Leadership Institute

Uganda and most of developing countries are stuck in poverty mainly because of poor leadership.

At URF, we strongly believe that without strong, ethical, accountable as well as visionary leadership, our communities cannot see any form of sustainable development. People must be empowered to become the champions of change within their communities.

We offer workshops on leadership in villages and schools targeting village leaders, students, young professionals, school administrators, NGO staff, business leaders, students, and the general population.

Leadership workshop in Kamusenene Village

Here is a blog article about what we are doing so far


Position 4: Leadership for Sustainable Development Intern

An intern would assist us in resource development of the Leadership Institute, set up a formal structure, refine a comprehensive curriculum, and engage in actual leadership training at various levels.

Responsibilities will involve:

  • Resource development of the Leadership Institute
  • Researching and collaborating with other individuals with leadership expertise to develop a comprehensive leadership curriculum appropriate for various target groups: primary, secondary, college students, local village leaders, young professionals, NGO staff and school administrators.
  • Identifying sources of in-kind donations of leadership books, leadership profiles, video/audio resources on leadership, etc
  • Researching sources of funding for leadership development
  • Researching and recruiting volunteer instructors for leadership workshops
  • Researching and establishing partnerships with local and international institutions with leadership component – e.g. the Jepson School of Leadership at University of Richmond, Virginia, the Africa Leadership Academy in South Africa, etc.
  • Organizing and conducting leadership training in collaboration with local staff
  • Introducing the leadership institute programs to local schools and to set up training program calendar with them.


  • An understanding of leadership and its impact on community development, as well as a general knowledge of African leadership dynamics
  • Personal experience with leadership during school years, corporate or community organizing/NGO leadership
  • Research, written and oral communication skills necessary
  • Ability to draft strategic plans – good written skills necessary
  • Some understanding of education and teaching pedagogies
  • Passion for leadership and community development
  • Openness to learning and willingness to listen to local people with lived-experience