Administrative Intern Volunteer Roles in Liverpool
Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is in desperate need of Grant Writers. In AHO, Grant Writers are crucial because they bring financial resources to the organization. Most of our money comes from applying for grants and tenders. Our grants come from USAID, UKAID, the European Commission, DANIDA, SIDA, NORAD, grant-making trusts and foundations, the lottery fund, etc. You will be under the supervision of Simbarashe Chifeya, our Grants Director, and AHO Zimbabwe Country Director who is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Your first day will begin with training on grant writing. The course will be delivered online via Zoom or Teams. Our internships are virtual and can be done from anywhere in the world.
What is an internship?
- An internship is a work experience lasting for a fixed period anywhere between a week and 12 months.
- They are typically undertaken by students and graduates looking to gain relevant skills.
General Duties and Responsibilities of an Intern
The role gives an all-round experience of the business, and students can get involved in the following:
- assist with searching for grants or tenders.
- apply for grants or tenders.
- administration (e.g. emails and scheduling meetings)
- attend grant and tender writing short courses.
- help the team to work on ideas for projects and put forward proposals.
- carrying out research for your chosen project
- Write a grant or tender application.
We are a nurturing environment that encourages students to take ownership of projects. Therefore, the following skills would be beneficial:
- good with writing and answering questions.
- Love of Africa and its culture and people and an understanding of what they are going through.
- a prolific writer who enjoys writing
- you are welcome to apply if you are not a student or graduate
- excellent organization skills
- teamwork or being able to work alone.
- communication skills
- someone who takes initiative and who has an entrepreneurial mindset
- students must have a basic working knowledge of computers
- the ability to speak the following languages would be a bonus Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Finish, Norge, Farsi, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Hindi because we are also going to apply for funding in these languages.
An exciting and unique internship opportunity to work closely with key senior operational staff in a respected UK international development charity; this position has strong vocational content for anyone looking to break into the international development sector with future possibilities of progression into roles within the UK and/or Madagascar.
The post holder will gain hands-on experience in international development, and understanding and skills across a wide range of duties associated with programmes development, corporate fundraising, volunteer coordination, and practical charity management.
The internship spans a minimum of six months and is a remote role. The diversity of activities that will be undertaken provides training for an early-career development professional who can effectively and efficiently deal with a comprehensive range of tasks related to the complex world of overseas development work.
Reporting to: Programmes & Funding Coordinator, Managing Director
Commitment: Part-time, two days a week for a minimum of six months
Salary: N/A (voluntary)
Supporting the Programmes & Funding Coordinator in securing trust and foundation funding, which will include: performing donor research; drafting, proofreading, and editing grant applications and reports (in part or in full); and ad hoc administration relating to donor management.
Supporting the International Volunteer Coordinator in the running of the charity’s volunteering programmes, which will include: researching new avenues for marketing; maintaining volunteer databases; correspondence with volunteers and partners; and creative evaluation of materials and resources given to volunteers.
Supporting the Corporate Liaison Officer to secure corporate funding, which will include: researching potential donor companies; supporting corporate facing marketing materials; and supporting creation of report and proposal materials.
Supporting the Managing Director to ensure the smooth running of the organisation, which will include: preparing financial reports and documentation; note taking at trustees’ meetings; supporting development of policy and procedural documentation; building on fundraising and networking opportunities; and supporting the recruitment process.
It should be noted that the successful candidate will take on a variety of tasks outlined above. While SEED Madagascar will make every attempt to tailor the tasks to the post-holder’s desired area of experience, this will be balanced by the priorities of the organisation.
Hold or be studying towards an undergraduate degree in or relating to international development (or have equivalent professional/experiential background).
Knowledge and/or keen interest in development and/or conservation issues facing least developed countries such as Madagascar; previous experience living or working in a developing country would be an asset.
Knowledge and/or keen interest in at least one of SEED Madagascar’s four core areas (community health; sustainable livelihoods; environmental conservation; and education infrastructure); previous experience of community-based work would be an asset.
Excellent analytical skills and ability to gather and assimilate information from various sources, compile documents (reports and proposals), and identify lessons learnt and best practice.
Sound ability to adapt material for different audiences.
Be able to conduct internet research.
Be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Be able to financially support themselves for the duration of their internship as there is no stipend available for travel or sustenance.
Strong written English is essential, French and/or Malagasy would be an asset.
Be willing to take on mundane tasks such as scanning and photocopying where necessary.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.