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Internship Opportunity in KHRC, Nairobi - NGO

Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC)

Job Vacancy: Intern – Political Pluralism & Diversity 

(1 Position)
The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is a premier and flagship non-governmental human rights and governance institution in Africa that was founded in 1992 with a mandate of enhancing human rights centred governance at all levels.

Its founders and staff are among the foremost leaders and activists in struggles for human rights and democratic reforms in Kenya and beyond.

The KHRC conducts and provides evidence-based research and analysis on human rights in Kenya, advocates for the full realization of all rights and works with community-based networks across the country to help them organize and mobilize for the attainment of these rights.
The KHRC is seeking a young graduate to join the Political Pluralism and Diversity (PPD) department at KHRC full-time for a period of six months. 

Reporting to the Programme Advisor, the PPD intern will focus primarily on documenting, responding to, and conducting research on issues of discrimination, inclusion, and participation of marginalised groups in Kenya. 

Potential candidates are encouraged to check the PPD’s WEBPAGE HERE for more information:
Minimum Qualifications & Experience
Please read these minimum qualifications carefully before applying. 

Successful applicants must be able to show, not tell, their skills, qualifications and experience relevant to the internship:
  • Completion of a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree. Candidates who have not graduated must present academic transcripts proving that they have completed 4 years of university level coursework. In the past, KHRC has taken on interns with degrees in Law, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, International Relations, Human Rights, Gender Studies, and African Studies.
  • Between 3 months to 1 year demonstrable work experience on issues related to equality, non-discrimination, and political participation of marginalised groups.
  • Demonstrable interest and experience in human rights work including in working on emergent human rights issues in Kenya. Examples include completion of a thesis or dissertation on human rights as well as prior internships or volunteer work in the field of human rights and governance.
  • Demonstrable writing, research, analytical, and organisational skills. Examples include previous research in the form of a dissertation, paper, or published article on an issue relevant to this internship. A successful candidate must be able to demonstrate their analytical skills by being able to competently discuss a topic relevant to the internship.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili.
  • All applicants must possess authorisation to work in Kenya prior to applying for this position.
  • Demonstrable leadership potential in the field of human rights and civil society. Candidates must demonstrate that they are highly motivated, possess the ability to follow standard operating procedures, have strong inter-personal skills, are self-starters and functional problem solvers with the willingness and ability to learn.
Information on the Application
Candidates who meet the criteria outlined above are encouraged to send their CVs and Cover Letters to, subject line: INTERNSHIP - PPD. 

On or before close of business Monday 4 September 2017 at 11:59 PM. 

Applications received past the deadline will NOT be considered.
Please note that Cover Letters exceeding 1 page and CVs exceeding 2 pages will be disqualified from consideration. 

Also note that the Cover Letter must address the applicant’s interest in the position as well as how the applicant’s motivation, skills, knowledge, and experience are relevant to their internship application. 

Applicants are encouraged to send their application documents in PDF format which ensures formatting consistency over different operating systems and programmes.
Disclaimer: KHRC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and will recruit the most qualified person irrespective of race, marital status, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or nationality. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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