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Full-time Program Intern

at Adeso in Nairobi

Program Intern at Adeso in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy. For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self- reliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

Position Summary
The Program Intern will be a full time member of Adeso staff based in Nairobi, Kenya

Key Responsibilities

  • Review mails, respond to routine enquiries and draft responses for the cash learning project.
  • Manage project meetings with vendors, suppliers and other consultants-including preparing documentation and taking minutes as necessary and identifying action points during meetings and follow up with the concerned parties to ensure that action is taken
  • Maintain an effective record and filing system for contacts, project activities, correspondences, and documents for quick and easy reference;
  • Develop schedules and analysis to help review different training sessions
  • Provide support in drafting and formatting of reports;
  • Assist in proposal development process taking responsibility for administrative sections of proposals developed and ensuring all application requirements are met.
  • Assist in reviewing bids, fee notes and organizing for LPO and contract preparation.
  • Manage conference and workshop logistics by preparing draft budgets, making travel and hotel bookings, sending invitations, preparing workshop materials and arranging for per diems;
  • Maintain grant reporting schedules for the project and follow-up on project reports to ensure submission by due dates;
  • Help in monitoring project implementation including review of burn rates from the monthly financial reports.
  • Support where appropriate in the planning and execution of the identified thematic areas such as research and technical material review.
  • Ensure compliance to all Adeso and donor policies as well as program procedures and guidelines.
  • Contribute to enhancing the visibility of Adeso across key stakeholders.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Food Security or related fields.
  • At least 1 year of related work experience, preferably for an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO).
  • Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development issues and a demonstrable understanding of conflict/post conflict development contexts.
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to work independently & productively in a fast-paced environment and ability to effectively see projects through from start to finish.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to successfully and effectively liaise with a variety of people in a multi-cultural and multi-site environment.
  • Flexible work attitude, proactive and demonstrated creativity: the ability to work productively in a team environment and the ability to problem solve creatively with minimal guidance.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written is required; language skills in French would be a strong asset.
  • Excellent Computer skills: proficient in all MS Office, and some knowledge of database management would be an asset. Desirable Skills: • Time management, with multiple priorities;
  • Detail oriented, discreet, tactful, courteous;
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks, meet deadlines;
  • Initiative and innovation in assessing situations, troubleshooting, teambuilding
  • Experience in cash based programming.
  • Some basic logistical experience or qualification is an asset.

How to apply:
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated young professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to , quoting the position in the email subject matter, by Tuesday 9th December, 2013.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:

  • An updated CV;
  • An application letter and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

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