Position: Education Project Officer
Employer: Youth Challenge International
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Employment Type: Internship
Position Level: Entry Level
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
During your International Internship, you’ll be working with our awesome partner EDC. Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, EDC has been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.
What you’ll do:
Rotate throughout different program areas of a USAID-funded Liberian education project that is bringing accelerated learning programs to out-of-school children ages 8 -15 in six counties of Liberia; rotating through areas will enable you to get exposure to the various activities needed to run a program and will ensure you are providing support where it is most needed
Support communications work by leading the collection of information (including photos, videos, and stories) and drafting of communications materials (including fact sheets, success stories, newsletter articles, videos)
Support information & communications technology work by collaborating with senior technical specialists to research, design, implement, and monitor activities that utilize tablets or mobile phones
Support gender work by collaborating with senior technical specialists to research, design, implement, and monitor interventions for school-related gender-based violence
Support education work by reviewing and editing in-development curriculum for 1-6 graders and support trainings for teachers, government officials, and PTAs, as needed
As time allows, support the monitoring & evaluation team by conducting literature reviews, collecting data, analyzing data, and/or writing up reports
As time allows, support operations work by supporting senior team members to address urgent issues in a fast-paced environment, which could be related to procurement, inventory, HR, management of office space, management of vehicles, and more
Other duties as required.
Departure Date: May 5, 2019
You’ll fit right in if you have:
Completion of a Bachelors Degree in international development, international affairs, education, or a related field
Advanced proficiency in standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, etc.)
Demonstrated interest in the field of International Development
Basic graphic design, photography, or other communication skills desired, but not required
Fluency in English (written and spoken)
Excellent attention to detail
Proven experience successfully managing competing proprieties
Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views
Excellent interpersonal, writing and presentation skills
Some experience working or volunteering internationally, or working on international programs remotely, desired but not required.
How to apply:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Submit early and don’t miss the chance to participate in the experience of a lifetime!
Please fill out the application form on our website, and attach your cover letter and resume in a single PDF or Word attachment. Due to the competitive nature of this role, no phone calls about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please note: Intern participation is completely voluntary and is by no means and shall not be construed as an employment contract. The intern is not entitled to claim for any wages, indemnity, payment, notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice of termination, or any other benefits and agrees that he or she may not be considered as an employee under employment laws including the Act respecting Labour Standards and the Civil Code of Quebec.
Innovate ME is generously funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.