Graduate Intern-RIL

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

Graduate Intern - Somali Response Innovation Lab

The Role Purpose:

The Intern will support the Somali Response Innovation Lab (SomRIL) core activities including (1) Convenes (Humanitarian and development stakeholders gathering to map challenges), (2) MatchMaker (Understanding humanitarian challenges and pairing them with potential solutions) and (3) Support (Technical and resource mobilization support for humanitarian innovation pilots) functions. The Intern will also support with the data management and updating in the System for Lab Information Management and Evidence, which is the Labs ecosystem database. S/he will further support in data collection from the field and finally support the Senior Response Innovation Lab Coordinator day to day activities in Mogadishu.

Key Responsibilities:

  • System for Lab Information Management and Evidence (Lab information management and monitoring database) updating and verifying and following up of the local innovation ecosystem stakeholders in ensuring they are up to date.

  • Updating information related to the MatchMaker (platform for matching challenges with existing humanitarian innovations)

  • Update the challenges and innovations submitted by our stakeholders on the System for Lab Information Management and Evidence database.

  • Conducting research on global humanitarian innovation ecosystem to expand information base in the system and to explore possible uses of the data for external stakeholders.

  • Experiment with analyzing RIL (Response Innovation Lab) existing data set to identify valuable knowledge and insights to be used for internal adaptive management purposes or to shed light on boarder features and trends in the humanitarian innovation ecosystem.

  • Coordinate with the RIL Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning working group in refining and improving the System for Lab Information Management and Evidence and the ecosystem online databases.

  • Take part in Somali Response Innovation Lab’s field data collection exercises.


  • First-level university degree in International Development, Business Administration, Social Policy, Communications, IT or related fields.

  • Previous attachment in humanitarian or development assistance an asset;

  • Familiarity with MS Teams and other collaboration software is desirable;

  • Knowledge of database systems (SQL, Airtable, Access, etc…) is useful, but successful candidates will be trained on appropriate systems as required

  • Some experience in data/information management for a project, program or organization is desirable.

  • Demonstrated experience working on MS Excel is required and familiarity with higher functions (Pivot tables, SharePoint integration, Google Excel etc…) is highly desirable;

  • Experience in Databases such SQL is desirable

  • Excellent writing skills in English and capacity to synthetize.

  • Willing to learn and is keen to take initiative.

  • Demonstrates an aptitude for innovation and a desire to find new and improved solutions to challenges faced.

Working Environment:

One position to be based in Mogadishu.


6 months.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institution.