Project Development Intern/Officer (Education and Schools) at SEED Madagascar, ​Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

Deadline: 19 December 2018

SEED Madagascar is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Head of Project Development Intern/Officer in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar. The duration of this post is 12 months.

SEED Madagascar integrates high quality community health, sustainable livelihoods, education infrastructure and conservation programmes to support long term, sustainable change and add to international best practice through research and publication across all of their programmatic areas.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Project Development Intern/Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Compile funding proposals based on past evaluation, team discussion and International best practice in an engaging and professional manner.
  • Compile funding proposals to a high standard of English based on past evaluation, team discussion and International best practice in an engaging and professional manner.
  • Support development of projects that fulfil local need and sit within the aims of SEED for poverty reduction and environmental conservation in the aforementioned sectors, taking into account research findings, local needs and constraints, government objectives and SEED’s previous experience.
  • Write project reports to a high standard of English that clearly demonstrate the successes and challenges of the conservation projects, learning from the project and give clear budgetary information.
  • Conduct internet searches for potential donors to fund the programme and relating projects.
  •  Conduct research into International best practice with regard to Community Health, WASH and Construction programmes and take the lead in discussing these with the team.
  • Take a leading role in ensuring that all of the statistics relating to the projects are accurate.
  • Take an active role in project management meetings, leading these where appropriate.
  • Work with the Malagasy team in increasing their skills and capacity, providing mentoring or training where appropriate.
  • Assist in developing monitoring and evaluation tools for projects and to work with the team in the field on implementing these.
  • Analyse data and be able to clearly and concisely present to the team, with demonstrable ability in gathering and assimilating information from various sources, compiling documents (reports and proposals), and identifying lessons learnt and best practice.
  • Work alongside the Head of Project Development and Head of Finance in developing and managing the budgets relating to projects.
  • Work alongside the Communications and Media Officer to build a communications plan for the Community Health, WASH and Construction projects.
  • Form part of the team representing projects or SEED when required.
  • Liaise with the UK team in London ensuring clear communication at all times.
  • Maintain a database of projects and funders alongside the UK team in London and maintain the database of photographs for projects.
  • Take an active part in international team meetings and the support to other members of the team.
  • Complete other ad-hoc tasks as required by the Conservation Programme Co-ordinator, Head of Project Development or Director of Operations and Heads of Departments to further the aims and work of the organisation.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to SEED’s ethos and approach and be a good ambassador for SEED at all times.
  • Passion, curiosity and motivation for the job and the ability to enthuse others.
  • Ability and desire to work with teams from different economic and cultural backgrounds and across multiple language barriers.
  • Ability and desire to build capacity and share skills across cultures.
  • Demonstrate proven ability to recognise and appropriately deal with challenging situations.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and comfort with increased social and professional responsibility, working at all times with cultural sensitivity and respect.
  • Demonstrate the ability, social skills and confidence to give clear guidance and support to other members of the team in respect of the philosophy and procedures of SEED in order to protect both their safety and the reputation of the NGO.
  • Ability to work to and advocate for all of SEEDs policies and procedures, safeguarding those that SEED works with and reporting any concerns appropriately.
  • Be punctual and be able to work to tight deadlines in an organised manner and to a high standard.
  • Flexible and patient attitude.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit SEED Madagascar.