Project Development Intern (Paid)
Overview: Triangle works to transform detailed, and often dense information into a compelling message that is visually appealing, generates maximum impact and bridges the divide between policy making, research and the media. In doing so, we produce lasting results and positive impacts for the organisations we work with, and the communities we work in.
As a growing organisation, we are looking for highly motivated individuals who bring their expertise, ambition, and innovative ideas to complement our mission. We work in a multilingual, highly collaborative environment, with staff distributed over multiple time zones and countries. As such, we seek colleagues who can manage projects independently and deliver exceptional results. In return, we offer unusual autonomy and opportunities for growth. If this sounds like the team you’ve been looking for, we would love to hear from you.
Position Summary : The Project Development Intern will assist with monitoring business development opportunities, develop bid documents and proposals, research target markets, support grant management, and provide administrative support to the business development unit. The preferred location of the internship is based in Beirut, Lebanon, but exceptional candidates may work remotely either part-time or full time.
Position Title: Intern
Position Location: Beirut, Lebanon (with occasional travel), telework is a possibility for candidates with sufficient experience.
Reports to: Triangle Directors
Duties and Responsibilities:
Project & Business Development
- Scanning and tracking upcoming business development opportunities.
- Research and write assigned proposal sections including those on methodology, country and projects background information, humanitarian/development conditions, sectoral best practices, and other information required for proposal compilation.
- Provide proposal support as assigned, including maintenance of files and proposal documents consolidation and submission.
- Research target markets and tender agency requirements to widen scope of possibilities.
- Organise client and consultant rosters in a manner appropriate to the sourcing of highest value for money consultants.
- Conduct basic quantitative data manipulation and presentation.
- Assist with recruitment process and editing of consultant profiles.
- Assist Business Development Manager and Triangle Directors with day-to-day business development tasks.
- Assist with organising Triangle events and roundtable discussions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Understanding of EU, USG, UN and other major donor organizations’ grant proposal guidelines.
- Demonstrated knowledge of international humanitarian and development programme development, grants administration and procurement practices.
- Proven analytical and research experience, skills, and understanding.
- Ability to interact with all levels of staff in in a team environment.
- Ability to work effectively in an atmosphere of shifting priorities and deadline pressure with minimal supervision.
- Excellent organisational skills.
- Ability to manage deadlines and to work independently. Ability to prioritise workload and multi-task in fast-paced environment.
- Computer skills in Microsoft office software including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, One Drive and organisational management software.
- Accuracy and attention to detail.
- Bachelor’s degree, or final stages of graduate studies in economics, public policy, international affairs, political science, or related field. (Required)
- Native-level ability to communicate effectively in English. (Required) Proficiency in Arabic is highly desirable while French or Spanish are assets.
- Excellent writing and research skills in English. (Required)
- Demonstrated understanding of structure of funding of humanitarian and development actors. (Required)
- Demonstrated knowledge and interest in policy, research, and media. (Required)
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively with programme and technical teams. (Required)
- Excellent analytical, writing, and organisational skills. (Required)
- Experience working in humanitarian or development sector. (Highly Desirable)
- Experience working in sales, finance, and/or business development. (Highly Desirable)
- Experience employing data manipulation software and previous experience analysing quantitative data. (Highly Desirable)
- Experience handling sensitive and confidential information. (Preferred)
- Knowledge of relevant donor funding and development mechanisms is an asset. (Preferred)
- Knowledge and experience conducting quantitative analysis is highly desirable. (Preferred)
- Triangle will compensate interns as well as cover transportation costs (in Lebanon). Internships carry the possibility of compensation for exceptional work performed and promotion to a full-time position after a period of three to six calendar months depending on the level of the candidate’s experience.
- Qualified and Interested Applicants:We invite qualified candidates to send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]Triangle is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity across the organisation.