Interns at International Institute of Rural Reconstruction

On Friday, December 26th, 2014
Background Information: The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction is an international training, development and research institute with more than 50 years of grassroots experience working in sustainable and people-centered development in Africa and Asia. 
IIRR’s Headquarters and Regional Centre for Asia are located in the Philippines, while the Africa Regional Centre located in Kenya. IIRR has a liaison office in the United States and country offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, the Philippines, and Cambodia. 
To achieve its mission and objectives, IIRR focuses on four thematic areas namely: Food Security and Sustainable Wealth Creation; Education for Pastoralists and Other Marginalized Communities; Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation; and Applied Learning 
 

IIRR’s mandate of reducing poverty through innovations and community empowerment is guided by the IIRR credo, which provides the principles and the philosophy.

We are seeking to strengthen our program activities by recruiting Interns.

IIRR plans to engage the services of interns to support its key programs within the Africa Regional Center and Kenya County Office in Nairobi as below:
  1. Marketing and Applied learning program
  2. Monitoring & Evaluation program
  3. Education program
  4. Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction program
  5. Water, sanitation and Hygiene
Here below are some of the basic requirements for interns
we will be looking for;
 
1. Marketing & capacity building program
  • A degree in development management, education, sociology or other related discipline; master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of field-based experience working with agencies on capacity development, training or organizational development, preferably within a rural development framework.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; knowledge of one or more Asian languages a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in conceptual and operational skills suited to rural development programs and projects.
  • Knowledge or experience in action research methodologies.
  • Familiarity with methods, tools and techniques in participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Team player and ability to work productively with teams.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary and multicultural work environment.
  • Computer proficient.
2. Education program
  • A degree in Education
  • Good understanding and ability to develop training curriculum
  • Good knowledge of schools inspection
  • Good understanding of how to improve education outcomes
  • Ability to multi-task and handle challenging tasks
  • Willingness to work with pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya
3. Monitoring and evaluation
  • Degree in development related subjects, preferably economics or sociology
  • Skills in programming
  • Ability to design monitoring and evaluation system
  • Good knowledge of programme cycle management and development
  • Good communication and analytical skills
  • Computer skills, especially statistical analysis using SPSS, MS Access, STATA, Excel among others
  • Good abilities to facilitate training’s
4. Climate change & Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Relevant degree or qualification on natural resources, environment or climate change related field
  • High level communication skills and ability to influence stakeholders
  • Ability to analyze and use climate related information to support policy influence or development
  • Ability to work with individually and in a team
  • Training facilitation
  • Good abilities to facilitate training’s
5. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • University degree in environmental, water and sanitation engineering, or related degree
  • Good abilities in project management
  • Good conceptual skills of integration of WASH in other program areas
  • Ability to multi-task and handle challenging tasks
  • Perfect communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal relationships and abilities to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to live and work in remote areas
Mode of Application: Interested candidates are to apply to below email with an up to date CV and cover letter.

The subject line of your applications should indicate the internship program you applying for; e.g. “application for internship in M & E program”

Closing date for applications is 5th January 2015.

To: Email: [email protected]
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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