Friday, 17 October 2014

PAYMENT OR NO PAYMENT AS AS INTERN


Many of us indeed dream to get an internship opportunity that pays, not only pays but pays good money. Isn't this our dream as new graduates to the job market? In reality the Job Market will not fulfill this dream. For you to earn in many jobs, the pay is consummate of the years of experience you have plus the creativity and innovativeness hence the competitive employment environment. Therefore its important for young people to start their internship early when they are still in college/university.  

Hence focusing on gaining career experience will be an added advantage in your career development. If you are lucky to find an internship or voluntership that pays you, then you are one of the few lot. Does this mean that if you are not paid then you get to do less work? The answer is NO. As i said before get motivated by acquiring skills that you will so need when you finish college or that will help you land your real job.

Do have the right motivation and exhibit professionalism when you are working as an intern.

What are your thoughts?

Thursday, 16 October 2014

CARE SOMALIA- IT INTERNSHIP

CARE Somalia is an International NGO working in Somalia. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya. Starting date: as soon as possible

Main responsibilities:
  • Help desk support
  • Ensure the MIS standards and policies are adhered to at all times and throughout the entire infrastructure
  • Ensure systems availability, security management and system integrity
  • Information management

Qualifications:
  • University degree/ Higher Diploma in IT or Computer Science or equivalent, graduating university students are also considered;
  • Flexibility and the ability to work within a multi-cultural team;
  • Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously and to organise and prioritise own work;
  • Ability to work on own initiative;
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Team player;
  • Basic network troubleshooting skills;
  • Overall knowledge of software and hardware fire walls;
  • Knowledge of backup and disaster recovery solutions;

How to apply:
Interested Candidates should send their CV and cover letter to recruit@som.care.org
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


Saturday, 11 October 2014

ARTICLE 1: WHEN SHOULD ONE START SEARCHING FOR INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES?

Often than note, this is a question that lingers in our minds as students who are about to exit from college/university or those who have already exited. So, when should one start searching for internship opportunities? 

In my experience the best time to search for an internship opportunities is immediately you join a college or university. Many will ask, is this not too early? You have to consider many factors to qualify this fact. 
  1. Searching for an internship/volunteerism opportunities takes a while before you can actually find an opportunity, thus the early you start the better.
  2. In some courses you need to atleast specialize hence, immediately you specialize and you sure on the profession then you should start to hunt for an internship.
  3. In your last year of course work or when you are required by your college or university.


Therefore, the early you start the better.

NAIROBITS TRUST- Linkages Officer- Volunteer Basis

NairoBits Trust
Position: Linkages Officer (Volunteer basis-FT)
The Linkages Officer will help identify and establish collaborative relations that enable NairoBits Trust to effectively achieve its goal in facilitating “On-the-Job training” through job placements/internships within the private sector, Non governmental organizations, governments and the informal sector where use of ICT skills is a mandatory.

He/she will identify, establish and manage such relations focusing primarily on the skill sets and industry sectors match while maintaining high level and close communications.

Reporting: Programs Manager
Location: Nairobi City (With frequent travel locally)

Key Responsibilities:
  • Clearly understand NairoBits´s partnership needs and opportunities based on our strategic plan
  • Together with the programs team, lead the development and implementation of an annual partnership strategy including:
  • Assisting NairoBits’s team with ongoing partnership initiatives
  • Developing a general potential partners landscape and/pipeline
  • Generating leads and opening conversations with the key contacts/decision makers
  • Representing NairoBits in partner’s meetings and events
  • Creating value addition proposals and presentations to enable partnership opportunities and MOUs.
  • Following-up on conversations and processes in a professional manner.
  • Identifying best practices and incorporating new ideas for partnership building
  • Contributing to the NairoBits public relations efforts and solving any issues arising from partnerships.

Qualification requirements:
  1. A minimum of an undergraduate degree is required in Business Administration or Marketing, PR and Communication, International Relations or a related field is preferred.
  2. Strong presentation, writing and negotiation skills, including the ability to elaborate partnership projects proposals.
  3. Must possess an ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines, and work well with others in a fast-paced environment. Should be able to organize and prioritize own work with limited supervision.
  4. Sense of initiative, discretion, mature judgment, and entrepreneurial spirit is required. Capacity to effectively interact with a multiplicity of stakeholders including senior leaders.
  5. Innovation and strategic thinking are highly valued. Strategy consulting background or experience in an innovative environment is a plus.
  6. Full command of English and Swahili.
  7. Willingness to travel
How to apply:
Applications with a Cover letter and a CV to:
Alex Mutungi
The Executive Director
alexmutungi@nairobits.com

Oxfam UK- Data Entry Intern. Apply! Apply!

Data Entry Intern (INT0905)
Short-Term Data Entry Intern 

Under  SSC Logistics and Administration Department 

As a data entry intern you will be required to update, maintain and retrieve information held on computer systems. You would also transfer information that is on paper to computer files. Good working knowledge in windows operating system especially Excel is critical for this assignment and the ability to type quickly is a requirement for this job could be ideal for you. See ToR for more details.

If you believe that you fit the person profile please send your application online by clicking on the link: 


The closing date for applications is close of business Friday, 19th October 2014. Attach your up to date CV and a covering letter clearly explaining your interest in and addressing the key competencies for the post. 

At Oxfam we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equity within our organization. Diversity The difference starts with you

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Danish Refugee Council- ICT Internship


Danish Demining Group

Invites applications for the position of Armed Violence Reduction Interns in Kenya
(Communications and ICT internship of the research focused internship)

Background

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). DRC has operated in Kenya since 2005, and DDG since July 2012. DDG has armed violence reduction programmes in many other countries in the region including Somaliland, Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and Uganda. 

DDG is looking for a highly talented and motivated individual to take up full-time internships for duration of 6 months each. The successful candidate will support DDG Kenya’s programme in terms of desk research, communication and coordination.

The AVR Intern should be Kenyan citizens and have the following qualities and qualifications:

Personal qualities:
  • is passionate about promoting a Kenya free of armed violence and conflict
  • is intelligent and creative with high degree of professionalism 
  • is analytical and able to present logical arguments,
  • is curious and seeks out information,
  • has a strong drive to learn new things and improve own capacity,
  • takes initiative – identifies what needs to get done and does it,
  • is hard working and driven to achieve objectives,
  • is a good team player, diplomatic, patient honest and loyal, and persistent,
Qualifications
Required:
  • A university degree in a field relevant to armed violence reduction work,
  • Fluency in English. Strong command of written English and ability communicate clearly to 
  • various audiences, 
  • High degree of computer literacy,
  • Substantial knowledge of the Kenya political system from community to national level and a 
  • good understanding of regional dynamics,
  • Ability to develop and manage databases,
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, 
Desirable:

Experience with community peace and/or development work,
Advanced user of social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+),
Ability to develop websites,
Experience of using Ushahidi and FrontlineSMS platforms, 
ArcGIS experience,
Photo and video recording and editing skillsWhat DDG can offer:
Interesting and challenging tasks and the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge related to armed violence reduction programme,
Experience of working within a professional and visionary international NGO,
The opportunity to be part of a professional and dedicated team with friendly and helpful 
colleagues,
Exposure to intellectually stimulating issues relating to the prevention and reduction of armed violence,

A monthly allowance of KES 18,000 taxable and Medical insurance and workmanship injury 
insurance,

The positions are based in Nairobi, travel to other areas of Kenya may be required. 
Start date: 21st October 2014.

For information about our work and organisation, please visit our website
http://www.danishdemininggroup.dk/.

Application and CV

Applications should be in English and include the following:

1. A cover letter (maximum 1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria. 
2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 2 pages). The CV should include information about your university degree(s) and stipulate your grades/grade average, list of completed relevant training courses, work experience and the name and contact details of 3 relevant references, in addition to any other qualifications and information that you think are relevant for the position. 

The application should be sent to: Job@ddghoa.org and the subject line should read “Kenya 
AVR INTERN”. Please indicate if you are applying for the Communications and ICT 
internship of the research focussed internship.

The deadline for submission of applications is the 10th October 2014.