Interpeace Internship with the Programme Development Unit Jobs in Kenya
Interpeace Internship with the Programme Development Unit Jobs in KenyaClosing 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
The duration of the internship is 6 months and is full-time.
A stipend is offered throughout the internship period.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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