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    Organization: InterAction
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 11 Jan 2019

    Passionate about international humanitarian and global development work? Want an internship with an organization working to make a difference? Love storytelling? Join the InterAction Communications Team.
    This is a part-time, unpaid internship during the spring 2019 semester and interns will be working approximately 20 hours/week.

    InterAction’s Communications interns walk away with projects to put in their portfolios and a breadth of skills they can bring to any entry-level communications position. InterAction’s Communications team offers two, unpaid internship each semester to a student interested in gaining hands-on experience in social media, online communications, media relations and multimedia.

    Responsibilities may include:

    • Developing and publishing creative content for all InterAction social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter
    • Writing for InterAction website and blog
    • Assisting in planning and compiling monthly eNewsletter
    • Monitoring web performance using Google Analytics
    • Working with Communications and IT teams to create a new online archive for photo contest submissions
    • Collaborating with staff on new ideas, directions, and strategies for marketing and communications
    • Tracking, recording and logging InterAction media clips
    • Working on infographics, videos or other multimedia content
    • Helping plan and implement social media campaigns that inform and influence how people think about pivotal issues like the refugee crisis, ending poverty, and global health and nutrition.


    • College junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled in a communications, public relations, journalism, English, international relations, graphic design or related degree program, or have recently obtained such a degree
    • Strong writing and editing skills
    • Prior experience with social media writing for an organization
    • Interested in humanitarian relief and global development issues
    • Passionate about storytelling and communications
    • Talent for learning new skills quickly
    • Creativity and willingness to contribute ideas
    • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
    • Ability to work independently but also thrive in a team
    • Self-motivated and flexible along with a can-do attitude
    • Highly organized and detail oriented in a fast-paced environment
    • Prior experience or familiarity with website production
    • Multimedia, graphic design, video editing and photography skills desired, but not mandatory
    • Must be able to work 20 or more hours a week

    How to apply:

    To Apply: All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Please include “Communications Spring Intern” in the subject line of the emai

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    Organization: InterAction
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 10 Dec 2018

    Position Summary:

    Qualifications Required:

    · Bachelors Degree in related field

    · Experience working as part of a team, and facilitating cross team collaboration

    · Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office software

    · Strong commitment to InterAction mission and values

    Qualifications Desired:

    · Graduate Degree in related field

    · Experience in organizing and supporting workshops and meetings

    · Experience and interest in coordinating stakeholders around common objectives

    · Knowledge of international issues, particularly those related to the field of humanitarian response in armed conflict and natural disaster

    · Previous experience with humanitarian response in disaster, armed conflict or refugee settings/ cross-cultural experience (work, study, travel) in developing countries

    · Experience and interest in advocacy and communications strategy development and implementation

    Essential Functions:

    · Facilitate the work of InterAction Humanitarian Working Groups and lead on specific work streams and activities.

    · Ensure effective support to regular and ad-hoc thematic and context-specific working groups: organize annual work planning cycles and regular meetings; prepare materials such as policy and programmatic briefing documents, situation updates and formal correspondence in support of working group activities; craft agendas; arrange room space and refreshments, maintain participant lists, and track and disseminate action points.

    · Ensure the timely and efficient flow of information in support of InterAction members and working groups.

    · Proactively identify opportunities for Humanitarian Working group learning and engagement on humanitarian priorities.

    · Maintain the HPP components of InterAction’s websites, including selecting and posting documents, reports, press releases and other information of interest to InterAction membership and the general public.

    · Liaise with external counterparts in the US government, UN agencies and other NGO consortia regarding HPPT and its work, and to facilitate inter-agency liaison, coordination and collaboration.

    · Organize events, such as workshops, roundtable discussions, and other events and meetings in close collaboration with other HPP staff and members domestically and internationally.

    · Ensure timely support to InterAction NGO member staff, including responding to member inquiries regarding InterAction’s working groups, key issues and contexts of concern.

    · Assist and support all members of HPP Team, including the Vice President, on an as-needed basis.

    · Assist with grant submissions and reporting as required.

    · Maintain up-to-date HPP email lists for relevant thematic issues and countries. Write, edit, vet, and disseminate email communications for the lists from the HPPC email accounts.

    · Be an active member of InterAction’s HPP team and promote collaboration with other InterAction teams.

    · Provide guidance and mentorship on InterAction systems and procedures to new HPP staff.

    Other Duties:

    · As part of an organization wide effort, play a role in organizing the annual InterAction Forum.

    · Complete administrative tasks related to liaising with the finance and administrative team.

    · Recruit, hire and supervise interns and coordinate their work.

    · Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.

    Success Factors:

    · Ability to proactively and independently follow through on tasks and responsibilities in detail-oriented manner with limited supervision

    · Superior interpersonal and relationship-building skills

    · Strong oral and written communication skills

    · Ability to interact with others in a professional manner and with colleagues of varied work styles

    · Excellent planning, organizational and administrative skills

    · Ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage time effectively, even under pressure and tight deadlines

    · Ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders around consensus-driven, common agenda/platforms

    · Interest in deepening knowledge and experience in humanitarian policy and practice

    Physical Demands and Work Environment: This position is in Washington DC, and remote work will not be considered. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    · Physical demands: While performing duties of job, incumbent is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employees must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    · Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate



    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

    Expected Start Date:

    Early January.

    How to apply:

    To Apply:

    Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, salary expectations and writing sample to with subject line containing, Program Associate. Position will remain open until filled, but applications received before November 30 are preferred. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for this position.

    All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period. Due to the volume of applications, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls Please!

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    Organization: InterAction
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 28 Dec 2018

    About InterAction:

    InterAction is the largest U.S. based coalition of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with nearly 190 members working around the world in low- and middle-income countries, fragile and post-conflict states, and emerging/growth economies. Member organizations are large and small, secular and faith-based, with a focus on people living in the world’s most poor and vulnerable places. The U.S. public, foundations, and governments support the work of our member NGOs that collectively invest and manage more than $15.4 billion a year. InterAction revenues come from dues, government grants, private foundation and corporate grants, and a growing fee-for-service program portfolio. Using its collective voice and convening power, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change – that advance human dignity, human potential, and self-determination.

    About the Project:

    In March, InterAction formalized its CEO Pledge on Preventing Sexual Abuse, Exploitation, and Harassment by and of NGO Staff, calling on nongovernmental organization CEOs to lead the international humanitarian and development sector in making change. To date, more than 120 CEOs have signed on and the number continues to grow.

    Through a combination of policy, guidance, training, and practice, InterAction and its members will adapt a culture of prevention, response, and support in the face of sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation, thus making our offices and programs safer spaces for individuals and communities alike.

    Position Objective:

    The position objective is to bring organizations together to catalyze changes in policy, practice, and behavior in the aid sector that prevents and responds to sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment of and by NGO staff in development and humanitarian settings.

    Position Description:

    The Senior Manager is responsible for the overall management of this three-year project including execution of the grant deliverables and associated activities around four strategic objectives defined as:

    1. NGOs developing a greater understanding of the sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment faced by their staff and the affected people with whom they work;

    2. Sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment within NGO programs and offices is decreased through greater information sharing and increased prevention capacities and practices.

    3. InterAction and its members are more accountable to the creation of safe, thriving environments through the development of standards and mechanisms to investigate and report on incidents of sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment.

    4. Research and piloting of innovative approaches, achieved through sub-granting processes, results in model organizational tools and policies developed, available, and adaptable to NGOs across InterAction and our partners, regardless of size, capacity or budget.

    The Senior Manager will work closely with numerous internal and external stakeholders to move the project forward. Internal relationships will be cross-teams including engagement with the Communications team, the membership team and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on the Humanitarian Policy and Practice team. External relationships will include various staff levels of member and non-member agencies; consultants with expertise in various aspects of safeguarding (i.e. human resources professionals, attorneys, insurance experts etc.) and international NGO fora.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Coordinate and build relationships across member agency operational teams, human resource professionals, attorneys, and other key stakeholders to bring positive change to sector policies, practices, training and evaluation methods around safeguarding while achieving project deliverables.
    2. Engage stakeholders to develop SHA definitions, policies, learning opportunities, trainings, accountability, including the standards development process, and evaluation methods.
    3. Lead and coordinate task teams or other Working Groups inclusive of InterAction, members and partners to achieve results of project.
    4. Collaborate with other global consortia working on PSEA/SHA to ensure inter-linkages and division of duties clear amongst groups as well as to members.
    5. Working with the sub-grant manager, establish RFPs and develop and manage the sub-grant process.
    6. Recruit and supervise outside consultants; seeking pro bono support where feasible.
    7. Support the development of an online portal and staffing content.
    8. Supervise the Manager, From Pledge to Action Project Sub-Grants.
    9. Support the VP, HPP, in her facilitation of the CEO Task Force on PSEA/SHA.
    10. Evaluate progress and provide donor reporting.


    • Experience with protection from abuse and exploitation and sexual harassment in development and humanitarian contexts required; knowledge of international protection frameworks and mechanisms preferred.
    • Experience working in multi-cultural environments;
    • Experience with facilitating change management;
    • Experience managing communities of practice bringing multiple stakeholders to consensus, holding individuals accountable and adhering to deadlines;
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with competency in the development and delivery of training;
    • Investigations experience with programming to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation, as well as an understanding of workplace sexual harassment policies;
    • An understanding of programmatic and organizational accountability, including the codes of conducts and standards that guide humanitarian and development programming an asset.


    · A Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant field

    · Proven experience (at least 7 years) of managing and coordinating large grants, preferably in relation to complex and multisectoral program and/or implemented through a consortium model of working.

    · Experience managing a grant.

    · Proven experience of managing coordination mechanisms with multiple stakeholders, preferably within a consortium structure.

    · Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) and significant experience in reporting.

    · Good knowledge of administrative, financial and logistic procedures in the framework of complex programming.

    · Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with senior representatives of donor, INGO and government structures and to represent the consortium at national or international level fora.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Senior Manager will manage the Manager, From Pledge to Action Project Sub-Grants.



    Expected Start Date:


    Reports to:

    Vice President, Membership & Public Engagement


    Limited international/domestic travel requirements (10%)

    * All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

    Other Duties:

    Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned as the project progresses.

    How to apply:

    Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, salary expectations and writing sample to with subject line containing title Senior Manager, From Pledge to Action Project. Position will remain open until filled. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for this position. All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period. Due to the volume of applications, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls Please!