Project Development Intern/Officer (WASH) at SEED Madagascar, ​Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

Deadline: 19 December 2018

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

The Project Development Intern/Officer (WASH) will be responsible for development of new projects (including funding searches); preparation and editing of proposals and reports; information formatting; monitoring and evaluation of current projects; researching international best practice; liaison with the London project development team and local staff.

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.
  • 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 WASH Projects, learning from the project and give clear budgetary information.
  • Conduct research into International best practise with regard to WASH 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.
  • Assist in developing monitoring and evaluation tools for projects and to work with the team in the field on implementing these.
  • Maintain a database of projects and funders alongside the UK team in London and
    maintain the database of photographs for projects
  • Complete other ad-hoc tasks as required by the 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-

  • Hold an Undergraduate/Master’s Degree in or with elements relating to International Development WASH or community health, or have equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and keen interest in WASH and its interface with international health and development; previous experience of community-based work would be an asset.
  • 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.
  • The ability and desire to work with teams from different economic and cultural backgrounds and across multiple language barriers.
  • The ability and desire to build capacity and share skills across cultures, and work with teams from different economic and cultural backgrounds and across multiple language barriers.
  • Be able to work to and advocate for all of SEEDs policies and procedures, safeguarding those that SEED works with and reporting any concerns appropriately.
  • Punctuality  and ability to work to tight deadlines in an organised manner and to a high standard.
  • Flexibility 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.