Position: Operations and Data 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 Worldreader. Worldreader is a global nonprofit organization on a mission to create a world where everyone is a reader. Their West Africa hub is centered in Accra, Ghana, and home to nine full-time employees and numerous volunteers. Worldreader Ghana is proud to work with more than 25 Ghanaian publishers, and to date, they have digitized over 405 Ghanaian books in 6 languages including English, Akuapem-Twi, Éwé, Twi-Akan, Fante and Ga. They are currently working in 74 schools and 6 community libraries in Ghana and have impacted the lives of over 25,000 active readers by providing 8,419 devices and delivering over 1 million books.
In February 2018, the District Education Office (DEO) of Kwaebibirem in Ghana launched a digital reading project for schools of unprecedented scale: the Ghana District Scale (GDS) project. The project aims to bring digital reading to all 90 public primary schools within the district of Kwaebibirem in Ghana and involve the distribution of 2,000+ devices.
What you’ll do:
Assist with the collection and analysis of data on device usage, user experience and functionality
Help with the optimization and testing of new software and related analytics.
Assess and analyze vendor feasibility; produce a recommendation for equipment types.
Investigate issues with existing hardware and software, resolve where possible and make recommendations for hardware sustainability.
Support the global logistics staff in devising key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
Support the global logistics staff in utilizing logistics IT to optimize reporting and procedures.
Be actively involved in the provisioning of e-readers/tablets
Departure date: May 5, 2019
You’ll fit right in if you have:
Experience in collecting and analyzing data.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A good team player
A genuine interest in and understanding of procurement and supply chain management.
Attentive to details
Proficient in Google Suite, MS Office, and other collaboration tools and software.
Goal-getter who is comfortable rolling up the sleeves and lifting lightweight boxes
Familiarity with principles and contemporary approaches to M&E using both quantitative and qualitative methods
Expertise in data management and analysis using statistical software such as SPSS and
Report writing and presentation skills
Experience with ERP Systems e.g. Salesforce, SAP etc.
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 click the button below and fill out the application form with your cover letter and resume attached in a single PDF or Word document. 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.
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