Job and Opportunities

Jobs & Opportunities

This page provides information on jobs currently available of interest to our members. Please contact the organisations directly via the contact information given, rather than address any queries to the DSA.

Further general opportunities are available here.


Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programme Internship

Salary:

Lunch and local travel allowance

Based at: INTRAC Office, Oxford

Hours/days per week: 2-3 days a week (negotiable)

Start and end date: Preferred start date is Monday 14th September 2015 - for 3 months - to be agreed with the intern

Support provided: Lunch and local travel allowance

Application deadline: Sunday 2nd August, midnight UK time

Interview dates: Week beginning Monday 10th August

 

About INTRAC

Civil society is ‘us’ – citizens coming together to improve the world. INTRAC has, since 1991, helped civil society around the world to challenge poverty and inequality, and to empower people to gain greater control over their own future. In whichever way citizens choose to come together,  we seek to support the organisations they form to be effective, sustainable, rooted and legitimate in their own societies, and able to participate in a  vibrant and interconnected global movement for social justice, human rights and environmental sustainability. We provide capacity building support in the fields of Monitoring & Evaluation, Organisational Development and Change, Strategy and Programme Design. We take a particular interest in sustainability and activism in civil society, and advocate for change in the ways that those who set the parameters for civil society to engage with and support it.

The Middle East and North Africa region is one of INTRAC’s two geographical focus areas.

 

Post description

This placement, available from September, will work alongside the two Principal Consultants, MENA, in a number of communications, information gathering and programme support tasks.

In addition, the internship will offer practical insights into the strategy, programmes and internal workings of a busy organization which supports civil society worldwide.

 

Tasks and responsibilities

1. Review and develop (together with the Principal Consultants) up to date information about the MENA programme for INTRAC’s website and social media, including:

  • INTRAC’s main website and MENA pages

  • Additions to INTRAC’s Facebook page, including content, links, and posts

  • Updating of INTRAC’s LinkedIn page, to include all MENA consultants

2. Support the MENA programme’s increased engagement with its network of consultants (sharing resources, opportunities for dialogue etc.)

3. Research and record (map) Civil Society capacity building providers in the MENA region and the support they offer - topics, methods, levels etc. - to help inform where INTRAC should target its own efforts and resources

4. Ad hoc support to the MENA Principal Consultants on specific programmes

5. Attendance at INTRAC meetings, where relevant, including:

  • lunchtime seminars

  • INTRAC workshops (subject to availability).

 

You

  • are a quick thinking and thorough individual with attention to detail

  • can cope with multiple demands and working independently on the basis of allocated tasks and priorities

  • have fluent written and spoken English and Arabic (preferably Arabic mother tongue)

  • have a genuine interest in the voluntary sector and/or international development (knowledge of civil society in the MENA region a plus)

  • have a good Bachelor’s or preferably Master’s degree in a relevant area of studies, such as international relations, development and humanitarian affairs, politics or regional studies

  • are aware of and able to access and extract information from key data and analysis sources relevant to civil society and development work on the web and from academic resources

  • are good at compiling material and data in forms that enables others to continue to work with your results efficiently

  • are a confident user of MS Office software, including Excel and PowerPoint, and Social Media

  • have proven research skills, experience of Survey Monkey would be a plus

  • are comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment

     

Further details

The role is based in INTRAC’s Oxford office and we will reimburse reasonable travel expenses and lunch costs. Working hours are flexible between 08 30 and 17 30.

Contact details:

To apply please write a formal cover letter explaining your suitability for the role and how it fits into your personal development plans over the next years, together with an updated CV.  Filenames should start with your last name.

 

Applications should be sent by email to info@intrac.org by midnight on Sunday 2nd August.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the week following this date.

 

INTRAC welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

 

INTRAC is unable to offer paid employment to interns at the end of their internship. However, we do aim to offer a rich and valuable work experience, in a friendly and dynamic environment. Supervision and mentoring is provided, and the intern is treated as a regular employee throughout the duration of the placement.

Information pack available from:

Further particulars can be obtained by the following email address or website

website: www.intrac.org/pages/en/mena-internship.html
telephone:

Closing date:

The closing date is 2 August 2015


Principal Consultant and Thematic Lead Civil society advocacy, campaigning and strategies for influ

Salary:

37000-44000

INTRAC is recruiting a senior consultant with expertise in the field of civil society advocacy and campaigning work who will lead, develop and deliver on a portfolio of consultancy, training and programme work in this area.

As the ideal candidate you will have a strong practical experience of working with civil society and of developing and managing advocacy or campaign initiatives. You will have knowledge of current trends in the use of advocacy, campaigning and influencing strategies by civil society organisations. You will have experience of supporting capacity development of others to develop their skills and to improve their practice in these areas, including through high quality training. You will be able to successfully bid for and lead consultancy work but also have the strategic and collaborative skills to work with our staff and associates to identify where INTRAC can best add value in the sector and to develop a portfolio of work with them. This includes identifying areas for supporting discussion, learning and documentation of good practice. You are well organised, used to working to deadlines and have excellent writing skills.

Main Responsibilities

Thematic lead and development of portfolio of work

  • Identify business opportunities for expanding INTRAC's work in this area including consultancies, training and other forms of capacity building work
  • Monitor and keep up to date on key developments in relation to this area of practice.
  • Identify opportunities for expanding the public profile of INTRAC in this area, including identifying areas for supporting learning and convening and documenting practice.
  • Expand our network of potential collaborators in this area including consultants and possible institutional partners (where appropriate).

Consultancy

·         Identify and respond to/organise high-quality response to calls and other opportunities for work in this area

·         Lead on specific consultancy bids or proposals including identifying possible team members (staff or associates) and organising bid preparation

·         Deliver/or oversee the delivery of specific consultancy contracts including acting as a team leader where necessary.

·         Collaborate closely with external associates on specific initiatives and work closely with colleagues of other teams

·         Communicate closely with and develop relationships with existing and potential clients

Training

·         Contribute to development and delivery of specific training courses (open, web-based (blended) and/or tailor made), or modules within training courses, on advocacy, campaigning and other influencing strategies or skills.

·         Collaborate with external associate trainers to develop and deliver training in innovative ways

Project management and quality assurance

·         Act as a project manager on specific externally funded and internal projects ensuring that all administrative and project management tasks are done, and INTRAC's strategic, financial and quality benchmarks are met.

·         Support quality assurance processes and project management on key assignments undertaken by other staff and associates, including client management, quality assurance and financial control on projects and the thematic portfolio

Learning and building up of organisational knowledge

·         Contribute to INTRAC's own development of thematic capacity, including supporting organisational learning and development of internal and external materials and publications in this practice area

·         Contribute to the production of INTRAC's research and learning initiatives and publications (blogs, newsletter, website, occasional papers, books, events, etc.)

Other duties

·           Perform other reasonable duties in support of the organisation as requested by the line manager or Executive Director.

Person Specification

Experience & Skills

  • Commitment to INTRAC's values, vision and mission
  • Minimum of 7 years working with civil society organisations in international development, human rights, environmental protection, or another area of civil society activity in settings of poverty, inequality or political challenge for civil society work.
  • Practical experience of managing or implementing advocacy and campaigning initiatives.
  • Knowledge of current trends in the use of advocacy, campaigning and influencing strategies by civil society organisations. Good networks/contacts within the sector in this area.
  • Experience working as a consultant, in particular on assignments related to the advocacy and campaigning work of civil society organisations :
    • Proven experience of designing, delivering and reporting on commissioned assignments with/for civil society organisations, including proposal development and writing.
    • Experience of budget preparation and monitoring
    • Excellent partner, client and team management skills
    • Experience of using a variety of social research methods
  • Experience of using a range of capacity building approaches, methods and tools in this area, including, designing and delivering training.
  • Entrepreneurial and with the initiative to develop a portfolio of work and ensure the growth of its scope and volume
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to multi task and work to deadlines
  • Proven strengths in facilitating collaboration and collaborative ways of working both as part of an internal team and with external stakeholders/partners
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Self-aware, adaptable and flexible
  • Fluent English and an ability to write clearly and concisely for different audiences including academics and practitioners. In addition, a good working knowledge of another language key to INTRAC's wider work such as Arabic, Russian, French, Spanish or Portuguese is an asset.
  • Ability to travel as part of research and consultancy assignments

Thematic expertise

In addition to general knowledge of the thematic area the consultant will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of the following:

  • Use of theories of change
  • Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment for advocacy and campaigning work
  • Use of social media and new forms of social activism
  • Governance debates and programming (advantage)

 

Contact details:

To apply, please download the application documents available on our website: http://www.intrac.org/pages/en/principal-consultant-advocacy.html.

Please send your completed INTRAC job application form, the equal opportunities monitoring form, and a cover letter in which you demonstrate your qualifications and why you believe that you are the best candidate for this role to info@intrac.org. Only complete applications that arrive on time will be considered. CVs will not be considered in place of the application form. Please start all file names of attachments with your last name.

Application deadline: Midnight UK time on Sunday 9 August 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Interviews will be held between 24 August-6 September. Exact date will be confirmed following shortlisting.

INTRAC strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds in society. Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Terms and Conditions

  • INTRAC's standard terms and conditions apply (please see the INTRAC jobs page for details)
  • The minimum working hours are 37.5 hours a week

Information pack available from:

Further particulars can be obtained by the following email address or website

website: www.intrac.org/pages/en/principal-consultant-advocacy.html
telephone:

Closing date:

The closing date is 9 August 2015


Principal Consultant Thematic Coordinator evaluation, impact assessment and M&E systems

Salary:

37000-44000

INTRAC is recruiting a senior consultant with expertise in the field of monitoring evaluation, learning and impact assessment to help develop and deliver on a portfolio of consultancy, training and programme work in this area.

As the ideal candidate you will have will strong experience working in the field of international development, human rights or environmental protection with civil society organisations. You will have proven practical experience in the design and delivery of evaluations, impact assessments and the development of M&E systems and approaches. You will have knowledge and experience of using a variety of research methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative) for use in MELIA work and are up to date on areas of innovation and debate. You will have experience of supporting capacity development of others to develop their skills and to improve their practice in MELIA, including through high quality training. You will be able to bid for and lead consultancy work but also have the strategic and collaborative skills to work with our staff and associates to identify where INTRAC can best add value on these issues and to develop a portfolio of work with them. This includes identifying areas for supporting discussion, learning and documentation of good practice. You are well organised, used to working to deadlines and have excellent writing skills.

Main Responsibilities

Contribute to the development of intrac's portfolio of work on monitoring, evaluation, learning and impact assessment

Work with the Thematic Lead on MELIA to:

  • Identify opportunities for expanding and increasing the impact of INTRAC's work in this area including consultancies, training and other forms of capacity building work
  • Monitor and keep up to date on key developments in relation to this area of practice.
  • Identify opportunities for expanding the public profile of INTRAC in this area, including identifying areas for supporting learning and convening and documenting practice.
  • Expand our network of potential collaborators in this area including consultants and possible institutional partners (where appropriate).

Consultancy

·         Identify and respond to/organise high-quality response to calls and other opportunities for work in this area

·         Lead on specific consultancy bids or proposals including identifying possible team members (staff or associates) and organising bid preparation

·         Deliver/or oversee the delivery of specific consultancy contracts including acting as a team leader where necessary.

·         Collaborate closely with external associates on specific initiatives and work closely with colleagues of other teams

·         Communicate closely with and develop relationships with existing and potential clients

Training

·         Contribute to development and delivery of specific training courses (open, web-based (blended) and/or tailor made), or modules within training courses, on monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment.

·         Collaborate with external associate trainers to develop and deliver training in innovative ways

Project management and quality assurance

·         Act as a project manager on specific externally funded and internal projects ensuring that all administrative and project management tasks are done, and INTRAC's strategic, financial and quality benchmarks are met.

·         Support quality assurance processes and project management on key assignments undertaken by other staff and associates, including client management, quality assurance and financial control on projects and the thematic portfolio

Learning and building up of organisational knowledge

·         Contribute to INTRAC's own development of thematic capacity, including supporting organisational learning and development of internal and external materials and publications in this practice area

·         Contribute to the production of INTRAC's research and learning initiatives and publications (blogs, newsletter, website, occasional papers, books, events, etc.)

Other duties

·           Perform other reasonable duties in support of the organisation as requested by the line manager or Executive Director.

Person Specification

Experience & Skills

  • Commitment to INTRAC's values, vision and mission

·         Minimum of 10 years working in international development, human rights or environmental protection with civil society organisations. Experience of managing development programmes an advantage

 

·         Proven practical experience and track record in evaluation, impact assessment and M&E systems and approaches, in particular, for civil society organisations

 

·         Extensive knowledge of current M&E debates and literature within the sector and good networks/contacts within the sector in this area.

 

·         Experience of a variety of research methodologies (quantitative as well as qualitative) for use in M&E work

 

  • Experience working as a consultant, in particular evaluations, impact assessments and the development of systems for monitoring, evaluation and learning:
    • Proven experience of designing, delivering and reporting on commissioned assignments with/for civil society organisations, including proposal development and writing.
    • Experience of budget preparation and monitoring
    • Excellent partner, client and team management skills
    • Experience of using a variety of social research methods
  • Experience of using a range of capacity building approaches, methods and tools in this area, including, designing and delivering training.
  • Entrepreneurial and with the initiative to develop a portfolio of work and ensure the growth of its scope and volume
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to multi task and work to deadlines
  • Proven strengths in facilitating collaboration and collaborative ways of working both as part of an internal team and with external stakeholders/partners
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Self-aware, adaptable and flexible
  • Fluent English and an ability to write clearly and concisely for different audiences including academics and practitioners. In addition, a good working knowledge of another language key to INTRAC's wider work such as Arabic, Russian, French, Spanish or Portuguese is an asset.
  • Ability to travel as part of research and consultancy assignments

 

Contact details:

To apply, please download the application documents available on our website: http://www.intrac.org/pages/en/principal-consultant-me.html.

Please send your completed INTRAC job application form, the equal opportunities monitoring form, and a cover letter in which you demonstrate your qualifications and why you believe that you are the best candidate for this role to info@intrac.org. Only complete applications that arrive on time will be considered. CVs will not be considered in place of the application form. Please start all file names of attachments with your last name.

Application deadline: Midnight UK time on Sunday 9 August 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Interviews will be held between 24 August-6 September. Exact date will be confirmed following shortlisting.

INTRAC strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds in society. Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Terms and Conditions

  • INTRAC's standard terms and conditions apply (please see the INTRAC jobs page for details)
  • The minimum working hours are 37.5 hours a week

Information pack available from:

Further particulars can be obtained by the following email address or website

website: www.intrac.org/pages/en/principal-consultant-me.html
telephone:

Closing date:

The closing date is 9 August 2015