HAP International is seeking to recruit a fulltime Intern for a 6 months Internship with the Development
Services team in Geneva
HAP-International is a partnership of humanitarian agencies dedicated to building a system of
self-regulation based upon quality management and accountability principles, with a specific commitment to
making humanitarian action accountable to its intended beneficiaries. This is pursued through building
capacity in member agencies, researching the cost effectiveness of quality management of humanitarian action,
and establishing a system of quality management certification.
Proposed Project This internship provides the right candidate with the opportunity to gain an in-depth
understanding of the accountability mechanisms that humanitarian agencies put into practice around the globe.
The successful candidate will study how agencies are working to achieve a higher level of quality and
accountability to those they serve in their work through the use of HAP's organizational development
services. It is expected that the successful candidate will, at the end of the internship, be able to
identify key areas of good practice across the HAP member agencies.
The Organizational Development Intern will provide support to the Programmes team, including the Roving
team, developing a results-based analysis paper on the impact of HAP engagement on organizational change
amongst HAP member agencies, assist with the development of case studies and tools, and in organizing and
maintaining the relevant information and contacts on the HAP database. The intern will engage with head
office staff of various organizations This internship will provide a student with meaningful responsibilities
and assist them in further developing skills for the future.
Tasks involved 1) prepare a results-based research paper into the organizational impact of HAP baselines
and other processes on agencies 2) assist with the preparation for the HAP baseline analyses processes when
or if needed 3) assist with administration of up-coming baseline analyses 4) assist the Roving Team organize
and plan for the next deployment 5) assist with the development of case studies and tools from agencies 6)
conduct a short survey with humanitarian agencies on the impact of standards 7) Update the HAP website and
database on items related to HAP Programmes
Required Skills and Qualifications for both internships:
- Master's Degree, or significant progress towards the attainment of a Master's degree in a relevant
course of study
- Written and oral fluency in English. French and knowledge of other languages highly desirable
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with a
diverse range of people and organisations.
- Experience working in third-party quality assurance schemes an asset
- Demonstrated high level of research and analytical skills.
- Ability to organise and manage workshops
- Ability to work full time and with minimal supervision, take initiative, prioritise and meet
- Office experience and previous work experience with non-government organisations and/or academic
Swiss or EU nationality (or holder of a permanent resident permit for Geneva- please enclose a copy of
Please note that this an unpaid internship, and that HAP will not pay/ make arrangements for travel to
Geneva nor for accommodation.
How to apply: Please send your CV together with the completed application form to:
firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for applications is 22 July 2011