Posted by: KENASVIT | April 14, 2011

Intern in Kenya with KENASVIT

KENASVIT is looking for a new intern!

The intern will work as an assistant to the National Coordinator at KENASVIT’s national office, located in Nakuru Town, Kenya. KENASVIT is a young organization and many of its current activities are related to the capacity building of the organization: improvement of social dialogue, mobilization of new members, coordination and strategic planning of local and national activities. The intern will be assigned various tasks related to these overall development efforts of the organization, as well as tasks in several key areas:
• Communication: Given that improving internal organizational communication between the national and local bodies is a key priority, the intern will assist the National Coordinator in developing new communication methods. The intern will also assist with the drafting and preparation of the KENASVIT newsletter.
• Accountability: The intern will be expected to assist in the preparation of Activity and Annual reports to ensure accountability to KENASVIT’s partners and donors
• Representation: The Intern will represent KENASVIT in designated forums, conferences and meetings in Nakuru and elsewhere in Kenya. He or she will also conduct field visits to the urban affiliates, so as to become familiar with their work and to monitor the progress of local activities.
• Fundraising: The intern will assist in fundraising activities to ensure that KENASVIT’s activities can continue to run smoothly
• Research: The intern may have the opportunity to pursue research related to KENASVIT’s members, in order to expand the organization’s data and knowledge base.

Through an internship at KENASVIT, the intern will have the opportunity to develop and make use of administrative, organizational and analytical skills, and subsequently gain a practical insight and experience in the field of civil society development in Kenya.

– Qualifications:
• Candidates must hold a BA as a minimum requirement, in a relevant academic field: political/social science, international development studies, anthropology, development economics/business studies or other relevant field of study.
• Good communication skills and strong analytical skills
• Possess the ability to work independently and apply creative and innovative thinking to practical solutions.
• A profound interest in development issues, especially grass roots organisation and the informal economy.
• Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Kiswahili is an advantage but not a requirement.

Ideally, the internship will run from June 2011 to November 2011, although KENASVIT can accommodate differences in dates or duration. When applying, please state your desired start date and duration. Due to KENASVIT’s status as a young, donor-funded organization, regrettably, we are not able to offer any economic support during the internship. Interns should also be aware that work-related travel and accommodation in Kenya cannot be reimbursed.

Applications and relevant questions regarding the internship should be submit to Ms. Caitlin Grandison (caitlin.grandison@gmail.com). Applications consisting of a CV and cover letter must be received no later than May 2, 2011. We look forward to receiving your application.

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