Kenyans for Peace With Truth and Justice (KPTJ) is a coalition of over 30 Kenyan and East African legal, human rights, and governance organizations, together with ordinary Kenyans and friends of Kenya, convened in the immediate aftermath of 2007's presidential election debacle.
KPTJ maintains that there can be no peace without truth and justice - truth and justice for the failed presidential election and the violence that followed. Justice requires that we face the truth of our history, and of the 2007 election, to address the deep chasms and inequities in Kenyan society.
During the post-election crisis, KPTJ generated vital professional analysis, backed by verified data, of the electoral fraud and ensuing country-wide violence. KPTJ's reasoned position statements were used by the UN, EU, US State Department, Senate, and Congress, and AU, to bring PNU to the negotiating table. KPTJ also mobilised progressives within Kenya, the Kenyan Diaspora, and the Pan-African movement, to actively campaign for a just resolution to the crisis. KPTJ’s secretariat is hosted by the Africa Centre for Open Governance.
Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice is seeking a qualified and experienced Programme Intern to provide support and assistance in all matters relating to the programme implementation functions of the organisation.
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Participate in programme development, implementation and reporting on activities in respect to such programmes;
- Provide logistical support to the Programme Advisor and Coordinator through the preparation of contracts and payment requests, as well as follow-up on these and on advocacy products with partners;
- Draft statements and responses on emerging governance and accountability issues in the public domain;
- Taking minutes and capturing action points from meetings and policy dialogues;
- Assist with planning for events and meetings including liaison with host venues as needed;
- Support the Programme Advisor and Coordinator to follow up on action points;
- Participate in the development of advocacy campaigns;
- Actively monitor and analyse local and international media;
- Assist with the development and production of research reports;
- Assist and support the Programme Advisor and Coordinator in planning and coordination of resource mobilisation activities including the preparation and submission of project proposals to existing and potential donors;
- Assist and support the Programme Advisor and Coordinator to monitor progress and evaluate impact of programme activities for effective and timely implementation of
- Assist and support the Programme Advisor and Coordinator in identifying, developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with funding partners and other partners including: local and international NGOs, CBOs, government etc;
- Assist and support the Programme Advisor and Coordinator in organising and providing professional support as necessary to consultants, task forces, working groups etc, involved in the implementation of KPTJ’s work plans;
- Undertake and support research under the direction of the Programme Advisor and Coordinator;
- Maintain up-to-date documentation of programme activities, partners and results.
- Undertake such other programme development activities as may be requested from time to time.
- Timely and quality documentation (Reports, minutes etc.) of meetings, events, workshops, programmes.
- Timely and high quality statements and responses on emerging governance and accountability issues in the public domain.
- Weekly media monitoring and analysis reports.
- Quality write ups and analytical input for research reports, briefs, monthly newsletter, fundraising proposals.
- Up-to date partnership and programming documentation.
- Programme implementation tracking and monitoring reports.
- Efficiently planned programme meetings, events and workshops.
- A minimum first degree in law, economics, political science, or related field, Master’s degree preferred.
- Knowledge of project planning and management.
- Keen interest and substantial familiarity with local political context.
- At least 2 years experience working in a non-governmental organization with knowledge of governance and human rights issues would be an advantage, 3 years would be preferred.
- Demonstrated experience of writing in a variety of styles to suit different audiences.
- High level of self-motivation and creativity as well as the ability to work independently when necessary, and also as a member of a team.
- Must have authorisation to work in Kenya.
Three months, subject to one month probation period. The internship is renewable for another term of three months subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
How to apply:
If you believe that you meet the above criteria, please send your covering letter and a detailed CV including contacts of two referees to email@example.com with subject line KPTJ internship by 16th December, 2013. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer.