University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)


Safeguarding Intern


Position Title: Safeguarding Intern

Reports to: Safeguarding Manager

Group/Department: University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

Location: Kigali & Butaro, Rwanda 

Duration: 3 months

Organizational description

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a Rwandan university focused on building the next generation of global health professionals. The institution aims to reimagine health education to ensure that quality health care reaches every individual in every corner of the globe by building a cadre of health professionals who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all.

Role Overview

In keeping with its vision of equitable delivery of services the UGHE’s HR department is seeking a Safeguarding Intern who can provide support with the institutions roll out of a safeguarding initiative which will outline how stakeholders (staff, students, partners, parents, and suppliers) should operate to ensure the protection of all members of the community. Safeguarding is a means of protecting the health, well-being, and human rights of individuals at risk enabling them to live safely, free from abuse and neglect.

Duties and Responsibilities


Technical competencies

Behavioural competencies


Commitment to Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment:  

At UGHE, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including community members – as well as our students, contractors, staff and visitors to our campus are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and any form of systemic abuse, whilst reducing risk and vulnerabilities. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with UGHE’s policy. UGHE will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, harassment, sexual harassment and any form of systemic abuse or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.  By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures. 

How to apply

All qualified candidates should submit their applications by using the” Apply for this job” button below by the 20th of of October 2022.