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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Program Support Officer Internship with CPAR in Addis Ababa

Deadline: 15 July 2015
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organisation: CPAR

CPAR is a non-profit development organization working to address key determinants of health in the rural communities in Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania. CPAR supports initiatives to ensure access to clean and safe water, adequate and nutritious food, primary health care, secure livelihoods and a healthy environment.

Project Description

The internship will support CPAR’s Women-Led Community Food Security and Nutrition initiative. This initiative targets women farmers within their gender-balanced or all-women Farmer Field School groups for practical, hands-on discovery learning with the goal of improving agronomic practices and agricultural production.

This internship will aim to identify the training needs of project staff through a training needs assessment. The internship will also support review and revision of training modules and assist in the development of new training materials as needed.

Internship Description

Working under the supervision of the Country Program Manager, the Program Support Officer is primarily responsible for assisting with reporting, research and administrative duties related to grants, partnerships and collaborations. The Program Support Officer will:
  • Conduct research related to program development, contextual analysis and identifying potential sources of funding
  • Support country office with report writing and project monitoring including compiling and editing reports, and liaising with CPAR’s office in Canada
  • Assist in monitoring assigned programs in cooperation with field staff; build upon usage of best practices in program management, monitoring and evaluation; ensure that data captured supports the process of documenting/disseminating lessons learned and informs new program development
  • Assist in program development and identifying new potential sources of funding, perform grant management/administration tasks in support of program implementation
  • Contribute towards the implementation of public engagement programming in coordination with the Development and Programs Departments: including supporting social media platforms

  • University degree or equivalent in International Development or related discipline
  • Knowledge of African development issues
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English
  • Experience in proposal development, report writing and researching
  • Experience with Results-Based Management (RBM) and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Task-focused and organized: able to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment, to meet deadlines with strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural effectiveness skills to work effectively in a collegial manner in collaborative contexts
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility, innovativeness, self-started and creativity are critical
  • Computer literacy: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Internet
  • Ability to work independently, strong time management and organizational skills
  • Experience living and working in a developing country
  • Experience managing social media platforms (blogs, Twitter, etc.)

Important Details

This unpaid internship position is funded by the Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) as part of the Youth Employment Strategy (YES).
Interested candidates must:
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada,
  • be between the ages of 19 and 30,
  • be a post-secondary graduate,
  • have not previously participated in a past internship within DFTAD’s IYIP initiative

Travel costs associated with the internship such as airfare to and from Canada, insurance, vaccinations, visa application, and in-country transit will be covered by the project. The intern will also receive a living allowance to cover accommodation, food and incidentals.

Interviews will take place in July 2015, and the pre-departure training program will begin in August 2015.

Overseas departures will be in August/September 2015 and all interns are required to return to Toronto for a Re-Entry Seminar in March 2016.

How to apply:

Interested applicants can send their cover letter and résumé (3 pages maximum) to by 5:00 pm EST on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. In the subject line, please write “IYIP application--<<your name>>.”

NOTE: Clearly outline why you would like to participate in the International Youth Internship Program and how your skills and experience directly relate to the position(s). Applicants may only apply for up to two (2) internship postings maximum and must identify in the cover letter the two positions and organizations of interest.

Humber reserves the right to place an intern in the most appropriate position. Please note that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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