8 Jun 2016

Practical Action NGO Internship Opportunity 2016

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Internship Opportunity (6 Months)

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.

We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions – transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.
We are looking for a qualified Graduate intern to join our Practical Action Consulting team.
This intern should be prepared to work in a fast paced team environment and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of consulting, project management, quality assurance, finance & administrative support and exposure to programs work.

The intern should be eligible to work in Kenya.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the PAC team to maintain  and update pipeline reports in consultation with programme teams
  • Conduct desktop research on prospective opportunities and consultancy assignments
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of Expression of Interest (EOIs) and proposals
  • Assist  in the development and maintenance of the strategic fit checklist for each proposed project/assignment:,
  • Assist  in the compilation, collation and analysis of Key Performance Indicator  reports and other project deliverables
  • Supporting the preparation of PR materials (such as case studies, leaflets) and implementation of PR events
  • Assist in following-up with finance department on contracts that are due for payment; assist in preparation of payment requests and invoice tracking
  • Assist in maintaining and updating PAC timesheets and accruals
  • Participate in team meetings as required
  • Undertake any other relevant duties assigned from time to time by the line manager.
Requirements
  • Must be a Graduate in either of the following: Business Administration, Development Studies, Finance or any other related field.
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and an analytical mind and able to work with numbers and tabulations.
  • Previous experience will be considered an advantage when choosing the best applicant for this internship position.
  • Computer knowledge and experience in the use of Ms PowerPoint, Word and Excel is required.


How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest expressing their motivation for the internship position and including an updated CV to Practical Action Consulting, Eastern Africa Regional Office through email:  [email protected]  no later than 15th June, 2016.  Indicate “PAC Internship Position” on the email subject. Practical Action is an equal opportunity employer; qualified women are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Website: www.practicalaction.org





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