The Business Development Interns (hereinafter referred to as Intern(s)) will support the Financial Sustainability (FS) function of the IFRC, Country Cluster Delegation in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. This would be an excellent opportunity for participants to learn and gain knowledge of the operations of the largest humanitarian movement in the world, including the experience gained in developing several existing and start-up business initiatives at the country and community levels.
The Intern will be given the opportunity to build on the practical skills necessary to develop young businesses, including the learnings to practically start their own businesses. S/he will collaborate with the Technical Officer, Financial Sustainability to ensure more effective and institutionalised approaches to the generation, collection,
processing, management and dissemination of commercial products, ideas and other information-related materials, as well as support quality control in the replication and cascading of initiatives.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Interns will gain the knowledge and experience needed for working in the National Society Development Team in a humanitarian organisation, under the direction of experienced personnel by being exposed to and working with NS staff, on the following:
- Support with the following up of business implementation plans.
- Supporting with the write up of business plans for investor funding.
- Help coordinate online meetings to follow-up on planning.
- Develop, maintain and catalogue business activities per NS.
- Support in the development of a youth innovation hub at NSs.
- Support in the write up of the NSD Newsletter.
- Support in promoting NSD events.
- Demonstrate competency in understanding, assessing, and predicting the needs of the NSs and drawing attention to those needs.
- University Degree/academic credentials in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Business Administration or Management, Social Sciences, or related field - REQUIRED
- Experience in writing reports and the formulation of business ideas - REQUIRED
Knowledge, Skills and Language
- Excellent English language skills and proficiency to quickly write and edit communication products that are purposefully structured, clear, and logical.
- Ability to maintain relationships and communications with critical internal and external stakeholders.
- Knowledge and skills self-supporting in computers.
- Ability to think strategically and to quickly analyse varying information from diverse sources.
- Strong organizational skills to take initiative, personal ownership, and accountability to meet deadlines, work under pressure, balance competing demands and achieve agreed-upon results.
- Demonstrated ability for teamwork in a multicultural environment.
- Experience using digital and social media
- IT skills
- Ability to learn quickly
- Can work remotely and meet deadlines
- Basic understanding of Spanish/French
Candidates must meet the following criteria to be considered for this part-time Internship:
- Be currently enrolled/recently graduated from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine as this internship is linked to an MOU.
- Have access to a laptop as well as safe and reliable internet access to facilitate remote working.
- Have an excellent command of both written and spoken English.
- Preferably have a good working knowledge of one of the other IFRC languages: French, Spanish or Arabic.
Please note that the selected candidate will be engaged through a national Internship Agreement; therefore, only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago will be considered.