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Intern Career Opportunity in Kenya

SCAD is a not-for-profit organization aimed at reducing alcohol / drug abuse and HIV/AIDS prevalence among young people.

We are looking for Business Commerce and/or Business Administration students in their third or final year interested in gaining some experience in human resource management to join us as interns.

Position Title: Human Resource Intern

Nature of Job: 
6 months unpaid internship, with at least 6 hours each day.

Purpose: The aim of this position is to assist in the development, implement and management of human resource function. The successful candidate will provide support towards formulating and implementing human resource strategies to meet organizational objectives.


Management of Personnel Document

  • Developing an efficient filling system.
  • Keeping records of all personal data in soft and hard copies in synchronized manner.
  • Proper management of document inventory, providing storing and retrieval.
Human Resource Planning
  • Development of a human resource plan and a system to ensure execution.
  • Drive the process of revising the staff policy and that of developing a volunteer's policy.
  • Develop a tool governing proper recruitment and selection, up until exit and succession.
Management of Performance
  • Play a key role in developing performance appraisal tool.
  • Providing support to the SCAD management to execute appraisals as needed/required.
  • Strengthening the rewarding systems.
Employee Relations
  • Act as a link between the executive director and members/non members in times of conflict. This includes receiving and forwarding any written/ verbal grievances.
  • Organize for meetings to address issues of grievances and disciplinary cases.
  • Also draft correspondence in regards to the same on behalf of the executive director.
Capacity Building (Training & Development) & Motivation
  • Provide support towards the development of competencies through organizing relevant capacity building activities such as training workshops for SCAD staff and volunteers.
  • Come up with a personal development template for staff and volunteers.
  • Consolidate a concept that addresses motivation issues.
General Requirements:

The candidate for this position should:
  • Be a continuing student who is pursuing a degree in business commerce, business administration and any other related field.
  • Be computer literate; a skilled user of computer applications and able to utilize New Media forms.
  • Experience working with young people and knowledge of web based applications will be an added advantage.
  • Has performed a similar HR role before for possibly a role of 6 months
Required Competencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Creativity and an ability to convey messages to different audience using diverse media
  • Excellent English language ability
  • Ability to develop an effective human resource strategy
  • Proactive approach to meeting deadlines and delivering results with limited supervision.

If you meet the above requirements please send your application composed of your CV, covering letter and other relevant documents to by February 17, 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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