Program Intern (Safe Water Now) at Evidence Action

June 7, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

About the Company

Evidence Action is a pioneering global nonprofit organization committed to scaling interventions that are backed by robust evidence and deliver exceptional cost-effectiveness. Since our inception in 2013, our programs have impacted over 515 million people worldwide. We employ a data-driven approach to identify, scale, and continuously improve programs that significantly enhance lives, particularly through initiatives like Deworm the World and Dispensers for Safe Water. Recognized by top evaluators such as GiveWell, The Life You Can Save, and Charity Navigator, we are driven by innovation and a relentless focus on impactful results.

About the Job

Position: Intern, Program (Safe Water Now)
Location: Amagoro, Ugunja, Chavakali (Please indicate your preferred location)
Type: Internship
Duration: Six months
Reports to: Area Coordinator

The Intern position is a crucial field-based role that bridges the gap between the Safe Water Now program and the communities served. This role is designed to equip recent graduates with essential career skills and practical experience.

Job Descriptions

Mission Statement for the Role:

Support the implementation of Safe Water Now activities to ensure continuous use of chlorine dispensers by communities for safe water treatment.

Overall Responsibility:

Engage with communities to promote chlorine dispenser usage, collect and manage data, and support field activities planning and execution.

Qualifications and Experience

  1. Educational Requirements: Diploma in Management, Community Work (social/health), Project Planning & Management, or equivalent. The diploma should have been completed within the last two years.
  2. Additional Requirements: Good computer skills. Motorcycle riding experience with a valid license is an added advantage.


  • Communication: Proficiency in English and Kiswahili; local language skills are a plus.
  • Technical Skills: Computer literacy is essential.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to build rapport with community members and leaders.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to adapt to changing activities and timelines.
  • Motivation: Self-driven and goal-oriented.


  • Proficiency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Knowledge of local languages is an advantage.

Eligibility and Selection:

  • Must have completed a diploma within the last two years.
  • Passion for community service and rural development.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle in rural settings is beneficial.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct awareness meetings about chlorine dispensers with community members.
  2. Train and refresh program promoters on dispenser usage and health benefits.
  3. Collect data from water points, community members, and promoters using electronic software.
  4. Perform data checks, back checks, and provide immediate remedies or suggestions.
  5. Collaborate with area coordinators to develop weekly/monthly work plans.
  6. Organize logistical support for field activities, including transport and materials.
  7. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

How To Prepare For a Program Internship at Evidence Action

  1. Research the Role: Understand the responsibilities and expectations.
  2. Develop Relevant Skills: Enhance your data collection, community engagement, and logistical planning skills.
  3. Familiarize Yourself with Evidence Action: Learn about our programs and impact.

Questions You Might Be Asked During a Program Internship Interview at Evidence Action

  1. How do you engage a community about a new health initiative?
  2. Can you describe a time when you had to collect and analyze data?
  3. How do you handle logistical challenges in fieldwork?
  4. What motivates you to work in rural community settings?
  5. How would you improve the usage of chlorine dispensers in a community?

Tips To Nail Your Program Internship Interview at Evidence Action

  1. Show Enthusiasm: Demonstrate your passion for community service and rural development.
  2. Be Prepared: Have specific examples of your previous community engagement and data collection experiences.
  3. Highlight Flexibility: Emphasize your ability to adapt to changing environments and tasks.
  4. Communicate Clearly: Practice clear and effective communication to articulate your experiences and ideas.
  5. Ask Insightful Questions: Show your interest in the role by asking about the team, projects, and impact.

By following these guidelines, you’ll be well-prepared to secure and excel in the Program Internship at Evidence Action. Good luck!