Warrior Squad Foundation fights for the rights of children, youth and communities who suffer from poverty, disease, injustice and violence, the organization work with them to find lifelong answers to their problems. WSF is legally registered in Uganda (registration no: 8871) founded in 2005. WSF is currently operating in the Karamoja region in the Districts of Kotido and Moroto.
Warrior Squad Foundation’s vision is
“A peaceful, just and Prosperous environment where all people enjoy their rights and their contributions acknowledged; ensuring a secure and enjoyable Livelihood that supports their development”.
“To empower the local marginalized and vulnerable persons to improve on their wellbeing in a holistic, sustainable, peaceful and equitable manner through an integrated community based approach”.
WSF intended impact is that children, youth and communities in Karamoja realize their rights to be safe and healthy. The intended impact is expected to be achieved through a wide range of interventions including Food Security and Livelihoods, Good Governance, Health (HIV/AIDS), Water and Sanitation, Gender based Violence prevention. WSF is an indigenous (from Karamoja) Organization founded by the Karamojong youth in 2005, legally registered with the Government of Uganda.
Financial Management and Accountability Capacity
The Finance function works with the Programme team to facilitate implementation of the WSF strategy by providing the necessary support to programmes with a “client” focused” approach. The department is headed by a Finance Manager, who is a member of the Management Team.
WSF has a Finance Handbook which spells out systems, policies and procedures. The Handbook has been developed in line with the Generally Accepted Accounting practice, finance guidelines. WSF office has an accountant responsible for implementing the finance policies and procedures, in close consultation with the Programme. More emphasis is placed on budget management, in order to ensure efficient use of the financial resources. Annual planning and budgeting involves project teams in charge of implementation working with Finance staff.
WSF receives funding/support from International Organizations and from government; (Oxfam Ireland, Oxfam GB, Government of Uganda, NUREP, Safer World, Straight Talk Foundation and UNICEF). At the moment is in partnership with IRC, World Vision (WV), Mercy Corps and ACORD. WSF works hand in hand with the UN Agencies in operating in Kotido (UNOCHA, FAO, WFP) and the Kotido local Government (Community based office, Health departments, Education, District peace and security committees and production departments. Of recent WSF conducted assessment on food security and community sustainability programme with support from WFP in partnership with International Organization of Migration (IOM). All have a history of long term cooperation with WSF. WSF at the moment is a member of the Oxfam GB Consortium that is going to implement the Irish-aid livelihood funded project that is to run for a period of 3 years.
WSF which is governed by Board of Directors. The Board manages the organization in accordance with the statutes, the guidelines drawn. The Secretary General reports to the Board. The Board consists of Nine (incl. the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson) and five members. Seven executive members and two deputies are elected by Annual General Meeting (AGM). Normally the Board holds eight meetings per year.
The organizational structure
The overall responsibility for effective implementation of projects is entirely under the
Programme Coordinator who is the head of the programme.
At operational level, project management lies with the programme coordinator WSF based at the head office in Kotido, being assisted by the Programme Team Leader. The Team leader provides supervision of the respective programme staff in the implementation of the project and the day-to-day management of activities at the field level including project monitoring and staff management.