Covid 19 Recovery and Resilience Intern

Company Overview

In Kenya, Humanity & Inclusion is providing assistance to the most vulnerable people in refugee camps. The organization is also taking action to combat sexual violence against children with disabilities, to improve mother and child health services and to increase employment opportunities and political participation of people with disabilities. Humanity & Inclusion began working in Kenya in 1992 and currently has a team of 69 staff members.

Areas of Intervention

  • Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Protection
  • Laws
  • Inclusive Education

The Dadaab refugee complex in east Kenya has a population of approximately 240,00 registered refugees and asylum seekers. Kakuma and Kalobeyei settlements in northwest Kenya host more than 180,000 refugees. Humanity & Inclusion works in both camps and surrounding host communities to provide physical rehabilitation services, including provision of assistive devices such as wheelchairs and crutches. The organization works alongside communities to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable refugees, in particular those with disabilities, by ensuring equal access to services, raising awareness of discrimination and building the capacity of staff working with refugees to assess needs.

In Kenya, Humanity & Inclusion is fighting against sexual violence that victimizes children, especially those with disabilities. The organization informs children, families, organizations and local authorities about their rights as guaranteed under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and helps survivors and their parents or guardians access immediate assistance and long-term support.

Purpose of the role

Join this 38-year-old independent and impartial organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Key Responsibilities

  • Primary
    • Awareness and Advocacy to young men and women, particularly those with disabilities about the project to maximize their participation.

    Secondary

    • Developing key messaging and advocacy approaches focused on the caregivers and the community on the importance of involving learners with disabilities in learning through technology, and young men and women with disabilities in enterprise opportunities.
    • To change community’s perception and attitudes on participation of persons with disabilities in education and the labor market.
    • Content development of key social media posts and updates

    Tertiary

    • To gain political goodwill, policy support, social acceptance and system support for persons with disabilities in education and enterprise.
    • Influence key decision makers on prioritizing accessible digital resources for youths with disabilities, in learning and entrepreneurship, and maximize opportunities for persons with disabilities.
    • Amplify the success of the project through personal stories to diverse stakeholders including the Foundation, and the Canadian public.
    • Keep the Foundation and other relevant stakeholders appraised of the progress of the project

Competencies (skills/abilities & behaviour)

  • Holder of or currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communication and technology, Community Resource Management, Development Studies, Community Development or any relevant field  from a recognized institution.
  • Computer and internet literate (ICT)
  • Should be a team player and have the ability to multitask

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Mastercard Foundation Scholar Award letter  or letter of attestation from your  Mastercard Foundation Program Manager at the institution that awarded you the Scholarship. Secondary Scholars who studied in non-Scholars Program partner universities can apply with the award letter they received from their Secondary Education NGO ( Equity, CAMFED, BRAC and FAWE)
  • Copy of ID / Passport proving your citizenship or eligibility to work in the country
  • Copy of Highest Education Certificate/Qualification

Duration & Additional information

  • 6x Months Internship Program ONLY, the host organization reserve the right to extend the internship or convert it to a job based on performance and identified need. No full time jobs are guaranteed
  • All applicants are strongly advised to take note of the minimum eligibility, if all of the requirements are not met, your application will not be processed

We will ensure that no job applicant receives less favorable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age; nor be disadvantaged by any other conditions or requirements which are irrelevant.

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