Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Permanent, Full-time, Internship
Job description

You will communicate, or support the communication of the needs of donors to colleagues internationally, while at the same time recognising and supporting the delivery of on-the-ground priorities. You will communicate or support the communication of progress and achievements to donor partners through written reports developed in collaboration with colleagues in the field, finance and monitoring, evaluation and learning colleagues, as well as sharing programme knowledge and achievements across CAMFED itself.

An officer role is a permanent position, and will be suitable for those who are able to draw on and utilise some existing and relevant experience, either from within the NGO sector or from another sector.

An intern role will suit someone who is lacking the exposure but is passionate about girls education and women’s empowerment and is willing and able to learn. Internships are offered for an initial 3 month period, with a possible extension to 6 months. This will be paid at the National Living Wage, with five days of paid holiday. Ideally interns will be able to work for CAMFED on a full-time basis. It is possible that an intern could be offered a permanent position on completion of their term.

While the broad functions and purpose of the role will be similar at both intern and officer level, an officer would be expected to carry a greater level of independence, responsibility and accountability. 


  • Support CAMFED’s relationship with a range of strategic and significant donor partners to ensure the delivery of key benchmarks, reports and progress updates across a range of grants.
  • Prepare or contribute to donor reports, collaborating with colleagues internationally and across functions. This includes coordinating input from contributors, reviewing information prepared in country, and drafting/further developing and/or finalising report documentation as appropriate.
  • Facilitate knowledge management and information sharing within CAMFED, including keeping the CRM database up to date.
  • Keep abreast of up-to-date information on donor policy towards Africa and country contextual information.
  • Support or feed into the preparation of proposals to funding partners, collaborating with colleagues in the wider development team, internationally and across functions. This includes researching contextual and other information required, coordinating input from contributors, and drafting/further developing and/or finalising proposal documentation as appropriate.
  • Participate as a proactive member of the development team, supporting the delivery of global objectives and supporting fellow team members.
  • Act as or support a ‘country lead’ focal point, sharing clear and relevant communications about that country and the CAMFED portfolio within it.
  • Lead or support the regular review of managed grants to ensure contract compliance and optimal use of restricted funds, liaising closely with colleagues internationally and across functions to support work planning and check that progress and budget management is on track.
  • As an officer, the role may entail international travel, including to CAMFED’s partner countries in Africa.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills Required

Essential: Officer

  1. Commitment and passion for CAMFED’s values, mission and vision
  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills including report writing
  3. Effective team-working skills
  4. Ability to extract, consolidate and present information from a range of sources
  5. Comfort with Excel and working with financial documents
  6. Detail orientated and highly organised with an ability to work to tight deadlines
  7. Proactive, ability to prioritise a busy workload and maintain high-standards of professionalism
  8. Eligibility to work in the UK.

Essential: Intern

  1. Commitment and passion for CAMFED’s values, mission and vision
  2. Strong written and oral communication skills
  3. Effective team-working skills
  4. Detail oriented and highly organised
  5. Proactive approach to work
  6. Eligibility to work in the UK


  • Knowledge / relevant qualification / experience re. international development issues, including gender
  • Knowledge / understanding of the respective countries

Application Details

Please send your CV together with a covering letter including the role you are applying for and your salary expectations, and reference ‘Development Operations Recruitment’ by 9am Friday 28th February 2020.

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Posted on: 13 February 2020
Closed date: 28 February 2020
Job ref: DevOff
Tags: Intl Development, Operations

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