Research and Project Management Intern

Organization: Seefar
Closing date: 9 May 2021

The Research and Project Management Intern supports Seefar’s ethical migrant worker recruitment programmes, including The Ethical Recruitment Agency (TERA). This role has responsibility for a diverse range of functions including research, project management, writing and analysis, and administrative assistance.

The ideal candidate is someone who is energetic and self-motivated, very well-organized, a fast learner, and brings a good mix of writing and research skills. The ideal candidate is passionate about social impact and making migration safer for vulnerable people. This is a remote position and paid internship.

Seefar encourages applicants from a variety of backgrounds including displaced persons and persons with disabilities.

Seefar is a social enterprise with a vision for a world where vulnerable people have more opportunities to advance themselves. We launched TERA (TERA) in 2018 to help people benefit from working abroad while staying safe from exploitation. We directly recruit workers, fully prepare them for jobs abroad, do not charge fees and monitor them to make sure they remain safe. We place workers in a variety of sectors including construction, hospitality, manufacturing and more. For more information about us, please visit https://ethicalrecruitmentagency.com/

TERA is seeking a Research and Project Management Intern to provide a wide variety of research, writing, administrative, and project management services in support of our mission. On a typical day, this position might:

  • Complete tasks related to project budgets and compliance;
  • Check in with local researchers and manage research fieldwork;
  • Prepare briefing, communications and marketing materials;
  • Research migration regulations in an origin and destination country;
  • Conduct data analysis and write key findings;

This position should feel comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and excited to learn about ethical recruitment, international development and innovation. The ideal candidate loves working with a diverse group of people and is comfortable remote working with colleagues around the world. This is a full-time position.

Responsibilities

The following are the primary responsibilities of the role, with estimated allocations of time and attention.

Deliver: Research, Monitoring & Evaluation

About 50% of time and effort:

  • Conducting secondary/desk research on labour migration, ethical recruitment and similar topics;
  • Training and managing field staff and ensuring data quality assurance;
  • Conducting basic quantitative and qualitative data analysis;
  • Updating data spreadsheets and supporting M&E tasks;
  • Writing, editing and publishing reports and documents;
  • Providing other research support as needed.

Deliver: Project Management Support

About 50% of time and effort:

  • Producing and complying with donor and client reporting requirements;
  • Completing administrative tasks quickly and correctly, including documentation, timekeeping, financial reporting and other ad hoc responsibilities;
  • Drafting communications materials for external stakeholders;
  • Supporting proposal-writing and providing other ad hoc business support.
  • Represent and demonstrate the Enterprise’s values and TERA’s Principles.

TERA’s Principles

TERA firmly believes in supporting and protecting the health, safety, welfare, security, and dignity of each of our workers. This commitment is reflected in our fundamental principles, which are always integrated into our commercial and personnel contracts. These principles are the foundation of our Code of Conduct, which permeates our specific obligations, policies and processes.

  1. We always follow the law. TERA takes compliance with the applicable laws seriously.
  2. We respect, protect and promote migrant workers’ rights. TERA ensures that workers are never subject to any form of forced, compulsory, bonded, indentured, or prison labour.
  3. We guarantee no recruitment fees and provide debt-free employment opportunities. TERA follows the “employer pays” recruitment model and we do not charge workers fees.
  4. We commit to transparent recruitment processes and clear employment contracts. TERA will ensure workers fully understand the terms and conditions of their employment and are provided with written Contracts in a language they understand.
  5. We adequately prepare workers for work and life abroad. Workers are fully informed of their human and labour rights and entitlements before they go abroad and are adequately trained for their new jobs.
  6. We ensure workers have full access to their identity documents and freedom of movement. No workers’ passports or identity documents are retained by TERA or our employer partners.
  7. We partner with employers that provide decent and safe working and living conditions. TERA is committed to ensuring workers are provided with clean, secure, safe, and healthy working and living environments.
  8. We work with employers that pay fair wages regularly, directly and on time. We monitor our workers while they are abroad to ensure payments are delivered as agreed.
  9. We ensure that workers have access to remedy. TERA’s workers have access to grievance procedures without risk of reprisal, and safe return is guaranteed.
  10. We adhere to inclusive policies and procedures. We do not discriminate on the basis of nationality, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, family status, ethnicity, social status, political affiliation, race, or religion.
  11. We are committed to the elimination of child labor. TERA is committed to ensuring that no person under the age of majority is recruited for work.
  12. Zero tolerance for corruption, bribery and kickbacks.

An Excellent Candidate

To excel in this role, you will have the following experience and capacities:

  • Motivated, self-starter and excited to learn;
  • Exceptional organisational skills and capable of balancing multiple competing deadlines
  • Research and analytical skills (some quantitative data analysis skills preferred);
  • Strong written and verbal communication in English;
  • A relevant educational degree (Masters degree preferred but relevant work experience can be substituted);
  • A commitment to social impact, migrant worker welfare and TERA’s Principles;
  • Additional language skills preferred but not required, with preferences including Arabic and Hindi.

  • Confirm you meet these minimum requirements:

    1. A relevant educational or professional background;
    2. Strong oral and written English.
    3. Excellent organisational skills;
    4. Demonstrated analytical and research skills

How to apply:

  • On our before 9 May 2021, complete our online application form. Please do not include your name or your photo in your CV or letter. This is because we review your application based purely on your previous experiences and introductory letter.
  • Along with your CV you also need to upload an introductory letter that answers the questions below.

  • Prepare a CV in Word or PDF format.

  • In Word or PDF format, prepare an introductory letter that includes only the following:

    1. Why are you interested in working for Seefar and TERA? (1 paragraph)
    2. What is one challenge in migrant worker recruitment that is under-researched? Why is this issue important? (1 paragraph)

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