17 April 2020

IFRC Protection, Gender and Inclusion Internship Opportunity 2020

The Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) Intern will support IFRC Southern Africa Cluster Office and National Societies activities to develop PGI-related policies, strategies and tools to contribute to the IFRC’s aim of ensuring dignity, access, participation and safety of all. The Protection, Gender and Inclusion Intern will provide administrative and technical support to the Cluster Office Team and National Society PGI focal points in integrating and mainstreaming PGI analysis and considerations into all programmes and services and ensure that the same are reflected in project workplans and reports.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the Senior Officer: Community Engagement and Accountability & Protection, Gender and Inclusion PGI to increase capacities of PGI focal points in the National Societies to mainstream PGI considerations in their programmes, prepare project work plans, coordinate project activities, document and share case studies and lessons learnt and prepare reports.
  • Support activities and processes to strengthen and institutionalise mainstreaming of PGI considerations in National Societies’ funding proposals workplans, activities and reports in emergency and non-emergency responses.
  • Support National Societies to collect and analyse sex, age, disability and other vulnerability-disaggregated data.
  • Support Disaster Management, Health and Livelihoods teams in the IFRC Southern Africa Cluster Office to apply the PGI minimum standards to population selection criteria in emergency responses and support monitoring of implementation.
  • Disseminate approved key messages on risk of violence, exclusion and discrimination for specific vulnerable groups (older people, people at risk of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), children, people with disabilities) and support National Societies to adapt and use them in their responses.
  • Support capacity building in PGI for National Society Focal Points through identifying and sharing online training and capacity strengthening opportunities.
  • Support the collection, documentation and sharing of good practices and lessons learnt in mainstreaming PGI issues in emergency and non-emergency responses.
  • Collect information from National Societies for the PGI in Africa monthly newsletter.
  • Provide administrative support on PGI-related work

  • Relevant university degree or similar professional qualification (gender studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, communication, political science, international relations, human rights, etc.)
  • Successfully completed the IFRC Stay Safe e-learning course (basic) 


  • One year work or volunteering experience, even if in an unrelated field
  • Southern Africa contextual understanding and operational experience

Knowledge, skills and languages

  • Good knowledge of gender mainstreaming and analysis considerations in African contexts
  • Good communication skills and strong writing skills
  • Creativity and innovation       
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Good stress management skills
  • Self-supporting in computers [Microsoft Office, database, e-mail (Outlook) etc.]
  • Fluently spoken and written English
Competencies and values
  • Communication
  • collaboration and Teamwork
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Customer Relations
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Building Trust

  • Non-South African citizen will be required to provide work permit. 
Location: Centurtion 


The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.

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