• Energy Communication Internship

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    Posted Date 5 months ago(7/8/2019 1:49 PM)
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  • PACT Overview

    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


    Smart Power Myanmar - Smart Power Myanmar (SPM) is an integrated country platform that will accelerate rural electrification to spur economic growth and transform rural communities. With an initial investment from The Rockefeller Foundation, SPM aims to catalyze investment of hundreds of millions of dollars to support the rollout of thousands of mini-grids and other rural electrification solutions. SPM is received additional support from its Founding Members: The World Bank, USAID and Yoma Strategic Holdings. Smart Power Myanmar’s vision is a natural extension of achievements made by Pact over several years under the Ahlin Yaung program which has brought energy to rural communities in Myanmar on a household-by-household basis. Fortified by additional evidence and insights into current and potential energy use (see our recent study Bridging the Energy Gap), Smart Power Myanmar will identify and promote business models to stabilize and strengthen the rural market for renewable energy, addressing both demand- and supply-side challenges. SPM is seeking highly experienced energy professionals with significant experience from both the private and public sector who are committed to improving access to energy and economic growth.

    Position Overview

    This is a short-term internship to provide critical support with a range of communication activities on Smart Power Myanmar’s energy access activities for internal and external audiences. 

    Key Responsibilities

    I.  Support communication activities, incl. the following: a. Content writing for communication outlets: website, blogs, external websites, reports b. Managing Social Media presence: Facebook & LinkedIn  c. Helping the communication teams with audio-visual production (photos, videos), incl. data visualisation for storytelling d. Conducting field interviews and work with the field team to extract necessary information and data on Smart Power’s w work e. Other duties as assigned


    Approximate time commitment – 350 hours 


    II.  Operations support, incl. the following: a. Liaising with the external communication agency ensuring timely delivery of tasks b. Organising communication assets (photobank, video files, etc.) into a communication archive c. Other duties as assigned


    Approximate time commitment – 60 hours


    III. Internship orientation related to communication work of Smart Power Myanmar  a. Familiarising with communication materials and guidelines of Smart Power Myanmar  b. Pre-arrival work in the form of reading the Decentralized Energy Report, Demand Scenarios Report and some Productive Use materials


    Approximate time commitment – 6 hours

    Basic Requirements

    • Demonstrated experience with storytelling using audio-visual and data tools, highlighting impact
    •  Experience working with international organizations and development projects in Myanmar 
    • Ability and skills to design knowledge products, manage website content and prepare reports 
    • Creativity, curiosity and open mind • Knowledge and experience/interest in sustainable energy sector 
    • Ability to speak Myanmar language is a plus


    Approximately 50 days from July 15 to September 20, 2019 



    Lumpsum covering living cost in Yangon and visa


    How to apply:

    Students (enrolled, recent graduates) wishing to apply are invited to submit a cover letter and resume/CV to jobs@smartpowermyanmar.org, copying myanmarhr@pactworld.org, by July 1st, 2019, 5 PM (Myanmar Time). The interviews will be held on July 3rd and 4th, 2019 in Smart Power Myanmar’s office in Yangon. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 


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