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Intern Programme Management and M&E, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


September 14, 2015


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Intern Programme Management and M&E

Type/Duration: Preferably full-time for six months, start date as soon as possible

SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship, so that young ambitious people are empowered to lead their post-conflict society into prosperity. SPARK is a dynamic and growing not-for-profit development organization with 80 staff members that helps young entrepreneurs to start or grow their own businesses. Moreover, SPARK assists post-secondary education institutions to reform their curricula to better meet the needs of the labour markets. Based in Amsterdam, SPARK has field offices in among others Belgrade, Mitrovica, Pristina, Bujumbura, Monrovia, Kigali, Juba and Ramallah.

SPARK is currently looking to fill the position of:

Intern Programme Management and M&E

The Intern will work under the Enterprise Development Programme (MFSII) as well as the Agri-business Creation programme, assisting the Programme and M&E Managers. SPARK offers the Intern the opportunity to work with colleagues from various countries, and to challenge him/herself within the context of a vibrant NGO.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Programme Manager in the monitoring of the implementation of MFSII and ABC activities;
  • Assists the Management Team with donor reporting and planning (Activity Plan/Narrative Report);
  • Supports the project development and proposal writing teams;
  • Communicates with internal and external stakeholders (CMs/POs and LPs) on a regular basis;
  • Coordinates with local Project Officers to ensure that documents (Narrative Reports) are submitted by Local Partners in a timely and accurate manner and are archived accordingly;
  • File management;
  • Participates in meetings and drafting minutes;
  • Helps organise meetings and drafts minutes;
  • Assists in M&E tasks such as:
    • Management Information System (MIS) update control;
    • Salesforce (local partners);
    • Data crunching of the MIS and Salesforce data;
  • Provides event management support (training, conferences, meetings, etc.);
  • Provides general and administrative office support, such as checking the general mail accounts, arranging flights, visas and hotels, running errands around town, etc.;

Requirements & Skills:

  • Dutch work permit;
  • BA or MA degree (or other relevant education) in a relevant field (economics, development studies, business, etc);
  • Affiliation with private sector development; fragile and conflict affected state development issues
  • M&E affiliation/experience is an asset
  • Excellent English language skills (essential); Dutch language skills are an asset.
  • Good communication and social skills and the ability and interest to work in a multicultural setting;
  • Proven organisational skills and the ability to work independently;
  • Preferably available as soon as possible, for a minimum period of six months;
  • Full time preferred: Please state your part time / full time availability.

SPARK Offers:

  • International and dynamic working experience;
  • Remuneration of 350 Euro/month (net) on a full time basis (no transport costs recovery);
  • On-the-job training opportunities;

How to apply?

To apply, email your CV and letter of motivation in English to vacancy[@] with Reference: Intern Programme Management and M&E.

For further information about the vacancy, contact Marc de Klerk at tel. +31 (0)20 7530311.

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Publish Date
September 08, 2015


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