Mercy Corps Reporting - Communications and Program Development Intern Jobs in Ethiopia

Mercy Corps Reporting - Communications and Program Development Intern Jobs in Ethiopia

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

Mercy Corps has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004, working in rural, peri-urban and urban areas in five regional states - Somali, Oromia, Afar, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples, Amahara - and the capital city of Addis Ababa. We engage in both development and humanitarian work, and seek to integrate approaches, programs and geographies as much as possible. Our partners include government, academic institutions, development and private sector actors, civil societies and participating public.

Mercy Corps is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and talented intern to join our Mercy Corps Ethiopia team. The Reporting, Communications and Program Development Intern position is an exciting opportunity to support Mercy Corps Ethiopia’s portfolio of programs, including reporting to donors, developing communication materials and success stories, and supporting new program development.


  • Have a strong understanding of program management cycle and minimum standards.
    Acquire experience in grants management of programs.
  • Comprehend the role of all departments in humanitarian, transition and development programs.
  • Understand the operational systems of an international NGO in country in implementing emergency programs.
  • Be able to write quality reports, communication pieces, and learning products, and to draft specific program management tools.
  • Acquire experience in developing
    program proposals.
  • Understand relationships with institutional and private donors (including their procedures and requirements) and partners in country.
  • Gain a general understanding of local social, political, environmental, and economic issues, a basic grasp of their underlying causes in the local context of Eastern DRC, and Mercy Corps’ approach to addressing these issues.


  • English fluency, spoken and written;
    Graduate study, complete or in progress, in international development, or other relevant course study;
  • Experience in drafting or supporting report, communication and learning pieces;
  • Strong writing and analytical skills essential;
  • Highly motivated, and interested in a career in international development, seeing this position as an entry point
  • Ability to respect Mercy Corps procedures, to meet deadlines, to work independently and cooperatively with team members is required;
  • Patient, calm, and willing to come to work each day with a sense of humor;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the context of Ethiopia.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 21st August 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; Mercy Corps Reporting - Communications and Program Development Intern Jobs in Ethiopia

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