Call for Applications
Research Assistant Intern
Request for applications for a short-term internship opportunity as a Research
Location: Bridgetown, Barbados.
The Caribbean (NGO) Policy Development Centre (CPDC), a regional umbrella
organisation for Caribbean Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) is currently
undertaking a number of projects which require monitoring and evaluation. We have
conducted most of our surveys but require assistance collating the data for analysis. Against
this background, we are looking for a competent individual to assist with this action.
The CPDC is a legally registered non-profit organisation headquartered in Barbados and
established in 1991. CPDC serves as a regional umbrella NGO for organisations
comprising of peasants, small farmers, women, youth, Indigenous People, rural populations,
Rastafarians and other faith-based organisations located across CARICOM. CPDC also has
strong networking partnerships with organisations of persons with disabilities, artisans,
micro entrepreneurs, human rights, and workers. Altogether, it serves some 24 regional,
‐regional and national NGOs working at the grassroots level in economic, social, and
cultural areas in the Caribbean.
The organisation is mandated to work with NGOs and civil society to understand how
policies affecting Caribbean people are made; to share information about policies and
decision-making processes; to work to influence and bring change to the developmental
process; and to support and to lobby for policies which improve the lives of Caribbean
people. In fulfilling its mandate, the CPDC seeks to build the confidence and the ability of
the Caribbean peoples to influence public policy.
Terms of Reference
Purpose of the Terms of Reference (ToR)
This ToR aims to identify motivated and competent professionals to join our team as an
intern. He or she will provide support to the organization, in evaluation and research
Eligibility Criteria and Expected Qualifications
In order to be considered for the position, the applicant should meet the following criteria:
Conscientious, results-oriented and able to meet deadlines
Ability to multi-task duties and apply practical problem-solving skills as needed
Excellent interpersonal skills
Complete fluency in English
Previous data entry experience is desirable
Specific Criteria for the intern
The applicant must have a University degree in any of the following fields:
Political Science, Sociology, Education, International Relations, Communications,
Social Sciences or a related field
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Familiarity with the use of Survey Monkey and Google Forms
Knowledge of other online survey and data analysis tools
Duration and Dedication: Initially 2 weeks/80 hours
Expected starting date of assignment: March 13, 2017
Expected completion date: March 24, 2017
Place of Work
CPDC, Halsworth, Welches, St. Michael (Barbados)
Hours of Work
Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learning Opportunities for the Intern
General understanding of:
- The work and mission of the CPDC and wider civil society sector;
- The context of participatory governance and partnerships in development
- Bolstered research skills; and
- Project implementation and monitoring and reporting.
Supervision, Tasks and Responsibilities
The incumbent will work under the direct guidance and supervision of the Project
Consultant- Good Governance.
His / her main tasks and responsibility will be to:
Enter the questionnaires in Survey Monkey or the agreed Survey tool
Electronically complete questionnaires for each respondent by entering the
indicated responses on the hard copy survey
Verify the accuracy of data entered against the hard copies
Other tasks/duties as requested.
Output expectations: Tasks developed in a professional and efficient way, focusing on
end-results and delivering high quality.
Performance indicators: Timely and accurate completion of assignment.
Other valuable information:
A weekly stipend will be provided
This internship is open to persons residing in Barbados.
Confidentiality: The intern may not disclose any private CPDC information revealed in the
course of this assignment. The intern has no legal claim on any reports or products resulting
from this assignment.
Submission of applications
Qualified candidates are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the following e-
Deadline for submission: 9
March, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.