Job Title: Gender Integration Internship
Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda, with frequent travel to remote field locations in northern Uganda
Dates of Internship: June- September (flexible)
Reports to: Senior MEL Manager with support from Director of Programs
Internships in Uganda 2018: Mercy Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work with Senior MEL Manager and Director of Programs to prioritize gaps based on a remote feedback report to be addressed during the internship and workplan for the internship.
- Conduct gender assessments and develop gender integration plans, which may include the following:
- Data collection and analysis with support of enumerators and Senior MEL Manager.
- Development of final Gender Assessment Reports and presentations.
- Organization of team review sessions around digesting the findings of a gender assessment and co-development of the gender integration plans. Review sessions may include external stakeholder and partners, as needed.
- Share learnings with the Mercy Corps Uganda, ideally in at least one field office as well as the Kampala office. This session can also act as a validation workshop for the internship. Webinar with the wider Mercy Corps Uganda team can also be organized.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the Gender Integration Internship at Mercy Corps must hold a Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, international development, public policy or a related field and with knowledge and/or interest in the field of gender. Master’s degree preferred
- Experience with qualitative and quantitative data, assessment, evaluations or other learning processes.
- Excellent English written and oral skills; Excellent communicator.
- Experience in evaluation, assessments and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.
- Experience in gender integration and mainstreaming preferred.
- Entrepreneurial leader who can quickly understand how to mold a project to meet the needs of the organization as well as the learning objectives of the intern.
- Creative, proactive problem solver who understands the nature of life in the field and a fast-paced ever-changing environment.
- Willingness to learn and adapt.
- Willingness to mentor another member of our team and to build capacity of our team is preferred.
- Interest in working in a similar field in the future.
Mercy Corps Internship Benefits: For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:
- Housing in Yumbe
- ISOS Emergency Med-Evac Coverage
- Reimbursement for 3-month visa and/or any special pass required
- Transportation between field and Kampala
- Housing while in Kampala and any additional field offices
- A mobile phone with a 30,000 UGX monthly allowance of airtime (purchased directly by Mercy Corps)
- Workstation within Mercy Corps Uganda office in Kampala
- Access to Mercy Corps online tools
Intern responsibilities: Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:
- International travel to/from Uganda
- Travel medical insurance
- Living expenses
- All other costs associated with this internship
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates apply online at the link below.
Job title: 8 Student Interns
Organisation: Plan International
Internships in Uganda 2018: Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.
Internships in Uganda 2018: We are offering internship opportunities for students pursuing their academic qualifications from recognized training institutions. Internship is mandatory in training institution and students are expected to undergo industrial training to enhance their ability to integrate theory with practice. Internship is done under close monitoring to ensure learning occurs through practical work experience from either an on-going project or within a department. It provides internees with the opportunity to access challenging work experience while the organisation benefits from their academic knowledge and skills.
Responsibilities and Scope of Internship Work
- Participates in mobilisation of children, their families and communities to participate in Plan International Uganda programmes and other development work in the community.
- Works with Community Volunteers in generating quality and timely sponsorship communications and submits to his/her supervisor.
- Conducts sponsored child family visits, documents and submits home visit reports to his/her supervisor.
- Develops and shares weekly work plans with measurable activities.
- Develops and submits reports of the work done on weekly basis or as may be deemed necessary.
- Supports project point person in facilitation process in terms of trainings, meetings and community dialogues.
- Works with other staff to promote team work and good working environment within work place and organisation.
- Complies with Plan International policies and guidelines
- Compiles internship report and shares with the institution supervisor.
Duration of internship: The duration of student internship is limited to 3 months starting from July to September 2018.
Number of student interns required:
- Tororo Programme Area has got three (3) opportunities for students who would be interested to conduct their internship.
- Kamuli Programme Area has got two (2) opportunities for students who would be interested to conduct their internship.
- Lira Programme Area has got three (3) opportunities for students who would be interested to conduct their internship; 2 positions in Programmes and 1 position in Administratrion.
- Student Interns will report to the Programme Unit Coordinator but will be attached to Community Development Facilitators (CDFs) to provide continuous support and learning based on the qualifications and interest of the intern.
- The supervisor will coach and mentor the intern to ensure a successful internship experience for the intern, Plan International Uganda and training institution.
- The attached supervisor is expected to provide feedback to the intern and the institution that sent an intern during the process of working with Plan International Uganda.
- The supervisor delegates tasks to the intern to perform under his/her supervision.
- The supervisor reviews the internship report of the intern and submits to Programme Unit Manager for appraisal.
- Administration coordinator, child protection focal point person, IT Coordinator and other relevant staff will orient the intern on organisational operations and policies, including Child Protection policy.
Students from reputable universities and other higher learning institutions pursuing studies in the following areas: Social Works and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Development studies, Education, Community Psychology and other Humanity related disciplines.
- The intern must be willing to abide by Plan International Uganda’s policies and procedures during the period of the internship.
- The intern must be willing to sign and abide by the organisation’s Child Protection Policy
- The interns should be able to communicate and write in English.
- Applicants for internship programme must be willing to undertake the project/assignment at the Plan International Uganda – Tororo Programme Area.
- The intern shall indemnify Plan International Uganda, its implementing partners, and its staff against any claims, that may arise in connection with the performance of this Agreement by the intern.
- The intern shall declare that all works carried out during the internship duration remain the property of Plan International Uganda.
- Should show commitment and availability at place of work as per the stated period of internship.
Job application procedure
Suitably qualiﬁed candidates should submit letters of application together with a CV, not later than 6th April, 2018. This should not exceed (2MB).
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Further inquiries, please address them to:
Country Human Resources and Organisational Development
Manager, Plan International Uganda,
Internships in Uganda 2018 – 8 Student Interns