Project Development Intern at ACTED

On Monday, January 12th, 2015
Department: Project Development Department

Contract Duration: Three Months with possibility of extension
Duty Station: Nairobi
Starting Date:  02/03//2015 (or ASAP)
ACTED is a non-governmental organization whose vocation is to support vulnerable population world wide and to accompany them in building a better future. 
ACTED was created in 1993, is governed by the French law and has its head quarters in Paris, France.
ACTED Kenya/Somalia is looking for a self driven and a self oriented professional to fill the position of a Project Development Intern. 
Reporting to the Project Development Officer, the successful Intern will work closely with Project Development Department within the ACTED Kenya/Somalia office.

Key Job Responsibilities

Project Development Departments Tasks
  • Produce and regularly update a list of all reports due.
  • Support to Project Development Officer in drafting reports (monthly, quarterly etc.) for ongoing projects in both Kenya and Somalia
  • Ensuring physical and electronic filing of all minutes of meetings, both internal and external communication materials and reporting donor guidelines,
  • Project – related tasks: Inter- departmental work between Programming, Finance and Reporting.
  • Ensuring accurate, timely and up-to-date physical and electronic filing for all project related documents with understanding of the projects’ life cycle. Reviewing all physical (and simultaneously electronic) project files to ensure completeness, accuracy and coherence of all documents, layouts and cover/summary sheets.
Internal coordination and communication
  • Assisting the Project Development Officer in drafting minutes of meetings
  • Assisting the Project Development Officer in the follow up of communication between bases and the capital office, in particular in collecting information for project reports.
External communications
  • Assisting the Project Development Officer in producing articles for the ACTED Newsletter.
  • Assisting the Project Development Officer in implementing an external commutations strategy targeting in particular the government or domestic public opinion.
  • Developing links with the local media (visual, oral and print) and other NGO partners to raise ACTED’s profile;
  • Assisting the Project Development Officer in launching various PR/PI activities and in liasing with Kenya/ Somali counterparts.
  • Attending external NGO, UN and donor meetings, and providing minutes and key points for the ACTED PDD team when required.
  • General filing: In collaboration with Programming, Reception and Administration
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Holder of Bachelors degree in Information Science, International Development studies or related field.
  • Prior experience in reporting in an INGO is an added advantage
  • Well versed with computer knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills with knowledge of both internal and external communications environments.
  • Strong written English language and grammar skills.
  • Proactive, self-starter – able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent time management, organisation, and prioritisation skills, with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Posses high levels of integrity
  • Willingness to travel to the field
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and a willingness to listen and learn from others.
  • Understand and speaking French is an added advantage
Qualified and interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to [email protected] on or before 23/01/2015. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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  1. Pius Mulatya says:

    I am currently in my final year of study pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Community Development at Daystar University. At Daystar University, Kenya, I have gained a sound background in Community Development. In reviewing my enclosed resume and letter from department, you will find that my area of study is reinforced with a strong dedication to academic achievement and varied extracurricular activities. Hard work and the long, irregular hours of your organization season do not deter my interest.

    Should you desire any additional information, not included on my resume, please contact me at +254 712 604 775 or [email protected]. After you have reviewed my resume, please suggest a time to meet and discuss position with your firm. I appreciate your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,Pius Mulatya

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