Do you have a passion for international development and are you keen to work on an exciting project in Sierra Leone? Are you a student or recent graduate with knowledge and experience within surveys, mapping and community engagement? Perhaps you are Engineers Without Borders Denmark’s (EWB-DK) new intern in Freetown from February 2020.
EWB-DK is together with World Hope International (WHI) and National Skill Pool (NSP) working to create locally based resilience towards climate change in the two suburban communities Pottor and Kaningo. This is done through a participatory approach to implement climate change adaptation initiatives through self-organization, collaboration, social networks, knowledge sharing and learning. Along with these initiatives, the collaboration will also establish local organizational capacity, as well as to strengthen the local partner NSP as a more professionally driven organization.
EWB-DK is a technical humanitarian organization of volunteer members with technical competences. We collaborate with local and international NGO's to improve the living conditions for distressed and vulnerable people in poor countries. We ensure local anchorage and lasting solutions and our efforts are founded in UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
WHI is a well-established relief and development organization that delivers projects through local and global partnerships. The organization has proven to be a significant national player in Sierra Leone for the past 20 years and will be the lead implementing partner of the project.
NSP is a local volunteer driven organization specializing in mobilization, citizen participation and community engagement. The organization was established as a youth development NGO in 2016 with a strong focus on building resilience in marginalized and vulnerable communities.
The internship will be hosted by WHI in Freetown, Sierra Leone from February 2020. You will be stationed in two-three months with possible extension. Additionally, the internship will consist of two-three weeks of practical preparation in Denmark, and by three-four weeks of reporting in Denmark after posting. The purpose of the internship is to assist local partner NSP in working with the community and to obtain knowledge on international development work from a technical and professional perspective.
As an intern, you will be stationed under the conditions of the EWB-DK guidelines for internship. EWB-DK covers travel and accommodation in Sierra Leone.
You can read more about Engineers Without Borders Denmark on our website www.iug.dk.
Questions regarding the position can be directed to Secretary General Dorte Lindegaard Madsen on phone +45 50 59 94 06 or email@example.com. Questions regarding the project and your tasks should be forwarded to Project Manager, Marianne Skov at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re interested, give us your informations in this questionnaire and submit application and CV and other relevant documentation in one document (in English) to email@example.com as soon as possible and no later than Monday January 13th 2020 at 10AM. We expect to have interviews on Wednesday, January 22nd 2020. In the subject field you write “Internship Freetown, Spring 2020”.
Engineers Without Borders Denmark wants to promote equality and diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position - regardless of gender, age, ethnic background, religion, disability or sexual orientation.
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