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GRG is seeking a intern in post-conflict peacebuilding

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The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) is a dynamic conflict resolution/development organization working to facilitate the reintegration of ex-combatants in Northern Uganda. GRG seeks a Development Intern to be based in Gulu, Northern Uganda to contribute to monitoring and impact evaluation, grant writing, and research. The internship will provide significant professional development to young professionals and/or higher degree students seeking to gain experience in the development/post-conflict sector.

Duties will include:

  • Supporting the establishment of GRG’s innovative change and impact monitoring system, including:
    • gathering data
    • writing evaluation reports
  • Producing rigorous research papers to be published on GRG’s website and elsewhere;
  • Supporting GRG’s communication strategy through documentation, website/blog updates, and engagement of different stakeholders;
  • Guiding emerging programming opportunities as they emerge, including a land conflict response methodology;
  • Drafting grant proposals when required;
  • Conducting research on foundations and other funders;
  • As a secondary role, providing as needed program support to the Project Coordinator.
  • If the intern has particular skills (agriculture, psychology, quantitative analysis etc), GRG would be very happy to develop a placement making maximum use of these skills and interests.
  • There will also be time where the Intern can work on own research projects.

GRG uses an innovative approach to facilitate long-term community reintegration and reconciliation of former combatants of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). By working with groups combining ex-combatants and other community members, GRG supports locally designed projects which enable members to work together towards shared goals. These projects include livelihoods initiatives, community savings, counselling and reconciliation and leisure activities. GRG is currently working with more than 650 individuals between Gulu and the South Sudanese border.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in development, conflict studies, psychology, agriculture, or related field.
  • Previous volunteer experience in developing or post-conflict context.
  • Knowledge of sustainable development and conflict resolution.
  • Good cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Good writing and research skills.
  • Skills and experience in grant writing.
  • Web design/update and multi-media skills a plus, including blogging and social marketing.
  • Knowledge of Northern Uganda a plus.

The internship is unpaid but provides excellent field experience at a peace-building NGO in a post-conflict setting in Africa. Interns will be expected to cover their own flight and living costs.  The Project Coordinator will provide close mentoring and professional development support.

To apply, please send a CV/resume and cover letter to Kasper Agger, GRG Co-Founder, at kasper@grassrootsgroup.org

Dates for Internship: Beginning in early 2013. Please specify availability in cover letter. 3-6 months preferred.

Deadline for applications: 31 December 2012. Skype interviews in second week of January.

GRG is always open to considering internship proposals. GRG is keen to tailor internships to best harness the skills and interests of the individual, so if you believe that your skills can be of benefit to the team, please send us an email of inquiry at admin@grassrootsgroup.org We look forward to hearing from you!

GRG will also consider proposals from researchers or research institutions.

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