Internship: CSA Program Development Intern

Search For Common Ground Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Summary

Search's Central and Southern Africa (CSA) team is looking for a Program Development intern who will support the team in the design of proposals and programs for sustainable peace and conflict transformation in the region and will have the opportunity to practice high-level, professional skills in an international organization.

Central & Southern Africa Programs

Search for Common Ground implements more than 20 peacebuilding and conflict transformation programs throughout Central and Southern Africa. From working with journalists and government officials in Central African Republic to stop the spread of hate speech, engaging security forces and civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rebuild trust and restore human security, to facilitating engagement between mining companies and local communities in Madagascar, our programs help to create a space where actors from across dividing lines can work collaboratively to address conflicts and reduce violence. Search's Central and Southern Africa (CSA) portfolio includes Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Madagascar. For more information on our projects in CSA, please visit www.sfcg.org/africa.

The position is based in Search's Washington, D.C. headquarters. There is no expected travel

Key Responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the development of grant proposals for country and regional programs, including but not limited to copy-editing, and gathering documentation required for proposals ;

  • Supporting regional communications activities, including compiling updates from country offices, revamping website content, and creating visibility pieces for social media ;

  • Contributing to the development of a complete, up-to-date, and accurate context statements of funding proposals through rigorous desk research as required ;

  • Editing French and English-language proposals and communications materials for clarity and precision ;

  • Representing CSA team at relevant meetings and events in Washington, D.C as requested by the Regional Director; and

  • Organizing meetings for incoming CSA country and regional staff.

As internship descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Qualifications

You meet the following qualifications:

Essential:

  • Strong writing, editing and communication skills (required)
  • A self-starting, detail-oriented and flexible approach to tasks (required)
  • Demonstrated interest in the CSA region and/or conflict resolution (required)
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines (required)
  • Ability to read French (required)
  • Excellent attention to detail (required)

Desirable:

  • Degree in relevant subject

  • Fluency or advanced proficiency in French, with a particular focus on writing

  • Practical experience with program design

  • Interest in and knowledge of conflict resolution

  • Experience working in a conflict resolution setting

  • Experience working at a non-governmental organization/non-profit or similar environment

  • International experience, preferably in developing countries.

Undergraduates (juniors and seniors), graduate students, and recent graduates are welcome to apply.

Salary: This internship is unpaid. School credits can be arranged for students with their institution. For international applicants, Search is not responsible for providing student or work visas; you will need to make your own visa arrangements.

Hours: This position requires a commitment of no less than twenty hours a week.

This position is open until filled.

To apply

To apply, interested candidates should send the following items to our employment portal here:

  • current resume
  • cover letter

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.

All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity

  • Empathy

  • Impartiality

  • Inclusivity

  • Courage

  • Hope

  • Humility

  • Audacity. 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.

View our privacy policy here and our code of conduct here.


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