Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) is looking for one young person to join our Advisory Board. Could you be one of them?
About Reach A Hand Uganda
Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) is a youth centered organization premised on youth empowerment programs with a focus on sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR), HIV/AIDS, modern contraception and family planning, behavioral change communication, livelihoods and skills development. Founded in 2011, RAHU works with young people 12 – 24 years in both rural and urban communities in Uganda to increase awareness through information dissemination on SRHR and strengthening of the health service value chain through traceable referral linkages.
What is Reach A Hand Uganda’s Advisory Board?
To foster strategic direction of the organization, Reach A Hand Uganda has been having a rotational/periodic Advisory Board since 2015. The Advisory Board is The RAHU Advisory designed to provide strategic guidance for the organization. The composition of the advisory board ranges from representatives of young people, civil society, school administration, religious leaders and well-wishers of Reach A Hand Uganda (outstanding individuals who have supported the growth of the organization in all capacities since its inception).
The Advisory Board, therefore, helps ensure that the organisation remains true to its mission, vision and Strategic Plan through promotion and provision of strategic direction for its development.
What will a Young Advisory Board member do?
Meaningful Youth engagement still remains a core for Reach A Hand Uganda,so as a board member you will be a representative of young people’s voices.
While we are particularly looking for a young person who is active within our youth empowerment networks and can help us connect to our young audiences, you will be a full member of the Advisory Board and expected to contribute to all areas of the Board’s work. This is an important role and you’ll need to commit to a year (unpaid). This involves:
Advisory Board members are appointed for a term of one year. Please note that a young person selected to be on the Advisory Board can only serve one term to give opportunity to other young people to learn, network and grow.
What’s in it for you?
By joining the Reach A Hand Uganda Advisory Board you will:
Make a lasting contribution to RAHU’s work to promote access to SRHR information and services as well as other youth empowerment programs to young people in Uganda
Gain experience in top-level decision making for a fast growing youth led organization
‘Buddy up’ and be mentored by an experienced Board member.
We want to hear from young people aged 18 -24 years from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.
Knowledge and skills
How to apply
Please send your CV including contacts of two referees and a motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy in email@example.com. Indicate ‘Advisory Board Recruitment’ in the subject box. Before 2nd April 2021 5pm EAT.
In your supporting statement, please include:
Closing date for applications – 20th March 2020 at 11.59 p.m East African Time.
Please note that candidates must be aged between 18 and 25 on the date they submit their application for the role. While we do not request proof of age as part of the application process, all new Advisory Board members of Reach A Hand Uganda are required to prove their identities before being formally appointed.
If you have any questions, please contact Frances Aanyu , Head Of Youth Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Reach A Hand Uganda’s peer educators from all years (and regions), and young persons living with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.