• Program Internship Opportunity at American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

  • Posted on: 15 February, 2017 Deadline: 20 February, 2017
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  • The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

    AFSC has more than nine decades of experience building peace in communities worldwide. Founded in the crucible of World War I by Quakers who aimed to serve both humanity and country while being faithful to their commitment to nonviolence, AFSC has worked throughout the world in conflict zones, in areas affected by natural disasters, and in oppressed communities to address the root causes of war and violence.

    Regional Intern – Program Monitoring and Evaluation

     

    Job Purpose: This position aims to develop the skills and knowledge of talented young activists (under age 28), and to further AFSC’s mission to create lasting peace and justice.

    Job Summary: The incumbent will work in Africa Regional office generally and for the Kenya Program in particular.

    S/He will be responsible for:

    • Follow up of regional program activities including Dialogue and Exchange program (DEP) and Shared Security (SS) activities;
    • Collecting, analysis and reporting on data on monitoring indicators of the running projects under Kenya program;
    • Preparing monitoring/review reports that will feed into the M & E system and contribute to assessment of the long-term impacts of the Africa Program work on Shared Security, DEPs and the Kenya Program;
    • Under the supervision and guidance of the Associate Regional Director, explore, learn from and contribute to AFSC PM&E approach and suggest ways of improving the systems in measuring success;

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor in Project Planning M&E, Social Sciences, Sociology, Development Studies, Conflict Transformation, or similar fields.
    • Master degree or candidate will be an added advantage

    Skills and Competences:

    • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences;
    • Experience in or candidate/potential trainee in M & E or project management;
    • Have very good communication and analytical skills, fluency in English, pro-active and independent work attitude;
    • Be responsible, passionate, desire to work with disadvantaged communities with a good appreciation of Quaker beliefs and principles.

    Method of Application

    Send your application to:

    P.O. Box 66448 – 00800, Nairobi, Kenya

    or email: afscafricajob@yahoo.com

    Deadline 20 February 2017.

    American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex or disability.

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