GovRisk is looking to recruit two project development interns for its Latin America Division as part of its Remote Autumn Internship Scheme, running from August 20 until the end of December.
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Since 2010 the International Governance and Risk Institute (GovRisk) has provided high quality consultancy and training programmes to public and private sector institutions from more than 30 countries. They offer a wide variety of programmes covering specific topics within the broader fields of financial crime, corruption, risk management and governance. Consultancy work and training courses are designed to give participants highly practical and tailored guidance on how to incorporate international best practice techniques in their professional duties. Programmes are accompanied by a training toolkit to enable attendees to subsequently replicate the course within their own institutions. GovRisk additionally provides, from its UK-based secretariat, extensive post-programme support to public agencies seeking to monitor and evaluate project impact.
Duty station: remote
Timeframe: August 27 - December 21, 2017
Deadline: not specified
Open to: Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in politics/international relations/development/law or other relevant field
Description: GovRisk is a U.K-based anti-corruption and financial crime service provider, specialising in the delivery of highly targeted and expert led international training programs. We currently have an exciting portfolio of projects across Latin America. Internships at GovRisk offer the opportunity for individuals to further their career goals while helping GovRisk combat corruption and improve transparency worldwide. As many international relations/politics/law/security/governance graduates discover, salaried opportunities are limited, consequently competition for such positions is great. By gaining valid work experience with GovRisk graduates can increase their potential for employment considerably. GovRisk is looking to recruit two project development interns for its Latin America Division as part of its 2017 Remote Autumn Internship Scheme, running from August 20 until the end of December. Applicants should have a demonstrable background in international politics, law or security, determined research skills and a keen interest in gaining practical experience in project development with a particular emphasis on Latin America.
The successful candidates will help the team to implement existing projects as well as to develop and expand its work in the region. This internship therefore presents an ideal opportunity to develop an understanding and gain practical experience of best practice in project development. The successful candidates must be able to commit to at least three days per week and must have reliable internet access, as this is a remote internship programme.
MAIN FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
- Conduct country-specific research for anti-corruption and financial crime initiatives.
- Gather information, report back, and disseminate information on funding sources and procedures to GovRisk colleagues.
- Assist with narrative and financial proposal writing, and follow up on donor feedback.
- Work with Project Development Manager to prepare reports and other documents for donors, both narrative and financial.
- Work with Project Development Manager to prepare press releases for GovRisk programmes.
- Conduct monitoring and evaluation activities for ongoing programmes.
- Promote and maintain effective communication with line manager.
- Ensure that programme files (electronic copy), are maintained within an agreed system, to allow easy access by other staff.
- Attend staff meetings, and Board meetings if required.
- Carry out other tasks, which may reasonably be requested
- Bachelor’s degree in politics/international relations/development/law or other relevant field.
- Knowledge and understanding of corruption issues.
- Specialist interest in the political, economic and security trends in Latin America.
- Ability to produce clear and concise analysis of such events.
- Excellent research, writing and editing skills.
- Excellent word processing, Word, and Internet skills.
- Initiative and a high degree of self-motivation.
- A positive problem-solving approach.
- Good organisational skills and the ability to juggle different demands and priorities.
- Ability to work to deadlines.
- Positive team-worker, supportive and helpful towards colleagues.
- Masters degree in a relevant discipline.
- Experience of preparing UK FCO, DFID, EC, USAID, Big Lottery Fund funding proposals and reports.
- Experience of working independently at a distance from Head Quarters and projects.
- Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese
Wage: non paid
Useful links: GovRisk
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Edited by Anja Herbez