Ashinaga Africa Initiative: Our mission and purpose
The Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) is an international leadership program that cultivates the next generation of leaders to contribute to the development of sub-Saharan Africa.
AAI Scholars have lost one or both parents and are committed to returning to sub-Saharan Africa to initiate change, innovation, and development. The AAI provides financial support for international university degrees, along with leadership training and support to develop Scholars into compassionate change-makers.
Ashinaga USA launched the concept behind the AAI by supporting three Ugandan students at Ashinaga Study Camp in Uganda back in 2013 to find scholarships and attend universities in the US. Since supporting these three “pioneers”, we have implemented programming that has been adopted by other AAI offices. We now support 21 AAI scholars in the US, at universities such as Northwestern University, University of Richmond, and Union College.
The Program Director will have 3+ years of work experience that is pertinent to the requirements of the job, will be proficient in Excel, Google Forms applications and Asana (or equivalent task management program). The Program Director will preferably have a graduate degree.
Program Director Position
The Ashinaga USA Program Director will be expected to take the initiative to find innovative ways to complete the responsibilities of the job description, within the parameters and philosophy of the US Pilot program. Graduate degrees are not required but a plus in candidates.