Due Date: November 15, 2019

Applications for the WACSI Next Generation Internship Program 2020 are now open. The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is a local non-governmental organisation devoted to boosting the capabilities of civil society organisations in West Africa towards higher sustainability and functional and advancement efficiency.

In action to a determined requirement for structured useful capability improvement for young West Africans, WACSI presented a Next Generation Internship Program (NGIP) in January 2008 focused on establishing the next generation of African scholars and professionals. The program mainly targets young West Africans, either fresh graduates or early profession specialists, looking for work experience in WACSI’s core locations of work. Interns are anticipated to dedicate to WACSI for 6 months throughout which time they will be completely associated with all WACSI activities and improve their understanding and capabilities for management, understanding and program management, and crucial advancement concerns for West Africa, to name a few locations.

WACSI is for that reason looking for interns thinking about boosting their civic awareness and establishing their expert capability. They will be embedded in WACSI’s core locations of work i.e. Capability Advancement, Policy Influencing and Advocacy and Understanding Management.

This is a primarily self-funded internship. The institute will support interns with completely provided lodging and lunch throughout working days throughout of the internship.

Positions and Duties

Duties for Understanding Management Intern:

  • Conduct and assistance background research study and analysis on topical concerns.
  • Add to and put together the weekly Civil Society Scenario Report and the quarterly WACSeries publications.
  • Assemble and handle details for the Civil Society Understanding Center.
  • Assistance modifying and evaluation of manuscripts for publication.
  • Assist with the preparation and administration of pertinent WACSI programs and with report writing.
  • Go to and represent WACSI at conferences with partner organisations.
  • Any other tasks that might be appointed.

Duties for Capability Advancement Intern:

  • Collect pertinent details to support training preparation;-LRB- *********************).
  • Add to and publicise the Institute’s programs ads;-LRB- *********************).
  • Assist in the advancement of training products and toolkit;-LRB- *********************).
  • Assist in the coordination of training programs, consisting of handling of logistics and report composing;-LRB- *********************).
  • Add to the style and advancement of principle notes, propositions and any other pertinent file;-LRB- *********************).
  • Any other tasks that might be appointed.

Duties for Policy Influencing and Advocacy Intern:

  • Conduct desktop research study on policy and legal concerns
  • Assist in collecting details and composing reports for policy conferences
  • Assist in policy conferences and workshop preparation
  • Assist in the advancement of policy advocacy training tool
  • Assistance other administrative jobs
  • Assist with information generation, analysis and management.


  • Minimum of a very first degree in worldwide affairs, government, public law, law, advancement research studies or associated fields.
  • Interest in civil society and non-profit organisation management.
  • Dedication to WACSI’s vision and worths and showed interest in civil society.
  • Strong research study, composing and interaction (spoken and composed) abilities.
  • Efficiency in Microsoft Workplace and strong Web research study abilities.
  • Multilingual abilities (French and English).
  • Outstanding social abilities.
  • Functions well under pressure with very little guidance and in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Proactive, going to find out and take effort.
  • Functions well as part of a group.


  • Choice will be provided to candidates with a high efficiency in English or French and a working understanding of the other.
  • The effective intern will invest a significant part of her/his internship operating at the WACSI workplace in Accra, Ghana.
  • The internship duration is from January to June 2020.
  • Interested prospects will be needed to cover their expenditures. This will consist of, however not restricted to, elements associated with (i) the expense of their travel to and from Ghana (where resident outdoors Ghana) (ii) everyday subsistence in Ghana, and any other expenditures associated with the internship.
  • WACSI will subsidise the expense by offering completely provided lodging and lunch throughout work durations throughout of the internship.


Interested candidates need to send out the following files to: The Head of Administration at [email protected] by Friday 15 November, 2019:

  • Application letter and extensive curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Names and contact of 2 referees; and
  • Letter of inspiration revealing profession objectives and how the internship will add to accomplishing them.
  • Applicants for the Understanding Management internship need to send a composing sample of no greater than 3 pages.

For additional information, see WACSI

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