Shelter & Settlements Intern in Kenya

Shelter & Settlements Intern

Overall purpose of the role

We are looking for an intern who will work at DRC East Africa & Great Lakes Regional Office in Nairobi. The intern will have the opportunity to enable DRC to work more effectively with operationalizing the Shelter & Settlements Sector, and specifically support the expand the network and implement the activities established within the sector. The position will further give support to the Global Shelter & Settlements Sector. The intern will support various projects with communication, documentation, and internal information management.



Support the roll-out of global trainings & induction (online), planning & coordination.

Support event organisation incl. Logistics.

Strengthen communication on the DRC Shelter & Settlements sector:

Editing InSite Sector page content and news articles: e.g. support with maintenance, editing and upload of information to DRC Insite pages and SharePoint

Updating/posting/editing intranet Shelter & Settlements Sector content;

Developing/maintaining Shelter & Settlements Sector mailing list;

Support development and roll-out of webinars and e-learning modules;

Support with developing / editing guidance and policy material for internal / external use in the sector;

Mapping Shelter & Settlements sector staff & projects across DRC country operations;

Fulfill some basic administrative tasks.


Strengthen information on Shelter & Settlements Sector:

Practical support to gathering and disseminating relevant sector tools/templates

Logistical/practical help related to relevant sector products & processes

Light research on relevant issues and other relevant ad hoc tasks;

Assisting in rolling out e-learning tools and / or global events;


Support with donor reporting (mainly editing);

Supporting with maintaining DRC Insite Shelter & Settlement Page.

There may be additional tasks assigned depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

About you

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Experience and technical competencies:

Be enlisted at a university for a relevant education (architecture. Engineer or international relations, international development or related field)

Be fluent in both written and spoken English (fluency in French is an advantage)

Have good analytical skills

Have good communication skills (written and verbal)

Be comfortable using Zoom, Teams and have decent IT skills

Have the required permits to work and live in Kenya

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