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Intern Career Opportunity in Kenya

Terms of Reference – Campaigns & Policy Intern 

Description of Internship

Purpose of Internship: To work with the campaigns team developing a regional campaign within the theme of conflict, insecurity and gender. Support the team to ensure the campaign is developed at country and regional level.

Key Activities:
  • Work with the regional advisor on developing country strategies and consulting external organisations for the new campaign.
  • Updating policy briefs as necessary.
  • Support the roll out of a new project in DRC and South Sudan focusing on monitoring peacekeepers.
  • Support logistics for international conferences and other relevant meetings
  • Keep track of key issues affecting DRC, South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia
  • Provide administrative support e.g. travel arrangements for journalists, schedule meetings and appointments, etc.
  • Supporting the Advocacy and Policy team with scheduling conference calls, dial-ins and taking minutes thereafter.
  • Support in uploading policy briefs and documents to the SUMUS website.
  • Support the campaigns team as required.
  • Carry out any relevant duties as assigned by the Regional Humanitarian Policy Advisor.
Skills and Competence: 

  • Excellent communication skills with knowledge of both internal and external communications environments.
  • Proactive, self-starter – able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent written skills
  • Reasonable understanding of policy engagement and research
  • 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.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s values and an understanding of gender and diversity.
  • An understanding of humanitarian issues.
  • Willingness to travel at short notice.
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and a willingness to listen and learn from others.
  • Degree in relevant subject such as Development, Social Policy or equivalent.
  • French language
  • Experience of working in the field and understanding of programme issues.
Date of issue: 31 January 2012

If you believe you fit into the above profile, please send your application to including your current contacts. 

Please indicate position title in the subject line. 

The closing date for applications is 10th February 2012

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Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer. 

You are not required to pay any fees to apply for jobs at Oxfam. 

Please apply directly to the email address given. 

Oxfam does not conduct recruitments through agents.

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