Reporting Intern - ACTED, Yangon

Closing date:  01 Jan 2012

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Department: Reporting
Position: Reporting Intern Contract duration: 6 months Location: Myanmar, Yangon Starting Date: ASAP I. Background on ACTED

ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.

ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 27 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 3700 national staff. ACTED has a 40 million € budget for over 150 projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economic development, education & training, microfinance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion. For more information, please visit our website.

II. Country Profile

Capital Office : Yangon National Staff : 76 Areas : 1 (Labutta) On-going programmes : 6 Budget : 1.3 M

Labutta Township was amongst the most devastated by cyclone Nargis in 2008 with an estimated 190,000 individuals affected. The cyclone caused considerable economic hardship, resulting in loss of assets, a high livestock death toll, destroyed agriculture outputs and lands, and disrupted markets. Since 2008, ACTED’s has supported Nargis-affected Nargis-affected communities in their longer term livelihood recovery by providing technical training to farmers and fishermen, distributing livestock and poultry, providing vocational training, introducing aquaculture systems, assets replacement, rehabilitating community infrastructure and ensuring affected families have an access to a safe habitat. ACTED’s commitment to supporting vulnerable communities in Myanmar continues in 2011 while increasing the geographical scope of our activities. Communities in the Township of Labutta with whom we have been working over the past two years will continue receiving ACTED support, while at the same time we scale operations in other parts of the country, namely the area recognized as the Dry Zone which is known to have one of the highest levels of poverty in the country.

III. Position Profile

The Reporting Intern ensures the production of timely reports for the Reporting Manager as well as the Country Director. He/she assists the Reporting Manager and the Country Director in developing internal and external country communication strategies. Under the supervision of the Reporting Manager, the reporting intern will:

• Collect and synthesize data from the field, and draft reports in cooperation with project management, finance, monitoring and evaluation, and other field coordination departments • Assist the Reporting Manager in developing project proposals, addressing ad hoc donor requests or catalysing action on specific projects or components of projects • Liaise with external partners and represent ACTED in coordination and information meetings with NGOs, donors, and other humanitarian actors.

IV. Qualifications:

• Postgraduate diploma in Journalism, International Relations or a relevant field • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English (French in a francophone post/Spanish in a Central American post) • Excellent writing and communication skills • Ability to work efficiently under pressure

V. Conditions:

Field Intern benefits include: a 300 USD per month living allowance, coverage of all accommodation, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg., and the provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.
How to apply: 

VI. Submission of applications:
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to Ref : RI/MY/RW

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