Humans in the Loop is an award-winning social enterprise providing training and employment opportunities to refugees, asylum seekers and other conflict-affected people in Bulgaria and the Middle East.
The Social Impact and Community Development intern would have a crucial role in improving the quality and efficiency of our social impact, and in building a sense of community amongst our workers and beneficiaries. We are looking for a Masters or advanced Undergraduate student with experience in social work, project management, and /or international development.
The individual should be passionate about refugee integration, taking into consideration cultural and gender specifics.
· The intern would take responsibility measuring HITL's social impact, including writing a Social Impact Report for 2021. This would include planning and implementing all data collection tools, surveys, focus groups and questionnaires.
· It is expected that the intern would do a number of one to one interviews with a number of our workers to gain an understanding of their experience with the organisation.
· The intern is expected to use quantitative and qualitative analysis of all the findings to create a comprehensive report including recommendations on how to improve the way that we work in order to make a greater impact.
- Utilising community development approaches to identify where gaps in provision by HITL and other organisations are, and to work with colleagues to develop new projects to fill these gaps.
· Additionally, the intern will work with the Chief Impact Officer to develop and/or improve existing project management frameworks of HITL, such as theory of change, logical framework, value chain analysis, M&E plan, etc.
· Develop and/or improve other existing Monitoring and Evaluation materials, such as surveys and assessments
· Develop and/or improve existing policies and strategies
· Contribute to fundraising efforts by researching grant opportunities and drafting grant applications
- Support the Training Coordinator with planning and implementing new training programmes. Interns who are interested can also take responsibility for teaching new or existing courses.
- Leading a committee including members of our community group, to plan regular events (online and in person) to build up a sense of community amongst our beneficiaries.
Profile of candidate:
· Masters or Advanced Undergraduate student in Social Work, International
Development, Education, Middle Eastern Studies, Sociology, or otherrelevant fields
· Experience with international development projects, fundraising and grant application drafting and/or refugee integration
- An understanding of the community development approach
· Knowledge of relevant frameworks such as logframes, theories of change, M&E standards, etc.
· Knowledge of the current refugee crisis as well as the countries of origin of refugees: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and their cultural specificities
· Knowledge of Arabic or Persian is an advantage.
Candidates are expected to join HITL’s team on site in Sofia, Bulgaria. The company will provide the necessary documents for applying for a visa for Bulgaria, if needed.
Please note this position is unpaid and the company is not able to provide support for housing and travel expenses
Dates: we are flexible regarding start dates. Our current intern is leaving in February 2022 and an overlap would be useful. A minimum commitment of 6 months is required, up to a year is desirable.