Switzerland: GRANTS MANAGEMENT / PROJECT DEVELOPMENT INTERN

Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 06 Jan 2017

IMPACT Initiatives is humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. IMPACT is currently working in over 15 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Central and South-East Asia, with over 300 staff. The IMPACT team comprises support departments (grants management, communication and dissemination, finance, HR, etc.) as well as specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote-sensing.

For more information visit: www.impact-initiatives.org or www.reach-initiative.org.

We are currently looking for a Grants Management / Project Development Intern to support the IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva.

Title: Grants Management / Project Development Intern
Duration: 6 months
Start date: February 2017
Location: Geneva – International Environment House
Remuneration: 600CHF/month + 450CHF (contribution for Swiss medical insurance)

Supervision

The Grants Management / Project Development Intern will report to the Chief Grants and Project Manager (CGPM)

Based on these terms of reference and initial briefings, the selected candidate will develop upon the start of the internship a work-plan which will be reviewed at regular intervals during the internship period and will serve as a basis for his/her evaluation upon completion of the internship. As part of this review and workplan, the tasks to perform and level of responsibility will progressively evolve.

Tasks

As part of his/her assignment the Grants Management / Project Development Intern will undertake the following tasks:

1. Follow up of processes related to Grants Management

1.1 Support the CGPM in updating follow up tools (Projects and Proposals, follow up tables) on a continuous basis

1.2 Produce / review project related tools and processes (project codes, factsheets, kick off meetings, reporting reviews, completion reviews)

1.3 Support the formalisation of external partnerships (review and follow up of MoUs)

1.4 Contribute to the development of guidance, tools, and templates notably those geared towards improving the functionality of the grants management department

1.5 Assist in filing project documents

2. Contribute to Project reports and Proposal development and review

2.1. Assist with reviewing proposals and compile feedback

2.2. Assist with drafting / reviewing project reports

2.3. Develop / consolidate project performances

3. External fundraising

3.1. Follow up on external funding opportunities

3.2. Follow up on registration with donors

3.3. Follow up on donor guidelines

Qualifications

Essential

  • Studies related to humanities or social sciences, and/or other relevant fields

  • Excellent written and spoken English, and good working level in French

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Experience, achievements, skills and qualities

Essential

  • Proven experience of copy-writing and editing articles, reports and presentations

  • Academic exposure to grants management, program management and/or monitoring and evaluation

  • Attentive to detail, meticulous and organised

  • Proactive team player with the ability to think and work independently

  • Excellent communicator, who shares ideas and discusses solutions

  • Critical thinker, who identifies problems and proposes solutions

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment, to work under stress and to meet tight deadlines

  • Fast learner and resourceful individual, able to take on a challenge and try new approaches

Desirable

  • Previous experience in the non-profit sector and understanding of the humanitarian coordination system

  • Knowledge of donor/institutional funding mechanisms

How to apply:

Application documents: Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and three references.
Submit applications to: jobs@impact-initiatives.org

REF: 17/GEN/GRANTSINTERN1 (Please indicate the reference in the subject line of your email).

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