Department for International Development (DFID)

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.

Sep 05, 2018
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY / Vacancy at DFID Ethiopia The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is offering two internships opportunities for fresh university graduates to join DFID Ethiopia, based in the British Embassy, Addis Ababa.   DFID leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.   Why we are launching an internship programme? The purpose of the internship positions is to support young people with the potential to make a lasting contribution to Ethiopia’s development. The placement will focus on developing knowledge and experience in specific parts of our portfolio with the aim of contributing these skills to the broader development sector upon completion of the placement. We are launching an internship programme because:   We want to lead by example: Lack of work experience is among the challenges young graduates face as they enter the workforce. By offering internships – which are critical paths to bridge this transition – DFID Ethiopia hopes to play an exemplary role to other organisations in the sector. We plan to lead by example in communicating the importance of corporate social responsibility in contributing to youth skills and employability. We want to give space for development and aim to equip entry-level work force with proper competency skills. DFID Ethiopia offers a chance of working in a diversified and dynamic context and aims to embed work-relevant skills, information and experience by opening up opportunities to support teams within and cross office activities. We want our work to benefit from young people’s insights and we want to infuse our office with insights, energy, out of the box thinking of Ethiopian youth as we strive to make our programmes more effective and relevant to youth.   We are looking for two interns that will support the DFID Ethiopia team in delivering development activities across an exciting and diverse portfolio, with a focus on the following:   Position 1: the successful candidate will be based in the Governance and Economic Transformation Team, focusing on the Governance and Job sub pillars, and will be engaged in diversified set of tasks including analysis, financial management, logistics and programme management. Position 2: the successful candidate will be embedded in the Livelihood and Humanitarian team, supporting Humanitarian work in Ethiopia in particular focus on resilience in lowland regions and will be engaged in diversified set of tasks including analysis, financial management, logistics and programme management.       This position would require a commitment of six (6). Months; the internship does not guarantee any future employment with DFID   About you The opportunity is available to fresh graduates of 2018, holding a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Social Sciences, and with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. The successful intern must have formal or informal competency skills in:   Delivering results – accepting responsibility for the quality and accuracy of your work; ability to prioritise; good time management; show initiative and handle a variety of tasks. Working with others – work effectively and supportively in a team; build productive working relationships with team members and work with a diverse range of people Learning & development – open and flexible approach to new ideas, drawing on them and on experience to improve results; enthusiastic about personal development   This can be demonstrated through work, volunteering, academic or other relevant experience. The internship programme does not require any employment experience.   THIS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY IS OPEN ONLY FOR FRESH UNIVERSITY GRADUATES OF 2018. APPLICANTS WITH FORMAL EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE EXCLUDING INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.   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); Additional Language skills particularly Somali and Afar for position 2 applicants is an advantage.   Motivated, pro-active, willing to learn and develop.   Expected learning outcomes Upon completion of the internship, the trainee is expected to have developed professional skills that they can use in the wide variety of fields in their future career, particularly in sustainable development, gaining a better understanding of working in an international environment. The position also offers the opportunity to increase skills in communication, participating in various activities and working with others. The internship will also provide structured on the job learning dependent on individual experience and interests.   Compensation package DFID Ethiopia will provide a modest monthly stipend for successful interns to help cover expenses during the internship period.   How to apply   The candidate must submit a one pager cover letter, indicating the position that is being applied for, and outline their interest in the internship programme. Candidate must also justify how they are suitable for the position, and send it to the AfricaHRHubRecruit@DFID.GOV.UK with a copy of their most recent CV. The CV must indicate the candidate’s cumulative GPA of 3.00. Please quote the following line when applying, “Internship Opportunity- Ethiopia” . Failure to do so may result in your application not being viewed.     Applicants born and raised in regions outside Addis Ababa are highly encouraged to apply.   Application Deadline:  Closing date of applications is midnight on September 16, 2018. Applications shown as being received after the deadline will not be accepted Please ensure that any e-mail attachments do not exceed 3 MB. Only candidates shortlisted for the interview will be contacted, and will be required to bring original certificates together with a photo ID for verification.   If you have not received a response within 3 weeks after the deadline please consider your application as unsuccessful.     Interview and start date Interviews will be held in the 1st week of October, 2018. Only those candidates who are successful in the initial sift of applications will be invited for an interview in the DFID Office based in British Embassy. The planned start date for this internship programme is beginning of November, 2018.   Equal Opportunities DFID is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation. All applications are treated on merit alone.   No payments should be requested or offered at any part of the recruitment process – any irregularities should be reported by email to fraud@dfid.gov.uk .
Department for International Development (DFID) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Internship