Career with us | Internship Opportunity, Open Government Programme, Kathmandu

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 | Position Filled

Background

Local Interventions Group is a southern non-profit working with data-driven solutions for smarter governance. We grew out of a student research seminar at the London School of Economics and launched programs in Nepal in September 2011. We take risks, we are willing to fail in pursuit of changing conventional behaviour in development sector, and we seek to enhance local input in development interventions.

Position description

LIG is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual to serve as an Intern for Open Government Program in Kathmandu. You will possess outstanding interpersonal skills, especially communications and relationship management. An ability to work independently and perform as a self-starter who can take initiative with minimal supervision is essential, as is an ability to work under pressure and on a range of tasks and meeting deadlines.

Responsibilities:

Work as per the direction of programme officer in executing overall project duties for Kavre pilot. Conducting outreach and building relationships with civil society members in Kavre and Kathmandu Collecting information and updates on Open Government initiatives globally.

Supporting media outreach, arrange meetings and consultation sessions with the media, donor community in Nepal, local civil society etc.

  • Identify stakeholders across the sectors and maintain regular communication
  • Maintain LIG Open Government blog by identifying and liaising with new contributors
  • Writing reports, blogs and analysing survey data

Requirements:

Fresh graduate or currently studying bachelors level studies, excellent written and spoken English, penchant for development sector, ability to work flexibly and independently on tight timelines, strong writing and presentation skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, including relationship building, communication skills

Details and How to Apply

Position is based in Kathmandu, with frequent travels to Banepa.

Application is open until the post is filled.

Internship expenses Nrs 10,000 per month. Opportunity to work as a full time project staff upon satisfactory work execution during internship. See Our Talent Management Style

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position. Applications must be submitted by email to info@localinterventions.org.uk with the subject title "OG Internship Application." No telephone calls.