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Internship opportunity with the Ethiopia Country Programme

The Life & Peace Institute (LPI) is an international centre that supports and promotes nonviolent approaches to conflict transformation through a combination of research and action that entails the strengthening of existing local capacities and enhancing the preconditions for building peace. LPI envisions a world where peace, justice and non-violent relations prevail through people’s active work and commitment. LPI works with a variety of partners in the Horn of Africa region, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and the Great Lakes region, particularly the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

LPI Ethiopia programmer identifies and supports transformative and inclusive peace pathways–exceptional organisation and programme team who have a strong desire to promote inclusive and sustainable peace in Ethiopia, an innovative  and model idea to bring actors who need to weave the strands of transformational and inclusive peace together, and the passion and the drive to create this change. LPI Ethiopia is co-founded by Sida and USAID.  We are active in six public universities in Ethiopia. We are looking for a talented intern to join our team at LPI Ethiopia. This is an opportunity to learn and get hands-on experience with collaborative listening, sustained dialogue, conflict sensitive land administration, social peace entrepreneurship/incubation and policy advocacy coalition formation. Key Duties and Responsibilities The Programme Intern will play a role in providing general programme and administrative support to LPI Ethiopia programme.  S/he will be expected to assist in logistics, planning of meetings/ partnership liaison, preparation and production of non-programme work plans and budgets, monitoring the implementation of action points, assist the manager in the production of meeting notes and action point calendars. The activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organising meetings related to the programme as may be needed from time to time, and handle the organisational aspects of visits and/or meetings/workshops as requested by the programme and partner of the LPI Ethiopia programme and others;

  • Assist in preparing minutes of programme and external partnership meetings, editing, proof-reading, formatting, printing and storing/filing documents and reports and action points;

  • Assist the programme in working on financial management and follow up on payments, miscellaneous expense financial reports for the manager and projects;

  • Respond to queries and special requests from core and other partners within the LPI network in consultation with the programme manager;

  • Assist the Programme Manager in general non-programme operational work and action plan development;

  • Assist in tracking, consolidating and forwarding of meeting decisions and action points to the programme and project team and partners and meeting decision progress reports to the manager and programme and project team or the relevant partners;

  • Assist in monitoring implementation of meeting decisions and actions (partners and within LPI), identify constraints and assist in their resolution;

  • Assist in collating information and updating the meeting decision’s monitoring matrix and other monitoring systems in place as required;

  • Assist the Programme in providing support to meeting decisions evaluations and consultancies;

  • Liaise with the programme team and core partners’ communications in the compilation of meeting decision and action point news and the production of meeting materials (minutes, agendas and updates) and from core partners and the programme team;

  • Ensure liaison with programme teams and partners head offices and when necessary arrange partners office visits to assist meeting decision activities and provide necessary support;

  • Assist in handling correspondence and programme meeting coordination with LPI programme and project teams and partners audience on the LPI Ethiopia work

Experience and skills He/she excels at digital skills, writing, innovative thinking, implementation, and evaluation. He/she is a great at networking and communication. He/she will be quick to learn and enthusiastic.

  • BA degree in social sciences

  • Ability to work in English is essential; Amharic and other AU or IGAD working languages preferred

  • Commitment to LPI’s values

  • Good planning and organisational skills

  • Strong attention to detail and proof-reading skills

  • Ability to function well in a team and work independently

  • Ability to take initiative, prioritise, organise workload, meet deadlines and work under pressure

  • Willingness to learn

Duration: Six months

Stipend: USD 500 gross per month

Hours: Standard 40 hours a week

How to apply: Please submit your CV and a letter in English, detailing how you meet the selection criteria to: applications.addisababa@life-peace.org. Please use the subject heading  Ref:  Ethiopia Programme Intern

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We thank you for your interest and look forward to receiving your application.


December 9, 2019

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