1. Background

The Oslo Center works in Kenya to promote democracy through the provision of technical expertise to institutions of democracy and governance such as political parties, parliament, regulatory bodies such as the election management bodies, and the registrar of political parties.

The Oslo Center is seeking to recruit a Program’s intern to contribute to its overall mission of the organization. In the daily work, the position will be part of the team in Kenya.

  1. Main Responsibilities

The intern shall provide support in the following roles and responsibilities.

  • Support Program implementation.
  • Support in Programmatic Reporting.
  • Undertake field Project Visits and Logistical Arrangements such as procurement and bookings.
  • Reconciliations of funds provided.
  • Undertake political and contextual analysis relating to program implementation.
  • Convene and participate in programmatic and staff meetings.
  • Provide social media and communication support.
  • Provide support in fundraising through the development of Concept notes and proposals.
  • Participate in discussions related to documents being developed, e.g., Organizational Strategy, Communication Strategy, and White Papers.
  • Undertake other duties that may be assigned by the Program Advisor.

2. Qualifications

The Oslo Center is looking for applicants with the following sets of qualifications.

  • University degree, preferably in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Those who are awaiting graduation are eligible to apply but must present their certified university transcripts and a recommendation letter from the university.
  • A good understanding of the political background and recent developments in Kenya, particularly regarding political parties and alignments, electoral institutions, gender, and issues around women and youth.
  • Knowledge of political parties and legislative activities.
  • Strong professional oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, and other computer-based software.
  • Well-organized and skilled in prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.
  • Flexible, diligent, and team oriented.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit their documents including a cover letter, Resume, and academic documents.

The Oslo Center seeks the intern to represent the general population, when it comes to both gender and cultural diversity. We therefore encourage women and people with minority backgrounds to apply for the position.

Application procedure

Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line: PROGRAM INTERN on or before 22nd May 2024.