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  • Posted: Feb 9, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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    OUR MISSION End violent conflict. It’s our purpose - our call to action. Instead of tearing down an existing world, we focus on constructing a new one. We do this through a type of peacebuilding called conflict transformation. Meaning: we look to change the everyday interactions between groups of people in conflict, so they can work together to bui...
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    Program Intern

    Search Kenya programming is currently working in the Coastal region in Kwale, Kilifi, Mombasa, Lamu, Garissa and Tana River Counties. Together with its implementing partners Search is implementing projects that seek to strengthen youth participation in peace and security efforts in Coastal Kenya as well as supporting the effective, conflict sensitive response to COVID-19, in a way that prevents further deterioration of social cohesion of fragile states such as Kenya.

    Internship Assignments:   

    • Work with the Program team to support in the management of day to day program related work,
    • Attend field activities and compile trip activity reports,
    • Assist in compiling of expenses after an activity,
    • Assist in planning of sub-grantee meetings,
    • Assist in taking minutes during program meetings,
    • Assist in updating project specific folders,
    • Assist the media team in documenting communication and visibility aspects of the projects,
    • Assist the Design Monitoring and Evaluation team in collecting of key project related data,
    • Any other assignment as may be delegated     

    Monthly Deliverables

    • Approved work plan with indicative calendar 
    • Monthly Report
    • Project Activity trip reports

    Internship Terms

    • For the purpose of the internship in Kenya, the intern will be supervised by the Mombasa office Programs Officer, who will be responsible for setting tasks and evaluating the intern’s work.
    • The work objectives above will be undertaken by the intern on the basis of 5 working days per week, for 12 weeks with any days off agreed in advance with the supervisor. 
    • The internship will be based in Mombasa.
    • The period of the internship will last from February 2021 through April  2021.
    • The internship may be terminated by either side by informing the other in writing giving 1 months notice.
    • Required to have a laptop.  


    • Bachelor’s degree in international development, conflict resolution, project management or related field.
    • At least two (0-2) years of NGO or CSO experience in project implementation or management in Kenya. Experience working in Coastal Kenya is an asset.
    • Strong and proven ability in report writing, in English.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as social media platforms.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communication with a variety of stakeholders.
    • Ability to maintain professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm while working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with minimal supervision.
    • Cultural sensitivity and strong interest in dialogue, peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
    • Written and oral proficiency in English and Swahili. 

    SFCG will provide the following:

    • A modest transport stipend will be provided at the end of each month worked.

    Application Deadline

    Deadline for submission of applications is on 12th February 2021.

    As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

    Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website for full details of our work.


    All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Collaboration- Audacity - Tenacity - Empathy - Results. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults.

    Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Search for Common Ground (SFCG) on to apply

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