Intern - Business Development
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ARK Group is a stabilisation, development and conflict transformation company that provides research-informed analysis and policy recommendations, as well as delivers evidence-based, cost-effective, impactful programming, in areas of conflict and instability globally on behalf of public and private sector clients.
Working with and through local communities, we seek to understand and then mitigate the negative effects of conflict and instability to enhance community safety and promote human security, development and economic opportunity with a focus on the following UN Sustainable Development Goals – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Reduced Inequalities, Gender Equality and Partnerships for the Goals.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The purpose of this internship position will be to provide support services across ARK’s Business Development team. This includes supporting project and proposal design and drafting, opportunity tracking, market research and information management.
Project and proposal design: The selected candidate will conduct background research covering a range of different geographies and thematics, including stabilisation, peacebuilding, social cohesion and strategic communications. He/she will be required to provide short written summaries and content for bids.
Opportunity tracking: The selected candidate will support the monitoring of online sites to identify business development opportunities.
Market research: The selected candidate will conduct online research to identify potential partners as well as conduct competitor analysis.
Information management: The selected candidate will support the aggregation of learning within the department and developing more streamlined knowledge management processes surrounding core thematics and geographies.
Relevant university education in the social sciences (political science, international development, etc.); it is preferred that the candidate has completed their BA
Strong analytical ability and excellent writer (in English)
Well organised with strong attention to detail
Performs effectively under pressure and manages time well under deadlines
Strong communicator that works well as part of a team
Ability to conduct research in Arabic
Previous similar experience
Previous experience living/working in the Middle East.
ARK Group places human dignity at the centre of its development and stabilisation work and is thus committed to the protection from sexual exploitation and abuse of children and adults. All ARK employees and related-personnel are expected to share this commitment, and only those who also uphold these values will be recruited as part of our team. This vacancy is therefore subject to a range of due diligence checks.