Are you ready to work with a growing Syrian consultancy specializing in humanitarian and development research?
Would you like access to resources, a professional network and experienced mentors to help you produce high quality publishable research?
Trust Consultancy and Development is looking for remote Junior Officers to contribute to its business development department, developing proposals for M&E, Third-Party Monitoring, and Research in international development and humanitarian aid in the MENA region and beyond; for four to six months (This is a Full-Time position beginning ASAP, the ideal candidate will be available to start within February/March 2021).
Trust Consultancy and Development is an independent Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Capacity Development consulting firm based in Gaziantep, Turkey. Founded in 2016, Trust is now a well-established leading provider of third-party monitoring (TPM), evaluations, verifications, capacity building, and data collection services for development and humanitarian programming in Syria and the surrounding MENA region. To date, Trust has conducted 85 projects, for clients including GIZ, Expertise France, Relief International, Mercy Corps, Care International, World Vision, Save the Children, IMC, CARE, Women for Women and other international and regional non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses, and donors. So far, Trust had assignments in Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen, South Sudan, and Afghanistan, with plans to expand into Libya, Somalia, and other locations.
Description of offer:
Trust Consultancy is looking for committed individuals with excellent English skills to join our Junior Officer Program in the Business Development Department. This program seeks to provide students, recent graduates, and emerging professionals with the opportunity to advance their knowledge in international development, humanitarian aid, and monitoring and evaluation. Unlike many traditional internships, our Junior Project Officers are given purposeful tasks and genuine responsibilities that will enhance their own professional development as well as the mission and goals of the company. The main tasks for a Junior Officer in the BD Dept will include Proposal Writing (including leading after a probationary period), organizing webinars, conducting literature reviews, scoping for new opportunities, and identifying new technical consultants. Our program is aimed at preparing all participants to embark on successful careers in M&E and humanitarian work.
These are some of the topics Trust interested in;
1- Civil society in the MENA region
2- Role of remittances in conflict affected countries
3- Social cohesion
4- Integration of refugees/ internally displaced people
5- Humanitarian remote management systems
6- Monitoring and Evaluation
7- Capacity building in the humanitarian sector
8- Impacts of humanitarian aid
9- Startups and entrepreneurship
10- Women’s empowerment
11- Open to other topics
12- Accountability and quality in the humanitarian sector
For the time being, we are interested in opportunities in the following countries:
8- Somalia and Somaliland
Click here to read an example of the research conducted by the company
The ideal candidate will:
1- Native of Excellent level of written and spoken English
2- Have previous research experience in one or more of the areas detailed above
3- Language proficiency in Turkish, French, Kurdish and/ or Arabic (not necessary but an asset)
4- Have additional language skills (not necessary but an asset)
5- Undergraduate or above in a relevant subject.
6- Demonstrate interest in development/ humanitarian sector
7- Possess work experience in a relevant position (not necessary but an asset)
8- Possess strong knowledge or experience in the MENA region (not necessary but an asset)
9- Have the ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines
10- Have very good organizational skills, analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
11- Be able to work in a multi-cultural work environment
12- Have strong writing and editing skills for different purposes
For more information about Trust Consultancy and its services, please visit its website https://trustconsultancy.org/
This is an unpaid, remote position. Successful applicants can expect to receive:
-References at the end of the program
-Career advice and networking opportunities
-Opportunities to partake in Trust’s capacity building and training workshops at no cost
While there is no guarantee that this position will result in a long-term employment opportunity, more than half of our current staff joined Trust as Junior Project Officers.
To have an idea about some of our current junior officers, please consult our recent newsletter here: https://trustconsultancy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Final-Newsletter…
How to apply
Interested candidates should send their C.V (maximum 4 pages). and a covering letter of no more than a page expressing their interest in partaking in research with Trust to [email protected] with ‘BD JO’ as the subject of the email. A recent writing sample should also be attached.
The one-page cover letter should clearly state
1- Education background **
2- Relevant experience **
3- Motivations to Join Trust as an intern/ junior officer
4- Expectations to be met by the end of the internship
5- What they can bring to Trust/ why Trust should be interested in them
6- When they can/ prefer to join Trust and for how long
7- Research areas of interest and why their interest is currently relevant. **
9- This is a remote and unpaid opportunity**
10- Main/ expected country of residence during remote internship **
Trust will contact shortlisted candidates and arrange for a Skype interview and a short, timed written assignment. Trust will notify all applicants with the outcome of their application.