Resource Mobilisation Graduate Intern: Plan International Zimbabwe

Deadline: 17 February 2017

Location: Harare Country Office
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Founded more than 75 years ago, Plan International has global presence in 68 countries and is one of the largest children’s development organizations in the world. Plan International promotes child rights and lifts millions of children out of poverty, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized, through high-quality programs that deliver long-lasting benefits. Plan International commenced operations in Zimbabwe in 1986 and has active development programs in child protection and participation, education, food and income security, child survival and health sectors.  Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity. Plan International Zimbabwe is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the following position:

Job purpose
The graduate intern will be responsible for updating and maintaining Country Office business development records such as the Grants Pipeline Monitoring Tool (GPMT), researching opportunities and potential partners, following up on Funding Agreement Document processes and setting up of a system to manage fundraising information. In addition, the intern will be responsible for setting up appointments and ensuring adequate logistical support for visitors from National Offices

Key responsibilities
Assisting in creating and updating resource mobilization records (weekly Country Office pipeline updates, tracking proposal hit rates and monthly GPMT updates); Filing all business development communication and records including (funding approval documents, go-no-go decision forms) for easy and quick retrieval of information; Assisting in the preparation for National Offices visits through setting of appointments and liaison with logistics; Assisting conducting background checks on potential partner organizations; Generates requisitions for goods and services for the Business Development Unit; Promotes and abides by Plan policies and procedures including but not limited to:  Gender equality mainstreaming, Child Protection Policy; Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities.

Entry qualifications and experience
Degree in social sciences, development studies or equivalent; Exceptional written communication skills; Demonstrated appreciation of development work in Zimbabwe; Analytical and problem solving skills; Able to conduct desk research; Communicates clearly and effectively; Good time management skills; Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications

To apply
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit their curriculum vitae & cover letter outlining their suitability for the position to:

Plan International’s procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programming. In this regard, reference & background checks on applicants will be performed including police clearances on child related offences in conformity with our Child Protection Policy.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Plan International does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Please contact any of the Plan Offices if in doubt.

Public Information Intern: UNHCR

Deadline: 20 October 2016

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives. Today, UNHCR is operating in more than 120 countries helping an estimated 19.8 million persons.

The Zimbabwe office is looking for a graduate, who has a commitment to refugee issues and a desire to develop their skills and experience in media, communications (including web-based and social media), and humanitarian affairs. The candidates should be computer literate, have good numerical skills, as well as the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times. Good interpersonal skills, flexibility and attention to detail are essential.

The position is full-time and unpaid.

Please Note: There should be no expectation of employment at the end of the Internship, and per UNHCR rules, an intern may not apply for a position with UNHCR until six months have elapsed from the end of their internship.

Description of Internship

Main function: Providing support to the UNHCR Representation in Zimbabwe
Duration: Six months (starting 01 November 2016)
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Contract: internship (unpaid)

Key duties and responsibilities
Developing and maintaining content for UNHCR’s media platforms, including generating content for social media in collaboration with the Regional External Relations Unit; Assisting in liaising with partners, stakeholders such as NGOs, refugee communities as well as communication service providers; Assisting in implementing campaigns, contacting print, broadcast and online media to place video spots, banners and other materials, liaison with partners and stakeholders etc; Assisting in monitoring the local and international media and preparing summary reports and assist in monitoring policy developments regarding refugees, asylum seekers and other persons of concern in Zimbabwe; Reporting on operational activities by partners and UNHCR; Attending relevant briefings by partners and think tanks and prepare summaries of content; Preparing informational memos for briefings and meetings for senior UNHCR staff; Assisting in the preparation of print and digital communication materials (web stories, photo essays, factsheets, info graphics etc.), visibility items, and in publication design management; Assisting in staging events, including round table discussions, exhibitions, screening of documentaries, press conferences etc; Assist in maintaining UNHCR’s visibility, photo and video libraries as well as media and external stakeholder contact database; Assisting in exploring innovative forms of communication in order to reach new audiences; Administrative duties as required

Knowledge, experience, skills relevant for position
Graduate with a background in media, journalism, communications, PR, advocacy, human rights, politics, international relations, development studies or other relevant discipline; General computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Social media skills; Strong verbal communication and writing skills in English; Analytical and drafting skills; Good intercultural communication skills; Ability to work as part of a team.
To apply
Please send an updated CV, a current writing sample (maximum 3 pages), and a cover letter stating your reasons for applying for the internship to:

The Representative, UNHCR
Block 8, Arundel Office Park
Norfolk Road
Mount Pleasant

PO Box 4565

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for a written test and oral interview.

NB: UNHCR does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Please note that only candidate(s) selected for interviews will be contacted.

Human Resources and Administration Intern: Welthungerhilfe

Deadline: 27 October 2016

Reports to: Human Resources Manager
Duty Station: Harare

The Human Resources Intern will directly assist the Human Resources Manager with a wide range of projects related to HR compliance, recruitment, employee benefits and general HR Administration. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that Human Resources plays in a non-governmental organisation setting. The candidate will also have opportunities to network with the programs, finance, and development staff.

The Human Resources Intern will learn the practical application of:
Steps in the recruiting and hiring process, including: posting job openings, reviewing CVs, conducting telephone and in-person interviews; Confidentiality, maintenance of employee files and forms management; The interrelationship of HR and other departments; Updating and maintaining employee benefits, employment status, and similar records; Maintaining records related to grievances, performance reviews, and disciplinary actions; Performing file audits to ensure that all required employee documentation is collected and maintained; General HR administration and support to other departments

Qualifications and skills required
Recent undergraduate degree program in Human Resources or related field with an interest and aptitude to work in Human Resources; Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously; Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet applications

To apply
Interested candidates should submit a letter of motivation and their CVs not later than 27 October 2016 to: stating the position applied for in the subject line of the email. Welthungerhilfe is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply. During the entire recruitment process, Welthungerhilfe will not charge a fee nor will it require payment to be made for any application to be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.