No Experience Grants Intern Non-profit Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:         Grants Intern
Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
Programme Uganda & Tanzania
About US:
The Danish Refugee Council
(DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all
aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world.
The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs)
against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced
migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works
in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for
the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary: The Grants
Intern should be a highly qualified and recently graduated masters student in
the fields of Social Sciences, Geography, Geoinformatics to strengthen our
Grants Management team in Kampala. We are looking for a candidate with a strong
sense of organization and logical order – and with proven skills in editing and
quality checking documents (Word, Power Point), strong skills in Microsoft
Excel (tabular data management). The objective of this position is to
strengthen DRC’s Grants Management capacity in Uganda – through quality
checking and general support to the GM team in Kampala.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Ad-hoc practical support:
  • Daily
    ad-hoc practical support to the GM team on tasks including filing,
    scanning, printing and copying of documents, preparation of meetings,
    calendar planning etc.
  • Document
    quality checking – and drafting (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Quality
    checking of key documents in GM team – including narrative reports,
    proposals, budgets.
  • Support
    to drafting of budgets and project documents in collaboration with the GM
    team – as well as DRC colleagues in the field.
  • Formatting
    of documents (i.e. cleaning up and streamlining fonts, types, spacing etc.
    in documents).
Grants Management:
  • The
    GM Intern will act as the DRC Uganda focal point for the country wide
    Grants Management System (GMS) which is used to store and hold key
    information on all grants in Uganda – including key project documents. The
    GMS Focal Point role will include tasks as uploading final versions of key
    documents. Keeping project information up to date at all times.
  • Tracking
    and maintaining high awareness of the reporting schedule (the Rolling
    Action Plan, RAP) across all grants in collaboration with DRC Regional
    Office Grants Team in Nairobi.
  • Support
    (or lead) weekly updates of Grants & Fundraising Overviews
  • Support
    the GM team in planning and executing Grants Opening Meetings and other
    Grants related meetings
Consolidating Information:
  • Assist
    the GM team on ad-hoc requests to gather information and updates on
    financial status / implementation rates / spending rates in close
    collaboration with the DRC Finance team.
  • Coordinating,
    collecting and consolidating programme information from DRC field teams
    (e.g. in response to UNHCR request for sectorial information).
Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Support
    to the Monitoring and Evaluation capacity within the GM team [If
    Geography/Geoinformatics profile] – Support to map production (GIS)
  • Provided
    the candidate has a background in Geography and Geoinformatics – and
    skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – the candidate will also
    be tasked in the first instance with simple ad-hoc map production.
  • Undertake
    any further duties as the line manager sees fit. The position duties are
    flexible to a degree to allow the candidate to develop skills they personally
    identify. This can be arranged in discussions with the line manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Grants Intern job
    placement should have recently completed a Bachelors Degree within Social
    Sciences, Geography or Geoinformatics
  • Strong
    and proven computer skills (especially Microsoft Word and Excel – and
    secondly PowerPoint and Outlook) is a must as these skills will be applied
    in document quality checking, formatting and drafting;
  • Full
    proficiency in spoken and written English;
  • Strong
    sense of logical order and file management – and continuous drive to
    maintain clear overview.
  • Team
    worker – interested to learn more about refugee response in Uganda.
  • Demonstrated
    writing skills (narrative reports, proposal documents) are desired
  • Demonstrated
    skills in geoinformatics (Geographic Information Systems)
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you
    explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the
    qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3
    pages). The CV should include information about your qualification,
    relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3
    relevant references.
All applications should be sent
to clearly indicating position name in the subject
Deadline: 25th February 2018
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