The overall goal of the project, is to ensure that women and girls in Samburu, Marsabit and Isiolo counties of northern Kenya are better protected from sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and harmful cultural practices e.g. early forced marriages and female genital mutilation/cut (FGM/C) and survivors have access to support services (medical, psychosocial and legal) by December 2018.
We are seeking to strengthen our Kenya program activities by recruiting Interns.
Gender Based Violence Project Interns
- Support supervision of implementation of interventions to address Gender Based Violence (GBV) with targeted population through a strong community-based approach at the county level.
- Support the Project Manager and project assistant in capacity-building of relevant protection actors (among them are health care providers (HCPs), ToTs, community conversation facilitators (CCFs), psychosocial counselors, law enforcement agencies, female activists, local government authorities and community leaders).
- Support in strengthening of GBV referral system or links and case management.
- To facilitate the identification of human rights violations and protection risks, including poor access by persons with specific needs related to GBV to basic services.
- Support the establishment and running of Community-based Protection Networks within the community.
- Support the establishment/strengthening and running of Women Friendly Spaces (Save havens or rescue centres).
- Ensure regular coordination with protection clusters in the counties and relevant government authorities.
- Supervise the activities of the CCFs and prepare routine reports; monthly updates, quarterly, biannual and annual reports.
- Assist in project monitoring and evaluation in coordination with the project assistant.
- Support in the development of culturally sensitive and appropriate behaviour change communication and Information, Education and Communication BCC/IEC material on SGBV and dissemination/distribution at strategic points
- Support in the preparation of appropriate content for dissemination through local FM radio on SGBV issues
- To contribute, within the strategic framework of the SGBV Working Groups activated in the respective counties, for implementation and strengthening of the SGBV response mechanisms in the three target counties.
- First level degree (Nursing, Clinical Medicine or Public Health) or Diploma graduate from a recognized health training institution in Kenya.
- Good communication skills in English and the local language
- Computer skills
- Strong representation and negotiation skills
- Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
- Good report writing skills
- Desire to build a career in humanitarian and development fields in hard-to-reach and marginalized areas.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Mode of Application:
Closing date for applications is 30th March, 2016.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.