FHI 360 has an exciting internship opportunity for a student interested in growing their skills within the international development sector. Under close supervision, an Intern will perform entry level professional duties which will provide the opportunity for professional training in various functional areas throughout the organization. Internship assignments serve to offer practical experience and broad exposure to a global nonprofit development organization.
#EAWA (2017-2026) is a USAID-funded project whose main responsibility is to support the efforts of Benin, Burkina and Togo to fight against HIV/AIDS by improving the clinical cascades of 3 countries through the implementation of the US government's PEPFAR regional program. # EAWA manages approximately 100 sub-grants across its three country offices. Due to the PEPFAR/Fiscal Year lines, the majority of these grants must be renewed, changed, or reset each year at around the same time. This leads to an intense, focused period of grant development, review, and approvals leading up to the 1 October start of the fiscal year. In order ensure the highest quality in the most efficient time-turnarounds , EAWA is seeking (3) detail-oriented English (native) and French-speaking interns to support with document review and budget narrative writing in issuing FY24 grants, as well as helping to ensure the closing process for previous years.
This is a paid internship with a flexible schedule based on project needs.
Anticipated Duration: Early May – end of September (flexible)
Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week
Pay Rate: $17.00/hour
Location: This position is open to US-based candidates. Must be able to overlap at least 5 working hours per day with the country/ field office (Benin, Burkina and Togo)
Skills Gained and Learning Opportunities:
- Practical experience with a large, global non-profit organization
- Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with successful research, technical, and/or program management professionals
- Experience working with an inter-disciplinary team addressing global development challenges
- Experience in supporting program management of a seven-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) focus on HIV preferred
- Understanding of how a regional HIV project operating in 3 West African countries (including some COVID interventions) operates and adapts preferred
- In depth, hands on experience in the sub-grant development, review, and approval process preferred
Anticipated Project(s) and Assignment Details:
The intern will be focused on project sub-grant contractualization roles under the direction of their supervisor in the following ways:
- The internship role will evolve and prioritize on a daily basis, based on the updated documents available and feedback received for each country and each grant in process.
- The intern supports grant evaluation and prioritization through ongoing communication and tracker monitoring with the field team.
- The intern contributes to timely project contractualization
- The intern will assist Grants Managers in establishing quality standard for document submission
Qualifications and Competencies:
- Currently enrolled in a degree program at a college or university in a related field of study or within one year of graduation date. Student currently enrolled in a graduate program preferred
- Demonstrated interest in related subject area through studies, work experience, and/or personal travel
- Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas
- Strong writing and research skills
- Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner
- Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English
- Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent French
Typical Physical Demands:
- Remote office environment
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift to 5 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
- Personal Computer
- Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail
- Telephone, printer, calculator, copier, PDAs and other hand-held devices.
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