SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND: INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING TEAM (ILT)
DESIGN MONITORING AND EVALUATION INTERNSHIP – Spring 2013
COME WORK FOR SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND – IT IS A COOL ORGANISATION, DOING GREAT WORK IN SOME OF THE MORE CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS AROUND THE WORLD – COME LEARN AND CONTRIBUTE
Search for Common Ground
Search for Common Ground is one of the largest international NGOs working on peacebuilding and conflict transformation. We have 30 offices around the world with over 400 staff. At the HQ in Washington there is approximately 40 full-time staff. There is always a very healthy intern community, with up to 20-25 interns at any one time.
Search is full of committed, enthusiastic and talented individuals. It is a fun place to work and an exciting place to learn. Search offers a rich range of opportunities from Brown Bag lunches, fascinating projects to get involved in, coaching and mentoring and Happy Hours where you can get to know your colleagues in a more relaxed setting.
The Institutional Learning Team
The Institutional Learning Team (ILT) sits at the heart of the organisation. The Team comprises the Chief Programming Officer, DM&E Manager, Senior Research Associate, Learning Portal Content Manager, and the Director of Children and Youth. ILT is a fun team to be part of and undertakes work that spans the full spectrum of work of the organisation. ILT works across every programme at Search for Common Ground (SFCG) either on Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DM&E) related issues or on learning and cross-fertilisation related themes. The Team is responsible for a) providing leadership on the Design, Monitoring and Evaluation of our programmes b) managing our knowledge and disseminating best practices c) mainstreaming Children and Youth in conflict transformation and d) advancing women and security concerns throughout all our programs.
SFCG aims to enhance organisational effectiveness through our commitment to excellence in DM&E and continuous institutional learning.
To this end, the ILT:
During 2013 we aim to:
Supervised by the DM&E Manager, Senior Research Associate or Learning Portal Content Manager, the intern will provide general support in one or more of the following areas of work. We like to provide interns with a manageable portfolio of projects that will depend on matching the intern’s range of skills and interests with the strands of work available.
In Spring 2013, we seek two (2) interns.
If you are a student and would like to earn course credit from your internship, we are willing to work with you to develop a rigorous workload that is relevant to your field of study and professional interests.
Other potential areas of responsibility include, but are not restricted to:
The intern should be able to commit to working for SFCG for a minimum of 3 days per week, for at least a 3-month initial period. The ideal starting period for this internship would be in early to mid January 2013, though there may be some flexibility.
To apply please email your (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume, (3) Contact Information for two References and (4) a two to three-page writing sample to Carolyne Ashton cashton at sfcg.org as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
In your cover letter, please clearly state why the position is of interest to you, what you can bring to it and what you hope to gain from it. If applicable, please list any other divisions you have applied to within SFCG. Please clearly state if you are seeking course credit from this internship and any requirements your University may have for such work. Also, please include the date you can start work, the length of your availability (in months), and the number of hours per week to which you can commit.
Please apply by December 20, 2012
Please note this is an unpaid internship.
I am a Nigerian and am based in Nigeria. As a Masters student of Peace and Conflict Studies in the University of Ibadan, I am interested in the internship opportunity and experience. Am I also eligible to apply?
What facilities are in place for foreign nationals like me to be accommodated in the interrnship programme.
I await your response soon.
OMOJOLA, A. Lawrence