Kyrgyzstan : Reporting intern Kyrgyzstan
Reference : RI/KYR/SA
Duration 6 months
Starting date: 2013/04/08
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 30 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 4000 national staff. ACTED has a 100 million € budget for over 340 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 at www.acted.org
Projects: 15 (2011)
National staff: 184 (2011)
International Staff: 11 (2011)
Capital Office: Bishkek
Total number of direct beneficiaries: 758,095 (2011)
Budget: 7,6 M Euros (2011)
ACTED has been active in Kyrgyzstan since 2000, and operates in the Jalalabat, Osh, Batken, and Naryn regions with a staff of over 150 people. ACTED in Kyrgyzstan contributes to poverty reduction by decreasing the impact of the world recession through adding value to labour migration, improving the food security of vulnerable people, supporting local initiatives for development, reducing the risks to natural disasters to decrease socio-economic damage and resolving cross border conflicts for stable socio-economic development.
In June 2010, a violent crisis broke out in the Ferghana valley, Southern Kyrgyzstan, whereby close to 1,900 houses were burnt and approximately 400,000 people were displaced. Following a year of providing predominantly emergency assistance, 2011 has seen ACTED Kyrgyzstan continue to give emergency aid while also assisting in the recovery phase of the country’s development. This has included involvement in health, education, and economic development – partly concerning food distributions and housing constructions for those whose homes were lost. Throughout, ACTED has supported the humanitarian agencies with REACH – an online interactive mapping tool that incorporates socioeconomic data and highlights potential sources of disputes.
Today, ACTED continues the shift from emergency and reconstruction towards peace-building, conflict mitigation, Disaster Risk Reduction and long term development working with local communities.
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.
• 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
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.
Submission of applications
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ref : RI/KIRG/SA
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