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Internships
1. WVAF International Development Advisor Internship
World Vision Advocacy Forum (WVAF), a national non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 2004, is committed to improve the status of the marginalized, disadvantaged and vulnerable segments of the population including women, children and youth. WVAF works for the empowerment of marginalized groups through awareness raising, capacity building, and community enabling initiatives focused on human rights promotion and community empowerment. In all its activities, WVAF emphasizes the importance of community participation and mobilization of local resources for the success and sustainability of development activities. The aim of WVAF is to work for the establishment of a fair, just and equitable society by mainstreaming the marginalized, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, in particular victims of human rights violations and abuses, in all development endeavors. WVAF provides the Legal and Human Rights Advisor Internship to international human rights and law students to work on various aspects of transitional justice and peacebuilding.
Title: International Development Advisor Intern
Job Summary
The International Development Advisor Internship is a position of 5 months duration. The International Development Advisor Intern is responsible for WVAF organizational development activities and the provision of support services to Transitional Justice Resource Centre (TJRC). Organizational Development includes, but is not limited to:
  • Attending meetings with donors and partners
  • Networking to develop new partnerships
  • Creation and editing of documents including donor reports, meeting minutes, partnership information, proposals, concept notes, expressions of interest, etc.
  • Participation in project development including sourcing donors, proposal writing, attending meetings, etc.
  • Support services for TJRC includes, but is not limited to:
  • Attending meetings of conflict victims groups and other TJ stakeholders
  • Editing and contributing to a variety of documents including donor reports, monthly newsletters, meeting minutes, proposals, concept notes, expressions of interest, etc.
  • Development of partnerships with civil society, international organizations, and relevant.
Interns are also encouraged to propose new projects and activities in line with WVAF and TJRC mandates. Finally, interns will be asked to participate on special projects and field visits when appropriate.
Specifications
40 hours of work required per week. The International Development Advisor Intern is required to work 9am to 5pm, from Monday through Friday. The intern will split their time between the WVAF (3 days per week) and TJRC (2 days per week) offices. This is an unpaid position.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop gender and social inclusion strategy so as to bring marginalized, disadvantaged, and excluded groups into the development mainstream.
  • Contribute to proposal, logframe, and budget development in compliance with donor requirements.
  • Contribute to participatory monitoring and evaluation (PME) tools and techniques to ensure projects are implemented in accordance with project document.
  • Contribute to develop periodic narrative reports in the prescribed formats.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders such as donors, civil society organizations, relevant government agencies, and local authorities.
  • Some administrative work including emailing, taking meeting minutes, editing, etc.
  • Network with relevant organizations and individuals to create potential project partnerships.
Requirements
  • Fluent in both oral and written English, Nepali knowledge would be appreciated.
  • A Master degree in Humanitarian Law, Public International Law or Human Rights Law, but other Masters Degrees or equivalent experiences in a related field are also acceptable.
  • Six months working experience in the areas of human rights, transitional justice, peace building, and/or international development and aid.
  • Knowledge of political, legal, and societal contexts of Nepal an asset.
  • Ability to prepare and draft reports, develop project proposals and logical frameworks.
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues with respect and care.
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize workload in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, and also take direction.
  • A positive attitude and collaborative approach to deal with conflict victims, civil society, interns, and staff.
  • Experience working in post-conflict and/or transitional environments an asset.
2.TJRC Legal and Human Rights Advisor Internship
World Vision Advocacy Forum (WVAF), a national non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 2004, is committed to improve the status of the marginalized, disadvantaged and vulnerable segments of the population including women, children and youth. WVAF works for the empowerment of marginalized groups through awareness raising, capacity building, and community enabling initiatives focused on human rights promotion and community empowerment. In all its activities, WVAF emphasizes the importance of community participation and mobilization of local resources for the success and sustainability of development activities. The aim of WVAF is to work for the establishment of a fair, just and equitable society by mainstreaming the marginalized, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, in particular victims of human rights violations and abuses, in all development endeavors. WVAF provides the Legal and Human Rights Advisor Internship to international human rights and law students to work on various aspects of transitional justice and peacebuilding.
Title: Legal and Human Rights Advisor Intern
Job Summary
The Legal and Human Rights Advisor Internship is a position of 5 months duration. The Legal and Human Rights Advisor Intern is responsible for the documentation of the incidences of Human Rights violations and abuses, and the contribution to the protection and promotion of the Human Rights and fundamental freedoms in Nepal. The intern is to be involved in building the capacity of practitioners involved in human rights protection, transitional justice and peace building, and contribute to the institutional development of WVAF, and narrative report writing of the its project titled "Transitional Justice Resource Centre [(TJRC) See: www.tjrcnepal.org/]. S/he will also contribute in developing partnerships with conflict victims and their associations, relevant civil society organizations (CSOs) and International Organisations (IOs), and linkages with eminent person of interest for Transitional Justice, peacebuilding, and conflict mitigation processes.
Specifications
40 hours of work required per week. The Legal and Human Rights Advisor Intern is required to work from 9am to 5pm, from Monday through Friday, at the TJRC office. This is an unpaid position.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Promote TJ practitioners' increased access to TJ resource materials.
  • Undertake online searching of TJ resource materials, including establishing linkages with international TJ organizations.
  • In close coordination with the Executive Director of WVAF, actively participate in the proposal development process on Transitional Justice, peacebuilding and democracy strengthening to generate funds for WVAF and TJRC.
  • Develop TJRC monthly narrative reports for submission to Donors.
  • Undertake advocacy efforts with civil society, conflicts victims, policy makers, political parties, journalists, lawyers, and the corporate sector on various aspects of the TJ process and mechanisms.
  • Assist with broader advocacy efforts by collecting case data, and writing reports, briefings, articles, and case profiles.
  • Provide training to new legal and human rights advisors and other staff on human rights, peace building, and transitional justice issues.
Requirements
  • Fluent in both oral and written English, Nepali knowledge would be appreciated
  • A Masters degree in Humanitarian Law, Public International Law or Human Rights Law, other Masters Degrees or equivalent experiences in a related field are also acceptable.
  • Six months working experience in the areas of human rights, transitional justice and peace building.
  • Knowledge of political, legal and societal contexts of Nepal an asset.
  • Ability to prepare and draft reports, develop project proposals and logical frameworks.
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues with respect and care.
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize workload in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, but also take direction.
  • A positive attitude and collaborative approach to deal with conflict victims, civil society, interns and staff.
  • Experience working in post-conflict and/or transitional environments an asset.
Volunteer
Current volunteer availabilities are available here. Please review the opportunities and donate some of your time to WVAF and its activities.
How to Apply
Application Deadline: Open until the few internship positions are filled.
To apply, please submit the following documents:
  • A cover letter
  • An updated and complete CV
  • Names and contact details of two references
Applications can be sent via email to:
Nava Raj Adikhari, Executive Director
World Vision Advocacy Forum
navaraj@wvafnepal.org
info@tjrcnepal.org