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Intern (Research) Job in Kenya

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. 

We are looking for a Regional Intern – Research for seven months.
Job Purpose: This position aims to develop the skills and knowledge of young adults who show strong interest and potential for growth but may have limited direct experience, expertise related to the area of work and to further AFSC’s mission of creating lasting peace and justice.

Job Summary: The incumbent will work in Africa Regional office to undertake research, for AFSC Africa regional office, relating to and within the Shared Security Framework. 

S/He will be responsible for:
  • Carrying out both desktop research and field interviews to generate the relevant data required;
  • Gathering data and reporting Africa progress to RD on implementation of shared security across Africa;
  • Providing monthly report with update on the Africa conflict analysis that inform implementation on shared security themes;
  • Compiling the research findings, recommendations and disseminating the same to the Africa leadership team;
  • Making research schedules to monitor the activities under shared security plan as implemented by the team;
  • Writing case studies and documentaries on agreed themes;
  • Post graduate in relevant subject or first degree and some relevant experience (preferably in communication, conflict and peace studies or other relevant social sciences).
Skills and Competences:
  • Significant skills and experience in research with presentations using technical visual aids;
  • Knowledge and experience of Africa, especially one or more of the following countries – Kenya, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Somalia;
  • Computer skills, data collection and analysis, statistical computer software programs, communications and advocacy skills an added advantage;
  • Commitment to Quaker values, testimonies, principles and philosophy of American Friends Service Committee
Send your application to:
P.O. Box 66448 – 00800, 
Nairobi, Kenya 

or email: 

Deadline 31 January 2016.

American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex or disability.

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