Kenya: Programmes Intern

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Organization: Network of African National Human Rights Institutions
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 May 2018


The Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) is a membership organization for African National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) registered as a legal entity under laws of the Republic of Kenya. Our mission is to support, through national, sub‐regional, regional and international cooperation, the establishment and strengthening of NHRIs to more effectively undertake their mandate of human rights promotion, protection, monitoring and advocacy. Our vision is a continent with effective NHRIs, contributing to an enhanced human rights culture and justice for every African. We encourage and support the establishment of strong and independent NHRIs in compliance with the Paris Principles.

The NANHRI Internship Programme offers eligible applicants the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in our work. Our Internship opportunities are offered depending on the needs and capacity of officers to receive and supervise interns. Interns are given assignments and responsibility commensurate with their academic and professional experience.

We are inviting applications from young, dynamic, industrious and self-driven candidates to fill the internship position in the Programmes Department at the Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya.


Reports to:



Internship Coordinator

Head Office

6 months


To support the Programmes team in planning and executing programmatic activities in an effective, efficient and professional manner.


· To work closely with the Operations Manager and Programme Officers to gain knowledge, skills and experience from our work in various departments.

· Assist in planning and implementing all programmatic activities including handling logistical arrangements.

· Preparing meeting and activity reports.

· Drafting and/or translating materials for use in programmatic activities, in consultation with the Programmes staff.

· Assist in collecting and analyzing data for preparing monitoring and evaluation reports.

· Participate in departmental and organizational planning processes.

· Conduct research and prepare briefs on emerging areas within the human rights field.

· Any other duties that may be assigned by the Operations Manager and Programme Officers.


· Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Project Management or related field from a recognized institution

· Foreign applicants MUST be elegible to work in Kenya.


· Fluency in written and spoken French and English languages.

· Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools.

· Must be able to work efficiently and independently with minimum supervision.

· Good organizational skills; a team player and flexible towards adjusting priorities.

· Strong interpersonal and inter-cultural skills and sensitivities.

· Ability to conduct research and prepare reports.

· Demonstrable commitment to social justice.

How to apply:

If you possess the above qualifications and other requirements for the position, please send your application strictly by Email clearly indicating the position on the subject matter of the email together with a cover letter and a detailed C.V, a daytime telephone contact, and names and contacts of three referees to reach us by Friday May 31, 2018 to:


Network of African National Human Rights Institutions

Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 2nd Floor

PO. Box 74359‐00200



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