YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa


YALI Regional Leadership Centers form part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a signature effort to support young Africans as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. Established through public-private partnerships, the Centers offer an experiential learning program for young Africans in three tracks: public management; civic leadership; and business and entrepreneurship. Four Regional Leadership Centers (RLCs) have been created in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa to serve as regional hubs across the continent to encourage transformational learning and enhanced leadership skills. The RLCs are a collaborative effort between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in close partnership with the MasterCard Foundation and other private sector partners. Each RLC is managed under a public-private partnership.

The Southern Africa Center (RLC- SA) is located at the University of South Africa School of Business Leadership (Unisa SBL) in Midrand and is overseen by the University of South Africa. The RLC SA serves the following Southern African countries: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and the Seychelles.

Remote Internship Opportunities

1) Monitoring and Evaluation Intern

The Monitoring and Evaluation Intern will work under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager to support in the planning, designing instruments and data collection based on the program Results Framework. YALI RLC-SA is looking for a candidate who is seeking monitoring and evaluation experience in measuring the quality and effectiveness of program implementation.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing support to implement and maintain results-based monitoring and evaluation system for YALI program
  • Support monitoring activities including regular data collection on program indicators and tracking program targets
  • Assist in data verification assessments.
  • Support the design of; data collection instruments, data collection and data analysis

Relevant Experience and Qualifications

  • Strong research and writing skills and attention to details
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Ability to work with multi diversity disciplinary teams
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to maintain deadlines
  • Has access to a laptop and internet connection during work hours for duration of internship
  • Proficiency in Microsoft windows

2) Mentorship Program Developer Intern

The purpose of the role is to assist the center to build its mentorship program. The Mentorship Program Developer intern will assist with strengthening of the mentorship program of the Center, that aims at providing support to alumni as they work to positively transform society.

The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Support the development of standard operating procedures for mentoring
  • Support the Development of clearance mechanisms for applicant mentors
  • Support the Development of Matching Criteria for mentee and mentors
  • Support the Development of Reporting Mechanisms for mentoring experience
  • Propose mentor – mentee paring mechanisms
  • Revise mentor application form

Relevant Experience and Qualifications

  • Proven experience of working with mentorship programs
  • Proven experience of developing mentorship programs
  • Excellent writing skills

3) Events Coordinator Intern

The purpose of the role is to support the Center to roll out its post-training capacity building events for alumni. The Events Coordinator intern will support the Continuous Learning component of the Alumni Relations Unit.

The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Organize virtual events for YALI RLC SA alumni
  • Support the Development of an Events feedback mechanism
  • Evaluate event's success and produce report
  • Advise on guidelines for conceptualizing, developing and running online events, related to events operation
  • Plan 2 virtual events

Relevant Experience and Qualifications

  • Proven experience of virtual events coordination
  • Proven experience as an event coordinator
  • Proficient in MS Office and other virtual meeting platforms
  • Outstanding communication abilities
  • Well-organized with multi-tasking skills
  • Able to handle stress and remain calm in an up tempo work environment
  • Problem-solving ability

Internship Specifics (For All Three)

Location: Virtual

Duration: 8-10 weeks. 30-40 hours a week during Spring term. (number of hours per week as well as start and end dates can be flexible based on candidate)


February 24th, 2021


The standard grant for a remote internship is $1500, meant to help defray expenses while student is engaged in internship opportunity.

To be eligible for funding you must have an "L term" status with the college.


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