Meles Zenawi Foundation Research and Publications Intern Jobs in Ethiopia

Meles Zenawi Foundation Research and Publications Intern Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 200234

Category: Economics, Social Sciences and Community

Job Description


The MelesZenawi Foundation (MZF) is a living memorial, primarily guided by the intellectual aspiration to carry forward Comrade Meles Zenawi’s ideas and ideals.

This, in turn, requires understanding and interpreting his rich and complex legacy in ways that allow room for critical debate from varied perspectives, including perspectives exploring the possibility of reinterpretation in the light of changing circumstances and unforeseen challenges.

The Foundation can serve those actively engaged in realizing his vision by encouraging a deeper and wider understanding of his words and deeds.

In light of this, one of the pioneer activities of MZF is the creation of a research and publications department that can influence public policy in Ethiopia and across Africa.

Besides integrating Comrade Meles’s provocative and innovative ideas into the current development economics debate, the department through its publications will make his work available for the public.

Summary of Job Function:

  • Provides programmatic support to the Research and publications department

    [Duration[: Six months with possibility for renewal

    Job Requirements

    Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Economics ,Political Science, Philosophy or related field

    Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To offer programmatic support to the Research and Publication Department and support the integration of the research activities with Foundation’s other programs;
  • Draft and edit
    routine correspondence and memoranda, send standard letters to grant applicants, and ensure that grant documentation, supporting documentation, and docket memos are in order;
  • Assist with the preparation of annual budgets and work plans, and monitor progress;
  • Assist in the research for potential grantees, including field research;
  • Process and track contracts and payment requests for department initiatives;
  • Review grant proposals and grant reports as requested to ensure documentation is complete;
  • Coordinate with grants management, and follow up with grantees on overdue reports;
  • Perform clerical duties, including responding to incoming calls and requests from the general public, faxing and photocopying, preparing expense reports, and generally assisting in departmental administration;
  • Maintain and update working files and databases;

    Other Skills:

  • Motivated to do Research
  • Basic written, verbal, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills;
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office and Microsoft excel
  • Excellent listening and communication skills with sensitivity to cultural communication differences;
  • Discretion and ability to handle confidential issues;
  • High level of self-motivation and at ease working independently when necessary; Poised, works well under pressure and attentive to detail;
  • Flexibility and willingness to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects 
and ability to prioritize;
  • Good research skills;

    Number of available positions: 2

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to no later than March 13, 2019

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