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Job description

Position Overview 

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

Location: Remote

Commitment: Part-time, two days a week for a minimum of six months

Salary: N/A (voluntary)


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Desired Knowledge/Experience/Skills/Qualifications

  • 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.

Application resources
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Formerly known as Azafady UK, SEED Madagascar (Sustainable Environment, Education & Development in Madagascar) is an award-winning&nbs...

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Refreshed on: 10 February 2024
Closing date: 07 March 2024 at 23:30
Job ref: Seed Madagascar will require two references
Tags: Admin,Finance,Intl Development,Policy/Research,Operations

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