Pact is hiring a
Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.
Livelihoods and Economic Development (LEO) - Pact’s Livelihoods team works with local partners and communities to reach vulnerable groups in urban, peri-urban areas, and rural areas with a focus on access to finance, small and medium enterprise development, and labor rights. Marginalized populations are disproportionately affected by climate change and other shocks and lack access to finance, skills development, inclusive markets, and technology. Employment and entrepreneurship opportunities are essential for achieving sustainable livelihoods, accessing finance, and ensuring labor rights. The Livelihoods team works with community partners to reach a million people each year in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America, developing knowledge, skills, and access to resources that enable participants to increase their income and overcome marginalization.
Pact is seeking an Intern to contribute to select analytical and programmatic priorities under the Livelihoods (LH) Team portfolio. Documentation from the selected Intern’s degree program will be required to verify that the student is taking the internship for credit.
The Livelihoods Intern will report directly to the Livelihoods Manager. The Intern will work closely with Pact's Livelihoods team and coordinate activities with members of other Impact Areas at Pact (Health, Environment, Governance, Capacity Development and Innovation, Learning Evidence and Impact) as well as country offices worldwide. Pact’s current livelihoods portfolio covers a wide geographic area and includes projects in Tanzania, Eswatini, Zambia, Madagascar, Colombia, Cambodia, Ukraine, Myanmar, South Sudan, Namibia, and DRC.
The Intern work plan will be developed in partnership with the selected Intern to reflect mutually beneficial priorities and interests. At minimum, activities will include the following:
Evidence and thought leadership with a focus on survey tool development, supervision of data collection, data analysis and reporting, and developing data systems and procedures. The Intern will lead on and produce at least three deliverables for internal and/or external dissemination related to the following topics:
Ongoing technical support to Pact’s current livelihoods projects and new business opportunities, on an as-needed basis: