Org: Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Department: Program Development
Position: Reporting Intern Contract duration: 6 months Location: Kampala, Uganda Starting Date Sept 2011
I. Background on ACTED
is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.
was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, now operates in 30 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 4000 national staff. has a 100 million € budget for over 350 projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economic development, education & training, microfinance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion. For more information, please visit our website at www.acted.org.
II. Country Profile
Capital Office : Kampala National Staff : 77 Areas : 2 (Northern Uganda, Karamoja) On-going programmes : 13 Budget : 2.9 M
has been active in Uganda since May of 2007, both in the northern region and Karamoja. In the North, supports the early recovery process with a specific focus on the needs of returning populations displaced by years of conflict. It also expands access, retention, equity and quality of primary education. In Karamoja, the focus is enhanced food security and resilience to disasters, especially droughts, as well as improving the primary education sector. In 2010, began laying the foundations for long term economic development by strengthening livelihoods, building community infrastructure, increasing access to markets, and focusing on disaster preparedness and drought early warning. In 2011, expands its disaster preparedness interventions, responds to early signs of a drought in North Pokot, consolidates DEWS, continues publishing timely and useful drought bulletins, pilots a SMS-based health reporting system in Karamoja, while continuing interventions focused on increasing market access, and capacity building of farmers and pastoralists to strengthen livelihoods. In addition to these long-term development activities, will maintain an emergency response capacity and will use its experienced and recognized expertise to advocate sustainable cross-border solutions in Karamoja and Pokot, as well as in Northern Uganda.
III. Position Profile
The Reporting Intern ensures the production of timely reports for the Reporting Manager as well as the Country Director. He/she assists the Reporting Manager and the Country Director in developing internal and external country communication strategies.
Under the supervision of the Reporting Manager, the reporting intern will:
Collect and synthesize data from the field, and draft reports in cooperation with project management, finance, monitoring and evaluation, and other field coordination departments
Assist the Reporting Manager in developing project proposals, addressing ad hoc donor requests or catalysing action on specific projects or components of projects
Liaise with external partners and represent in coordination and information meetings with NGOs, donors, and other humanitarian actors.
Postgraduate diploma in Journalism, International Relations or a relevant field
Previous related work experience, preferably in the humanitarian field w/knowledge of donor relations
Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English (French in a francophone post/Spanish in a Central American post)
Excellent writing and communication skills
Ability to work efficiently under pressure
Field Intern benefits include: a 300 USD per month living allowance, coverage of all accommodation, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg., and the provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.
VI. Submission of applications:
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to email@example.com Ref : RI/UGA/RW