Road Safety Project Internship at Handicap International (HI)

On Monday, February 10th, 2014
Introduction


Handicap International (HI) is an independent and impartial aid organisation working in situation of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. 

 Road Safety Project Internship

We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity.

Handicap International intervenes in difficult circumstances in order to prevent impairments and disabilities caused by disease, accidents or violence. 
The organisation also aims to ensure access for all to services in a range of sectors. 
Lastly, the organisation works on capacity- building, promotes greater social participation and encourages people to exercise their rights.

The Handicap International network consists of eight national associations. 
The French association, set up in 1982, was joined in its fight to help the most vulnerable people by Handicap International Belgium in 1986, followed by Switzerland in 1996, Luxembourg in 1997, Germany in 1998, the UK in 1999, Canada in 2003 and lastly the USA in 2006. 
Following the creation of the Federation in 2009, Handicap International adopted a new global organization that aims to consolidate and increase its capacity to take action in aid of the most vulnerable people in more than 60 countries.

Context Analysis

Kenya loses over 3000 people to road carnage annually. 
The Road Safety project’s objective is to reduce the rate of accidents, injury and death associated with road transport. HI intends to recruit a project intern to support in the implementation of the specific project activities.

General Objective of the Internship
  • To support the ongoing Traffic Police trainings in Naivasha and Thika under the Road Safety project.
  • Specific Objective of the Internship
  • The internship is to contribute to specific project activities in Naivasha and Thika by providing logistical and operational support to various Road Safety processes for an initial three month period.
Responsibilities of the Intern
The intern will work closely with and report directly to the Project Manager – Road Safety project. He/she responsibilities will include:-
  • Generating an organogram of specific functions for partner organizations in the road safety project
  • Capturing success stories from the project and developing content presentable for distribution
  • Following up on progress of assigned tasks.
  • Assisting in logistical and operational support for various Road Safety led processes.
  • Providing other assistance for the Road Safety Project as required.
Expected Results of the Internship
  • An organogram for partner organizations developed
  • Success stories are disseminated
  • The assigned project activities are implemented within the timeframe
Duration of Internship
  • 3 (three) months renewable from 1st March, 2014
Requirements for the Intern
Education
  • At least a Diploma or currently pursuing a Degree in Developmental Studies, Social Science, public health, transport or other relevant fields
Experience
  • Practical experience in project work is preferable
  • Experience working with civil servants is desirable
Attributes
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Constructive attitude and ability to approach work with positive energy.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and can deliver on agreed timelines.
  • Demonstrate high level of integrity.
Skills Required
  • Strong organizational skills and fluency in English
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Excellent computer skills, with good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and analytical skills and team player.
Please note: 
HI will pay a daily meal and transport allowance of Kshs. 400/= for each day worked for the duration of the internship

Application Process
 
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position and you are available on a full time basis for the entire period , kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV and 3 (three) referees with their current contacts on or before 17th February, 2014 by email to :- [email protected]
The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Project Intern – Road Safety”
Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.

Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply
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