Internship: Middle East and North Africa Program Development – Jordan
Search for Common Ground seeks a professional, motivated, and creative Program Development Intern to join the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional team. Based in Amman, Jordan the intern will provide support to SFCG’s MENA regional programming that covers geography of 10 countries across the region. Working under the supervision of the MENA Program Manager based in Amman, duties performed within this internship will contribute to the design of proposals, programs, developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for sustainable peace and conflict transformation, and will give interns an opportunity to practice high-level, professional skills.
Interns must be available to work full time hours with an agreed upon schedule of leave. Interns must commit for at least 6 months. Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to a full academic year, pending a midterm review.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Assist with the development of grant proposals for country and regional programs, including but not limited to writing proposal narratives, developing theories of change, articulating program activities, drafting logframes, and developing M&E plans and indicators.
- Provide extensive and detailed academic and business development research on specific topics affecting countries in the region.
- Edit English-language reports and communications materials for clarity and precision.
- Support on regional communications activities, including compiling updates from country offices, revamping website content, and creating visibility pieces for social media.
- Assist with knowledge management tasks (e.g. maintaining consultant databases or working on contract management).
- Support meeting logistics and travel planning.
- Performing other supportive, administrative and minor office management duties as needed.
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.
- BA or MA (completed or in progress) in peace and conflict studies, international relations, Middle East studies, international development, or a related field.
- Two years of professional experience in a related field
- Practical experience with program design, monitoring, and evaluation.
- Prior international or cross-cultural experience.
Skills and Competencies
- Arabic and/or French skills are desirable
- Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills in English.
- Interest and knowledge in the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
- High level of analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Familiarity with the MENA region.
- Ability to maintain professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm while working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with minimal supervision.
- Self-starter, able to work independently, and willing to take on tasks small and large.
A monthly stipend will be provided to support living expenses.
This position will close on 3 September 2018.
Please carefully read all application instructions, incomplete applications will not be accepted.
To apply, interested candidates should send the following items to our career portal:
- current resume
- cover letter
- writing sample (400-600 words)
In the cover letter, besides highlighting your qualifications please include your goals for the internship and indicate your available start date.
Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis with a negotiable start date.
NOTE: Please compile your writing sample and resume into one document as the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website www.sfcg.orgfor full details of our work.
Search for Common Ground (Search) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict—away from destructive approaches towards cooperative solutions. With more than 600 staff worldwide, Search implements projects in more than 30 countries across the globe.