Are you interested in international development and looking for experience within the humanitarian sector in Africa? Do you want to support projects focusing on migration, emergency response and preparedness, community resilience, youth, health or disaster management? Do you have good reporting and communication skills, and are you ready to move to Kenya and get an insight into the work of the Red Cross Movement? If yes, then you might be one of our new Danish Red Cross intern in Africa.
Danish Red Cross is right now looking for an intern for our office in Kenya.
The Red Cross is the largest humanitarian organization in the world and for 150 years we have helped alleviate people through crisis, wars and disasters. Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has a unique position and mandate to provide aid regardless of nationality, race or political views. We currently count 19 million volunteers in 190 countries. When disaster strikes we are there. Join us. Together we can make a world of difference.
A unique opportunity to learn and support Danish Red Cross’ work in Kenya
The Danish Red Cross Country Office for Kenya is located in Nairobi. We work closely with the Kenya Red Cross through a mutually benefiting long-term partnership focusing largely in community resilience building, Health (with a strong focus on Non-communicable diseases), innovation, youth, psychosocial support and operations emergency response support to the National Society. The intern will be supporting these ongoing programmes and get a unique insight into the humanitarian sector and long-term development work of Danish Red Cross in Kenya.
The intern will support the work at the Country Office and the Danish Red Cross’ overall response in Kenya. This will include:
Support in setting up new projects
Support in follow up of specific programme management tasks
Support in drafting project agreements/addendums
Support in reporting/reviewing reports/follow up of reports due/filling reports
Support day to day activities at Country Office
Assist with the file handling
Participate in relevant meetings and workshops
You will learn about the work of Danish Red Cross in Kenya and receive ongoing supervision and support by the country manager and country staff.
We expect that you work independently, are action driven and provide an effective service delivery. You are well structured and resourceful, interested in humanitarian work and want to be part of the Red Cross. We also expect you to have an interest in working closely with local actors, and that you have the skills to engage in different project activities. We imagine that you through your study have knowledge of international humanitarian work and/or insight into partnership projects.
The professional and academic background needed for the position is:
It is required to have an internship agreement with the university in place prior to the start of the internship, thus, enrollment in a relevant master programme e.g. social science, political science, African studies, development studies or similar, is a requirement of this position.
As a person, you are result oriented with a cultural sensitivity. You have an ability to both listen and facilitate dialogues with a flexible approach, adapting your way of working depending on the culture and capacities.
Fluency in both Danish and English is a must
As an intern with the Danish Red Cross in the Africa region, you will get the chance to gain first-hand experience of what it is like to work for the world’s largest humanitarian organization. You will learn about Red Cross’ work in East Africa and receive ongoing supervision and support by the experienced Disaster Management professionals. You will get to work alongside professionals who are experts in their field and gain valuable and relevant work experience within a dynamic workplace. At the same time, an internship with the Danish Red Cross in the Africa region will provide you with an opportunity to apply what you have learned during your academic programme in a challenging, yet inspiring setting.
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