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  • Posted: Feb 27, 2020
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    Communication and Advocacy Intern

    Job Details

    The Women’s Voice and Leadership (WVL) Kenya Program funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is being delivered by CARE Canada, CARE Kenya, Uraia Trust, The Centre for Rights Education (CREAW), Community Advocacy and Awareness (CRAWN Trust) and Urgent Action Fund (UAF- Africa). Its goal is to support the capacity and activities of local and national women’s organizations and movements seeking to empower women and girls, advance the protection of women’s and girls’ rights, and achieve gender equality with the

    Reporting to the Project Manager, the Communication and Advocacy intern will support overall CARE Kenya Country office especially the WVL Programme and the Four Principal partners in publicity and communications work. The incumbent will give support in media engagement on project related assignments as guided, drafting official correspondence, press releases, media clippings, media advisories and communication reports, documentation and sharing of project related campaigns on relevant platforms, In addition, the incumbent will Support in implementation of WVL program’s communication plan and Drafting communication material for CARE Kenya’s website and social media channels. In liaison with the Program quality, Learning & Accountability Sector Manager and the MEAL coordinator, the incumbent will document lessons learnt best practices, case studies and human interest stories as shared by the Principal partners in their reports or as captured during field visits and Support coordination of meetings with stakeholders and partners.

    Duties and Responsibility:

    • Support overall CARE Kenya Country office publicity and communication related to the work with clear guidance Program Quality and accountability team.
    • Specifically support the WVL Program publicity and communication related to the work of the Women Voices and leadership program.
    • Support in implementation of WVL program’s communication plan.
    • Draft communication material for CARE Kenya’s website and social media channels (These will include Human interest stories, project progress updates including impact stories and social media posts).
    • Assistance in the organization of press conferences, workshops, high-level visits, and advocacy events.
    • Drafting official correspondence, press releases, media clippings, media advisories and communication report.
    • Support in media engagement on project related assignments as guided.
    • Support CARE Kenya and the Four Principal partners in the WVL Program in the implementation of program-related advocacy campaigns.
    • Support CARE Kenya and the Four Principal partners in the WVL Program in planning of program related campaign activities.
    • Support CARE Kenya and the Four Principal partners in the WVL Program in documentation and sharing of project related campaigns on relevant platforms and with the appropriate audience.
    • Support CARE Kenya in coordination and publicizing project activities during key national days like World Women’s day, March 4 Women among others.
    • Support the engagement of vulnerable groups like the special interest groups and minorities in joint advocacy efforts on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
    • Support mobilization for annual National convention of women for cross-learning, networking and coalition-building.
    • In liaison with the Program quality, Learning & Accountability Sector Manager and the MEAL coordinator document lessons learnt best practices, case studies and human interest stories as shared by the Principal partners in their reports or as captured during field visits.
    • Support coordination of meetings with stakeholders, drafting background documentation, official correspondence, minutes of the meeting, and brief notes as well as capturing photos and video record of key project meetings and activities.
    • Support periodic production of project documentaries.
    • Together with the MEAL coordinator, produce quarterly fact sheets and program brochures.
    • Support the MEAL coordinator in designing, producing and sharing IEC materials like banners, posters, flyers etc. for the WVL project.
    • Support the implementation of events and high-level visits in collaboration with CARE Kenya, the principal partners and the ultimate recipient Women Rights Organizations.


    • The intern must be a holder of a degree from any of the following fields; Communications, International studies, International relations, Journalism, Political science, or other related courses from a Kenyan University.
    • Continuing students pursuing master’s degrees in the same field will have an added advantage.

    Additional information

    Learning objectives:

    • Increased understanding of CARE Kenya’s work in the field of gender equality, and women’s empowerment.
    • Understanding of partnerships and feminist approach to programming.
    • Design and develop communication and advocacy material.
    • Knowledge management through documentation and sharing of project information.
    • Stakeholders’ engagement and donor reporting.
    • Enhanced professional skills such as time management, problem solving, team building.

    Core Values:

    • Respect for Diversity
    • Integrity
    • Professionalism
    • Team player

    Core Competencies:

    • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues and feminism.
    • Inter-personal skills
    • Effective Communication
    • Inclusive Collaboration
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Analytical skills

    Functional Competencies:

    • Excellent computer and research skills: Microsoft Office (Word Processing, Excel, PowerPoint) Microsoft project and info graphic creation distinct advantage;
    • Good writing skills in both English and Swahili;
    • Proficient in using new technologies, web-based platforms and social media networks.
    • Proficiency in documentation and information dissemination.

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    Auto Electrician


    Reporting to the workshop Foreman, the primary role of the Auto Mechanic is repairing and servicing fleet booked into the workshop for both auto electric and mechanical tasks, diagnosing faults finding on the fleet and determining the extent of repairs required. Stripping, fitting and replacing components on fleet of various makes, types and kinds. She/he shall undertake inspections, repairs and routine preventative maintenance for fleet in Dadaab region and ensure that all vehicles, plant and equipment meet or exceed set repair and maintenance standards.

    The emphasis on quality control and customer centered attitude will be the hallmarks of her/his day to day work. She/he will be required to comply with the Workshop Standard Operating Procedures, Internal Control Procedures and CARE’ Kenya’s vehicle operation & maintenance management policy.


    R1: Preventive and breakdown maintenance of motor vehicles and equipment

    1.1 Carry out the mechanical/electrical preventive maintenance and repair of vehicles, plant and equipment including but not limited to Isuzu trucks, 4x4 vehicles, tractors, agro - trailers, backhoe loaders, and heavy vehicles of various makes, types and models.

    1.2 Prepare vehicles/equipment available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles; completing preventive maintenance such as, engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters.

    1.3 Carry out all vehicles and equipments electrical repairs and system installations including and not limited to vehicles tracking system, communication systems, speed limit governors and electrical gadgets.

    1.4 Service and maintain all mobile air Conditioning systems and other related accessories.

    1.5 Maintain vehicles in functional conditions by listening to operator complaints; conducting inspections; repairing engine failures; repairing transmissions, differentials, hydraulic pumps malfunctions; replacing parts and components and computerized vehicle gadgets, air brakes, electronic fuel injection (EFI) and mobile air conditioner systems.

    1.6 Maintain vehicle records by recording service and repairs while ensuring they are signed before handing over the documents to supervisor.

    1.7 Verify vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.

    1.8 To rescue breakdown vehicles in the field and provide defect reports on the root cause and actions taken into the breakdown.

    1.9 Carry out repairs and maintenance of agricultural equipment and modifications to suit our operational needs.

    1.10 Request for spare parts and other necessary sundries/consumables; requisitions must be approved by the supervisor.

    1.11 Take responsibility of approved spares and work in progress for intended purpose.

    1.12 Get the repair of vehicles/equipments first time right away to avoid down time and repeat work.

    1.13 Account for all tools and equipments assigned to or on temporary request.

    R2: Safety precautions and quality control

    2.2 To consistently deliver high quality repairs in the required timeframes, which will ensure clients’ needs and requirements are met.

    2.3 To ensure that all electrical appliances are turned off in the evening before closing for the day.

    2.4 To complete all work orders and record all additional repairs and parts and ensure that a checklist has been performed.

    2.5 Ensure workshop safety rules and procedures are followed, including designating highly flammable substances and use of right tools and equipments.

    2.6 Complies with statutory regulations of vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.

    2.7 Observe and implement NEMA environmental laws concerning the handling of hazardous materials routinely used in fleet service operations.

    2.8 Observe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, and fleet policies and procedures pertaining to the safe performance of fleet service operations.

    2.9 To segregate used parts before disposal.

    2.10 Maintains vehicle/equipment appearance by cleaning and washing.

    2.11 Protect exposed sensitive sensors during engine/operating unit/components cleaning.

    R3: Mechanical and electrical diagnosis and interpretation of repair manuals

    3.1 Interpret instructions, technical manuals (manual/digital), illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics and other guides in conducting repairs and modifications.

    3.2 Keeps workshop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; performing preventive maintenance; inform supervisor of any pending repairs.

    3.3 Skilled usage of measuring instruments and test equipment such as engine analyzers, injector testers, ignition timers, lactometers, ammeters, ohmmeters etc.

    3.4 Ensure proper use of vehicle computer-controlled diagnostic machine on engine, fuel and ignition, ABS braking and transmission systems.


    Spending Authority: none.

    Supervision: None

    Decision Making: Decisions limited within prescribed standards.


    External: UNHCR, WFP and other implementing partners, operating partners with MOU with CARE.

    Internal: All CARE staff.


    The position is based in Dadaab Main Office with occasional visits to the camps and other program sites. This is a non-family work station. Hot weather is prevalent throughout the year with limited basic amenities. Road movement between the work station and Garissa as well as inter-camp movement must be under police escort (scheduled convoys), with strict adherence to safety and security instructions all the time. It is a six days work station with a compensatory time off according to CTO policy.

    The incumbent shall reside in the CARE compound while executing official duties and shall obey and adhere to residential compound regulations.


    • Education: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Automotive/Plant) and must have a Valid driving license with Class B, C, E.
    • Experience: Demonstrate experience of at least 3 years in repairs and maintenance of vehicles and equipments especially 4WD and tractors in the automotive field. Good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated Multi skilling in Mechanics, Auto Electrics/electronics, welding and fabrication works a great Advantage.
    • Certificate: Computer literate with good knowledge of MS office.


    • Flexible
    • Respectful
    • Excellent diagnostic and good trouble shooting skills
    • Problem solving
    • Reliable
    • Team player
    • Safety skills
    • Reporting writing skills
    • Coaching skills

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