No Experience Development Intern US Non-profit Job Opportunities – Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG)

Job Title:     Development Intern
Organisation: Grassroots
Reconciliation Group (GRG)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Duration for Internship: 6
months
About GRG:
The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) is a U.S. founded non-profit
organization that runs innovative peacebuilding and livelihood projects for the
reintegration of former combatants of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and
child soldiers. We are looking for a proven project manager with field
experience and visionary ideas and who can take the lead in growing the
organization. GRG projects bring together former combatants and local community
members to plan their own paths to reintegration and reconciliation. This
involves a broad range of locally designed interventions, including
livelihoods, agriculture, microfinance, trauma counseling and support,
community theater, and peacebuilding activities.
Job Summary: The Development
Intern will actively contribute to monitoring and impact evaluation, grant
writing, and research. The internship will provide significant professional
development to young professionals and/or higher degree students seeking to
gain experience in the development/post-conflict sector. This Internship is
mainly aimed at graduate students and/or professionals with a background in
conflict resolution, peace studies or international development.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Carrying out research on fundraising prospects
and new areas of operation;
·        
Tasked with drafting grant proposals for
foundation and other donor grants;
·        
Providing support in gathering data on
monitoring and evaluation of projects;
·        
Tasked with designing baseline methodologies for
new projects and writing evaluation reports;
·        
Supporting GRG’s communication strategy through
documentation, website/blog updates, newsletters and engagement of different
stakeholders;
·        
Guiding emerging programming opportunities as
they emerge;
·        
Act as the focal point for the Management
Information System;
·        
If a candidate has particular skills
(agriculture, psychology, microfinance etc.), GRG would be very happy to
develop a placement making maximum use of these skills and interests;



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
This Internship is mainly aimed at graduate
students and/or professionals with a background in conflict resolution, peace
studies or international development.
·        
The applicant must hold a Degree in
international development, peace studies, conflict studies or a related field.
·        
Previous volunteer experience in developing or
post-conflict context.
·        
Extensive knowledge of sustainable development
and conflict resolution.
·        
Good cross-cultural communication skills.
·        
Good writing and research skills.
·        
Skills and experience in grant writing.
·        
Web design/update and multi-media skills a plus,
including blogging and social marketing.
·        
Knowledge of northern Uganda a plus.
NB: The internship is unpaid
(interns will be expected to cover their own flight and living costs) but
provides excellent field experience at a peace-building NGO in a post-conflict
setting in Africa. The Program Director will provide close mentoring and
professional development support.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send an updated
CV/resume and cover letter to gulu@grassrootsgroup.org
Deadline: 15th
November 2017

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