20 May 2022

Database Development and GIS Internship at Mercy Corps

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Job Description

Mercy Corps is a global non-governmental, humanitarian aid organization operating in transitional contexts that have undergone, or have been undergoing, various forms of economic, environmental, social and political instabilities

DATES OF INTERNSHIP: Â June – September 2022

HOURS PER WEEK: Full-Time: 25-40 hours/week


PaQ Director


Mercy Corps Responsibilities

For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:

  • Housing (rented apartment)
  • Airfare (roundtrip)
  • Additional COVID-19 related Travel costs (including required COVID-19 testing and mandatory quarantine costs at both beginning and end of assignment)
  • ISOS Emergency Med-Evac coverage
  • Training and supervisory support
  • Access to Mercy Corps online tools
  • All other tools, materials and communication requirements for this projectÂ

Intern Responsibilities

Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:

  • Proof of medical insurance coverage (including COVID-19 treatment in country)
  • Laptop for working remotelyÂ
  • All other costs associated with the internship

Project Description

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.Â

Mercy Corps has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004. In partnership with civil society organizations, private sector, and the government, Mercy Corps Ethiopia has reached more than five million Ethiopians with interventions to save lives and build secure livelihoods. Our programs emphasize market-driven solutions, reinforce social bonds, and help communities build resilience to the impacts of climate change. Currently in six regional states – Afar, Gambella, Oromia, Somali, Amhara and South Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) – Mercy Corps Ethiopia is driven by the mission to contribute the emergence of a peaceful, resilient, and prosperous Ethiopia which is inclusive of youth and women. Our strategic directions focus in promoting inclusive and dynamic markets; promoting peace and social cohesion through strengthening formal/informal governance structures and citizen engagement; improved natural resource governance; and integrated humanitarian response.

The Database Development and GIS Internship will support the Mercy Corps Ethiopia mission to establish and support key systems and training for teams to be more effective and efficient. The role will work within the PaQ team and will have a strong team and network of resources to support learning and experience.Â

Learning Objectives

  • International humanitarian and development structure and systems
  • Operational context in Ethiopia
  • Humanitarian Architecture in EthiopiaÂ
  • Team development and team buildingÂ
  • Communication and coordination across teams and department


  • To create spatial data by building databases and linking geographic information for the provision of GIS analysis for Mercy Corps Ethiopia
  • Support in automating CARM database, Timesheet Management database etc.
  • Support the rollout of concept note management system (CNMS) and Institutional Performance Tracking systems (IPTS)
  • To work with departmental GIS users to capture information for use within the system, whilst enforcing procedures for maintaining data. Â
  • To provide basic training to internal GIS end users, including the maintenance of the GIS database.Â
  • To create/adapt basic training manuals for teams to continue to use GIS mapping Â

The Ideal Candidate

  • University degree in progress or recently completed (within 1 year) in relevant discipline, Software development or computer science
  • Motivation to learn and share experience and knowledge
  • Experience training teams and developing materialsÂ
  • Good communication and coordination skills
  • Adaptable and flexible in a shifting and changing environment

Living Conditions

The GIS & Database Internship is based in the capital city – Addis Ababa. The location is accompanied and secure. Housing is family accommodation with good freedom of movement beyond the house/office.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 31 May. 2022


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