Application deadline (midnight local time in Nairobi, Kenya): 13 September 2019
Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/INTERN/2019/01
Job ID: 1656
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam
Duration of contract: 3 to 6 months (starting on the 1st or the 15th of a given month)
You are applying to the ILO generic internship roster, which is published several times per year. The roster will be made available to all departments and field offices, which will then select and directly contact suitable candidates only.
ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to:
The internship programme is not intended to lead to a career in the ILO. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the internship.
It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid last minute technical issues or delays. Late applications will not be considered.
The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non - or under - represented member States. If needed, reasonable accommodation will be provided in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities.
Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:
The International Labour Organization (ILO) with financial support from SIDA in Kenya, is implementing a project titled “Inclusive Growth through Decent Work in the Great Rift Valley Project” over the 4 year period from 2018 – 2022. The project will be implemented through a range of different public, private and development partners, with each bringing different and specific contributions to the project. Project implementation commenced in May 2018.
The overall goal of the project is to improve the living conditions of young people in and around the two project areas, i.e. Narok and Nakuru counties in Kenya, by acting as a catalyst to boost decent job creation through skills development, business development and community engagement. The immediate objectives of the project are to create decent jobs from better skills by vocational training centres, develop new and improve on growing businesses resulting from new relevant skills, business development services and access to finance, and promoting the rights of workers in the local communities and increase capacity of communities to lobby for increased access to public and social services. The project goal is in sync with promoting employment creation and employability, a priority jointly set by the government, employers and workers organizations, under the Kenya Decent Work Country Programme. The project is among the pathways through which the DWCP and the Decent Work agenda is being implemented in the country.
Under the overall responsibility of the Director of the ILO Country Officer for the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, the Communication intern will work under the direct supervision of the National Programme Coordinator – Inclusive Growth through Decent Work in the Great Rift Valley Project PPDP. In addition, the intern will work closely with the members of the project team of ILO and Forum Syd.
The intern will gain practical knowledge and skills in the following broad areas, among others: project management, public private development partnerships, stakeholder engagement and management, skills development, enterprise development, community engagement, project monitoring and evaluation, results based management, finance and administration.
Roles And Responsibilities
The primary role of the intern will be to support the project in capturing, preparation and dissemination of information and communication materials and documents, and contribute to the implementation of the project and delivery of outputs in the assigned areas through the following tasks:-
The candidate must be enrolled in the final year of a post graduate degree programme (Masters or equivalent), or in a higher degree programme, in communications and/or a related field (e.g.Communications,Economics, business, social sciences) in a recognized university, school, similar institution or related vocational programme; or have completed such programme in the year preceding the application.
Relevant experience in communications in a similar role would be an added advantage.
Fluent command (in both oral and written) of English and good knowledge Kiswahili.
This vacancy is open to Kenya Nationals or Residents of Kenya only.
How To Apply
Following a first screening by the Human Resources Development Department (HRD), field offices will short-list applicants. You will be directly contacted should an internship opportunity match your profile. If you have not been contacted by any department or field office within six months after your application, you can consider that you have not been selected for this roster. If still eligible, you may apply to the next roster.
If shortlisted, you may be contacted by the field office for a written test and/or interview. The ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
As an intern in the field, you will receive a monthly stipend from the ILO based on the cost of living in the area of the duty station, unless you receive funding through another institution (for example your university or a foundation). If you receive partial funding, ILO will cover the difference to ensure you receive the appropriate stipend per month. Your travel to the duty station will be at your own expense.
The intern is required to have a valid medical insurance cover, which ILO will contribute a fixed amount to on a monthly basis, payable in addition to the the stipend mentioned above.
The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - @ilo.org - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.
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