Internships are challenging opportunities for aspiring international development practitioners. The internship programme of RAF has its genesis in the belief that INGOs have a progressive role to play towards creating a new brigade of competent international development professionals with deep exposure to field realities. It also aids RAF’s overall approach to shared learning and intellectual growth. RAF has been successfully running an internship programme for aspiring professionals from Asia and Africa in its various country offices, since 2015. In the last five years, students from a wide range of international universities have endeavoured to apply their passion and knowledge in diverse field settings, in support of our mission and further derive new learning insights.
The students come with an open mindset and a demanding ToR, and are encouraged to undertake a wide range of participatory research studies as well as field action, as a part of their academic requirement. In the process, the interns generate the embodiment of new knowledge, skills and insight, which they go on to employ in course of their advanced studies and professional work in future.
Being an RAF intern combines a wide array of benefits and meaningful work that can help millions of people around Asia and Africa. Engaging with RAF as an intern means working in a rich multicultural and enabling environment under the guidance of highly competent subject matter specialists drawn from across the world. Such opportunities also provide aspiring professionals to construct their own influential network and further receive high order counselling and guidance for their own professional growth and excellence.
RAF seeks candidates interested to work in a highly diversified, multicultural and enabling environment conducive to the development of new knowledge, experience and skills set. The RAF internship application process is a great opportunity for those interested in building a professional career in international development. The RAF internship programme is highly competitive and purely based on merit. The number of interns recruited depends on the specific country office requirements and their resource availability.
Internships are open to postgraduate and doctoral students, who are interested in working with the community on issues related to community development, livelihood, education, health, social security, governance, civil society, etc.
Interested candidates can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Before you send us the application, take the time to go through our website and learn about RAF’s international work, methodology and approach to working. It is also important for you to read the ethical foundation of RAF. This will enable you to align your focus, interests, and expectations better with RAF’s work. International interns are advised to read about travel to and life in the countries, including any advisories issued by their own governments and visa formalities before applying for an internship.
The internship requires an extended period of stay in field locations depending upon the subject/theme of the internship. These locations are often remote and interns should be prepared to stay in places with bare minimal facilities. We would also recommend interns to familiarize themselves with the basic pleasantries and the customs of the respective countries to which they are opting for their internship. This would make the learning experience more enriching and rewarding too.
RAF provides a conducive and safe environment for learning and working. The organisation is fully committed to preventing sexual harassment at the workplace and ensures that all employees, interns, volunteers, and visitors are provided with a safe and hygienic workplace free from any discrimination and harassment.
Do you believe that an equitable world, with better quality of life for the most marginalized communities is possible, but don’t know how to act?
What if there is an interesting and exciting way, whereby you use your time, talent and passion beyond geographies and beliefs to make a change in the lives of vulnerable and the excluded, around the world. With your skills and our experience, we will make a difference in the lives of the people standing last in the queue.
At RAF, we greatly recognize the value of volunteers. Not only have volunteers helped us in increasing the reach out and organisational efficiency, but also benefited the community at large. From marshalling to cheering, collecting donations to organising events, project management to institutional development, we always need extra pairs of hands to run our events, projects and institution in order to deliver the intended results. When volunteers have positive experiences with their volunteer work, they often become life-long champions for the issues and the communities, with which they have worked, expanding the process of pro-poor and inclusive development.
RAF provides engaging, meaningful and rewarding volunteering opportunities across Asia and Africa. RAF engages volunteers from different backgrounds with a diverse range of skills and experience in various aspects of programme management and organisational development. Volunteering placements are offered in the field of health, education, livelihoods, civil society and governance in both in-field as well as virtual formats. Besides these, volunteers are engaged in a wide range of events and campaigns organized by the country units, spread around Asia and Africa. Depending upon skills and competency, the volunteer opportunities are also extended to the various spheres of project management, including database management, technical assistance, monitoring and evaluation, systems development, etc.
As an RAF volunteer, you will make a highly influential network and acquire a new range of skills, experience and further gain recognition for your efforts, while helping us to drive our mission. RAF volunteers work closely with its staff and as per the guidance and supervision of their respective country supervisor, under the overall leadership of the International Volunteer Coordinator.
If you have time to give and a strong commitment to bring about a lasting change, get in touch with RAF to find out more about how to become an RAF volunteer.
Anyone who wishes to volunteer (mostly unpaid) for RAF, in their free time, aligned with your preferred professional priorities, kindly register your general interest by writing at email@example.com
We are always on the lookout for talented and passionate professionals with a strong subscription to our mandate and values, to join us in making a difference in the lives of the most marginalized communities in Asia and Africa. We create an enabling work culture and conditions for staff to do the most telling/meaningful work of their lives. This is a place where you get to bring your knowledge, experience, and passion and make full use of it to transform the living conditions of people who stay at the bottom of the pyramid. Inquisitiveness, kindness, collaboration, optimism, courage, creativity, transparency, and challenging stereotypes in development— these are some of the qualities that define our work culture. As an RAF employee, you get to work with a dedicated and highly capable team of professionals networked together in 7 countries across Asia and Africa, along with the RAF Global secretariat. You will be part of an exciting team, where dedicated, inspiring, and driven professionals come together, each bringing something to the field to create a friendly and fulfilling environment to professionally thrive, contribute and learn.
RAF is an equal opportunities employer. RAF is deeply committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. We seek team members with different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and perspectives. We especially encourage women and differently-abled persons to apply.
RAF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse or any kind of harassment including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
If you are driven by the desire to make a real difference and believe in people’s ability to create their own futures, we invite you to explore the limited opportunities we have to make an impact.
Current vacancies with RAF Global are listed below. Please click on the advertised position for information and details of how to apply.
This is an ongoing advertisement and we will review CVs as and when received. Kindly email your application (updated CV along with the covering letter citing the position applied for) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Unsolicited emails for jobs will not be entertained.
RAF, DRC is currently seeking to recruit a Chief Operating Officer for RAF, DRC, which operates a multi-sector programme portfolio in five communes of the capital city of Kinshasa. The COO will be responsible for providing overall intellectual leadership and guidance, including day to day focus and improvement of the programme portfolio of RAF in DRC.
To be a successful candidate, you will have to be a visionary and dynamic team leader. You will demonstrate entrepreneurial instinct and have extensive knowledge of contemporary developments in the international development arena. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as cultural awareness and sensitivity. Highly qualified in programme designing and management, you will have substantial senior leadership experience, preferably within INGOs.
In addition, the ideal candidate will be/have:
RAF, DRC has been legally incorporated under applicable NGO laws, in the year 2017. RAF, DRC is currently operational in five communes of the capital city of Kinshasa and providing development services to a population of over 400,000. Since its inception, RAF, DRC has implemented a wide array of long-term and comprehensive projects across the sector of livelihood, public health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education along with expanding the scale and scope of good governance.
Collaboration is the cornerstone of our approach and everything that we aspire for. We are amply clear that the magnitude and complexity of the economic and social transformation of the have-nots are so gigantic that INGOs alone will not be able to manage the transformation. We are going to need robust, win-win partnerships with the private sector, and even corporate philanthropic foundations that bring together resources, knowledge, technology, and expertise so that we can strike a common ground and achieve greater scale and impact by overcoming challenges.
The poor and marginalized communities interface with the market and companies in various forms and manifestations, on a daily basis. RAF believes that partnership between INGOs and the private sector companies will co-create opportunities for the poor and marginalized sections of the society to have better access to goods, services, and livelihoods on fair and amicable terms. There is a direct motivation for businesses to get actively engaged with the communities. It not only makes business more inclusive but also creates effective means and channels to give back to society for creating a fair and equitable world that delivers high economic growth on a sustained basis. Investment in the individual and collective well-being of poor and marginalized communities also makes their business model more socially responsive and works in the best interest of nation-building.
At RAF, we recognize the incredible power and scope of partnership with the private sector. By converging our mutual expertise, resources, passion, and focus through meaningful and futuristic partnership, we can bring lasting change in the quality of lives of poor and marginalized communities. We are very keen to establish an extensive, strategic, and long-term partnership with the private sector companies.
When you partner with RAF, our global team with deep international exposure and experience will work with you to design tailor-made programmes and partnerships aligned with our mutual needs and mandate. You will gain a unique insight into our quality of life-centred approach and witness the long-term impact of your support as it transforms the lives of the poor.
Kindly contact our Corporate Partnership team at email@example.com
We put what it takes to ensure that we achieve the best possible development outcomes over the life of an activity relative to the total cost of managing and resourcing that activity and ensuring resources are used judiciously, economically, and without waste. Through a wide array of measures, we ensure that that aid is managed effectively, delivers the intended results and that those in charge of aid are constantly seeking to make it work even better than before.
We lay great emphasis on accountability by putting state-of-the-art systems, technology, and safeguards at par with the best in the international not-for-profit industry. Accountability is a triple responsibility for us. We make ourselves accountable to our donors, statutory systems, and the communities we work with. Transparency, good governance, reporting, and safeguarding are integral to our partnerships.
Our corporate partnership team comes with deep knowledge, exposure, and experience of international development in Asia and Africa. We are driven by passion and a genuine desire to create meaningful partnerships with sustainable impact and change.
RAF encourages women and youth owned enterprises in RAF intervention countries and shall give them due consideration in procurement of high quality bulk office use items at affordable costs. It is telling that only 20% of firms in the poorest countries are female owned. RAF will nurture such small and medium sized enterprises. RAF will also go the extra mile to support women’s cooperatives and producer companies engaged in production of items that are relevant to an implementing organisation like RAF. This is in line with RAF’s belief in promoting economic integration of women and youth in the economy.
To explore further, write to firstname.lastname@example.org