Nov 15, 2018
Social Worker Intern HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is an international NGO based in Zurich, Switzer-land and has been operating for more than 50 years worldwide. HELVETAS is regis-tered in Ethiopia as a foreign charity to operate in the working areas of Rural Infra-structure, Natural Resources Management, Support to Civil Society Organizations and Local Government, Skill and Knowledge Development for the Youth, and Emer-gency Response (see also www.helvetas.org). As part of its Rural Infrastructure activities, HELVETAS is implementing a national Trail Bridge Capacity Building Pro-ject (TBCBP) in collaboration with Regional and Federal partners in the road sector. This project envisages capacity building of partners and the construction of pedestri-an trail bridges in various regions of the country. HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is offering internship opportunities for fresh university graduates to join the Trail Bridge Capacity Building Project (TBCBP). Main duties support the project on assessment and documentation of lessons learnt from the practices of social organization, downward accountability and gender issues during the planning, implementation and quality assurance stages of trail bridge construction. Specific tasks,among other issues, include: Support undertaking of filed and desk study on the contribution of trail bridge construction to the improvement of livelihoods of user communities; Support the assessment of the extent to which women and socially disadvan-taged groups have been taking part in bridge planning and implementation; Support the review and updating of trail bridge knowledge repositories (e.g. updating Trail Bridge Project Management Information System database); Support the review and reactivation of the functionality of bridge user commit-tees and bridge maintenance committees of selected bridge sites; Support the assessment and documentation of practices of public hearing, public review and public audit; Support the review and updating of social organization support templates and manuals; and Support production of communication and promotion materials. Support the assessment of the status of safety and security issues at the on-going trail bridge construction sites. Other similar tasks assigned, where appropriate. Job Requirements Requirements: The opportunity is available to fresh graduates holding a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in social work, sociology, gender & development, or other closely related fields and with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. The successful intern must have formal or informal competency skills delivering results, working with others, learning & development. The internship programme does not require any employment experience. This position would require a commitment of six (6) months. The internship does not guarantee any future employment with HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation. The internship will also provide structured on the job learning dependent on individual experience and interests. Skills Required fast adaptability to work environment and ability to work in a team; good IT skills, in particular the MS Office package; fluency in English (reading, writing and speaking); motivated, pro-active, willing to learn and develop. Compensation package HELVETAS Ethiopia will provide a modest monthly stipend for successful intern to help cover expenses during the internship period How to Apply Interested and qualified applicants who fulfil the above requirements can send non-returnable application, CV and copies of relevant documents to the following addresses: HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation “Application for Social Worker Intern Position” Addis Ababa Main Office P.o.Box 27507 code 1000 Tel. 0114-67 29 34/35/36 Addis Ababa Only candidates shortlisted for the interview and/or written exam will be contacted. Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
HELVETAS Swiss Inter-Cooperation Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Internship