IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. IREX enables local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education and innovative youth development programming, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, gender, and technology for development. Since its establishment in 1968, IREX has employed field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with partners in 120 countries. In the West Bank and Gaza, IREX brings an innovative youth development approach that will lead the development and implementation of the USAID-funded Partnerships with Youth program in the West Bank.
Partnerships with Youth is a five-year, USAID-funded program that builds on and expands USAID-supported Youth Development Resource Centers (YDRCs) to create opportunities for active youth learning and innovation in the West Bank. PWY provides sub grants and technical assistance to five existing YDRCs in Hebron, Jenin, Jericho, Nablus, and Qalqelia to build their organizational capacity and improve their sustainability, and intends to establish six new YDRCs within the next two years.
The PWY internship program provides three- to four-month internships for recent university graduates at Youth Development Resource Centers throughout the West Bank. The Internship Assistant will provide support for the PWY internship program and assist the Internship Specialist with a variety of administrative and logistical tasks.
The position is for up to one year, with the possibility for extension depending on funding available
Summary of Responsibilities:
Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:
-Recruit, select, and place youth at internships at the Youth Development and Resource Centers (YDRCs);
-Request, collect, and maintain intern documentation (CVs, IDs, contracts, and other data required)
-Organize all logistical arrangements for training-of-trainer (TOT) workshops for interns, and help facilitate all administrative aspects of the TOTs;
-Regularly follow up with interns and YDRC staff/supervisors to monitor internship progress and intern performance;
-Provide coaching and support to interns via phone calls and field visits to the YDRCs;
-Organize logistical arrangements and help conduct mid-term and final performance evaluations for the interns, and facilitate online evaluations for YDRC staff/supervisors;
-Collect, compile, and analyze monitoring and evaluation data on interns and internship program;
-Review and maintain internship reporting requirements on a monthly basis (e.g., timesheets, reports, and other data/deliverables required);
-Update and enter data into internship database, and maintain soft and hard copy files of all documents and information collected;
-Follow up with interns who have completed their internships via phone and email surveys at three-month, six-month, and 12-month intervals; and
-Other duties as assigned that contribute to the overall success of the project.
Qualifications and Attitudes:
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and the following qualifications:
-At least 1-2 years demonstrated program management experience with an NGO or youth-serving organization;
-Previous experience with youth internship programs or other practical workplace programs for youth in the West Bank or the MENA Region strongly preferred;
-Superior writing, editing, and oral presentation skills, as evidenced by professional experience;
-Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills including ability to prioritize and multi-task;
-Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively with team members;
-Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office suite and online databases; and
-Strong English and Arabic language skills required.
To apply please see send your CV along with a cover letter and names of three references to
by 5:00 pm on Sunday March 13, 2016
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.