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Remote Programme Intern: Community Health, WASH and Education Infrastructure

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 work alongside 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 Community Health, WASH and Education Infrastructure 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 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 write project reports, to a high standard of English, that clearly demonstrate the successes and challenges of the Community Health, WASH and Education infrastructure projects, learning from the project and providing clear budgetary information **

· Support the team to compile funding proposals based on past evaluation, team discussion and International best practice in an engaging and professional manner

· Conduct internet searches and searches through SEEDs funder database for potential donors to fund projects

· Support in gathering statistics and ensure 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

· Support the development of projects that fulfil local need and sit within the aims of SEED taking into account research findings, local needs and constraints, government objectives and SEED’s previous experience

· Conduct research into international best practice with regard to Community Health, WASH and Education infrastructure programs and take the lead in discussing these with 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 collection and basic analysis where required and where there is an Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist in post assist them in developing monitoring and evaluation tools and completing MEL reports for projects

· Maintain a database of projects and funders alongside the UK team in London

· Liaise with the teams in London and Madagascar ensuring clear communication at all times.

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 Community Health, WASH and Education infrastructure and its interface with international development; previous experience of Community Health, WASH and Education infrastructure or community-based work would be an asset.

· 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.


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.

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