UNOPS Research and Communications Assistant Intern Jobs in Kenya

UNOPS Research and Communications Assistant Intern Jobs in Kenya

  • Reporting to the respective head of Unit, the Research and Communications Assistant intern will be expected to energetically engage in the support of HR tasks and other units to selectively drive particular work items on their own.

    Their responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensure the gender parity action plan for KEMC is up to date.

  • Liaison with members of the gender parity group on the action plan.

  • Draft interview minutes, plan and organize the gender parity group meetings.

  • Assist in the outreach activities related to various recruitments.

  • Liaising with the universities, institutes and other organizations regarding various activities related to gender parity.

  • Assist the group members in the identification and documentation of best practices and lessons learnt, including coordination and organization-wide implementation of knowledge sharing and documentation methodologies.

  • Maintenance of personnel records for all personnel

  • Maintenance of the training database.

  • Conducting and following up on reference checks

  • Assist in the development of project proposals and documents: Take notes of meetings, Complete project documents, Organize and keep records of project development processes

  • Assist PDO with researching potential partners, funding cycles of different donors, as well as priority areas for the donors and providing an in depth analysis on the same.

  • Support the PMO in the communication, collation and preparation of data, reports and information on KEMC Projects and Programmes as and when required.


  • Must be enrolled in a University Degree Programme in Human Resources, Business Administration, International Relations, Communications or a related field is required.

  • Applicants who have graduated from such studies within the recent three years will also be considered eligible for the position.


  • Any prior work experience is not required. A portfolio of relevant work would be an asset.


  • Fluency in English is required


  • Integrity and inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences
    and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

  • Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

  • Result orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

  • Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

  • Solution focussed: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

  • Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

    How to Apply

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