Remote Programme Intern – two days a week (SEED/UNICEF WASH project)

SEED Madagascar


About the Organisation

SEED Madagascar is a British Charity working in partnership with communities in the southeast of Madagascar. We integrate high quality community health, sustainable livelihoods; education infrastructure and conservation programmes to support long term, sustainable change and add to international best practice through research and publication across all of our programmatic areas. We are now looking for entry level interns wishing to gain experience to work alongside our team.

Position Overview

Based remotely this post will provide support to the team managing a UNICEF partnered WASH project and supporting work in the southeast of Madagascar. The successful candidate will work within a combined national and international team assisting in the reporting, donor compliance and communications around a rural WASH project. This position would suit someone looking for practical experience with of in field implementation and reporting against UN agency HACT procedures. The diversity of activities undertaken will provide a wide-ranging experience for an early career development professional wanting to get insight into the complex world of overseas development. It is essential that the intern speaks French as it is the working language of the project.

Title: Programme Intern
Location: Home based
Contract: Five months – 2 days a week; voluntary
Reporting to: Senior Programme Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

• Attend remote meetings with the implementation team in Madagascar and UNICEF partners, taking minutes when required
• Support the Senior Programme Officer and Project Coordinator to monitor and update project trackers according to project activities, ensuring the project is on track to meet project indicators and objectives
• Support in writing reports to UNICEF in compliance with UN HACT reporting guidelines
• Support the MEL process, working with the MEL Specialist in ensuring that data from the field is of a high quality
• Provide copy to SEEDs Communications Officer for use on social media and the website
• Conduct research into international best practice with regard to WASH programmes

Person Specification

• Hold an undergraduate in or relating to community health, WASH or have equivalent experience.
• Demonstrate strong writing skills in French
• Demonstrate sound knowledge and keen interest in WASH or NGO project cycles; previous experience of WASH or community-based work would be an asset.
• Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to SEED’s ethos and approach and be a good ambassador for SEED at all times.
• Have passion, curiosity and motivation for the job and the ability to enthuse others.
• Have the ability and desire to work with teams from different economic and cultural backgrounds and across multiple language barriers.
• Have the ability and desire to build capacity and share skills across cultures and work with teams from different economic and cultural backgrounds and across multiple language barriers.
• Be able to work to and advocate for all of SEEDs policies and procedures, safeguarding those that SEED works with and reporting any concerns appropriately.
• Be punctual and be able to work to tight deadlines in an organised manner and to a high standard.
• Have a flexible and patient attitude.
• Have excellent problem-solving skills.
• Be able to work both independently and as part of a team.


The successful applicant should be able to commit to two days a week working, but this is flexible in how and when this is done.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter outlining how their skills and experience match the requirements in the job description criteria to SEED Madagascar Director of Programmes and Operations, Lisa Bass by email on [email protected]

Deadline for submissions is 24th August 2021 at 23:59 GMT. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Short-listed applicants will complete a short exercise, and if successful will then be offered an interview with the team.

SEED Madagascar actively encourages equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and aims to create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation, and unlawful discrimination, where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued