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.
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