INTERN WORKSITE LOCATION: Amman, Mafraq, Irbid, Jerash, Ajloun, Karak, Ma’an and Zarqa
DATES OF INTERNSHIP: 5 November 2017
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: Two months
FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THE INTERNSHIP:
This is an unpaid internship
- Mercy Corps responsibilities
For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:
- In Country travel, including transportation and any accommodation/per diem for over-night travel related to this Internship from MC Amman office to field locations
- Work space in MC office
Syrian refugees and asylum seekers began fleeing the insecurity and entering the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as early as March 2011. Currently, the estimates show that there are more than 800,000 registered and unregistered Syrian refugees residing in Jordan. Approximately 80% of Syrians refugees are living among host communities, rather than in camps. While host communities are trying to meet the needs of Syrians, they are struggling as their scarce resources continue to be stretched to the limit. Frictions between Syrians and Jordanian have emerged.
Mercy Corps has initiated “Strengthening Social Capital and Reducing Tensions between Jordanian Host Communities and Syrian Refugees” Project to enhance stability and social cohesion in Jordan, and to address growing tensions in the host communities. Mercy Corps will build capacity of Syrian and Jordanian community leaders in high-risk communities to resolve local conflicts and build consensus around common problems and joint actions required to solve them. Syrians and Jordanians will work on joint community projects that address these sources of instability in their communities.
- Increased capacity of Community Leaders, local government and CBOs representatives to identify sources of community tensions, facilitate dialogues to resolve tensions and strengthen cooperation across lines of division.
- Non-violent resolution of local disputes through projects that address the underlying drivers oflocal instability.
- Building social cohesion in targeted communities by implementing community-based events and activities.
- Improve the quantity, quality and reliability of water, in addition to mitigate resource based tensions through infrastructure upgrades.
- To become more familiar of communications operations within the aid sector
- Know how develop communications tools
The intern is expected to provide support to the team in terms of:
- Produce success stories
- Perform field visits and collect information from our beneficiaries and counterparts
- Draft a success story with an angel based on the information collected and M&E evidence of impact
- Assist in drafting the mapping report for the new areas
- Translate the collected data and process them for analytical user
- Perform field visits to the new areas, if needed, to collect missing data
- Provide support in maintaining Mercy Corps Brand;
- Compile Project’s database and provide description for the project;
- Provide description of program’s activities;
- Performs other duties as assigned.
IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:
- A university degree in one of the following disciplines: Journalism, digital media, communications, social sciences, gender, international development, women’s studies or other related field like international relations, human rights, or humanitarian studies.
- Experience in developing content.
- Knowledge of standard principles, methods and practices of communication and information management to design and implement advertising campaigns, public events and developing communication materials is required.
- Good planning and organizational skills to prepare, update and implement communication strategy.
- Experience in using Adobe Creative products is a plus.
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.