Intern (Enought Project) (INT7033)

Internship Accra, Ghana Oxfam

Intern (Enought Project) (INT7033)
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Working at Oxfam
Oxfam is a rights-based global development organization with more than 70 years of experience in more than 90 countries worldwide. Oxfam’s mission is to end the injustice of poverty and inequality through systemic change and the advancement of political, economic and social rights. In order to make pro-poor interventions sustainable and effective, Oxfam places the needs of women and girls at the heart of its vision of ‘a just world without poverty. To address the perceived normalcy of gender inequality, particularly sexual and gender-based violence, Oxfam and its partners seek to promote gender equality and women’s economic, cultural, social and political rights by ensuring that women and girls achieve increased control over their lives.

Oxfam in Ghana and Women in Law and Development in Africa, (WiLDAF) Ghana are collaborating on a four-year initiative across three countries – Mali, Liberia and Ghana to create an enabling environment for girls and women to know, claim and exercise their rights to end sexual and gender-based violence. The European Union (EU) financed project, known as Enough! Empowering women, girls, boys and men: Taking positive action to end Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), has a dual focus to 1) strengthen the institutional, technical and financial capacities of CSOs (including women’s associations and groups), and 2) challenge and change discriminatory social norms, attitudes and practices to prevent sexual gender-based violence (SGBV).

The Enough! Project involves both men and women in interventions that are gender transformative, feminist centred, and explicitly challenge social norms around gender, power and violence. The project further aims to promote active participation and leadership of women in Ghana, Mali and Liberia, including the poorest and most marginalised women. The expected result of this work is to build a cadre of leaders across the region who are engaged and personally motivated to tackle issues of gender-based violence within their organizations and communities. This will involve a holistic approach to building leadership through coaching, mentoring, peer-to-peer learning and sharing across organizations and countries for the women and men leading the third-party organizations working on the project.

The Role
The intern will support the Project Management Unit in terms of implementation of the project in Ghana, Liberia and Mali.

The intern will work closely with key members of the Oxfam staff through weekly check ins, monthly program calls and regular team engagements. Based on the intern’s interest, exposure to different thematic areas of Oxfam’s work, such as fundraising and programme development, monitoring and evaluation, and one Oxfam organizational operations (humanitarian / security contingency plans) can also be arranged. This will facilitate learning opportunities for the intern to understand a broad range of areas within Oxfam’s operations. As the internship progresses, the intern will work closely with the Gender Justice Advisor and Country Director to ensure that they are also meeting personal objectives and working within areas of interest.

Key Responsibilities
The intern will be expected to contribute to the following tasks:

Support the Project Management Unit to coordinate country efforts including Administrative support to the Programme Management Unit through organising meetings and minute taking
Translation of documents from French to English and English to French for the project
Engage with project partners, consultants and other staff to support the project’s social media campaign on violence against women to increase visibility in the three respective countries (Ghana, Liberia and Mali).
Monitoring of data regarding partners of the project
Review and research on key issues and documents related to gender-based violence, transformative leadership for women’s rights, and social norms.
Administrative support to the Country Director on INGO coordination (10% of time)
Any other tasks which arise under these main areas and/or within programme teams which are useful for Oxfam and which the intern finds of interest can be added to the above list of tasks. The intern may also be asked to support on day to day administrative tasks if necessary.
Key competencies required
Bachelor’s/ Master’s Degree in development, related social sciences
Good communication skills in both English and French (written and spoken) level C1 or C2
Good research skills and computer skills
Self-motivated, target-driven
Keen interest in gender
Attention to detail
It is expected that the intern works to the best of her/his abilities to complete tasks and is open in communicating with the overall supervisor, as well as other colleagues, regarding any challenges s/he may face and/or support s/he may need to achieve the tasks. Must have a passion for women, gender and development.

Six (6) months from December 2020 – May 2021

We offer
Being an internship opportunity, Oxfam will offer you the opportunity to work and experience activities which will help inform your academic work. The intern will receive a stipend 1000 GHS a month over a period of 6 months. Data/internet will be provided for work-related assignments.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply
As part of your online application, please upload your CV and a letter of motivation (not more than one page, font size 12, Arial) by Friday, 27th November at 5pm.

About us
Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

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