OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates POSITION: President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Intern ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: F...

INTERNSHIPS AT US EMBASSY LUSAKA , ZAMBIA


OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates

POSITION: President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small
Grants Intern

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: FNSI 09-2017

OPENING DATE: November 14, 2017
CLOSING DATE: November 21, 2017

WORK HOURS: Part-time; Maximum 20 hours/week
SALARY: Unpaid - No compensation or benefits are offered

DURATION OF INTERNSHIP: Three-month temporary position from the date of hire
BACKGROUND:

The Foreign National Student Intern Program is designed for students who are non-U.S. citizens seeking internships with U.S. Missions abroad. The program benefits both posts and students by providing the foreign national students with valuable educational experience in U.S. Missions and by assisting posts in accomplishing their mission goals. The purpose of the Foreign National Student Intern Program is to offer students the challenge of working in a foreign affairs arena and at the same time profit by their assistance. There are no benefits attached to this internship and no compensation, nor any future employment rights.
A student participating under this program is not considered to be a U.S. Federal employee for any
purpose other than injury compensation or laws related to the Tort Claims Act. Service is NOT
creditable for leave accrual or any other employee type benefits.

THIS IS A VOLUNTARY APPOINTMENT. NO COMPENSATION OR BENEFITS ARE
OFFERED.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Only non-American students attending a Zambian or an American University accredited in Zambia are eligible for the Local Internship Program. Non-Zambian students, other than U.S. nationals, are
required to submit the same documentation as Zambian students.

The student must comply with the following:
 Be a non-U.S. citizen – dual nationalities may also be accepted;
 Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment;

An Equal Opportunity Employer
 Be eligible for a security certification and a medical clearance;
 Have a working knowledge (reading and speaking) of English;
 Good academic standing proved by official transcripts.

DESCRIPTION OF AGENCY OFFICE AND LOCATION:

PEPFAR Office of the Embassy of the United States to the Republic of Zambia

MAJOR DUTIES OR PROJECT/S

The PEPFAR Small Grants Intern will serve within Embassy Lusaka’s PEPFAR Office to provide
administrative and logistical support to the team during the small grants application and pre-award
process. As an unpaid intern, you will work not more than 20 hours/week. Under the direct supervision of the PEPFAR Small Grants Program Manager, you will be a productive member of our team, with assigned responsibilities commensurate with our section and Mission goals.
This internship is a great opportunity to develop skills while working in a fast-paced environment
dedicated to promoting civil society engagement in critical public health issues. The internship provides opportunities to better understand the U.S. government grant process, develop organizational and planning abilities, and enhance communication skills.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 Sorting and archiving of funding applications as required;
 Communicating with applicant organizations;
 Printing, copying and disseminating information to the award review panel;
 Shredding documents;
 Assist setting up of the panel reviews.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive
information supporting each item.
We hope to benefit from the Intern’s recent academic studies; relevant area of experience is preferred.
We specifically seek candidates who:
1. Are able to work well within a team but also independently, as required;
2. Possess excellent communication and writing skills;
3. Have a knowledge of public or non-profit management processes;
4. Possess knowledge of records and file keeping, office management, and administration;
5. Are highly conversant in the use of Microsoft Office packages including MS Excel and MS
PowerPoint.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
Students selected for the internship program must pass a security background check and receive a
security certification from the post security officer before commencement of the internship (see 3 FAM 7222). The Human Resources Office will coordinate this process.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
A certificate of medical examination must be obtained prior to commencement of appointment to the
Intern Program. The examination shall be conducted in accordance with 3 FAM 7131 and local
regulations and prevailing practice. The Human Resources Office will coordinate this process.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1. A letter of application for the Internship;
2. Certified educational transcripts;
3. Written permission from the educational institution in which the student is enrolled;
4. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member
(DS-174);
5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification
requirements of the position as listed above;

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

The Human Resources Office
American Embassy
Subdivision 694/Stand 100, Ibex Hill Road, Lusaka District,
P.O. Box 320065, Lusaka.
HR_Lusaka@state.gov (Emailed applications preferred, but not required)

POINT OF CONTACT
Telephone: 357-000 extension numbers 7136, 7153, or 7284.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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