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Civic Engagement Intern


LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:  6 Months
Mercy Corps responsibilities
For the duration of this internship assignment, the intern will receive:
  • Ground transport in country for field visits
  • Access to Mercy Corps online tools
  • All other tools, materials and communication requirements for this internship to be undertaken
Intern responsibilities
Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:
  •  Medical costs in addition to standard insurance coverage (vaccinations, if applicable)
  •  All other costs associated with this internship
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
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 conflict mitigation interventions 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. Through small grants Syrians and Jordanians will work on joint community projects that address these sources of instability in their communities
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 
The civic engagement intern will learning how to follow up on activities, initiative and other campaigns.
The intern can improve communication skills with host Communities and Municipal Actors in Jordan. S/he will follow up, mentoring. S/he will also be responsible for monitoring the achievement of the results set by the project in his/her area of responsibility. Civic engagement intern will also be tasked with data collection, conducting surveys, submitting PRs and making logistics arrangements in cooperation with other Mercy Corps staff.  Frequent travel to the field from Amman will be required.
At the completion of this internship, the intern will:
  • Develop reporting and writing skills to a variety of policies.
  • Develop his/her civic engagement experience, working with local communities.
  • Acquire experience in governance research
  • Acquire experience in youth initiative and community activity
  • Be able to write quality reports, PRs preparation, and to draft specific program management tools.
  • Gain a general understanding of local social, political, environmental, and economic issues, a basic grasp of their underlying causes in the local context of Jordan, and Mercy Corps’ approach to addressing these issues.
DELIVERABLES:
  • Assists team members to maintain good working relationships with the program stakeholders in targeted communities (Jordanian and Syrian) including youth leaders, relevant government bodies, CBOs, and communities.
  • Assist Follow up on the youth activities and project deliverables in 36 areas in different governorates.
  • Work closely with Community Engagement officers to implement civic and political participation activities.
  • Assists on document all program activities on activity log sheet, achievements and challenges in weekly reports.
  • Submit required reports (field visit reports, activity reports, weekly reports) to the Youth Engagement Coordinator
  • Assists and facilitate, coordinate visits, assessments, research to reflect project activities impact. 
  • Reviewing proposals submitted by young people, reviewing the proposals financially and administratively, and assists developing plans that contributes to implementing programs on the ground
  • Ensure youth active engagement in civic and governance processes to strengthen the citizen-state relationship by supporting youth civic engagement activities and Strengthening Youth Engagement with Government Institutions
  • Increase community resilience to effects of climate change by conducting Flood Resilience Assessment, identifying of climate vulnerability and scenario planning
  • Implement flood mitigation and climate change-related infrastructure programmes to address the increasing impact of climate change and furthering knowledge on programmatic responses to community tensions.
  • Maintain good relationships with government, ministry of youth and ministry of health, conduct coordination meetings and implement infrastructure projects in response to COVID-19 crisis in host communities and Jordan governorates
  • Activate of three Ministry of Youth (MoY) centers among the 36 communities that the project has been implemented in over the past 4 years in close coordination with the Ministry of Youth, in response to a long standing request of Mercy Corps and the UK Embassy, Mercy Corps
  • Other duties as assigned.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge and Experience
  • BA or equivalent in political science, international development, international relations/affairs, languages or related field.
  • Knowledge of Jordanian legislation and policies.
  • Ability and interest working with a multi-ethnic team in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Strong writing and report skills and the ability to communicate clearly.
  • Knowledge of youth initiatives, local community activity, campaigns.
  • Computer Proficiency and ability to maximize applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
Success Factors
  • A clear understanding of Mercy Corps’ mission and collaborative style of operation;
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks in a fast paced, sometimes stressful environment and meet deadlines under those conditions;
  • Ability to create presentation slides.
Mercy Corps Diversity Statement
 Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact. We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

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