Interpeace Internship with the Programme Development Unit Jobs in Kenya

Interpeace Internship with the Programme Development Unit Jobs in Kenya


Closing date: 03 Nov 2019

Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding. Its aim is to strengthen the capacities of societies to manage conflict in non-violent, non-coercive ways by assisting national actors in their efforts to develop social and political cohesion.

Interpeace also works to assist the international community, particularly the United Nations, to play a more effective role in supporting peacebuilding efforts around the world. For more information about Interpeace, please visit www.interpeace.org.

Scope of the internship:

Working as a member of the Programme Development Unit (PDU), under the supervision of the unit’s Senior Officer, the intern will provide support to Interpeace’s global programme development efforts.

S/he will gain insights into the process of developing new programmes and providing innovation to existing peacebuilding programmes, as well as developing communication skills with internal and external stakeholders.

A skilled supervisor will guide and mentor the intern during the internship. This includes:

  • Discussing and setting the development objectives for the internship period with the intern
  • Providing the resources and support required to meet the requirements and development objectives of the internship
  • Providing mentorship and regular feedback on performance
  • Issuing an internship certificate

    Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Carry out research on expert consultants to support PDU work and on potential people to meet in new countries of interest
  • Contribute to the PDU’s written output (including proposals), where required, and carry out research accordingly
  • In coordination with the Senior Officer, draft formal letters to request meetings with national authorities and international community
  • When necessary, support the organisation of roundtable events
  • Identify platforms for available funding opportunities
  • Research and identify fora at which Interpeace staff can participate as speakers
  • Support the organisation of meetings and travel for members of the PDU
  • Other tasks as required
  • Skills that the intern will develop and
    knowledge that the intern will acquire:

  • An understanding of
    different stages of programme development (scoping, country analysis, stakeholder engagement, proposal development etc.)
  • An understanding of peacebuilding dynamics in several conflict and post-conflict contexts
  • Open source research skills to provide sound analysis of conflict dynamics
  • Drafting written communication (briefs, letters, e-mails, etc.)
  • Drafting documents for internal and external audiences
  • Planning and coordination of events

    Duration:

    The duration of the internship is 6 months and is full-time.

    Stipend

    A stipend is offered throughout the internship period.

    Requirements:

  • Current pursuit of an undergraduate degree (Bachelor) in Political Science, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, or related field and able to dedicate six months to a full-time internship with the university’s/education institution’s agreement or
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree (Bachelor) in Political Science, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, or related field and pursuing a Master’s degree in the near future.
  • Applicants will need to provide an attestation from the education institution where the candidate seeks to pursue the graduate degree attesting that this internship is aligned and will contribute to the educational purpose of the graduate degree or
    Recent completion of a Master’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, or related field
  • A strong desire to learn about peacebuilding while making a worthwhile contribution of time and effort to Interpeace
  • Fluent written and spoken English; good written and spoken French skills
  • Good knowledge of common MS computer applications
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent proven organization and communications skills

    How to Apply:

    Qualified candidates may submit a complete curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to recruitment@interpeace.org. “Internship: Programme Development Unit ” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application e-mail to be considered.

    Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be notified. For more information about Interpeace, its values and working principles, please visit the Interpeace website www.interpeace.org.

    The deadline for applications is 3 November 2019

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