No Experience Programme Development and Monitoring Intern (PDMI) Career Jobs – Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (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 Network
– is a coalition of civil society organisations from Sudan, South Sudan,
Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland and Uganda. Founded in 1995,
the organisation advocates for social change and gender equality in the Horn
region and works specifically on protecting women’s human rights, promoting
women’s access to justice, supporting economic empowerment and activating
women’s political participation. SIHA’s secretariat/HQ is located in Kampala,
Uganda and SIHA maintains field offices in Sudan and South Sudan.
Job Summary: The Programme
Development and Monitoring Intern (PDMI) will be tasked with 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
  • Significantly 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
  • Actively participate on periodic reviews
    of field office work plans and activities implemented ensuring quality
    outputs, timely accomplishment of tasks, and proper documentation or
    lessons learned, necessary project modifications;
  • Make contributions to SIHA’s ability to
    boost the level of communication and capacity of our grassroots partners
    through the region, currently about ninety in number and comprised of
    focused and dedicated activists and advocates for women’s right, equality,
    political and social empowerment.
  • 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 strong impact
    without drifting from our core objective / mandate in the region;
  • The intern will also work closely with the
    Fundraising and program development office when assigned to take part in
    certain tasks;
  • The intern should be willing to travel on
    field visits to carry out some assignments when tasked.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Internship
    should 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;
  • 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;
  • 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 .
  • Excellent in written and spoken English
    and French
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a current CV, contact details for three professional references, application
letter and two samples of writing, preferably proposals you have written via
Email to:
Please indicate ‘PDMI APPLICATION – NAME’ in the subject field.
Deadline: 31st
January 2017 by 5:00pm

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