Remote Programme Intern – Sustainable Livelihoods and Conservation

Organization: SEED Madagascar
Closing date: 20 Jan 2022

About the Organisation

SEED Madagascar is a British Charity working in partnership with communities in the southeast of Madagascar. We integrate high quality community health, sustainable livelihoods; education infrastructure and conservation programmes to support long term, sustainable change and add to international best practice through research and publication across all of our programmatic areas. We are now looking for entry level interns to join our team.

Position Overview

Based remotely and supporting work in the coastal town of Fort Dauphin in the southeast of Madagascar, this post will provide support to the Sustainable Livelihoods and Conservation projects implemented by the NGO. The successful candidate will work within a combined national and international team to assist in the development of projects, from initial planning stages to final evaluations. Primary responsibilities include the writing of donor reports and proposals, providing social media and website copy, note taking in meetings and supporting MEL. The diversity of activities undertaken will provide a wide-ranging experience for an early career development professional wanting to get insight and experience into the complex world of overseas development.

Title: Programme Intern

Location: Home based

Contract: Six months – 2 days a week

Reporting to: Senior Programme Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

· Support the team to draft project reports for a variety of donors **

· Attend online project meetings, taking notes and managing the action points**

· Support the team to compile new funding proposals

· Conduct internet searches potential donors to fund projects

· Support the team in gathering statistics and ensuring that all existing statistics relating to the projects are accurate

· Work alongside the Communications and Media Officer to provide social media and website copy for Facebook, blog posts and SEEDs website

· Conduct research into international best practice with regard to Sustainable Livelihoods programs and present these to the team.

· Monitor and update project trackers according to project activities, ensuring the project is on track to meet project indicators and objectives

· Assist in data input and analysis and provide information for MEL reports for projects

Person Specification

· Hold an undergraduate in or relating to community health, WASH or have equivalent experience. **

· Demonstrate strong writing skills in English; French also an advantage. Previous experience in grant-writing is an asset.

· Demonstrate sound knowledge and keen interest in Sustainable livelihoods and conservation and its interface with international development

· Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to SEED’s ethos and approach and be a good ambassador for SEED at all times.

· Have passion, curiosity and motivation for the job and the ability to enthuse others.

· Have the ability and desire to work with teams from different economic and cultural backgrounds and across multiple language barriers.

· Have the ability and desire to build capacity and share skills across cultures and work with teams from different economic and cultural backgrounds and across multiple language barriers.

· Be able to work to and advocate for all of SEEDs policies and procedures, safeguarding those that SEED works with and reporting any concerns appropriately.

· Be punctual and be able to work to tight deadlines in an organised manner and to a high standard.

· Have a flexible and patient attitude.

· Have excellent problem-solving skills.

· Be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Practicalities

The successful applicant should be able to commit to two days a week working, but this is flexible in how and when this is done.

How to apply:

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter outlining how their skills and experience match the requirements in the job description criteria to SEED Madagascar Director of Programmes and Operations, Lisa Bass by email on lisa@seedmadagascar.org

Application deadline: 20th January 2022. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis.

SEED Madagascar actively encourages equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and aims to create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation, and unlawful discrimination, where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued.

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