MSI Africa Project Management Internships

  • Posted on 5 March 2020

Job Description

MSI Africa Project Management Internships

MSI has a comprehensive, paid internship program that provides talented individuals an opportunity to gain practical skills and experience in a wide range of roles. We are proud to have worked in partnership with USAID, DFID and numerous other clients in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world.

Nearly all our entry-level openings are filled from our intern pool, making this a great way to start a development career. Project Management Internships are diverse and fast paced, with opportunities to assist and support dozens of projects or dive in to one project specifically depending on interest and regional needs. A Project Manager (PM) oversees and manages all aspects of a project, from budget management to deliverable submission. A Project Management Intern supports these same responsibilities, thus having the unique opportunity to learn firsthand how to successfully manage international development projects.

Current Africa region projects that could use your support include women’s empowerment & peacebuilding grant work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, monitoring & evaluation, justice, and health support in Mali, impact evaluation and learning assistance in Mozambique, and monitoring, evaluation, & technical support in South Sudan.

This internship is perfect for individuals who are interested in:

  • Developing management tools to better support the organization of a project.

  • Recruiting and onboarding local and international candidates for various new roles within a project.

  • Translating, reviewing, and editing deliverables, presentations, and reports for submission to a client.

  • Drafting correspondence between MSI and USAID or other MSI clients.

  • Overseeing subcontractor finances and reviewing field office accounting systems to ensure compliance.

Qualifications:

  • Working proficiency in French preferred

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • Time management skills and ability to juggle multiple varying responsibilities

  • Creativity and capacity to take initiative

  • Enthusiasm and motivation to learn!

Our paid internship program is for people who are passionate about international development. Internships are generally seasonal but can last up to a year with mutual interest from both intern and team. Interns work a flexible schedule of 28 hours per week.

Many department directors and technical staff began their careers as interns at MSI. The internship program starts you off on the right path, where you can see up front the challenges and rewards of providing more effective development worldwide.

**Please note: U.S. work authorization is required for this position.**

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

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