Engineers Without Borders Sweden

About the organization

Engineers Without Borders Sweden (EWB-SWE) is a Non-Governmental Organisation striving to make a long-term impact in the work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Through humanitarian engineering, we engage, inspire and unite people to build a sustainable future.

With our engineering expertise from industry and academia, we are active both in Sweden and internationally to solve engineering challenges related to inequality and global development. The access to quality education, reduced inequalities and gender equality, sustainable and cheap energy, and clean water and sanitation are some of the key areas in which we are active.

Internship assignment

We are looking for an intern who can help us improve the way we identify, ensure and increase the positive effects of our work.

As a step towards becoming better at measuring, increasing and making visible the effects of our work, we have recently joined the organisation Effektfullt. “ Effektfullt works to strengthen the ability of organisations to measure and show their effects on people and the environment, as well as to use the results to learn and do even greater good.”. With this membership comes valuable guidance on how we as an organisation can work to improve in these aspects. We are looking for somebody who can immerse into and take lead in this development. Your work could include the following tasks (to be agreed upon based on your experiences, qualifications and interest as well as the priorities of the organisation)

– Design methods and tools for data collection

– Collect and quality assure data

– Analyze what we learn from collected data and identify measures for improvement

– Coordinate the development of initiatives for increased effect

– Communicate results internally and externally

– Report results to partners, financers and others

– Assist in fundraising, when impact goals and impact measurement are to be described in applications for potential partners / financiers

– Help to build the brand of EWB in relation to results

– Ensure that the goals and required changes are understood and anchored within the organisation

– Establish routines enabling your work to continue after your internship period

EWB is a growing organisation and we expect you to grow with us. You will be given a lot of freedom and responsibility to contribute to the development of the organisation, and you will gain unique insight in our domestic and international work.  You are expected to work independently, however in close collaboration with the management of the organisation as well as other volunteers.

Qualifications

We are looking for a self-driven individual with a strong interest in humanitarian engineering and relevant education at university level. You are able to generate ideas, exercise initiative and work effectively both independently and as part of a team. You are structured and a problem-solver, and speak and write good English.

EWB-SWE is promoting equality and inclusivity. We are strengthened by our differences. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, regardless of gender, age, ethnic background, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Other

Start: January 2021

Duration: 6 months

Type: Full-time or nearly full time volunteer position

Language: English

Location: Flexible. We have small offices in Gothenburg and Falun where we could offer you a workplace, though you can work from anywhere and will need and want to occasionally visit our staff and members in Gothenburg, Stockholm, Falun and some of our local groups elsewhere. Most of the work may however very well be performed remote.

 

 

 

 

 

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