Social Responsibility Intern Opportunity in Kenya

Soko is Hiring: Social Responsibility Intern

About Soko: Soko is a women’s accessories brand that aims to transform the status quo of how trade is conducted with emerging markets. We work with a network of artisan entrepreneurs across Nairobi who produce handmade jewelry from upcycled materials such as brass, bone, and horn.

Our commitment to ethical production has led to growing demand for our products all around the world. As a social enterprise with a brand built on ethical production, we are building programs to increase artisans’ income and build their capacity to grow and manage their workshops.

More information about Soko can be found at www.shopsoko.com .

The role of the Social Responsibility Intern is:

Provide day-to-day support to Soko’s Social Responsibility department, which is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing programs to support our network of artisan entrepreneurs and ensure compliance with Soko’s ethical standards at scale;
  • Building and executing our company-wide social impact strategy; and
  • Conduct program monitoring activities, including artisan surveys and workshop assessments
  • Coordinate and facilitate program activities with internal stakeholders and artisans
  • Manage social impact data, from initial data entry to analysis and large dataset management
  • Developing social impact reports to be shared with internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify artisan training needs and develop the content to address them
  • Conduct targeted research to support development and funding of new programs (loans, workshop safety, etc.)

Person specification

  • Experience with program implementation and data collection, analysis, and management, preferably in an NGO or social enterprise setting
  • Desire to support community work
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in both English and Swahili
  • Commitment to data integrity and precision
  • Comfort with technology
  • Team player who excels at building relationships with colleagues in a cross-departmental setting
  • Willingness to regularly travel to multiple locations around greater Nairobi (e.g., Kibera, Dandora, Rongai, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and sense of humor
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel
  • University degree in International Relations

Detail Reports to: Social Responsibility Officer: Standard, full-time (beginning with a one month trial period on temporary contract)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Location: Nairobi, Kenya Start date: Immediately

Soko is an equal opportunity, anti-corruption, and affirmative action employer.

To apply Please email a cover letter and CV to Judith Mwangangi & Suzette Nzola, SRC/ SRO ,judith@shopsoko.com / suzette@shopsoko.com.

Email should include “Social Responsibility Intern” in the subject line.


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Updated: February 14, 2018 — 11:48 am