Positive Planet International seeks to engage an intern
Positive Planet International
Positive Planet International (PPI) supports men and women around the world to create a better world for future generations. PPI evolved out of Planet Finance, created 20 years ago, and forms part of the Positive Planet group. PPI has been developing and implementing programmes and projects since 1998 to allow vulnerable populations to create income-generating activities that will assure the future of their children without depending on charity. Over the past two decades, PPI has worked to prevent the emergence and persistence of precarious situations in less advanced countries, developing the economic resilience of fragile populations by simultaneously activating three essential levers: financial inclusion, entrepreneurship and greater access to markets. This holistic approach allows beneficiaries to reach self-sufficiency and socio-economic resilience, in particular in our zones of expertise, Africa and the Middle-East.
Positive Planet International in Southern and East Africa (PPSA)
PPI’s Southern and East Africa Regional office is based in Johannesburg, in South Africa, managing projects in many English speaking countries in the region, such as South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and Lesotho.
PPI started its operations in South Africa in 2008 in Cape Town with a three-year EU funded project and throughout the past decade has worked on different projects primarily with a focus on development finance.
The intern will be responsible for supporting all the day-to-day activities and responsibilities of the project team.
Specific tasks and responsibilities of the intern are not limited to but will include:
> Business Development & PPI’s representation – 70%
Contributing to the screening and drafting of new project proposals;
Generating presentations, pitches and other tools;
Supporting the design of internal as well as external communication tools;
Conducting background research; and
Attending relevant events and representing PPI in business networking meetings.
> Project assistance – 25%
Supporting as needed the implementation of ongoing projects across the region;
Communication tasks to enhance the visibility and knowledge management for the project;
Project administrative and financial support; and
Conducting background research.
> Administrative tasks – 5%
Any adhoc activities as required.
> Localisation: Johannesburg, South Africa (in the PPSA premises – Hyde Park)
> Duration: 6 months (1 December 2018 – May 2019 - negotiable)
> Compensation: R 7 500.
> Documents to be sent: CV and Cover Letter
> Deadline for application: 19 November 2018
Please send your Cover Letter and Resume in English.
At least an Honour’s or Master’s Degree in Project Management/Economics/International Development or other related fields
Experience in carrying out desk and/or primary research and knowledge of research methodology
Strong research, proposal and report writing skills
Strong written and spoken communication skills in English, including academic and report writing skills
Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Publisher (will be an added advantage)
Passionate, proactive, creative professional with great attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills