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Development Internship in Post-Conflict Peace-Building in Gulu

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We are currently looking for a Development Intern to join our team in Gulu.  This internship is a great opportunity for Graduate students or young professionals seeking to gain first-hand experience working in a post-conflict region, in peace building and conflict mitigation, or in international development.  The intern will work closely with our team in the field and office contributing to our on-going work and will receive close professional mentoring from our Program Director.

Duties will include:

  • Conducting research on fundraising prospects;
  • Drafting grant proposals for foundation and other donor grants;
  • Assisting in gathering data on monitoring and evaluation of projects;
  • As a secondary role, providing as needed support to the Program Director or other staff;
  • Designing baseline methodologies for new projects and writing evaluation reports;
  • Supporting GRG’s communication strategy through documentation, website/blog updates, newsletters and engagement of different stakeholders;
  • Guiding emerging programming opportunities as they emerge;
  • Focal point for the Management Information System;
  • If a candidate has particular skills (agriculture, psychology, small business start-up 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 his or her 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, reconciliation and cultural activities. GRG is currently working with more than 780 individuals directly between Gulu and the South Sudanese border regions.

Requirements:

This Internship is mainly aimed at graduate students and/or professionals with a background in conflict resolution or international development. Key competencies:

  • Degree in international development, conflict studies or a 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 (interns will be expected to cover their own flight and living costs) but provides excellent field experience at a peace-building NGO in a post-conflict setting in Africa. The Program Director will provide close mentoring and professional development support.

Dates for Internship: February 1st 2015 to July 1st 2015 . Alternative proposals (including different start dates or altered duration) may be considered.

Deadline for applications: 23rd of December 2014.  Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed via Skype the last week of December 2104 or the first week of January 2015.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a CV/resume and cover letter to our Gulu office gulu@grassrootsgroup.org

 

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