexible, and love a challenge; Understanding and commitment to participatory training methods either through experience or through academic study; Knowledge of and links to youth organizations and activists within Uganda and/or the region will be an added advantage; as well as committed to ensuring the work has a lasting impact, which can be documented and shared.

NOTE: Interested candidates can get more details/JDs about these roles @ www.actionaid.org/uganda/jobs.

Applications (Cover letter, CV, and “certified” academic documents) should be hand delivered or sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. clearly addressed to

The Director Human Resource/Organizational Effectiveness,
ActionAid Uganda,
Plot number 2514/2515 Ggaba Road,
Opposite Kampala International University
P.O Box 676 Kampala

Not later than Thursday 05th July 2018 by 5:00 Pm. We will respond to ONLY shortlisted candidates.

Whilst all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified WOMEN are especially encouraged to apply. ActionAid International is an equal opportunity Employer