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Business Development and Program Management Internship in Amsterdam

Functie Business Development and Program Management Intern
Opleidingsniveau MBO, HBO
Locatie Amsterdam
Dagen per week 3 of 4
Beschikbaarheid Vervuld
Stageduur 6 - 6 maanden
Stagesoorten Nader overeen te komen
Stagevergoeding In overleg


Traineeship Business Development and Program Management Max Foundation is a Dutch international NGO founded in 2005 that aims to reduce child mortality and improve child health. The goal of our program is to give children under five a healthy start in life by reducing stunting and the incidence of faecal- and water-borne diseases. Our approach focuses on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), while also integrating nutrition and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) components. Currently, we implement projects in Bangladesh, Nepal and Ethiopia. Max Foundation, as a business-driven NGO, supports local entrepreneurs and fosters local, sustainable business models to make sure our results last. We focus on impact maximization, effectiveness, and “Max value for money” (cost-effectiveness).

As Business Development and Program Management Intern for Max Foundation you will support strategic initiatives that will improve our organisation’s work, position among local institutional- and NGO partners, and help the organization continue to grow and scale. You will support programme management and will be involved in the development of a dashboard with key performance indicators (KPIs) to manage our programs more effectively. Furthermore, you’ll be the first-line support for the broader priorities of the Max Foundation team. These tasks will cover assignments in areas such as business development and strategic partnership building, communications, program implementation/management.

Main responsibilities
• Develop and do scans of potential calls, strategic partnerships and innovations (on WASH, nutrition, employment/ job creation and SRHR). • Conduct stakeholder & sector mapping and analysis to support in strategic partnerships and programme development, with a focus on the regions Ethiopia and Bangladesh. • Monitor developments and update the knowledge base on integrated programming, child health, WASH, nutrition, SRH, and stunting through desk-based research. • Help to develop and strengthen our offices and programs in Bangladesh, Nepal and Ethiopia. • Support the team in writing fundraising proposals, strategies, reporting and communications. • Coordinate on indicator standardization, survey development, and progress monitoring. Support the development of data-visualisation capacity for program management and reporting.

Skills • Independent, self-motivated & flexible. • Excellent writing and researching skills. • Excellent oral and written English language skills. • Strong interpersonal, cross-cultural communication skills (e.g., with Bangladesh and Ethiopia Country Office). • Ability to prioritise workload, assume responsibility for work, and follow through to completion.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. • Interest and knowledge of international development / public health is an asset. • Knowledge of theories of change, logframe measurement, and experience with data visualization software such as Tableau / Qlik is a plus, or at least a willingness to learn is also a plus.

Commitment We're looking for a Master’s student or recent graduate (at least a Bachelor’s Degree) to start at our office in Amsterdam in January/February 2020 and commit at least 4 days per week for a minimum of 6 months.

Compensation This is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience at an international NGO with an ambitious mission. You will not only gain practical experience and knowledge, you will also have the opportunity to cooperate with our partners and expand your network.

We will gladly work with your institution to give you academic credit for your experience. A monthly internship allowance of €250 will be paid, or alternatively, if you are not a registered student, a €150 volunteer allowance will be paid. Travel costs are refunded.

Contact us For more information about our work please visit our website: http://www.maxfoundation.org/

Send your resume and cover letter to oliver@maxfoundation.nl before December 16, 2019 (applications will be handled on a rolling basis).

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