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We are currently looking for:

Internship for Francophone Project Countries (m/f/d) (J1911INT)

 The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) is looking for a French-speaking student to actively support evaluation projects in the sectors of microfinance and education in Morocco and in Benin respectively. The assignment is based in Mannheim and is limited to three months from September to November 2019. Note that we can only accept a mandatory internship (Pflichtpraktikum).

We are one of the leading research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, and nutrition in Germany. Our vision is to improve the lives of the poor and the vulnerable by making development interventions more effective. We are currently conducting projects all over the world and maintain research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, the World Bank, and UNICEF to name just a few of our cooperation partners.

Possible duties:

  • Contributing to the preparation of evaluation reports in French and English:
    • Desk review: Analyzing and summarizing academic and technical reports and articles in French and English to produce high quality dossiers of country and program backgrounds
    • Data analysis: Analysis of data collected in Morocco and Benin, development of a coding system and systemized analysis with the software MAXQDA
  • Active participation in French and English-speaking calls with clients
  • Preparation and coordination of meetings and presentations in-house

Your profile

You are an enrolled student (Bachelor or Master) in Humanities (preferably Roman languages), Social Science or related subjects having a high affiliation to writing high quality texts in both French and English. You show great interest in international development and you have gained previous experience abroad ideally in French-speaking countries.

In your curricular and extra-curricular activities, you have proven exceptional organization and planning skills. You feel comfortable with working independently in dynamic settings and communicating in teams in both French and English. You are able to work efficiently under time pressure and are comfortable in meeting deadlines. First experience with software-assisted analysis would be a plus (Nvivo, MAXQDA). You could start working full-time (different working hours upon negotiation) 1st September 2019 until end of November 2019.

You will work with a team of experienced researchers and project managers and gain hands-on experience in international development and evaluation projects in Morocco and in Benin.

We are looking forward to receiving your application, including a motivation letter, your CV, an example of written work in English or French (e.g. thesis), your Transcript of Records, certificates (if available), and a proof for mandatory internship (see our policy for internships on our website) to application-froelich@c4ed.org. Deadline for application is 15th August 2019.

Student Research Assistants for Impact Evaluations, Data Collections and Data Analysis (m/f/d) (J1910RA)

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) is looking for Student Research Assistants to provide thorough support for a variety of research projects being implemented by C4ED. Only applicants based in Mannheim and the region will be considered.

With a strong focus on quantitative impact evaluations in developing countries, we are one of the leading research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, nutrition, and climate change in Germany. Our vision is to improve the lives of the poor and the vulnerable by making development interventions more effective. We are currently conducting projects all over the world and maintain research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, the World Bank, UNDP, GCF and UNICEF to name just a few of our cooperation partners.

Possible duties:

  • Desk review and literature research
  • Project management and organization
  • Assistance in preparation of workshops and meetings
  • Communication support
  • Coordination and support of data collection
  • Data cleaning and analysis with Stata
  • Report writing (in LaTeX and Word)
  • Assistance to the acquisition department if necessary
  • Development of questionnaires
  • Translation exercises

Your profile

You are a student (Bachelor or Master) of Economics or other social science with a strong interest in quantitative methods, data analysis and conducting surveys. You have a basic understanding of impact evaluation methods. You have very good programming skills including experience with Stata and worked already with large datasets. You are enthusiastic to extensively learn on the job. You have a very strong command of English and preferably also of French or Spanish. Having lived and studied abroad is a plus.

In your curricular and extra-curricular activities, you have proven organization and planning skills. You feel comfortable with working independently in dynamic settings and communicating in teams. You could start working at the beginning of October between 40 and up to 85h per month.

We are looking forward to receiving your application, including a motivation letter, your CV, an example of written work in English (e.g. thesis), and your Transcript of Records for Bachelor and Master if applicable to application-froelich@c4ed.org. Deadline for application is August 31th.

Junior Consultant for Project Acquisition (J1802PA)

The Center for Evaluation and Development in Mannheim, Germany, is looking for a Junior Consultant for Project Acquisition to join its team working on impact evaluation in developing countries.

With a strong focus on quantitative impact evaluations in developing countries, we are one of the leading research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, and nutrition in Germany. Our vision is to improve the lives of the poor and the vulnerable by making development interventions more effective. We are currently conducting projects all over the world and maintains research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, GCF, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, the World Bank, and UNICEF to name just a few of our cooperation partners.

Your tasks as a Junior Consultant for Project Acquisition would include:

  • Contributing to proposal development and acquisitions for various donors, e.g. World Bank, 3ie, GIZ and other
  • Preparation of Expressions of Interest or other pre-qualification documents and proposals
  • Coordinating project proposal writing including one’s own contributions to project proposals
  • Researching, communicating, and liaising with project partners and donors
  • Quality Management and continuous improvement of project acquisition processes
  • Finding and recruiting external experts for proposals
  • Managing documents and databases
  • Support in report writing
  • Contributing to Public Relations, including short translations
  • Administrative duties with German Authorities
  • Additional tasks as assigned

You have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in economics, social science, or a related degree with experience in quantitative analysis. You are interested in gaining first-hand experience in the field of international development at a firm that focuses on impact evaluations and development economics and already have a good understanding of the required or related fields.

You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in German and in English (good skills in French are an advantage), with a high attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure. Familiarity and/or interest in creating and working with proposal budgets is a plus.

While you will be working in a team, you are able to manage multiple tasks. You enjoy interacting with a wide range of individuals ranging from researchers to donors and local partners, and you are able to maintain good collaborations. If required, willingness to travel to research project sites is a necessity.

The position offers a good opportunity to gain experience in international development and public relations. We are interested in offering a long-term job perspective, including personnel development. The position is based in Mannheim, Germany. Please note that a valid visa for Germany/EU is required. C4ED cannot pay for any costs incurred by visa or related services.

Applicants should include a CV, a brief outline of their motivation (in German), a copy of a report or analyses they have conducted (in English), and a copy of their University’s certificates.

Candidates who have the capacity to start quickly will be given priority. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and overall deadline is 30th September. For questions and sending your application, please contact Dr. Asmus Zoch (application-froelich@c4ed.org)

Internships at C4ED

C4ED offers the possibility for enrolled students to gather first-hand experience in impact evaluation and international development. We evaluate applications on a rolling basis.

Formal Requirements

Undergraduate or graduate students must fulfill the following formal requirements in order to work with us:

  • The internship must be stipulated as a mandatory element (Pflichtpraktikum) in the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung) to obtain a certain amount of credit points
  • The internship cannot be longer than three months
  • A valid visa for Germany/EU*

*Note that C4ED cannot pay for any costs incurred by visa or related services.

 

Please attach the following documents to your application:

  • Enrollment certificate
  • Proof of mandatory internship (Pflichtpraktikum) from your administration
  • Cover letter (1 page)
  • CV
  • Transcript of Records (B.A. and M.A. if applicable)
  • References from prior employment