Kenya: Health and Nutrition program Intern – Nairobi

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Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 12 Dec 2017


The International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster-affected communities. The IRC has been operational in South Central (Mudug, Galgadud, Banadir and Nugaal) regions of Somalia, implementing interventions in the areas of Livelihood, WASH and Health, GBV, Governance and Rights reaching out to more than 200,000 conflict and drought-affected population in these regions.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Health and Nutrition Coordinator, the Health and nutrition program intern will be responsible for contributing to a large variety of program unit activities listed in detail below. The job requires extreme adaptability to different personality types, professional organization and initiative in independent problem solving. The Somalia Country Office has designed the intern position to allow for increasing responsibility as the internship progresses.

Key Responsibilities

  • Track and manage report deadlines regularly and maintain communications with the program team.
  • Support in Grant Opening, Closing, and Check-in meetings, bringing together all relevant staff, sometimes at Nairobi and field-levels, to go over financial, procurement, and reporting needs
  • Track budget vs. actual spending of health and nutrition grants monthly and coordinate with staff at field and Nairobi-level to resolve budgetary issues
  • Support in meetings as necessary to ensure necessary spending and adherence to donor agreements.
  • Create other communications pieces as necessary as time allows; like success stories press releases or media advisories for events in the field, health cluster articles on changes in programs or context (when newsworthy), or key programmatic achievements
  • Work with various program managers and officers to receive progress updates on individual grants and projects
  • Familiarize oneself with the varying sub-grant partnerships across IRC Somalia health and nutrition programs and monitor the relationship for the duration of the grant, relaying issues to relevant staff when necessary.
  • Carry out any other activities deemed appropriately by the supervisor.

Reporting and Coordination:

  • Work with Senior Health and Nutrition Coordinator, senior primary health care manager and the senior grants partnership officer to liaise with sub-grant partner on sub-agreement issues for the duration of the sub-grant, amendments to the sub-grant budget, and any issues with the partnership.
  • Coordinate with field staff and review, edit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on projects as required.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • University Degree underway or recently completed in Health and Nutrition , Public Health, Health system strengthening, or other relevant health and nutrition fields
  • Strong written and spoken professional English required
  • Work experience in any field, full-time work experience in a professional health environment preferred
  • Proficiency in EXCEL is a major advantage
  • Writing, editing, and proofreading experience highly desired
  • Willingness to work independently and in group settings
  • Strong interest in the INGO or the humanitarian field and/or Somalia

How to apply:

Full description of this position and application details can be viewed through our website

Deadline for Applications: 12th December 2017.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
International Allowances are not available for this position.

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