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Project Kipepeo Fellowship

Location: Kampala

Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO 

Occupational Category: Social Services and Nonprofit 

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day 

Salary: UGX Attractive 

No. of vacancies: 01 

Deadline: 05 November 2020 

Employment Type: full-time 

LOCATION: Kampala, Central Region, Uganda, 00256 

Hiring Organization IDEO.org

Description: 
IDEO.org is a global nonprofit design studio that aims to create positive impact through design. Through human-centered design, IDEO.org partners with organizations and communities to design products and services that improve the lives of poor and vulnerable communities.
We’re a tight-knit group of designers, strategists, builders, writers, and connectors fueled by curiosity, optimism, and a passion for social change.
In this current moment and as a response to COVID-19 challenges, we are excited to work with adolescent girls and young women, and the organizations that serve them, to address challenges specific to their sexual reproductive health (SRH). Project background:
Project Kipepeo is a project that runs under the Billion Girls Co-Lab at IDEO.org. The Billion Girls Co-Lab is a platform where girls imagine their futures and direct a network of actors to bring those visions to life by involving them more in the process. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and when we reported the first case in East Africa, one of the major concerns has been the disruption in access to sexual reproductive health products and services and how this would affect the teen pregnancy rates.
With the continued spread of the virus and a burdened public health care system, it is even more critical now that we support adolescent girls and youth to access sexual reproductive health resources.
We took a look at how we had been designing before, and even though we incorporate the end user feedback within the design process, we acknowledge that this cohort needs to be closer to the problem identification, brief writing, design process, prototype testing and selection of the final product and service that they will eventually use. What to expect:
Imagine if you could influence and change the way your peers access and interact with information that helps them make better informed decisions on their sexual reproductive health.
You know your community well. Imagine playing a role that enables you to co-design how girls and women access reproductive health products and services.
Do you have a phone, does your best friend have a phone?
What if you could only access reproductive health information, products and services through a phone?
Would this be possible for every adolescent girl in your community?
We believe you have ideas and valid opinions on how we can use technology without leaving anyone out and still maintain privacy.
Funding is an integral part of the longevity of programs in this sector. We would like you to be a voice in this community that guides and advises on the particular area and responsive nature of how funds are spent.
In this fellowship, you will be selected to be the youth fellow within your community to help drive this vision forward.

Responsibilities:


    • Must be between the ages of 18-24 years old
    • Ability to dedicate at least 2 days per week w hich may increase to 3 days per week depending on program demands e.g. during a design sprint and a design research phase.
    • Reside in any of the following areas:
    • Nairobi County: Githurai/Mathare/Kibera/Kawangware
    • Northern Kenya: Garissa/Wajir/Mandera
    • Coastal Counties: Mombasa, Kwale/Kilifi/Tana River/Lamu/Taita-Taveta
    • Western Kenya in Kisumu/ Kisii/ Siaya/ Kakamega) Selection Criteria:
    • Passion or have previous experience working on issues related to sexual reproductive health, economic empowerment and girls rights.
    • Confidence and ability to engage adults, professionals, community leaders as well as peers, honestly and objectively across the above mentioned sensitive subject areas
    • Show profound insights into the community and her age group
    • Ability to be critical and give feedback that contributes to development of the solutions that address the challenges affecting the youth in your community
    • Demonstrated experience in utilizing peer to peer networks in school/ socially/ work and successfully engaging with adolescents and youth below the age of 21. Involvement:
    By joining a project team and committing to being a part of a rigorous learning and design process, you will work within the project team to help deliver on the design objectives by performing the following tasks:
    • Actively participate in design research with our partner organizations as well as your own communities.
    • Consistently interview your peers about their challenges, dreams, and aspirations
    • Provide input into program design, concept development and prototyping process.
    • Report writing and communicating in a timely manner with the design team on the learnings and recommendations on the iterations that need to be made to the design prototypes
    What you will benefit:
    You will be compensated for your time, and a monthly stipend will be paid to you at the end of the month.
    The fellowship program will be dedicated to ensuring you have enriched experiences and the tasks and responsibilities will nurture the following

Educational requirements:

  • Not Stated

Experience requirements:


    Not Stated

Desired Skills:


    skills and capabilities:
    o Gain professional work experience
    o Gain knowledge on research, design, and product development processes
    o Gain exposure and contacts with professionals at NGOs and community based organizations in Kenya
    o Access to opportunities for mentorship
    o Access to opportunities to build solutions that can benefit your community and peers
    o Opportunity to take a leadership role in community change.
    o Enrolment into the Billion Girls Co Lab network and alumni group that will keep you connected to organizations, work opportunities and knowledge hubs.

Qualifications:

  • Not Stated

Benefits:

  • Attractive

Incentives:

  • Attractive

Job application procedure: Please send your motivational letter of interest to larrissa@ideo.org

Date Posted: 2020-10-23

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