Intern Climate, Conflict and Gender (24 hours)

Join our Sustainable Development team and help build CARE’s theoretical evidence on the interlinkages between climate, conflict and gender to inform our global programming!

Why CARE Nederland?

We are CARE Nederland, part of CARE, an international development organisation operating in more than 100 countries worldwide. Originating from US food aid to Europe after World War II, we have been committed to helping those who need it most for almost 80 years. 

CARE supports people in the world’s most difficult places to build better lives. We fight poverty by tackling inequality. We do this by providing emergency relief, working for equal rights for women and empowering communities against the effects of climate change and natural disasters by supporting them to build sustainable livelihoods. Our approach is characterised by customisation: in consultation with local partners and residents, we determine what is needed and what works. After all, only together can we achieve sustainable results.

What will you be doing?

The objective of this assignment is to build on the theoretical evidence on the interlinkages between climate, conflict and gender to inform CARE’s programming, both in terms of ensuring impact in the contexts where CARE is active and for influencing work towards policymakers, governments, the wider donor community (both humanitarian and development donors) and other related stakeholders. The purpose of the scoping study is twofold, mainly to:

  • Further CARE’s understanding of the climate, conflict and gender nexus by providing a solid overview of latest thinking around the intersections;
  • Provide recommendations to CARE for future nexus programming;
  • Focus will be on most ‘dual’ climate change and conflict-affected areas, including the Horn of Africa region for sustainable recovery from the ongoing drought emergency, and one more region to allow for a broader evidence base as well as cross-learning between regions.

The intern will be expected to draft a final report of maximum 15 pages, including:

Analytical and theoretical framework

  • Analysis of most recent literature to update the team on new publications on the interlinkages between climate, gender and conflict;
  • Theory of Change, consisting of domains of change and if possible various pathways of change per domain;
  • Case studies of what has worked well (successes) and what has not worked (challenges) and why, mainly on the organisational level.

Programmatic recommendations

  • Project mapping – mapping of internal and external projects, activities, and tools with proven proof of concept. To collect analytical tools and participatory /multi-stakeholder practices;
  • Stakeholder analysis – on building network/ relationships with relevant stakeholders (local, regional, global, including donors), and to involve them in research and (content) development scoping study (to ensure shared understanding/ ownership of the problems, solutions and ownership) – include any examples of donor innovations;
  • Case studies – what worked well (successes) and what has not worked (challenges) and why, mainly on project/programme level, including on activities, approaches, integrated analysis, multi-stakeholder initiatives, donor innovations and how success was determined in terms of methodologies;
  • Future programming – make recommendations on ways forward for CARE NL to develop programming that focuses on the intersections between climate change, conflict and gender.

In addition to the above, a deep dive into two countries or regions will be expected (maximum 5 pages each). The intern will be expected to provide an analysis per country as to how climate, conflict and gender interact, outline what programmatic opportunities exist, who the key actors and stakeholders per geographical region are, and what partnerships and agendas can be built.

What do you bring to the table?

  • Student at a Dutch university, preferably international development, conflict resolution and governance, or climate-related studies;
  • You describe yourself as an independent worker;
  • You have an interest in gender;
  • You have experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

CARE maintains a zero tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse and takes all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE staff and related personnel seriously.

What does CARE Nederland offer?

  • An engaging internship position for 6 months for 24 hours a week, (preferably) starting September 2024;
  • The intern will be guided on a day-to-day basis by the Knowledge Manager and reports to the Head of Sustainable Development. The intern will also receive input/advice from various Project Managers, Advocacy Officers and members of the Climate Justice Centre (CJC);
  • The possibility to both work from our CARE Nederland office in the heart of The Hague and work from home (50% of time), with weekly all-staff meetings on Tuesdays (usually with a tasty treat);
  • A lunch group that you are welcome to join, as well as other fun extracurricular groups you can participate in.

Ready to apply?

Are you interested in this internship and do you meet the profile sought? Please send your application using the button below. The deadline to respond to this vacancy is August 11th 2024!

For more information, please contact Berlinda Nolles, Knowledge Manager.

  • For this internship, a residency in the Netherlands is a requirement.
  • You need to be enrolled at a university, which can offer support and supervision.
  • We request two references as standard.
  • We require a Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS)

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.