Internship Opportunity with Save the Children
Position Title: Internship training program
Duty Station: Addis Ababa,
Our Organizational Background
Save the Children is an International humanitarian, child-centered, development organization, without religious, political or governmental affiliation.
A person name Eglantyne Jebb and her sister Dorothy Buxton founded the first Save the Children organization in May 1919, in London, United Kingdom. Shocked by the aftermath of World War 1 and the Russian Revolution, they were determined to improve children’s lives. Their goal was to create ‘a powerful international organization, which would extend its ramifications to the remotest corner of the globe’. The plan began to take shape when Radda Barnen (Save the Children) was established in Sweden in 1919.
In 1920, the International Save the Children Union was founded in Geneva by two organizations, together with a number of other bodies working for children – some using the Save the Children name or a local variant. Over the years, Save the Children Members were created around the world, embodying Eglantyne and Dorothy’s vision. These organizations shared a common aim – to improve the lives of children. Eglantyne Jebb (founder of Save the Chidlren) was also the first to press for worldwide safeguards for children. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted by the United Nations in 1989 and now ratified by nearly all countries worldwide, has its roots in her pioneering work.
In 2009, twenty-nine Save the Children organizations work to secure children’s rights and improve children’s lives in over 120 countries worldwide. At the members’ meeting the ambitious new five-year strategy is agreed, including changing the name to simply Save the Children, demonstrating our commitment to work even more closely together as one organization. In 2012, nineteen countries transitioned to Save the Children International and regional offices in Istanbul, Pretoria, Dakar and Panama.
Today, Save the Children and its 30 member organizations work to deliver change for children in around 120 countries. The organization delivers its programs internationally to achieve the greatest possible impact for children. It has a small center and seven regional offices. The members work together to campaign for better outcomes for children, and to deliver programs at scale to support children. In 2016, Save the Children was able to reach out over 56 million children directly through its programs and its partners’ work.
We place children at the center of everything we do.
Roles and Responsibilities of interns
Roles of an intern include, but are not limited to:
- Be productive, work your best capacity according to the position description and to the agreed commitments.
- Receive position/job description, agree on working hours, participate in the induction sessions and trainings that would help to understand and do the assigned task.
- Seek access to the internship policy and other associated procedures applied to them.
- Seek assistance, guidance and information on any aspect of the role or activities and be ready to accept constructive feedback and be an effective team player.
- Be in adherence with the Save the Children’s policies and procedures.
- Take full advantage of the training and assignment opportunities provided to the advancement of one’s career objectives.
- Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of humanitarian set up and have a personal commitment to the ideals of public spirit.
- He/she shall be of minimum 18 years of age.
- Have graduated with a recognized university degree in the current academic year.
- Shall have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Business Development, Economics, Management, Health and Nutrition, Education, Law, Water Engineering, Finance/Accounting, Human Resources, Monitoring & Evaluation, Information Technology, Public Health, Development and Project Management, Construction/Engineering, Youth Livelihood, etc with a minimum of 3.00 and above cumulative GPA.
- Be computer literate in standard software applications.
- Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
- Can successfully complete a rigorous recruitment process.
- Flexibility with working schedule.
- Be willing to relocate and travel as required.
MAJOR COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
- Good understanding of Save the Children Mission, Vision and organizational set-up.
- Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
- Very good attention to details.
- Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
- Remains calm in stressful situations.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
- Places team agenda before personal agenda.
- Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
- Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
- Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
- Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.
- Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.
- Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
No previous work experience is required, but some experience (including volunteering or participation in other school activities), and previous involvement with and exposure in project management, humanitarian activities would be an asset.
English is the working languages of Save the Children. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children. We undertake rigorous procedures including background checks to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will therefore be subject to this scrutiny.
- Job City Addis Ababa