Save the Children Program Coordination Intern Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Vacancy: Program Coordination Intern
About us: For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. 
We are the world’s largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. 
Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. 
We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration. Creativity and Integrity. 
Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office is looking to recruit for a position of Program Coordination Intern – International / National

Team / Programme: Regional Program and Advocacy team

Location:  East Southern Africa Regional Office – Nairobi
Grade: N/A
Post Type: 3 Months Internship, maximum 6 months

Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose: A key part of the role will focus on documentation of good practice and learning across the portfolios of Advocacy and Campaigns and Program Quality Support. 

Additionally, this role will offer support in the coordination of various initiatives with and regarding Technical Advisers, e.g. support Communities of Practice; support set-up of TA web-interface and support cross-cutting initiatives. 

The Intern will be responsible for preparing advocacy and cross cutting program briefs on different subjects in coordination with the technical teams and in support of the implementation of Advocacy and Program Quality Support teams’ work plan and strategy.

The Intern will learn through research, writing, coordination and communication opportunities.
Scope of Role:

Reports to: Regional Program Director

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Key Areas of Accountability:

TA support and coordination support:

  • Administratively coordinate the Communities of Practice
  • Assist in the documentation of Technical Advisers’ contribution to participation and advocacy as well as Community of Practice case studies and lessons learnt.
  • Working with the IT team to set-up a web-interface for TA and manage TA mapping
  • Provide support for meetings, training sessions/workshops organized or attended by the Program Quality Support team or Technical Assistants (TAs) supporting Communities of Practice.
Research, Communications and Advocacy:
  • Support compilation of frequent information products providing high quality and added value information on Advocacy, Program Quality and Technical expertise 
  • Support the Program Quality Support team to conduct desk studies and research on identified advocacy and cross-cutting thematic issues such as gender and urbanization and other areas. Focus on gathering of accurate and up to date information, analyzing the data and drafting reports.
  • Assist the Program Quality Support and Advocacy teams to draft a cross-cutting learning agenda for 2016
  • Supporting the Program Quality Support team’s internal communication by creating and setting a newsletter to Country programs on latest learning initiatives
  • Providing administrative support to the Regional Program Director
  • Liaising with RO Administration Department to ensure smooth operations
  • Other tasks delegated by the line manager
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, and achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their own personal development
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a regional scale
  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members, external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, international relations and/or related fields
  • International/ regional experience highly recommended
  • International candidates with right to volunteer/ work in Kenya may apply
  • Experience working with non-government organizations
  • Experience in communications, advocacy and/or research
  • Child Rights and Child Protection focus, especially in Africa
  • Experience in program administration
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Highly responsible, self-motivated
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team
  • Commitment to Save the Children Values
How to Apply

Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter to

Application closes 10th May 2016 at 5:00pm.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.
All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

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