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Research Intern (voluntary)

Posted by Penny Appeal

Location London, Greater London
Voluntary

Job Description

Penny Appeal is one of the fastest growing International Development agencies within the UK, currently working in 30 countries worldwide.

We are looking to engage a number of enthusiastic research interns to support our humanitarian and long term development programmes in both the UK and overseas. Assisting our Special Advisor and Programmes team. The individual will be researching institutions, NGO’s, corporations, programmes, and other topics related to priorities of our Programmes department. Working in close collaboration with the Special Advisor.

Location: London.

Main Responsibilities

  • To support the Special Advisor and the programmes team.
  • To conduct research.
  • To assist in identifying suitable institutions, organisations, and programmes that may be relevant to our priorities in the UK and internationally.
  • To write reports and briefings.
  • To write concept notes for potential projects.
  • Attend meetings and conferences within the UK as appropriate.
  • To undertake administrative tasks.

Additional Responsibilities

  • To assist in developing appropriate narratives to reach out to various organisations.
  • To ensure all correspondence and relevant administration is produced in a timely and accurate manner.
  • To assist the in the development of promotional material.
  • To be aware of and comply with key performance measures and indicators which enable Penny Appeal to produce evidence of its operational achievements against set targets.
  • To be aware of and comply with equal opportunities legislation and good practice in the area of equality and diversity.
  • To comply with all policies, procedures, legal and regulatory requirements.

Person Specification

Specification

Essential

Desirable

(Q)

a. Qualified to a degree level, preferably in International Development.

(E)

a. Experience of working with international programmes in an NGO setting.

b. Experience in research.

c. Experience of conducting needs assessments.

(K)

a. Knowledge and understanding of international programmes.

b. Knowledge of the charity sector.

(S)

a. Good leadership and people management skills.

b. Fluent written and spoken English.

c. Good IT skills.

d. Report and proposal writing skills.

(A)

a. Ability to work in a systematic and methodical manner.

b. Ability to work well on own initiative.

c. Ability to work flexibly, under pressure and adapt to change.

(C)

a. Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role and meet the organisational needs.

b. Commit to uphold the integrity and standards of Penny Appeal and its values.

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