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Intern Job in Kenya - Grants Writer

DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. 

Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. 

Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Grants Writer Intern
 

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
 
Location: Kenya
 
Job Code: 1724
 
Description: Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS)

Task Order Name:
 Transition Initiatives for Stabilization
 
Period of Performance: 75-150 days
 
Salary: Monthly stipend
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya (with potential travel to TIS project sites in Somalia)
 
Background: The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) project is designed to seek creative and flexible programs to address recognized needs in Somalia, which is considered one of the highest foreign policy priorities on the continent. 

The overall objectives of the TIS program are to increase the visibility of, and confidence in, government through improved service delivery; create collaborative and strategic partnerships between government institutions, private sector, and civil society; increase access to peace, recovery, and development information, support broad-based participation in the transition; and support to reconciliation processes. 

TIS program implements quick impact, short-term activities that promote stabilization, while using a collaborative framework for program design and implementation. 

This approach ensures Somali ownership of the entire process by engaging government, civil society, and private sector to collectively prioritize targeted stabilization initiatives.
 
TIS’s ever-increasing portfolio of initiatives requires better information outreach to interested US government, development community, Somali Diaspora and Somali Government, civil society and private sector stakeholders. 

Success stories and program reports, if disseminated properly, matching medium to the target audience, can help increase the visibility of the TIS program, and garner goodwill amongst program constituents.

The Grants Writer will work closely with the TIS Grants team, Information Managers, Multimedia Specialists, and M&E teams to draft and edit grants, weekly and quarterly reports, success stories, and other reports. 

The Grants Writer will also provide training to local staff to draft grants, reports, and other documents. 

The Grants Writer will identify and capture impact stories, and prepare and package all TIS publications, reports, and audio visual communications material.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Draft, edit, and proofread grant documents, weekly and quarterly reports, success stories, and other reports and documents to level of native English-speakers
  • Ensure that all TIS-DAI documents meet publication quality standards
  • Mentor, coach and guide the TIS communications, M&E, grants, program and management team on improved reporting and presentation of program successes
  • Increase public information about TIS activities, promote the transparency of TIS activities, and improve government/community communications through TIS activities
Tasks:
  • Support the TIS-DAI grants, communications, M&E, program and management team on improved reporting and presentation of program successes.
  • Manage the production of communications materials, including success stories, one-pagers, posters, short videos and other communications outreach material, and facilitate their strategic distribution.
  • Assist in increasing public information about TIS activities, promote the transparency of TIS activities, and improve government/community communications through TIS activities.
  • Increase access to and exchange of information on community concerns, and areas in need of improvement on project activities.
  • Train TIS staff on photography, improved writing, and video production skills.
  • Assist in the production of all required program reports for USAID including weekly updates, quarterly reports, annual reports and other documents as needed.
  • Create and manage TIS’s photograph and short video archives.
  • Liaise regularly with TIS information officers and technical staff to stay up to date on program activities, upcoming events, and program successes.
  • Perform other duties as required by the Chief of Party.
Products and Deliverables:
  • Weekly reports
  • Quarterly reports
  • Minimum of two success stories per month
  • Communications material including success stories, one-pagers, posters, short videos and other communications outreach material, and facilitate their strategic distribution, in collaboration with TIS DAI personnel, as required
  • Workshops for TIS staff from DAI on photography, improved writing, and video production skills, as required
Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, political science, international affairs or other related field;
  • Native oral and written English language skills;
  • Photography, graphic design and short video production skills, preferred;
  • Experience in writing and designing brochures, success stories, technical reports and promotional material;
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural communications ability
Reporting: Reports to Senior Grants Manager.

This is a Nairobi based position with potential travel to Puntland and Somaliland.

Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 

If so, please send 

(1) a CV that includes 3 references in PDF format 

(2) A cover letter explaining why you are eligible for the position,

(3)A filled and signed copy of the 1420 bio data form which can be downloaded from http://www.usaid.gov/forms

Forward your application to tisdairecruitment@gmail.com and copy tis@dai.com. 

Closing date: Friday, 20 November 2015.

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. 


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