African Centre for Technology Studies Graduate Intern Jobs In Kenya

African Centre for Technology Studies Graduate Intern Jobs In Kenya

Job summary

  • The graduate intern will support the work of the CRE programme within ACTS, especially the ongoing CapCET project.

  • S/he will be expected to conduct secondary and primary capacity building oriented research, co-creating training programmes, and dissemination activities for the CRE programme, as well as day-to-day project implementation activities on the CapCET project.

  • Additionally, the intern will join the resources mobilization team in the ED’s office.

    Core duties for CRE and the CapCET project (75%)

    CRE programme

  • Undertake research on climate change capacity building gaps, and its interaction with inclusive and sustainable development in Africa. This includes technical and non-technical writing outputs and contribute to project funding proposals.

  • Produce high quality capacity gaps outputs (not limited to policy briefs, dissemination workshops and knowledge exchange events
    Support the CRE team, including in the planning and execution of climate relevant trainings.

    CapCET Project

  • Conduct research on key elements of this project including but not limited to climate change training needs; institutional and capacity gaps analysis; monitoring, evaluation and learning opportunities; Climate change priority demand areas.

  • Manage engagement in the CapCET project with one or more institutions i.e., finalizing joint work plans, routine progress meetings and reporting.

  • Become actively involved in day to day running of work packages relating to: (a) needs assessment; (b) tailor-made curriculum development; (c) curriculum delivery; (d) providing climate action services; (e) production and dissemination of key outputs; and (f) developing sustainability framework.

  • Support project lead in designing and implementing project internal MEL.

  • Conduct project administration (including by not limited to meeting minutes, data collection for progress reports, organizing events and arranging travel, social media communication)

  • Other duties directed by the project lead.

    Core duties for support of the ED’s office (25%)

  • Review the ACTS’ strategy, work plan, funding model, and pipeline of interventions to better understand the needs and desired outcome.

  • Consult with the office of the ED team to better understand the vision, mission and focus areas of ACTS.

  • Conduct a comprehensive analysis of potential donors assess the feasibility of securing multiyear and thematic funding.

  • Map donors’ strategic areas of interest and explore opportunities for partnerships (and mobilizing and leveraging resources) from emerging donors- the BRIC countries,
    for example – and private sector (foundations);

  • In consultation with the ED, contribute to the development of a plan for pursuing new donors (traditional and non-traditional) and obtaining funding for ACTS work programme;

  • Develop objectives for fundraising, methods, tactics and focus (bilateral, private sector, public funding, foundations)

  • Periodically recommend ways to develop and maintain strategic partnerships and engagement with key donors (past, present, and future).

  • Assist ACTS experts in preparing funding requests in response to calls for proposals emanating from donors and Trust Funds.

    Minimum requirements

    The candidate must hold a master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., development policy, climate change, environmental education) from a recognized institution; and have at least the following:

  • A minimum of 1 year research experience in the field of climate education or related research field; preferably post MSc.
    Publication capacity (listed references preferred)

  • Evidence of organizing capacity-building-oriented events.

    Minimum competences


  • Writes effectively and efficiently in a professional approach relevant for policy makers and/or academic audiences.

  • Multi-tasking and problem solving to adapt well to situations.

  • Capacity to effectively communicate in French


  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of climate change concepts and/or climate education concepts.

  • Climate change development agenda


  • Recognizes the importance of delivering results through teamwork, taking responsibilities for actions, and taking initiative.

  • Demonstrates respect for others inside and outside the workplace

    Desired competences


  • Africa Climate change actors, actions, and institutions, including institutional capacity building processes.

  • Climate education and data management systems


  • Working with or advising African education, training and research institutions or African ministries of environment/climate development and/or Ministries of Education

  • Reporting on international development partner funding

    [How to Apply

  • Please send a cover letter and resume, including contact details for 3 references to

  •, with a copy to by 1200Hrs EAT on 28th January 2021.

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