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  1.   Background

USAID is a development partner to the Government of Sindh and is currently supporting the Department of Education and Literacy with implementation of the Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP) in Dadu Jacobabad, Kashmore, Khairpur, Larkana, Qambar-Shahdadkot and Sukkur districts and selected Karachi towns of Bin Qasim, Gaddap, Lyari, Kemari, and Orangi. The overarching goal of SBEP is “Increased and Sustained Student Enrollment in Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools in targeted geographical locations in Sindh”. The Sindh Reading Program (SRP) is a five-year initiative in the same geographic areas as the parent SBEP. SRP will support the SBEP goal based on lessons learned from USAID and the Government of Sindh’s legacy of early grade teaching and learning.

 Over the life of project, SRP aims to:

  • Improve teacher competencies for effective early grade reading and mathematics instruction (Component 1);
  • Improve early grade reading and mathematics assessment practices (Component 2);
  • Improve student access to supplementary reading and mathematics materials (Component 3);
  • Enhance participation of parents and caregivers in support of early grade literacy and numeracy for out of school children (Component 4).

SRP is expected to achieve an elaborate set of results including, but not limited to: 1) demonstrated literacy and numeracy skills at a functional level in over 750,000 students in grades K-5; 2) enrollment of over 100,000 out of school children in non-formal education and literacy programs, and; 3) demonstrated improvement in reading and mathematics instruction in up to 25,000 government teachers.

II.                      Objective of the Assignment

The HR/Admin Intern will responsible for assisting the supervisor with HR and admin operation of the SRP field office transaction in compliance with USAID regulation and the contract signed by USAID and Chemonics. The position is based in Karachi. The Intern will at all times adhere to and act according to the Chemonics Professional code of Ethics (“Living Our Values”) and will make the principles of the code a part of the project’s culture and standard operating procedures. The Intern will ensure that professional and transparent relationships are maintained with all SRP Staff, project partners, donors, counterparts, vendors, and others with whom he interacts, throughout the life of the project.

The Intern will adhere to and act in accordance with the Chemonics professional code of ethics, ‘’Living Our Values’, and will make the principle of the code a part of SRP’s culture and operating procedures. This will be paid internship and will be based in Clifton, Karachi.

 III.                   Qualifications:

Preferably at least 1 year of admin/HR experience

Familiarity with any relevant HR system comparable to Chemonics International required

College/university degree in any discpline of HR, social sciences or relevant field required.

Fluency in English and Urdu required.

Application Instructions:

Please email a CV, letter of interest, and three references with contact information to no later than April 21, 2017. Please write “HR/Admin Intern 2017” in the subject line.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.