SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) / Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Intern

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Last update: Apr 29, 2022 Last update: Apr 29, 2022


Deadline: May 29, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Netherlands Netherlands
Job type:Internship / Volunteer
Work experience: <1 year
Date posted:Apr 29, 2022
Expected starting date:May 30, 2022


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Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period, SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation, with decentralised management. Our Global Support Unit (70 staff) supports our teams around the world. For more information on SNV, visit our website:

Job Description

Description of Internship
Do you want to learn how international NGOs create projects that are responsive to the needs of all people while taking into account the opportunities and constraints related to gender, age, disability and other factors? Do you want to understand how gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) and women’s economic empowerment (WEE) are integrated into agriculture and food systems project design and implementation? Do you want to better understand GESI/WEE-related good practices, methodologies, and tools? Do you want to work with colleagues who are passionate about intersectional feminism and dismantling systems of oppression? Then apply now for this internship!

SNV is seeking a qualified and highly motivated intern to support the Food Systems Sector on GESI/WEE.


The GESI/WEE Intern’s main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

·       Supporting GESI communities of practice through scheduling and knowledge management assistance

·       Providing support in the development of GESI/WEE tools and trainings for food systems

·       Assisting in the research and creation of deliverables such as working papers and reports

·       Assisting with the development, scheduling, and facilitation of virtual meetings

·       Preparing documents for meetings

·       Taking notes in meetings

·       Disseminating documents for review and monitoring the review process to keep to deadlines

·       Being a point of contact for a range of staff and internal stakeholders

·       Writing and issuing emails to teams and departments on behalf of teams or senior staff


·       Strong writing capabilities in English

·       Good communication and interpersonal skills

·       Self-starter

·       Attention to detail

·       Internet research skills

·       Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

·       Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and Teams is highly desirable

·       French language skills are not required, but are highly desirable (reading, writing, and spoken)



·       Currently registered as a student in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited university in the Netherlands

·       Studying a subject that is relevant to GESI/WEE (e.g., international development, women’s studies, sociology, anthropology, human rights, etc.)

·       Must be able to work from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Central European Time (CET)

Additional Information

Working at SNV
SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and international working environment. For more information, please visit our website:

How to apply?
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by 11th May 2022 by clicking on the link: I'm interested and by uploading a CV and Motivation letter. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and men, women, LGBTQIA people, people with disabilities, and people from Global South countries are encouraged to apply.