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Want to be part of a dynamic, hard-working team making a difference in Malawi? The Art and Global Health Center Africa (ArtGlo) is looking for a highly motivated individual to serve as an Umunthu Programme Intern. The experience will be hands-on, in a flexible, supportive and fast-paced multicultural and collaborative environment. At ArtGlo, the intern will develop skills in workshop organisation and facilitation, workshop documentation and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E).


At ArtGlo, we harness the power of the arts to nurture creative leadership, and ignite bold conversations and actions. We envision a world where communities are healthy, open, and active, and people are free to be who they are.

ArtGlo programmes nurture healthy, empowered, open and active communities in Malawi. Three programmes form the core of our work: MAKE ART FOR SUSTAINABLE ACTION (MASA) uses participatory arts to inspire bold conversations and actions for some of society’s biggest challenges, such as HIV, SRHR and gender-based violence. STUDENTS WITH DREAMS is a youth leadership programme that provides college students with training, mentorship and seed funding to develop innovative projects that address pressing social issues. UMUNTHU uses the arts to catalyse reflection and discussion, providing a platform to address issues of stigma and discrimination, through the lens of “Umunthu,” a Pan-African philosophical concept of humanity often defined in the phrase, “I am because we are.”

ArtGlo’s Umunthu Programme is seeking an Intern to support the Umunthu Healthcare Worker Project. The project aims to promote access to health care as a fundamental human right of minority groups including LGBTI persons in Malawi by reducing stigma and discrimination, building the capacity of civil society and health care institutions to advocate for and implement inclusive health care service provision, policies and programmes.

(See https://www.artgloafrica.org/umunthu for more information)

Summary of Essential Responsibilities
  • Assist in Data Management, cleaning and quality control
  • Support the team in various administrative duties
  • Record, take pictures/videos and audios of workshop contents/discussions, and contribute to development of communications pieces
  • Data collection, entry and management
  • Assist in documenting of all Umunthu workshop perspectives
  • Maintain accurate records of workshop contents
  • Plan or facilitate specific sessions, reflections or objective oriented activities as appropriate.
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, sexual orientation and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Actively work towards continuing personal learning, act on learning plan and apply newly acquired skills
  • As part of a small and dynamic team, the Umunthu Intern may be expected to take other duties and responsibilities

Knowledge and skill requirements:
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Advanced quantitative skills, knowledge of statistical programs preferred
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail required
  • Ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines required; flexibility to changing situations and priorities desired.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of artistic participatory methodologies- good facilitation skills an advantage
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to effectively meet M&E needs.

Desired attributes
  • Excellent communication, moderation and facilitation skills
  • Good level of ICT literacy specifically data management softwares
  • Good communication skills (including confidence to assist in workshop facilitation)
  • Ability to evaluate the workshop materials and process and provide necessary feedback
  • Willingness to develop in participatory, interactive methodology
  • Experience with M&E will be an added advantage.
  • Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion of marginalised groups in society

Ability to:
  • Work independently and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Organize workload and prioritize tasks to meet changing priorities and deadlines
  • Work effectively in collaboration with other ArtGlo staff and volunteers

Qualifications and Experience
  • Experience and/or education in Social Sciences or any other relevant field
  • Events management, data collection and audio transcription experience
  • Experience with photography and videography an added advantage

Additional Notes

Duration: A minimum of four days per week for 6 months.

Renumeration: Unpaid. We can offer a modest lunch allowance.

Location: Based in Zomba, Malawi with a possibility of travel to support Umunthu activities.


Qualified candidates should send their:
  • CV/Resume, and
  • Letter of Interest (describing what you hope to gain from the internship and any relevant experience you have had)

to the following email address:

Email: applications@aghcafrica.org

and write in the subject line: Umunthu Programme Intern – YOUR NAME: By 9am Monday 12th October 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ArtGlo is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from minority groups are equally encouraged to apply.

ArtGlo does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment on any basis including gender, and discrimination. The selected candidate will, therefore, undergo thorough reference and background checks.

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