Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Mercy Corps currently has two early recovery programs – PRM-funded Advancing the Future and Hilton Foundation-funded JovenPRO. The intern will develop an understanding of international humanitarian emergencies and early recovery response in the context of the Venezuelan refugee crisis in Colombia. The intern will build practical skills in information management, communications with Bogota- and field-based team members operating in complex, challenging environments, as well as program quality according to Mercy Corps’ standards. This position is a full-time position with a monthly stipend of $2,600 and will take place on-site in Bogota, Colombia.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
- Support the Program Manager with donor reporting, including compiling draft monthly and quarterly reports, and assistance in compiling stories about participants to highlight project progress and achievements.
- Support current Advancing the Future and JovenPRO close-outs while ensuring quality kick-off of both program’s expansion phases.
- Provide inputs for early recovery concept notes and/or proposals if opportunities arise.
- Participate in coordination bodies including the Grupo Inter-agencial sobre Flujos Migratorios Mixtos and the Socioeconomic Inclusion Group.
- Support Program Teams in ensuring all Program Team files and systems are in alignment with Mercy Corps guidelines and standards.
- Support the M&E and Community Accountability and Reporting Mechanism (CARM) team with project monitoring tasks, including preparation and leading of focus group discussions.
- Master’s/postgraduate student (entering final year or recent graduate within 1 year) with demonstrated interest or experience in international development and/or humanitarian programs.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
- Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
- Computer proficient and savvy, especially strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Flexible and willing to work on tight deadlines and on both administrative and program support activities.
- Experience in Latin American and/or Caribbean context is a plus.
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