The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility (The Tenure Facility)

About the organization

The Tenure Facility is an international financial mechanism established in 2017, with a secretariat in Stockholm. The Tenure Facility aims to: (1) scale up implementation of tenure reform policies and legislation; and

(2) enable national governments and communities to test new models and strategies and approaches to implement law and policy.  The Tenure Facility provides grants and technical assistance directly to Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ organizations to support their initiatives in Africa, Asia and Latin America and shares the knowledge, innovations and tools that emerge.  Implementing tenure reform contributes to reduce conflict and furthers the achievement of global human rights, food security, sustainable natural resource management and other development goals.

The team in Stockholm is small and dedicated, and has quickly grown from four staff in mid-2018 to 15 professionals from 12 different countries in August 2020.

Internship assignment

The main task will be to support the focal points for gender and/or conflict sensitivity and with the preparations, drafting, consulting and implementation of gender equality and/or conflict guidelines for the Tenure Facility. To use in all operations, in the office as well as providing guidance to mainstreaming of gender and/or conflict sensitivity  in project management and communications. This will include researching similar policies, synthesizing findings, consultations with staff, and drafting workable guidelines.

An additional important task will be to assist the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team to  analyse reports from partners, collate data and integrate into the facilities organisational MEL plan.

Other tasks will include providing assistance to program officers in their work:

This could include background research on countries where the Tenure Facility supports projects, support to project cycle management, and support the preparation of meetings and workshops etc.

You will be a full member of the team and your contributions will be of high value for us. We are open to discuss specific experience, skills, and interests and the intern may have and find ways to integrate these meaningfully to their tasks where possible


Demonstrated interest in international development cooperation, human rights with gender and conflict sensitivity perspectives.

Strong research capacity and ability to synthesize information into concise and useable forms.

Interest in developing and applying policies at the organisational level.

Research capacity in both qualitative and quantative areas, and attention to detail.

Interest/experience in MEL systems.

A solutions-orientated and pragmatic approach to work.

Ability to work independently and also work well in a diverse team environment.

Some proficiency in English language – as English is the working language of the Tenure Facility.

Of value is also knowledge in especially French but it might also be in Spanish or local indigenous languages.

Interest/experience of diverse cultures and environments an asset. This could be from family, living and traveling in a foreign country, or working/volunteering with local organisations with a focus on diversity.

Openness and flexibility to assist with a variety of tasks as required by the Tenure Facility.

Meriting experiences/knowledge

Preferred characteristics

In our assessment of you, we pay a lot of attention to personal qualities. You will be part of a small but growing team and contribute to the establishment and consolidation of a new organization. You are confident and responsible, willing to learn, and can adapt to a changing environment. You are open to the ideas of others and to adapting your work when needed. You care about progress in the team as much as your own progress. You work in a structured way and you can translate ideas into concrete action. You also have the ability to engage others and see opportunities in cooperation. You are passionate about the Tenure Facility’s mission and communicate clearly in both writing and speaking, to different kinds of audiences. You are good at setting priorities; having keen analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making. You take responsibility for your own health as well as the resilience of the team.


Please note that depending on the developments of the corona pandemic, some flexibility regarding work place is desirable. The intern should be prepared to work remotely but also available for work/ occasional coordination meetings in office, always with necessary precaution and in accordance with public health recommendations.

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