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Human Rights and Advocacy

Human Rights/Justice

Human Rights and Advocacy

VMM International


At a Glance

  • Start Date:09/10/2017
  • End Date:31/12/2020
  • Closing date:01/12/2020
  • Post Updated:12/02/2019
  • Min Hours:9 to 5
  • Role Type:Community Development

Requirements:Understanding of human rights


VMM partners with several organisations who work in and campaign for the human rights and dignity of others.

There are opportunities to get involved in community projects such as gender rights and empowerment, women's hygiene initiatives, children'r rights and so much more.

VMM match your skills, qualifications, education and interests to the needs of the host organisation to ensure real added value and flexiblity is a must.

A limited number of placements are available in Uganda from four weeks up to six months. 

View our Short Term Volunteer Placement brochure here:

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

VMM are an international development and volunteering organisation with 50 years experiece and  we have placed thousands of volunteers throughout Africa, Asia and South America, which has led to astonishing results for communities and for the volunteers themselves.

We help volunteers of all ages to step into communities and get stuck into projects of real value to local people and our partnerships are with strong and wellestablished organisations. We currently work in nine African countries, contributing to the International Sustainable Development Goals.

We work to help our community-based partners in Africa take care of the needs that local people tell us are most important to them. Projects tend to cover education, human rights, advocacy, women’s and children’s rights, health and community development initiatives and we have partnerships with civic, community and church organisations. 

VMM have comprehensive compliance with the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice, which means excellent support for volunteers before, during and after placement. 

Skills required for this role:

Knowledge of Human Rights essential

Placements suitable for second year students up to PhD level

Research experience an advantage

Must be capable of working unsupervised

Compassion, understanding, willingness to listen and learn

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Monday to Friday unless otherwise agreed Weekends off

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application form available here: CV Interview Garda Vetting


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Fiona Duignan

Address: VMM International, 64 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6


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