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  • Posted: May 9, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.
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    Shelter & Settlements Intern

    Overall purpose of the role

    • We are looking for an intern who will work at DRC East Africa & Great Lakes Regional Office in Nairobi. The intern will have the opportunity to enable DRC to work more effectively with operationalizing the Shelter & Settlements Sector, and specifically support the expand the network and implement the activities established within the sector. The position will further give support to the Global Shelter & Settlements Sector. The intern will support various projects with communication, documentation, and internal information management. 



    • Support the roll-out of global trainings & induction (online), planning & coordination. 
    • Support event organisation incl. Logistics. 
    • Strengthen communication on the DRC Shelter & Settlements sector:  
    • Editing InSite Sector page content and news articles: e.g. support with maintenance, editing and upload of information to DRC Insite pages and SharePoint
    • Updating/posting/editing intranet Shelter & Settlements Sector content; 
    • Developing/maintaining Shelter & Settlements Sector mailing list;
    • Support development and roll-out of webinars and e-learning modules; 
    • Support with developing / editing guidance and policy material for internal / external use in the sector;
    • Mapping Shelter & Settlements sector staff & projects across DRC country operations;
    • Fulfill some basic administrative tasks.


    • Strengthen information on Shelter & Settlements Sector: 
    • Practical support to gathering and disseminating relevant sector tools/templates 
    • Logistical/practical help related to relevant sector products & processes 
    • Light research on relevant issues and other relevant ad hoc tasks;  
    • Assisting in rolling out e-learning tools and / or global events; 


    • Support with donor reporting (mainly editing); 
    • Supporting with maintaining DRC Insite Shelter & Settlement Page. 
    • There may be additional tasks assigned depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

    About you

    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

    • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
    • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
    • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
    • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
    • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

    Experience and technical competencies:

    • Be enlisted at a university for a relevant education (architecture. Engineer or international relations, international development or related field)
    • Be fluent in both written and spoken English (fluency in French is an advantage)
    • Have good analytical skills 
    • Have good communication skills (written and verbal) 
    • Be comfortable using Zoom, Teams and have decent IT skills 
    • Have the required permits to work and live in Kenya 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Danish Refugee Council on to apply

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