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Project Development Internship- Madagascar

Organization: Azafady

Position Title: Project Development Internship

Location: Fort Dauphin, Anosy region, Madagascar; Studio 7, 1a Beethoven Street, London, United Kingdom (orientation in London)

Hours and Compensation: 12 months extendable; 3 month probationary period; Voluntary, unsalaried with Azafady Ltd; Average living costs for 12 months are £3,000, not including international and internal flights, l insurance.

Application Deadline: March 21, 2014


Organization Overview

Based in Azafady’s office on the stunning south east coast of Madagascar you will work alongside both a local and International team. It will provide you with a unique insight into the operations of an international NGO and as well as giving you experience in remote, field-based project development and administration. Predominantly office based the role will give you experience of a range of activities providing a complete training for someone looking to enter this field and gain overseas experience. The position includes an initial orientation in the London headquarters.


Focus: Proposal / report preparation, editing and writing; information formatting; development of new toring & evaluation of current projects; donor communications; liaison with the London project development team.


The successful applicant will:

  • Hold an undergraduate/Masters degree in or relating to international development, or have equivalent experience
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and 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
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and keen interest in at least one of Azafady’s three core areas (community health; sustainable livelihoods; environmental conservation); previous experience of community-based work would be an asset
  • Demonstrate a keen understanding of Azafady’s operational approach ethos
  • Have excellent analytical skills, with demonstrable ability in gathering and assimilating information from various sources, compiling documents (reports and proposals), and identifying lessons learnt and best practice
  • Have excellent written communication skills, and previous experience writing proposals and reports
  • Be able to work to tight deadlines in an organised manner and to a high standard
  • Have a sound ability to adapt material for different audiences
  • Be able to conduct internet research into potential donors for project funding
  • Be capable and comfortable adapting to life in a least developed country, in basic living conditions without many of the luxuries associated with Western society
  • Be able to adjust to life in another culture and a foreign language, working at all times with cultural sensitivity
  • Demonstrate proven ability to recognise and appropriately deal with challenging situations
  • Be able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Be fluent in English (written and spoken) and be able to write engagingly and clearly; working knowledge of French would be a strong asset
  • Be able to financially support themself for the duration of their internship (advice on individual fundraising available)
  • Be equipped with a laptop computer

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, send a detailed CV and covering letter explaining how your skills and experience match the requirements in the job description to [email protected] by 21st March, 2014

Email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

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