Sunday, September 30, 2012

ACTED Program Intern Job in Maralal, Samburu

Department: Program
Position: Program Intern
Contract Type: Internship Contract
Duty Station: Maralal, Samburu
Starting Date: Immediately

ACTED is a non-governmental organization whose vocation is to support vulnerable population world wide and to accompany them in building a better future. 

ACTED was created in 1993, is governed by the French law and has itshead quarters in Paris, France. ACTED Horn of Africa has coordination offices in Nairobi.

ACTED Kenya is looking for an experienced self driven, self oriented and resourceful person to use asan Intern for its Program Department. ACTED Maralal Area Office oversees project activities implementation in Samburu County, East Pokot and Turkana East.
The Program Intern will work closely with and reports to Program Manager with the following specific duties:
  • To participate in and help ensure project documents and reports are accurately filed and files kept up-to-date,
  • Closely liaise with Program Manager in ensuring  that Project Documentation and Reporting Plan is adhered to and reports are submitted and filed appropriately in accordance with the deadlines.
  • Participate in meetings and responsible for minutes taking and ultimately communicating to the staff as requested. To collate and consolidate detailed minutes of meetings while ensuring reports/ work completions are in accordance with deadline and details agreed with ACTED,
  • To participate in documentations of Project activities through Case Studies/ Success Stories and Lessons Learnt/ Best Practices.
  • To facilitate, liaise and help develop project databases as may be requested from time to time by Program staff.
  • To participate in meetings, surveys, assessments, planning strategies and evaluation of works and costs in cooperation with ACTED staff and documentation thereof,
  • To send timely reminders to staff on the deadlines for submission of reports one week before the anticipated response deadline.
  • To assist in the  production of  timely and comprehensive  weekly and monthly reports,
  • To share information and advice ACTED, partners,  staff and communities on matters of your expertise and skills related to Project activities,
  • To discuss and respect objectives developed with your direct ACTED supervisors,
  • To respect and perform other duties delegated by direct ACTED supervisor.
Qualifications/Skills Required
  • Diploma in Community Development, Project Management, Social Work or other related studies,
  • Any previous experience and skills in working on Donor funded projects will be an added and clear advantage,
  • Strong Oral, Reporting, Documentation and Writing skills mandatory,
  • English & Kiswahili fluency are minimum requirements. Fluency in Samburu, Pokot & Turkana local languages desired and a clear advantage.
  • Experience of working in a team and coordinating the work of community groups.
  • Able to handle, prioritize, multiple tasks simultaneously.
Application Procedures

All interested persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, two referees and contacts to ACTED Kenya Area Office in Maralal: PO Box 401 and received on or before 5.00PM on 12 October, 2012.

Please note that this is NOT a salaried position hence only motivational allowances are attached to.

Professional Interns are hired to fill short-term gaps in staffing and for them to gain experience through on-job training; as such not ACTED staff.

ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer