Internships At CUTS Accra

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13 Jan, 2017

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Internships in Ghana

CUTS International (Accra Ghana) is registered civil society and non-profit organization working in the areas of consumer protection, trade and development, economic regulation and investment, competition policy and law as well as governance. Established in 1983 as a voice of the poor to express their developmental needs and aspirations, CUTS International ( is a leading Southern voice and face of consumer empowerment through its rights-based approach and activities for influencing the process and content of inclusive growth and development. CUTS has offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Accra, Lusaka, Hanoi, Jaipur and Delhi.

Job Description

Internship Positions: Research Assistant, Programme Assistant

CUTS is a non-profit research and advocacy policy think tank based in Accra with mandates to the ECOWAS region ( CUTS works in the areas of international trade and development, consumer protection and consumer safety, governance, competition, investment and economic Regulation. CUTS has distinguished itself over the years as an organization that is enable to engage the grassroots, policy makers and non-state actors. CUTS requires two interns (one male and one female) to assist in the areas of research and programmatic activities.  Internship position is non-paid. However, interns shall be provided with monthly stipend.

Key Responsibilities of the Research Assistants/Programme Officer would include but not limiting to:

  • Basic research
  • Analysis of reports
  • Networking with researchers/research institutions for managing research
  • Coordination with other NGOs & donors
  • Cataloguing & maintaining database & other documentation
  • Organising events

Required Skills or Experience

The candidate should be a Masters in Economics/Development/Business Communication from an institute of good repute. Candidates with years of experience in social sector, preferably in the area of Trade, Aid and Development, Consumer affairs, Governance, legal, policy & advocacy, having leadership qualities will be preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel)
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary service
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices

 How to Apply

The deadline for the application is Friday 20th January, 2017. Apply with i) Detailed CV, ii) 2 References iii) Soft copies of any published works iv). Cover letter of 400 words expressing the interest of application iv. An essay of 800 -1000 words on “Regional Integration as a Tool for Economic Development in the ECOWAS Region”. The application should be emailed to: [email protected] not later than Friday 20th January, 2017.

NB: Application without the essay and a cover letter will be rejected.

CUTS is an equal opportunity organisation and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

CUTS International Accra GHANA OFFICE:

Asafoatse Oman Street, (Near Central View Hotel and ATTC), Kokomelemele), P.O. BOX AN 6156, Accra, Ghana Email: [email protected] |Phone: + 233 30 2245652

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