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About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004, working in rural, peri-urban and urban areas in six regional states: Somali, Oromia, Afar, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP), Amhara, Gambela and the capital city of Addis Ababa. We engage in both development and humanitarian work, and seek to integrate approaches, programs and geographies as much as possible. Our partners include government, academic institutions, development and private sector actors, civil societies and participating public. Mercy Corps has a growing portfolio of programs in Ethiopia that focus on food security; agriculture and livestock market systems development; maternal and child health and nutrition; youth economic productivity; resilience and humanitarian response. In Ethiopia, some of our donors include USAID, SIDA, EU, DFID, and WFP.

Mercy Corps Ethiopia invites motivated and qualified candidates to apply for the following vacant position.

Position Title: Intern ICT

 

Location: Addis Ababa

 

Position:  One

 

Length of Internship:  One Year

Mercy Corps responsibilities

For the duration of this internship assignment, the intern will receive:

  • Work Station
  • All required office supplies
  • Transport Allowance/ 300.00 ETB
  • Per diem during field visit
  • Coverage of lodging expense during field visit
  • Coverage of Transportation expense during field visit

Intern responsibilities

Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with

·        Transport from/to office

·        Medical and any Insurance

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Mercy Corps Ethiopia seeks enthusiastic, intelligent and ambitious female graduate and post-graduates who are passionate about international development.  This position will provide the intern an opportunity to develop their professional skills and expand their knowledge of market-based and community-driven development while supporting the country IT Department.

The intern will be provided with technical guidance in IT Department and coaching in women’s empowerment and professional skills from a Mentor. At the beginning of the internship period, the intern will receive orientation on Mercy Corps’ mission, vision, strategy and programming.  She will work with her mentor on professional skills development goals, and activities and responsibilities related to achieving these goals; she will also work with the National ICT Specialist on technical skills development goals, and activities and responsibilities related to achieving these goals. 

At the end of the internship period, the combined professional and technical skills development plan will be the milestones against which the internship will be evaluated and will be the basis of a strong recommendation letter for future employment.  The intern will also be interviewed to assess the degree to which the internship period helped her to achieve her professional goals.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The objective of the ICT Intern is to have practical work experience on providing ICT support to Mercy Corps Cisco Network appliances, outlook for e-mail communication, Microsoft, and other operating systems, desktop support and an opportunity to gain experience with the technical operations of nonprofit organization.

This internship will involve challenging opportunities, real technical project, and interaction with staff. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the computer field and field travel is also where Mercy Corps operates.

By the end of the internship, the intern will have developed the following knowledge and experience:

Some of the things he/she will have, or gain is

·        Working as a team in situations where challenges exist.

·        develop problem-solving skills.

·        learn about work ethics.

·        responding to users request and provide solutions

·        Support PC hardware components, desktop operating system software,

·        Assist on antivirus software updates and repair computers infected with spyware, adware and/or viruses.

·        Perform minor repairs to equipment and arrange for other servicing needs

 

DELIVERABLES:  There are number of new initiatives coming from Head Quarter that has to be rolled out in all field offices including Addis office.  To complete with in the given period of time assistant ICT personal is required.

IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum academic score of 2.5

Completed courses in international development, management, business administration or field related to social sciences with minimum score of

One letter of recommendation from a professor on the candidate’s academic performance

One letter of recommendation from a non-family member on the candidate’s personal integrity and sense of responsibility.

 LIVING CONDITIONS: The internship should be based in the intern’s home location.

 Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

 APPLICATION PROCESS:

 Candidates interested in this internship should submit a resume and a statement of interest.  In your statement, you are encouraged to discuss any experiences related relevant to the projects outlined.  You may wish to describe your career interests (specifically as they relate to policy and advocacy, humanitarian aid, or development) and discuss your previous work and educational experiences demonstrating these interests. Your application will be reviewed by the hiring team within 3 weeks of submission and shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly for interviews. All applicants will receive notification once a decision has been made.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised.  All applications submitted to the Mercy Corps office include a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents. Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts.  In order to ensure fairness to all applicant’s personal inquiries are not permitted.

 Only candidates that are short listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.

                               “We only need qualified female candidates!!!

                       DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: 13 September, 2021/ 4:00 PM

Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following address: