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Volunteer Career Opportunity in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy: Volunteer - Campaigns & Policy 

Ref: INT1296

The Campaigns and policy team is slowly consolidating making it necessary to have close monitoring and review of work being undertaken by the team.   

The team’s work on Rights in Crisis, resilience, inequality and WIN is of key focus this year.  Its therefore necessary to have someone who supports the team esp. with day today transactions internally within Oxfam.  

The role will also offer the intern a chance to work in an office environment and grow experience working with a team, admin work and one specific area of interest to the intern.

Location: Nairobi
Salary: N/A
Region: HECA
Division: International
Hours: 35 per week

Job Type: Trustee / Association Role (unpaid)

Duration: 6 months

This is an unpaid Volunteer role, based in Nairobi - Kenya

Key Responsibilities:
  • Organising campaigns and policy team monthly meetings and putting together notes and sharing in a timely manner and also following on action points
  • Helping with admin plans for campaigns and policy team meetings – Helios, finance, logs and admin
  • Putting together requests (Helios)  from systems and assisting with systems updates  and follow through of request
  • Assist campaigns and policy  manager in management of diary and travel logistics and communication
  • Supporting the RCPM and RIC lead with scheduling conference calls, dial-ins and taking minutes from these meetings and follow ups.
  • Looking out for calls for funding and working with teams to develop draft concepts and proposals thereafter
  • Finalising the organisation of the resource centre
  • Following what’s trending on FB,twitter etc and updating RCPM’s handles when requested
  • Developing, maintaining and updating a calendar of events for the team
  • Supporting RIC lead with regular posting and uploading and  communicating out to teams on what content is available esp. on internal systems and  updating RIC elists  and note taking on RIC calls, sharing notes etc
  • Supporting the resilience lead with documentation, helping set up meetings internally
  • Other support to the campaigns team as requested by the RCPM
Skills and Competence:
  • A degree in development  and or International Relations studies or related field
  • Experience of working in the field and/or understanding of programme issues related to humanitarian and long term development
  • Understanding of advocacy work and its importance
  • Understanding of humanitarian issues and dry lands issues
  • Excellent communication  and report writing skills
  • Proactive, self-starter – able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent administration skills – excel, management of systems etc
  • Excellent time management, organisation, and prioritisation skills, with the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • The ability to work well in a team and right attitude to starting a career
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s values and an understanding of gender and diversity.
  • An understanding of humanitarian and or development and communication issues.
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and a willingness to listen and learn from others.
  • Knowledge and use of social media and digital tech – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr etc for communicating

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