Non-profit Programme Development and Monitoring Intern Jobs at SIHA

Organisation: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of
Africa (SIHA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) is a
network of civil society organizations from Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia,
Somaliland, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Uganda. SIHA’s Secretariat in
Kampala provides programme support, guidance to active country programmes in
Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Somalia in additional to carrying
out regional programming and advocacy work.
Job Summary:  The SIHA
Programme Development and Monitoring Intern (PDMI) for 2015 will carry out a
number of essential duties from the Secretariat in Kampala, including
monitoring of active programmes throughout the region, development and
verification of country programme work plans, direct work on proposal
development for a number of institutional donors, and the compilation of data
from SIHA field sites for use in regional evidence-based advocacy campaigning.
The position affords a current graduate student a considerable opportunity for
‘learning by doing’ in a demanding and challenging work environment working on
pressing human and women’s rights issues in extremely complex contexts.
Day-to-day guidance, advising, and support will be available from both SIHA’s
Director and Regional Programmes Officer, with additional support provided by
SIHA’s field operations in Somalia, Djibouti, Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively contribute to the development of
    mechanisms for efficient flow of information from SIHA field offices and
    the channeling of this information directly into SIHA communications,
    regional advocacy work, and the informing of day-to-day operations;
  • Take part in in the periodic reviews of
    field office work plans and activities implemented, ensuring quality
    outputs, timely accomplishment of tasks, and proper documentation of
    lessons learned, necessary project modifications;
  • Invest time in exploring regional trends
    that relate to SIHA’s core mandate, and, to the greatest extent possible,
    identify any potential areas / topics where SIHA could make a strong
    impact without drifting from our core objective / mandate in the region;
  • Make contributions to SIHA’s ability to
    boost the level of communication and capacity of our grassroots partners
    through the region, currently eighty-six in number and comprised of
    focused and dedicated activists and advocates for women’s right, equality,
    political and social empowerment.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The incumbent should preferably be
    currently enrolled (or recent graduate) in graduate-level work focusing on
    International Human Rights, Law, International Relations, Humanitarian
    Aid, Development Studies, or a related field. Students currently enrolled
    in undergraduate programmes are unfortunately not eligible to apply for
    this position;
  • Familiarity, including course-based, with
    aspects of proposal writing, logistical framework analysis (log frame),
    project / programme management;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of
    current Horn of Africa context, particularly in references to challenges
    facing women and girls in terms of access to justice, human security,
    upholding of human rights, and social and economic well-being;
  • Possessing of strong sense of initiative
    and ability to manage a significant work load;
  • Sense of curiosity and willingness to
    build skills while working;
  • Past exposure and experience with human
    rights instruments, State obligations in upholding human rights standards,
    and willingness to familiarize oneself with domestic law in the Horn
    Countries that either supports or counteracts the upholding of human rights
    standards;
  • Sense of creativity and interest in
    exploring the links between grassroots activists (local scale) and broader
    human and women’s rights initiatives (international / global scale), with
    an ability to gauge how best the former can inform and guide the latter.
How to Apply: 
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by emailing an updated
CV (with two references) and Cover Letter to SIHA’s Human Resources and Office
Manager at jemimah@sihanet.org with ned@sihanet.org in CC (Subject Line: ‘PDMI
APPLICATION – LAST NAME’). Please include as well one writing sample that
displays your writing / research / academic abilities.
In the Cover Letter, please state clearly your availability, your
motivation / interest in the position, and the qualifications (academic and/or
professional) that make you a strong candidate.
In addition, if there are any special circumstances to your application
(seeking course credit, seeking support in application for financial support,
etc.), please feel free to indicate this in the email test and we will
follow-up directly.
Deadline: 27th April 2015

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