Mercy Corps Operations Intern Vacancy Jobs in Kenya

Mercy Corps Operations Intern Vacancy Jobs in Kenya

  • Mercy Corps is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Portland, Oregon in the United States of America doing humanitarian, relief and development work globally.

  • Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided more than US$1.95 billion in assistance to people in 107 nations.

  • Supported by headquarters offices in North America and Europe, the agency’s unified global programs employ 3,700 staff worldwide and reach nearly 16.7 million people in more than 40 countries.

  • We are presently looking for a committed and dynamic graduate trainee to take up the position of an OPERATIONS INTERN.

    General Position Summary

  • The Operations intern will support the work of administration and operation functions of the AgriFin Program Office in Nairobi.

  • Working closely with Program, Operations and Finance, the Operations intern is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her services.

  • The intern will work under the supervision of the MercyCorps Senior Manager, Operations and HR

    Internship Responsibility

  • Coordinate and maintain current all work permits, visas and other documentation for Mercy Corps expatriate employees and visitors

  • Compiles documents required for processing payments and prepares payments requests

  • Participate in tender processes as facilitator when required and in preparation of the tender analysis documents

  • Ensure contracts are well tracked and renewed on time through the use of the contract database

  • Establish and maintain a proper filing system for operations documents

  • Assists with review and compiling of time sheets and management of the leave database

    Learning Objectives

    The intern will:

  • Gain experience in Administrative and office operations processes

  • Gain experience in Multi-tasking and Time management

    Knowledge and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, finance or related field

    Success Factors

  • The ideal candidate will have a strong curiosity for understanding. S/he will be
    an excellent communicator, multi-tasker, and able to work in ambiguous situations.

  • S/he will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures.

  • S/he will be a team-player with a positive attitude toward problem solving and conflict resolution.

  • The successful candidate will be focused on team-building; be a strategic thinker, have strong skills in project management and maintain a sense of humor.

  • Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV) listing three professional referees (including a recent supervisor) to on or before Friday 31st January 2020 by 5.00pm.

  • The email subject line must clearly show the job title.

  • Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

  • Please do not attach any certificates.

    (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates)


  • Mercy Corps AgriFin Program does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process

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