DATES OF INTERNSHIP: February – May 2018
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: 4 months
INTERNS SUPERVISOR & CONTACT INFORMATION: Director of Field Security
FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THE INTERNSHIP:
Mercy Corps responsibilities
For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:
- Workstation within Mercy Corps Portland office headquarters
- Access to Mercy Corps online tools
Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:
- Living expenses
- Transportations costs
- All other costs associated with this internship
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The Mercy Corps intern will assist the Director of Field Security on examining the amount of funding spent in high risk areas and through remote management models. This information is intended to assist country management in planning and operating in insecure environments. This is a growing trend affecting Mercy Corps global operations as we continue to expand in to insecure environments. Specific activities in this internship will include:
- Adapt the previous survey and gather new data from all country programs that examines various models of remote management used in the Mercy Corps country programs.
- Develop a comparison report with current and 2011 statistics to show changes or trends in this field.
To assist country management by cataloguing various modules of remote project management in insecure environments that are rated in accountability, compliance, effort and ease of implementation.
DELIVERABLES: Outputs from this internship will include:
- Survey conducted with an anticipated 40 country programs
- Write-up of modules and analysis
- Case study write-up
IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:
This position requires an individual who is eager to take on a research challenge and turn it in to a study that will assist country programs working in insecure environments. Understanding demands on their time, the intern must be able to communicate directly with field teams clearly and with efficiency. This individual will have experience in project management cycle. Other desired skills include:
- BA/BS or MA/MS complete or in progress.
- Ideally candidate will have Background in research, with a focus on both qualitative and quantitative aspects.
- Ideally, candidates will have a general understanding of the legal and funding mechanisms of non-profits – in the context of donor compliance and agency mandate.
- Strong analytical skills and ability to present findings concisely
- Must be able to work across cultures and independently
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
This position is a US-based internship.