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As part of its Undergraduate Internship Programme, Youth Alive! Kenya seeks to recruit a suitable young person to join our impressive team of professionals as an intern on a fixed term full-time engagement.

Are you young and young at heart, dynamic, open-minded and results-oriented?

Are you real, smart-working and honest person seeking an opportunity to be creative and innovative?

Do you have a burning passion and disposition to serve and work with children, youth and their communities?

Do you have strong interest in human rights, democracy and the rule of law?

Are you free and physically present in Nairobi for at least three months between October and December 2011?

Do you believe young people can change the world for the better?

If so, then we are looking for you!

The UIP is a three-month internally-supported comprehensive competence-building programme under the Youth Alive! Kenya Leadership Development Programme.

The programme targets students below 25 years of age within the public and private universities in Kenya and works to develop principle-centred leadership and managerial abilities among young people.

It aims at providing hands-on experience in non-profit development work by the integration of theory and practice.

Comprising structured learning and client-focused field work, the UIP works to expand technical and practical skills of the students to conceptualise, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate programmes across culture, gender and age.

The UIP is implemented through a sensitive and participatory learning process with attention given to individual learning dynamics as well as team performance.

Working under the Democracy & Governance programme and reporting to the Programme Assistant Democracy & Governance, the position will entail providing direct assistance to the implementation of projects under the programme and supporting the expansion of programme strategy including the development of new activities under the programme.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of various activities under the democracy and governance programme Component as guided by the programme Associate.
  • Assist in the preparation of programme status reports required for budget review, programme analysis, reports, etc
  • Assist in co-ordinating and organising meetings, workshops and seminars and other activities related to programme implementation and assist in the preparation of presentations of such workshops and meetings
  • Assist in coordinating the activities of the youth development working groups under the democracy and governance programme component.
  • Any other duty called upon to serve from time to time.

    Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Must be between the ages of 20 and 25 years;
  • Must be an undergraduate student or a fresh graduate of social sciences preferably political science or public administration at an accredited and internationally recognised institution of higher learning in Kenya or resident in Kenya at the time of application.
  • Must be a fast learner with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills with fluency in English;
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work with others to achieve high goals in a fast paced and culturally diverse environment;
  • Must have a deep knowledge of the current governance issues in Kenya and in East Africa;
  • Must be a self-starter with ambition who can work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines;
  • Must be an outstanding role model for young people, of unquestionable integrity and high ethical standards.
  • Possession of a valid driving license will be an added advantage

    If you believe you merit our consideration, please email us your letter of application alongside detailed Curriculum Vitae with three referees, email and day-time telephone contacts to be received by the close of business on the 7th October 2011 to: hr@youthalivekenya.org.

    The email should have a subject line: Democracy & Governance Programme Internship.

    The engagement is for an initial three months with possibility of extension.

    We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    If you do not hear from us by 21st October 2011, consider your application unsuccessful.

    The internship programme is a non-remunerative position; as such, the organisation will NOT provide a salary to the successful candidate for the services rendered but will avail equal opportunity for self advancement to the successful candidate as is to Youth Alive! Kenya staff.

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