Internship: CEA Grants Management

Washington DC, United States /
Programs – Africa - Central & East /
/ Hybrid
Search’s Central and East Africa (CEA) team is looking for a Grants Management Intern who will assist the team in supporting programs for sustainable peace and conflict transformation in the region and will have the opportunity to practice high-level, professional skills in an international organization. The Central and East Africa regional team manages a diverse range of programming across an array of country and conflict contexts, with projects currently ongoing in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Sudan, and South Sudan. The regional portfolio addresses critical conflict transformation and peacebuilding thematics including security sector reform, sustainable business practice, community violence prevention, reconciliation, and social cohesion through a range of innovative programmatic tools and methodologies. 

The Regional Grants Management Intern will provide critical support to reporting, grant management, and communications. S/he will report to the Regional Program Manager and work in close collaboration with the Regional Program Associate, Regional Program Coordinator, and country teams.

Preferably based in Search’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, but other candidates are welcome to apply. There is no expected travel.

Key Responsibilities

    • Provide support and consultation during the start-up phase (contract review, hiring process, ToRs, start-up outputs, and others).
    • Assist in maintaining and updating Grants Management Dashboard for the region on a monthly basis
    • Supporting regional communications activities, including compiling updates from country offices, revamping website content, and creating visibility pieces for social media
    • Assist in tracking grant deliverables (costed workplans, budget meetings, report submissions) and report to the Regional Director on a quarterly basis
    • Participate and take notes in meetings with country teams and regional team at key points in the project cycle (start up, reporting, closeout, etc)
    • Provide direct support on various grants management and liase with country teams as needed


    • Strong writing, editing and communication skills (required)
    • A self-starting, detail-oriented and flexible approach to tasks (required)
    • Demonstrated interest in the CEA region and/or conflict resolution (required)
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines (required)
    • Excellent attention to detail (required)


    • Degree in relevant subject
    • Proficiency in French, with a particular focus on writing
    • Practical experience with grants management 
    • Interest in and knowledge of conflict resolution
    • Experience working in a conflict resolution setting
    • Experience working at a non-governmental organization/non-profit or similar environment
    • International experience, preferably in developing countries. Undergraduates (seniors), graduate students, and recent graduates are welcome to apply.
This is a paid internship. We are accepting full and part-time interns.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. 


Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Please see our website for full details of our work. All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Collaboration- Audacity - Tenacity - Empathy - Results. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest, and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth, and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults.  Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. View our code of conduct here and our privacy policy here.

Les descriptifs de pouvant ne pouvant être exhaustifs, le titulaire du poste pourra être amené à entreprendre d'autres tâches qui correspondent globalement aux responsabilités clés ci-dessus.
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Tous les employés de Search doivent adhérer aux valeurs de Search : Collaboration- Audace - Ténacité - Empathie - Résultats. Conformément à ces valeurs, Search fait respecter le code de conduite et les politiques connexes sur la lutte contre le harcèlement au travail, la protection contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection des enfants, les conflits d'intérêts et la lutte contre la fraude. Search s'engage à préserver les intérêts, les droits et le bien-être des enfants, des jeunes et des adultes vulnérables avec lesquels elle est en contact et à mener ses programmes et ses opérations d'une manière qui soit sûre pour les enfants, les jeunes et les adultes vulnérables.
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Dado que la descripción de funciones no puede ser exhaustiva, el titular del puesto puede tener que realizar otras tareas que coinciden en líneas generales con las responsabilidades clave mencionadas.
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