Apply Now: West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) 2023 Next Generation Internship Programme – Accra,Ghana |Fully Funded internship

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Apply Now: West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) 2023 Next Generation Internship Programme – Accra,Ghana |Fully Funded internship

Apply Now: West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) 2023 Next Generation Internship Programme – Accra,Ghana |Fully Funded internship

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is a regional non-governmental organization dedicated to building the capacity of West African civil society organizations for increased sustainability, operational and development effectiveness. WACSI launched the Next Generation Internship Programme (NGIP) in January 2008 in response to an observed need for structured practical capacity building for young West Africans. The program aims to create the next generation of African scholars and practitioners. The program is primarily aimed at young West Africans who are either recent graduates or early-career professionals looking for work experience in WACSI’s primary areas of expertise.

Interns are expected to commit to WACSI for six months during which time they will be fully involved in all WACSI activities and enhance their knowledge and capacities for leadership, knowledge and programme management, and critical development issues for West Africa, among other areas.

West Africa Civil Society Institute Requirements

  • WACSI is therefore seeking interns from Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, and Sierra Leone interested in enhancing their civic consciousness and developing their professional capacity. They will be embedded in WACSI’s core areas of work i.e. Capacity Development, Policy Influencing and Advocacy, and Knowledge Management.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a first degree in international affairs, political science, public policy, law, development studies, or related fields. Applicants should also show an interest in civil society and non-profit organization management.

West Africa Civil Society Institute Benefits:

  • This is a fully funded internship by WACSI. The institute will support interns fully with a flight to and from their home country, furnished accommodation, lunch during working days for the duration of the internship, and a monthly stipend.

West Africa Civil Society Institute Job Role

Responsibilities for Interns:

  • Supporting in designing and implementing institutional assessment tools, training, and technical support.
  • Participating in unit and cross-unit programme/project planning and proposal development.
  • Providing general administrative support for programmes, budget monitoring, tracking, and maintaining a calendar of activities.
  • Assisting with arrangements and organisation of the various pieces of training and technical support planned under the Unit.
  • Serving as a liaison between WACSI and resource persons, associates, partners, and beneficiaries.
  • Aiding in designing and developing training tools such as toolkits, modules, and other indigenous training resources.
  • Researching, writing, and producing briefings and fact sheets on ongoing programmes and projects.
  • Developing and drafting project work plans, reports, concept notes, and other documentation, such as training and resource materials, presentations, and budget proposals.
  • Conduct desktop research on policy and legislative issues
  • Assist in gathering information and writing reports for policy meetings
  • Assist in policy meetings and workshop preparation
  • Assist in the development of policy advocacy training tool
  • Support other administrative tasks
  • Any other duties that the Head of the Unit may assign

West Africa Civil Society Institute Please note:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with high proficiency in English, French or Portuguese and a working knowledge of one other.
  • The successful intern will spend a substantial part of her/his internship working at the WACSI office in Accra, Ghana.
  • The internship period is from July to December 2023. Interns who are unable to complete the six-months internship will refund the total cost of the internship package to WACSI.
  • The deadline for application is April 30, 2023.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the WACSI 2023 Next Generation Internship Programme

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