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PELUM-Kenya is a network of 42 Civil Society Organizations reaching smallholder farmers in Kenya; in adoption of Ecological Land Use Management (elum) practices which promotes use of eco-friendly technologies to enhance food production and incomes using locally available materials. 

PELUM-Kenya is mandated by its 42 members to promote Ecological Land Use Management (elum) practices and principles in Kenya through networking, capacity building, information sharing and advocacy. 

Participatory Ecological Land Use Management as a network has heightened a need for evidence based advocacy to inform the community at large about the natural environment and to achieve the need for a meaningful participation.
The African Biodiversity Network (ABN) is a regional network of individuals and organizations seeking African solutions to the ecological and socio-economic challenges that face the continent. 

The ABN was conceived in response to growing concern in the region over threats to Biodiversity in Africa and the need to develop strong African positions and legal instruments at the national, regional and international level. 

Currently The ABN has 36 partners drawn from twelve African countries: Benin, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Bread for the World (BfW) provided a grant to African Biodiversity Network (ABN) and PELUM-Kenya for the project “Biosafety and Seed laws capacity building in Kenya” in order to scale up knowledge on Bio-safety in Kenya for informed choice by consumers and producers”.
PELUM –Kenya seeks to recruit an exceptional results oriented individual to fill the position of Advocacy Intern. 

This position will report to the Campaigns Advocacy and Lobbying officer in PELUM Kenya and will be responsible for the following:

Key Responsibilities
  • Supporting the day-to-day operations and activities of project.
  • Supporting the activities of Kenya Biodiversity coalition and effectiveness of the activities implemented by the member organizations of the coalition.
  • Supporting PELUM Kenya in identifying information needs and interests, collection of information, dissemination and facilitating seamless exchange of information among the stakeholders.
  • Screening, responding, handling and rerouting correspondences as guided in PELUM Kenya
  • Supporting the building of a strong networking culture and effective working relationships and ensuring that the member organizations contribute effectively to the local and global debates
  • Supporting arrangements for meetings, workshops, conferences and other events
  • Developing reports as required from time to time with the guidance of the CAL Officer in PELUM Kenya.
Key Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
  • Minimum of undergraduate degree or equivalent in Journalism, Agriculture, Environment, Sociology, Political Science or a closely related discipline.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience related working.
  • Experience in food rights and food sovereignty issues
  • Computer proficiency in: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet search skills and ability to learn new applications quickly
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Be a good communicator with excellent research and writing skills in press releases, newspaper articles, blogs
Remuneration for the position is Kshs. 30,000 per month (gross)
Application Procedure and deadline.
Applications (Cover letter including the current and/or expected remuneration and CV) to be sent by email only to with the subject line “Application for the position of Advocacy Intern”
Deadline for submission of the applications will be 20th July, 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Those who previously applied for this position need not re-apply.

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