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Internship Career Opportunity in Nairobi Kenya - Project

Under the auspices of the Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance (RHRA), Reproductive Health Services (RHS) seeks to contribute to the reduction of the high maternal morbidity and mortality in Kenya through promoting the prevention and/or reduction of unintended pregnancies and by advocating for repeal or reform of laws and policies that restrict access to sexual and reproductive health. 

RHS plays a key role in supporting RHRA’s advocacy efforts by linking advocacy to service delivery; specifically, by building the capacity of reproductive health advocates including health care providers, community change agents, and young people to support the provision of quality sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and raising awareness on the legal and policy framework on SRH.

RHS a non-governmental organization in Nairobi seeks to recruit a
Project Intern for its RHS/RHRA advocacy project. 

Reporting to the RHS/RHRA focal person and the Project Coordinator, the intern will be responsible for providing administrative and logistical support to the project.

Intern Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Support the implementation of the RHS/RHRA advocacy project work plan in accordance with the grant agreement.
  • Provide administrative support to the RHS/RHRA project staff.
  • Assist with the coordination of RHS events, meetings, and workshops including logistics planning, preparing materials, note taking and report writing in liaison with RHS/RHRA project team.
  • Prepare and submit weekly updates and mid-term and end-term progress reports to the RHS/RHRA project team.
  • Identify key local, regional and international SRH forums/conferences for the RHS/RHRA team to participate.
  • In collaboration with the RHS/RHRA team, assist in the development of SRH-related abstracts, publications and documentation of RHS/RHRA project achievements for dissemination.
  • Build relationships by initiating and maintaining contacts with Alliance members, NGO partners, county government and community actors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Project Management or related degree.
  • Demonstrated interest in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Willing to commit to the internship for three (3) months with possibility of extension based on performance.
  • Self-motivation, responsible work ethic, and a high degree of professionalism.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Proficient in planning, organizing, coordinating and prioritizing multiple tasks within a project.
  • Fluency in English is required; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook); and Social Media Tools.
How to Apply

Please e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae with three references to no later than Thursday, 22nd January 2015, with ‘Internship Application - RHS/RHRA Project’ in the subject line.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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