Online this month is a new development focused job board – Wurk Now. This for-profit venture established by a Ugandan IT professional working in the development field hopes to link employers to job seekers. Their mission statement reads:
Wurk Now! is a profitable social venture that is committed to improving access to entry and mid-level employment opportunities through internship, fellowship, volunteering and full time opportunities for recent graduates, talented individuals and seasoned experts. It is also geared towards advancing social change through Non-Profits, Do-Good Foundations and Profit Organizations with great Corporate Social Responsibility campaigns in the East African region that are willing to open up opportunities for the educated youth.
So far the cite is hosting a number of opportunities with the US Mission in Uganda, UNDP, USAID, Elizabeth Glaser Foundation, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and Village Health Works, to name a few. While the site is still building its list of job opportunities and partner organizations – the benefit to Wurk Now is that access to employment listings is absolutely free for job seekers, unlike similar websites like DevEx, which charge for premium access.