Mennonite Economic Development Associates is hiring a
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) invites applications for a Partnerships & New Business Development (PNBD) Intern to join our dedicated and talented Global Programs team in our mission to create business solutions to poverty!
MEDA’s work is built on a foundation of Mennonite business roots and faith-based values, within the global context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We believe business solutions are effective interventions to address poverty. Through a market-systems approach and strategic partnerships, MEDA enables access to finance and provides business and technical expertise to build transformative agri-food market systems that create decent jobs, allowing traditionally excluded groups to become active participants in a sustainable economy. MEDA welcomes all who share our values and want to join us in our mission. To find out more about MEDA, please visit our website at www.meda.org.
The Partnerships & New Business Development (PNBD) Intern will provide general support in the proposal development process in collaboration with the PNBD team.
Job Status: Contract Spring/ Summer 2023: Estimated duration of 16 weeks (dependent on funding*)
Start Date: May 2023
Location: Waterloo, ON / Hybrid / Remote-work**
*This opportunity is contingent upon approval by the 2023 Canada Summer Jobs Program which is an initiative of the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience Program. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping young Canadians and their communities. It provides funding to organizations to create summer job opportunities for youth aged 15 to 30 years. Please review eligibility requirements and ensure you meet all the criteria prior to applying.
**Preference for given for Waterloo, however, candidates in other Canadian locations may be considered.
Business development & Research
Program Support & Special Initiatives
Draft short reports, memos, briefs, correspondence, process workflows, and other written materials in support of ongoing initiatives
Assist with editing/writing of briefs and reports as needed
Compiles data from a variety of sources (e.g. project reports, budget reports, specialized reports, etc.) for the purpose of achieving assigned objectives
Support to MEDA PNBD and Country strategies (as needed)
Administration & Coordination
Any other duties and/or requirements as assigned
This job description may be reviewed, revised and updated as required to meet department and/or organizational objectives
Canada Summer Jobs Requirements:
Appreciation and support of MEDA’s mission, vision and values
Understanding and appreciation of business principles, international development and MEDA’s approach of creating business solutions to poverty
Keen interest in the international development sector
Excellent writing and analytical skills
Ability to analyze and synthesize a broad range of documents and publications.
Strong organizing, coordination, and project management skills. Ability to prioritize, multi-task, adapt, and manage time effectively
Proficiency in French and/or Spanish ability is an asset
Proficiency working in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint and Teams
Strong relationship building skills and proven verbal and written communication skills
Independent, motivated, and self-directed
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2023 @ 4:00 pm EST
MEDA is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations are available during all phases of the recruitment process. We ask that any applicants requiring accommodation make their needs known in advance.