Unemployment rates are very high in Northern Uganda, so there is a great need for job creation. We are looking for someone who can start up small businesses, while training young local entrepreneurs. Discipleship will be integrated as the young entrepreneurs learn Christian business principles as they observe and participate in growing the businesses. Several small enterprises have already been started by expats up in Gulu, including a restaurant, a guest house, a solar company, and a yogurt factory, and most of them are run successfully now by local entrepreneurs. Training in general business principles is also a great need in the community, so there is an opportunity to conduct trainings as well.
Bachelors or higher in business administration and/or experience in business start-ups. Compassionate, teachable, team work, able to work among poor with limited resources. Willing to have very broad impact by training others. Flexible and self-motivated.LIVING ENVIRONMENT
Uganda generally has a wonderful climate, average temps 70's-90's, getting warmer as you head up north. You would be based in Gulu, which during the dry season from January through March is hot and often dusty. During the rainy season it’s warm, but pleasant. You would likely live in “Western” house that would have water and electricity, although electricity is spotty at times. At times challenging internet access, although that has steadily improved. Gulu has some amenities, like a supermarket and western restaurants, but is still a pretty small town in terms of amenities. The majority of the people in the surrounding area and in parts of town still live in the traditional huts. In the capital Kampala (a 5-hour drive from Gulu) you can get almost everything you would need.WORKING ENVIRONMENT
You will work in close partnership with local and Western Hope Alive! staff, but you are also free to explore partnerships with like-minded colleagues from other organizations here in Gulu.INTERNSHIP