Are you ready to work with a growing Syrian consultancy specializing in Monitoring & Evaluation and Capacity Building?
Are you interested in the livelihood or protection sector and want to expand your experience by taking part in actual M&E or Capacity building projects?
Are you happy to work remotely and excited to join an international team from all over the world?
Trust Consultancy and Development is looking for remote interns to contribute to its monitoring, evaluation, and capacity building activities in international development and humanitarian aid in the MENA region. This internship is for five (5) months with possible 1 month extension (full time) starting from May 2022.
Trust Consultancy and Development is an independent Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Capacity Development consulting firm based in Gaziantep, Turkey. Founded in 2016, Trust is now a well-established leading provider of third-party monitoring (TPM), evaluations, verification, capacity building, and data collection services for development and humanitarian programming in Syria and the surrounding MENA region. To date, Trust has conducted more than 200 projects, for clients including GIZ, Expertise France, Relief International, Mercy Corps, Care International, World Vision, Save the Children, IMC, CARE, Women for Women, UNFPA, UNDP, and other international and regional non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses, and donors. So far, Trust had assignments in Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen, South Sudan, Afghanistan and Libya.
For more information about Trust Consultancy and its services, please visit its website https://trustconsultancy.org/
Description of position:
Trust Consultancy is currently looking for interns who are interested in expanding their knowledge and experience in the fields of assessment monitoring and evaluation and capacity building, focusing on the livelihoods and protection sector.
Unlike traditional internships, our Junior Project Officers receive purposeful tasks and genuine responsibilities that will enhance their own professional development as well as realize the mission and goals of the company. As an intern in our TPM & Research Department in a Project Team, you will support project managers and officers with:
Meeting attendance, minutes taking
Data analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
Translation, ad hoc (if Arabic, Kurdish, Turkish speaking)
Currently Junior Officers at Trust work within:
- The Proposal Writing Department, writing TPM and M&E project proposals.
- The TPM Department, assisting in desk reviews, drafting data collection tools, analyzing results and report writing.
- The Business Development Department, coordinating capacity building projects, writing capacity building proposals, drafting training materials, conducting internal capacity building activities and carrying out marketing and communication tasks
Department placement depends on the Junior Officers’ experience, sector interest and the company’s needs; and will be determined after recruitment.
Current MA/PhD students, recent graduates, and emerging professionals the field of humanitarian aid, international development, or Monitoring & Evaluation, are welcome to apply. It is required that applicants be fluent in English, have excellent communication and teamwork skills, be self-disciplined, and able to follow established deadlines and multiple priorities, and high-level of computer literacy. Working knowledge of Arabic, Kurdish or Turkish would be considered an asset. Experience using KOBO, SPSS, R, Podio, Trello and other programs is also an advantage. We are looking for self-starters, who take initiative and can work under tight deadlines.
The length of the internship is 5 months, with the possibility of extension to up to six months based on both parties’ requirements.
Applicants who are invited for interview will have a semi-structured conversation with Trust staff that focuses on skills, interest, what motivates you, why you want to work for Trust, and your regional and sector interest and experience.
This is an unpaid, remote position. Successful applicants can expect to receive:
- Frequent feedback
- Gain insights in humanitarian sectors and themes
- Involvement in M&E assignments
- career advice and networking opportunities
- opportunities to partake in Trust’s capacity building and training workshops at no cost
While there is no guarantee that this position will result in a long-term employment opportunity, more than half of our current staff joined Trust as Junior Project Officers.
How to apply
Interested candidates should send their C.V (maximum 2 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) expressing their interest in Trust to [email protected] with “Internship, name” as the subject of the email
The one-page cover letter should clearly state:
1- Education background
2- Relevant experience
3- Motivations to Join Trust as an intern/ junior officer
4- Expectations to be met by the end of the internship
5- What you can bring to Trust
6- When you can/ prefer to join Trust (no earlier than January 2022) and for how long (minimum 4 months, maximum 6 months)
7- Department/ areas of interest, sector interest, and why their interests are currently relevant: proposal writing, monitoring and evaluation, media and communication, capacity development, data collection and business development: (services and markets, learning, marketing…). As Trust is focusing on two key sectors (in addition to other sectors as well; namely livelihood (cash for work, vocational training, value chains, markets development, start up, entrepreneurship) and protection (Gender – Based Violence GBV, child protection, PSS, mine action and risks), it will be great to specify in which ones you are interested more (training in these sectors, research, monitoring or evaluating)
8- Availability, length of internship.
9- Country of stay during remote internship
10- This is a remote and unpaid opportunity, please confirm this in your cover letter
Trust will notify all applicants with the outcome of their application. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted a Zoom interview and a writing test.