Compliance Intern Job in Kenya

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Compliance Intern Job in Kenya

Requisition ID: req33482

Job Title: Compliance Intern

Sector: Compliance

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee delivers emergency aid, protects children, provides health care and nutrition services, prevents, and responds to violence against women and girls, safeguards human rights and helps to kick-start economic recovery. Working in Kenya since 1992 in two refugee camps, Dadaab and Kakuma, and four counties (Garissa, Turkana, West Pokot, and Nairobi), the IRC has restored hope and opportunity to more than 315,000 beneficiaries by providing emergency response through a network of four field offices and a range of institutional and community-based partnerships

The IRC is committed to a culture of ambitious leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. As a dedicated advocate for the most vulnerable, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Do you have a strong work ethic and are passionate about Compliance work? Are you excited about IRC’s mission, making a positive impact, and seeing an improvement in people’s work lives? Then join us!


The Country program is seeking to recruit an intern for a period of 9 months, beginning 1st November 2022.

The Compliance Section of IRC Kenya is responsible for supporting and promoting an ethical and collaborative work environment within the Kenya Country Program, through proactive prevention initiatives to raise awareness and promote behaviors consistent with IRC’s Code of Conduct; and to provide timely review of alleged wrongdoing inconsistent with IRC values and policies under the supervision of the ECU Investigation team.

The department also promotes a culture of integrity, ethics and compliance in the behavior of staff, incentive workers and volunteers and coordinates consistent and effective follow up as needed when there are allegations of misconduct. It also provides mentorship, facilitates and supports compliance of the country program and the implementing partners to local laws, IRC policies and procedures and donor guidelines, regulations, and contractual commitments.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will provide support in the conduct of investigations into allegations and support prevention initiatives.

In carrying out this overall function, the Interns will:

  • Perform general administrative tasks as advised.
  • Assist in updating databases.
  • Assist in cataloguing and record keeping.
  • Assist with meetings, preparing minutes and reports.
  • Assist in preparation and processing of request forms.
  • Assist with follow ups in response to compliance requirements.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant social science e.g. law, Criminal Justice/Criminology, sociology, or a comparable field.
  • Proven ability to analyze data to report critical information.
  • Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate information accurately, clearly and swiftly;
  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and in writing, in English and Kiswahili a plus.
  • Excellent analytical, and reporting skills.
  • Ability to work independently on own initiative
  • Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel.
  • High level of integrity, professionalism, self-motivation and sense of urgency
  • Strong commitment to IRC’s mission, purpose and values.

How to Apply


Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowance.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.


Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.