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Terms of Reference: REGLAP Communications Intern


The Regional Learning and Advocacy Programme for Vulnerable Dryland Communities is a consortium of agencies that promotes lesson learning and documents good practice. 

Its focus is on strengthening dryland resilience in the Horn of Africa and advocating for improved policy and practice among governments, NGOs and other stakeholders.  

The Consortium currently includes: CARE, Cordaid, Dan Church Aid, IUCN, Save the Children and is led by Oxfam GB.

The REGLAP programme is currently funded by ECHO’s Drought Risk Reduction Action Plan (DRRAP), and will operate from Jan 2012 to June 2013 focusing on three result areas:

1. Evidence based DRR good practice is identified or developed, and disseminated to governments, NGOs and other stakeholders. 

2. National governments and key stakeholders are including DRR good practice in their strategies/plans.

3. Increased agreement by DRRAP partners, and other key organisations, on priorities for building resilience for joint advocacy and implementation.

REGLAP 4 has the following structure:

1. Country Advocacy Groups (consisting of a country lead, CSO national network and other interested agencies) will advocate on the key constraints to resilience building for the drylands among governments and other key actors.  
2. Regional Learning Groups on key issues (community approaches, water, and the evidence base for advocacy), will develop good practice models and guidance, and strengthen the evidence base for dryland resilience promotion.
3. The REGLAP Secretariat will support the country and learning groups and co-ordinate the project.

REGLAP collaborates closely with local CSOs and networks, governments, research organisations and ECHO DRRAP partners including FAO, UNDP DDC, UNICEF and UNISDR.

We are looking for a bright and capable communications intern, ideally a postgraduate, who is looking to start a career in international development work, or who is early on in their career and looking to gain more experience in a large international organisation.

Objectives of the placement
The intern will work with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager to support the communications work of the project.  

This will include supporting the production and dissemination of the REGLAP outputs including a good practice journal, studies, technical briefs and good practice principles. 

Facilitate communication with partners and interested others through an e-list of developments. 

Maintain the REGLAP webpage and a database of key good practice documents.  

Help organise events such as meetings and workshops and take minutes as required. 

What we are looking for
  • Candidates from under-represented backgrounds within the regional office. Candidates form arid areas and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • High-potential candidates who can demonstrate some level of leadership and initiative either inside or outside of the work arena.
  • Candidates who are committed to drylands development and social justice.
  • High level of computer literacy including word, web use and excel.
  • Ideally a postgraduate qualification or at the minimum good first degree (any subject)
  • Good written, communications and numeracy skills.
  • Confidence to build relationships and work effectively with others at all levels
  • Available to commit for 6 months and to travel as required. 
  • No more than 3 years after finishing university/postgraduate study.
What we can offer
We can offer a 6-month placement with a monthly stipend of KES 30,101.  

You will be supported in your career development through a development plan.  

Although the purpose of this internship is not to facilitate longer-term employment within Oxfam, assistants will be encouraged to apply competitively to any opportunities arising within Oxfam as appropriate.

To apply
Please send a CV and covering letter outlining why you think you would be suitable for this opportunity, referring to the criteria above, to by 18th June 2012.    

Please indicate in the subject line the post you are applying for.  

The intern would start as soon as possible. 

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