OCHA Intern - Information Management Jobs in Kenya

OCHA Intern - Information Management Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

  • This internship will be based in the OCHA’s Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of the Communications Team’s Leader. The internship is being offered for period of six (6) months.


  • In general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions. Daily responsibilities will depend on th

  • e individual's background and will be related to public information, communications and reporting, where s/he will become familiar with international humanitarian emergency response mechanisms.

    Duties may include but are not limited to:

    • Assisting in the collection of information, including news articles, on humanitarian issues in the region;

    • Assisting with the production of information products on priority issues and/or major events;

    • Assisting with the drafting of reports aimed at specific audiences, including internal and public reports; participating in the creation of content (messages, campaigns) for social media platforms;

    • Performing other tasks requested by the supervisor.


    Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

    Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office;actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

    Teamwork: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal
    agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


    To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

    • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or

    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or

    • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation from an academic programme. Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted. The University degree must be preferably in the area of communication, journalism, international relations or in a related field.

    Work Experience

  • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme.

  • Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.

  • Applicants to the UN internship programme are not required to have professional work experience. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required. Explain how your experience meets this criterion using examples.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French or Portuguese is desirable.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; OCHA Intern - Information Management Jobs in Kenya

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