Kenya: Women’s Rights Intern

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Organization: Oxfam GB
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Feb 2018

Terms of reference for Women’s Rights Intern

Oxfam is an International Non-Governmental Organisation working with others to overcome poverty and suffering and has been working in Kenya since 1963. Oxfam has extensive experience in implementing humanitarian and development programmes in the informal settlements of Nairobi and pastoral areas in collaboration with various local and international organisations.

Women’s Rights in Oxfam

Women’s limited participation in the social, economic and political processes in Kenya is majorly a factor of the historical patriarchal nature of the society. They are therefore faced with both systemic and cultural challenges in their bid to contribute to the County or National development agenda. Discriminatory social norms and gender stereotypes continue to be entertained in both formal and informal institutions thereby hindering progress towards gender equality. A case in point is in the unequal participation and representation of women in political process and economic spaces.


The Women’s Rights programme is guided by the knowledge that women are marginalised in political and economic spaces. In 5 years, the Program will address this through: research, strengthening women’s capacity in leadership, media, public campaigns, working with women’s movements, coalition building, networking, policy influencing and advocacy. Specifically, interventions of the programme will target marginalised women and will seek to increase participation of women in the political and economic spheres.


The Women’s Rights Intern will support programmatic interventions by:

  • In liaison with the Women’s Rights Strategist, work with respective partners to collect best practices, case studies and required data that feeds into periodical reports (shared with Oxfam management, development partners and stakeholders), that demonstrates development.
  • Liaise with the MEAL Advisor in documenting the lessons learnt and their application for adjustments to the project where necessary.
  • In liaison with the Women’s Rights Strategist, collate case studies and related project communication as required by RNSF that demonstrates and feeds into Program accountability and learning.
  • Perform any other tasks related to the project which may be advised by the management from time to time.

The opportunity will help build his or her program performance measurement skills through exposure to a different aspects of programme management.


  • Have a relevant graduate degree preferably sociology, gender or political science.

  • Demonstrate excellent writing and analytical skills.

  • Have a high level of computer literacy.

  • Have strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.

  • A self-aware creative thinker

  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to effectively meet Women’s Rights needs.

  • Can commit at least 35 hours a week.

  • Work experience on partner relationship management and communications would be an added advantage



Post holder reports to Women’s Rights Strategist and will work closely with other project teams at Oxfam and partner offices.

How to apply:

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts using the link below

The closing date for all applications is 14 February 2018.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

At Oxfam, we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.

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