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Internship Opportunity in Nairobi Kenya

Job title: Private Sector and Civil Society Programme, Intern 

Line Manager Title:
Private Sector and Civil Society Programme Officer

Grade: Intern 

Direct reports:

Department: Private Sector and Civil Society 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration of contract: Six Months

Job summary 

The PSO/CSO Intern’s primary role is to support the Regional Director, Programme Manager and Programme Officer in rolling out programmes and developing appropriate project planning, implementation mechanisms and systems for PSO/CSO Programme.

The intern is responsible for organising and coordinating office operations, maintaining office services, records and efficiency, as well as any other related duties as required

Roles and responsibilities 
  • Work with TMEA’s PSO/ CSO Programme Officer to finalise the programme of engagement and yearly work plan
  • Assist with grant management including reporting and proposal tracking, proper filing and maintenance of all grant files, participating in Grants Opening and Closing meetings, disseminating grants/proposal documents, managing grantee portfolios and responding to information requests from the field and from other partners
  • Provide day to day support to the PSO/CSO Programme Officer, ensure good lines of communication with TMEA programmes and offices, optimise resources by coordinating and collaborating with country offices and the EAC Secretariat
  • Provide administrative and logistical backstopping including material production, database management, updating the PSO/CSO webpage, coordination of conferences, workshops, meetings and other related forums and internal and external logistical arrangements relating to travel, accommodation, consultant management and regional platforms administration
  • Assist with programme reporting and information management including compilation of meeting minutes, forum reports, media PR and communications material, preparing information materials for briefing and review sessions and generally documenting programmatic activities
  • Provide extensive research support on a range of issues but with a specific focus on legal, political and development issues
  • Undertaking any other duties as may be assigned
Academic and professional qualifications 
  • First degree (or equivalent) in a social science / development-related discipline.
  • Masters degree will be considered an added advantage
Work experience 

At least 2 years proven experience preferably in private sector or civil society engagement within East Africa with expertise in:
  • Programme/ project management
  • Public private dialogue and private sector advocacy
  • Report writing
Additional skills 
  • Influencing, networking and building sound personal relationships
  • IT Skills including database management, MS Office and internet use
  • A self motivated individual who requires minimal supervision
  • A good team player
  • Highly organised
  • Able to prioritise and produce work of a consistently high standard.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to successfully interact with both senior and junior colleagues and interlocutors
The applicants should:

Send us a cover letter outlining why you feel you are the best candidate for the post. 

Include a detailed CV highlighting your qualifications, experience and present position. 

Your email and cover letter should clearly indicate the name of the post on the subject line as applicable.

Send your application via email to by close of day on Friday, 10 February 2012.

Applications received after the deadline time and date will not be accepted. 

We reserve the right to accept or reject any application. 

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