WACSI Next Generation Internship Programme 2020

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WACSI Next Generation Internship Programme 2020

Organization: West Africa Civil Society Institute

Location: Accra, Ghana

Job role(s): Knowledge Management Intern, Capacity Development Intern, Policy Influencing and Advocacy Intern

Date: January- June, 2020

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Details: The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is a regional non-governmental organization dedicated to enhancing the capacities of civil society organizations in West Africa toward greater sustainability and operational and development effectiveness.

In response to an identified need for structured practical capacity enhancement for young West Africans, WACSI introduced a Next Generation Internship Programme (NGIP) in January 2008 aimed at developing the next generation of African scholars and practitioners. The programme primarily targets young West Africans, either fresh graduates or early career professionals, seeking work experience in WACSI’s core areas of work. Interns are expected to commit to WACSI for six months during which time they will be fully involved in all WACSI activities and enhance their knowledge and capacities for leadership, knowledge and programme management, and critical development issues for West Africa, among other areas.

Job description:

For Knowledge Management Intern:

  • Conduct and support background research and analysis on topical issues.
  • Contribute to and compile the weekly Civil Society Situation Report and the quarterly WACSeries publications.
  • Compile and manage information for the Civil Society Knowledge Hub.
  • Support editing and review of manuscripts for publication.
  • Assist with the preparation and administration of relevant WACSI programmes and with report writing.
  • Attend and represent WACSI at meetings with partner organisations.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

For Capacity Development Intern:

  • Collect relevant information to support training preparation;
  • Contribute to and publicise the Institute’s programmes advertisements;
  • Assist in the development of training materials and toolkit;
  • Assist in the coordination of training programmes, including handling of logistics and report writing;
  • Contribute to the design and development of concept notes, proposals and any other relevant document;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

For Policy Influencing and Advocacy Intern:

  • Conduct desktop research on policy and legislative issues
  • Assist in gathering information and writing reports for policy meetings
  • Assist in policy meetings and workshop preparation
  • Assist in the development of policy advocacy training tool
  • Support other administrative tasks
  • Assist with data generation, analysis and management.

Eligibility:

  • Minimum of a first degree in international affairs, political science, public policy, law, development studies or related fields.
  • Interest in civil society and non-profit organisation management.
  • Commitment to WACSI’s vision and values and demonstrated interest in civil society.
  • Strong research, writing and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and strong Internet research skills.
  • Bilingual skills (French and English).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Works well under pressure with minimal supervision and in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Proactive, willing to learn and take initiative.
  • Works well as part of a team.

Benefits:

  • WACSI will subsidise the cost by providing fully furnished accommodation and lunch during work periods for the duration of the internship.

Note: Interested candidates will be required to cover their expenses. This will include, but not limited to, aspects related to (i) the cost of their travel to and from Ghana (where resident outside Ghana) (ii) daily subsistence in Ghana, and any other expenses related to the internship.

To apply

Interested applicants should send the following documents to: The Head of Administration at recruitment@wacsi.org by Friday 15 November, 2019:

  • Application letter and comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Names and contact of two referees; and
  • Letter of motivation expressing career goals and how the internship will contribute to achieving them.
  • Applicants for the Knowledge Management internship must submit a writing sample of no more than 3 pages.

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