World Vision Advocacy and External Engagement Intern in Kenya

World Vision East Africa Regional Office

Job Advert: Advocacy and External Engagement Intern

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

The East Africa Regional Office, operating in nine countries of East Africa namely; Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya,
Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda is looking for an Advocacy and External
Engagement intern to work in its Nairobi office.

The intern will help the team in influencing policy for child wellbeing, engaging with the African Union, East African Community, Intergovernmental Authority and Development and furthering the World Vision campaign, It Takes a World to end violence against children.

This internship is a 12 months’ talent incubation program aiming to give a young Christian graduate real
work experience, personal, spiritual and professional development through on-job mentorship and coaching.

This program is designed for Kenyan graduates who are daring and ready to take up stretching assignments even in hardship areas, to learn and serve the most vulnerable children and the communities they live in.

The intern will learn and support the Advocacy department in:

1. Tracking, collecting data and sharing the progress of Field Offices in line with the advocacy areas of focus: Where no child is left behind through the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable development goals framework, all children are protected from violence and rights of children are prioritized in response to humanitarian crisis.

2. Researching and analyzing current trends in East Africa on the advocacy and external engagement objectives

3. Assisting in resource development and mobilization of resources in collaboration with Support Offices and Field Offices.

4. Preparing draft policy briefs and position statements which will be finalized by the Director on issues related to the WV Campaign It Takes a World to end violence against children with input from National Offices and the Regional Office.

5. Organizing, participating, taking notes and following up on action points in advocacy and external engagement meetings with internal and external audiences such as, Filed Offices, the African Union, East African Community, Joining Forces Alliance

6. Uploading the relevant documents on East Africa Regional Office (EARO) advocacy and external engagement on platforms such as WV Central and WV Relief.

7. Any other duty as assigned.

Qualifications Required:

  • Degree in social sciences, communication, public policy, management, law or any related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in advocacy and campaigns work in developing countries.
  • Knowledge on Child Rights and regional bodies especially the African Union, East African Community and Intergovernmental Authority and Development
  • Knowledge of advocacy, social accountability and child protection issues
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, particularly in a cross-cultural environment
  • Planning, organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple activities
  • Research experience especially in policy and advocacy
  • Must have graduated not earlier than June 2021

Additional experience required

  • Training certificate on advocacy, child rights and policy influence, an added advantage.
  • Experience within the humanitarian/development sector and fragile context
  • Demonstrates Christ-centered life and work
  • Demonstrates personal integrity and trustworthiness

A small stipend will be offered for the position.

Kindly send applications to indicating the job title “Advocacy and External Engagement Internship 2022” as the email subject by close of business on Friday 26th August 2022.

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Updated: August 6, 2022 — 5:31 am