Internship: Africa BD Hub

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2022
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Summary of PositionSearch for Common Ground’s Africa Program Development Hub is seeking program development interns who will support the team in the design of programs and successful proposals that will contribute to building peace and transforming conflict across the African continent.The interns will join a high-performing, diverse and dynamic team based across West, Central and East Africa, as well as Washington D.C. who are passionate about designing impactful programs for a portfolio that covers the conflict geographies of the Sahel, the Lake Chad Basin, the Great Lakes, the Horn of Africa and the Sudans, in over fifteen countries. Program development commences with scoping and pre-positioning for opportunities and completes with the signing of an award. Interns will have the opportunity to be involved in developing fundraising strategies for the different conflict geographies and countries in the region, proposal writing, and engaging with institutional donors and partners. Each intern will be assigned a conflict geography within the region, but may be requested to support others within the Africa portfolio.**Please note that this internship is based in Washington, D.C. We are only accepting applications from US residents**


    • Assist with the development of grant proposals, including but not limited to writing proposal narratives, developing theories of change, articulating program activities, drafting logical frameworks and copy-editing.
    • Contribute to the development of up-to-date and accurate context statements through rigorous desk research.
    • Support the development of fundraising strategies.
    • Analyze calls for proposals and support the team’s pre-positioning efforts.
    • Edit English (and/or French) proposals and communications materials for clarity and precision.
    • Attend conferences and policy meetings, representing the team.
    • Backstop the Africa Program Development Hub and our country offices overseas on a range of logistical and administrative tasksMinimum QualificationsEssential
    • Degree in relevant subject
    • Strong writing, editing and communication skills in English
    • Demonstrable interest in and knowledge of peacebuilding or international development in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • A self-starting, detail-oriented and flexible approach to tasks
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines
    • Excellent attention to detailDesirable
    • Fluency or advanced proficiency in French
    • Other languages (Portuguese, Somali) an asset
    • Experience working at a non-governmental organization/non-profit or similar environment
    • Practical experience in program design
    • International experience, preferably in developing countries To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and a one-page writing sample in English The deadline to apply is September 18, 2022.This position requires a commitment of no less than 20 hours a week for a minimum of three months, ideally starting on October 1. Undergraduates (juniors and seniors), graduate students, and recent graduates are welcome to apply.Please note that the position is unpaid, but school credits can be arranged for students with their institution.As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Please see our website for full details of our work. All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Collaboration- Audacity - Tenacity - Empathy - Results. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest, and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth, and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults. Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. View our code of conduct here and our privacy policy here.Les descriptifs de pouvant ne pouvant être exhaustifs, le titulaire du poste pourra être amené à entreprendre d'autres tâches qui correspondent globalement aux responsabilités clés ci-dessus.Seuls les candidats invités à un entretien seront contactés. Pas d'appels téléphoniques s'il vous plaît. Veuillez consulter notre site Web pour tous les détails de notre mission.Tous les employés de Search doivent adhérer aux valeurs de Search : Collaboration- Audace - Ténacité - Empathie - Résultats. Conformément à ces valeurs, Search fait respecter le code de conduite et les politiques connexes sur la lutte contre le harcèlement au travail, la protection contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection des enfants, les conflits d'intérêts et la lutte contre la fraude. Search s'engage à préserver les intérêts, les droits et le bien-être des enfants, des jeunes et des adultes vulnérables avec lesquels elle est en contact et à mener ses programmes et ses opérations d'une manière qui soit sûre pour les enfants, les jeunes et les adultes vulnérables.Search for Common Ground ne fait pas et ne doit pas faire de discrimination fondée sur la race, la couleur, la religion (croyance), le sexe, l'expression de genre, l'âge, l'origine nationale (ascendance), le handicap, l'état matrimonial, l'orientation sexuelle ou le statut militaire, dans aucune de ses activités ou opérations.Consultez notre code de conduite ici et notre politique de confidentialité ici.

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