Sunday, 13 April 2014

FAO- Nutrition Intern

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 
Vacancy Announcement No      : FAO/19/2014 

Issued on                                      : 09th April 2014 

Deadline for Application    : 23rd April 2014 

Position Title                                : Intern- Nutrition 

Grade Level                                  : N/A 

contract type                                : PSA 

Duty Station                                 : Mogadishu, Hargeisa, Garowe 

Organizational Unit                     : FAO-Somalia 

Duration                                        : 2 Months 

Eligible Candidates                      : Somali Nationals 

Anticipated start date                 : Immediately 

Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager Nutirion/ CTA, to provide programme support in the formulation, monitoring and reporting of the field programme at country office level. In particular to:

The Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) consist of two major components. i) The Food Security component which provides up to date quality food security information and ii) The Nutrition component which focuses on the generation of good quality timely and appropriate nutrition information. In addition the unit conducts applied research to explore and report on the underlying causes to malnutrition and food insecurity in Somalia. Both food security and nutrition information are analysed in the relevant context and provided to decision-makers within the humanitarian community in Somalia for use in the design of both short and longer term food security, nutrition and livelihood related interventions. FSNAU places strong emphasis on partnerships with local authorities and international and local humanitarian organisations for the specific development of capacity in Somalia and the region. This includes the provision of capacity building in Nutrition Assessment in Emergencies to Graduate Students in the region. As a component of this capacity building, FSNAU recognizes the importance of practical hands on experience in humanitarian agencies by Nutrition students. Therefore FSNAU is providing an opportunity for one student at Graduate or Diploma level in Nutrition for an internship at the FAO offices in Hargeisa, Garowe and Mogadishu.

This internship is scheduled for a period of two months, with the primary aim to use this period to impart technical knowledge on nutrition surveillance through on the job training. The intern will be under overall supervision of Nutrition Technical Manager, and direct supervision of zonal Nutrition focal point and work in close consultation with the Nutrition Focal Point. The intern will focus on the following tasks:

The successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:
  1. Participate in the regular FSNAU nutrition and food security assessments.
  2. In close collaboration with Nutrition focal point for respective zones and with support from the Nutrition Analyst in charge of the zone and Nutrition Data Analyst assist in ensuring the Health Information System data and feeding facility data at the MoH Nutrition section is received, updated and run basic analysis of this information.
  3. Assist in cleaning and entry of nutrition assessments data, under the supervision of the relevant Nutrition focal point/ Analysts.
  4. Participate in the seasonal analysis and dissemination workshops and meetings.
  5. Attend Nutrition cluster meetings in the duty area and other relevant food security, nutrition and health related meetings.
  6. Under the supervision of the zonal Nutrition focal point, assist in the planning and preparation of nutrition surveys.
  7. In detail read the nutrition technical reports, updates and other relevant documents published from Gu season last year to date and ensure consistency in reporting of rates, confidence intervals, tables and information in text.
  8. In close collaboration with Nutrition focal point assist in drafting, editing and finalizing articles for the nutrition updates/technical series.
  9. Perform other tasks as assigned

Minimum qualifications:
  • Applicants MUST be Somali nationals, have completed at least diploma level education or graduate students pursuing studies in Nutrition or health.
  • Should be computer literate
  • Previous work experience not mandatory
  • Strong critical thinking and writing ability
  • Strong English writing and editing skills
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative
  • Willingness to learn and apply new analytical approaches
  • Strong skills in basic computer packages – Knowledge in EPI Info, ENA or EPI6 an added advantage
  • Sensitivity to the social and cultural environment of Somalia
Deliverables/Expected Outputs
  1. By the end of the internship, the student should have gained considerable technical knowledge and understanding on nutrition surveillance and situational analysis. 
  2. All assignments given during the internship period should be completed as required.
  3. The intern is expected to submit a detailed report on their experiences and activities covered during the period.
Allowances and Remuneration
This position does not have a salary; however the intern will be paid a small stipend to cater for transport costs.

To apply:
Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No.FAO/19/2014 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF) available
Please do not attach education certificates at this stage. E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to

Applications must be received by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

URGENT: INTERN Bcom- Marketing Option

An Intern is required with Marketing Qualifications Degree in Bcom Marketing Option or PR, Communication Option.
The Graduate must have graduated recently and willing to get paid Kshs. 10,000.

Apply to.

Thursday, 3 April 2014


City Resilience Profiling Programme/UN-Habitat



The City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) was launched by UN-Habitat in 2012 to develop a comprehensive and integrated urban planning and management approach founded on the principles of ‘resilience’ that dynamically underpin and improve capacity to protect urban citizens and their assets. ‘Urban Resilience’ refers to the ability of any urban system to absorb and recover quickly from the impact of any plausible hazard. The CRPP is providing forward-looking, multi-sectoral, multi-hazard, multi-stakeholder approach integrating all functional aspects of human settlements to planning and developing urban settlements. The Programme is implemented in partnership with primary stakeholders including international agencies, academic and research institutes, private sector actors, NGOs, and representatives from a number of pilot cities. CRPP has a strategic fit in UN Habitat’s overall mandate for the sustainable development of cities, towns, and other human settlements, specifically, the key pillar for ensuring that cities are able to withstand and recover from catastrophic events.

All internships will begin in the spring 2014 and will last minimum 3 and maximum 6 months. Internship comprises 35 hours of work per week. The duty station can be Nairobi or Barcelona. Those internships are unpaid.

  • Advanced university degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Development Studies, Computer Sciences, IT, Media, Communication, Journalism, Design, or another field deemed relevant to the subject areas covered by the Programme. 
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Previous exposure to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience, Web Development and/or Social Media Strategies.
  • Fluency in oral and written English required;
  • Excellent written and oral communication, research and writing skills;
  • Advanced computer skills notably in IT, web-application, database management, Adobe Acrobate Suite and/or Excel and text processor.
How to apply:
If you would like to find out more about this position, or if you would like to apply, please email CRPP

The application must include the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae in English;
  • Cover letter in English outlining your motivations, concrete competencies, previous exposure to the subject and links to your study.
  • Brief note detailing your availabilities including starting date and length desired for the internship and preferable duty station (Barcelona or Nairobi).

Please apply by Sunday, 6 April 2014. Applications received after this deadline will NOT be reviewed.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Short-listed candidates will be invited to take part in a phone interview. The internship would start in consultation with the selected candidate.

We regret to be unable to further contact or notify unsuccessful applicants for this position.

ATTENTION: To All African Youth Activists Passionate About Development In Africa- Deadline Approaching


From Voice to Influence to Action: Strengthening Sustained Citizen Engagement in the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa

ATTENTION: To All African Youth Activists Passionate About Development In Africa

Take the chance and apply now to become a Youth Champion for the Voice Africa’s Future (VAF) campaign, to shape and influence the Post 2015 development agenda. The application for the new Youth Champions 2014/2015 starts on 26th March!
  1. Do you want to deepen your involvement in the Post 2015 development agenda in your country and globally?
  2. Do you want to take extensive action to advocate for the future of young people in the Post 2015 development agenda?
  3. Do you want to inspire young people worldwide and represent their interests?
Then apply to become a VAF Youth Champion 2014/2015!

  • Aged between 15 to 30
  • Be a citizen and reside in one of the 6 countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda and South Africa
  • Availability to volunteer your time and represent Voice Africa’s Future campaign at national, continental and global levels
  • Passionate about Africa’s development and the progress of youth
  • Find joy in inspiring young people
  • Good written and spoken English, and/or French.
  • Have some knowledge or experience in one of the following: MDGs, Post 2015 development agenda, advocacy, community development, youth mobilisation.
How to apply:

You have until Friday 7th April 2014 to apply to become a Youth Champion. The interested candidates should send their detailed CV and a letter motivating why you are interested to become a Youth Champion for the Voice Africa’s Future campaign. Please send your application to the Representative of the Voice Africa’s Future in your respective country:

Burkina Faso: Ms. Bintou Marie Diallo, Email: Tel.: +226 66 933 838

Ethiopia: Mr. Ephrem Berhanu, Email: Tel.: +251 91 262 26 51

Kenya: Mr. Willice or George Emails: and 
Tel.: +254 72 65 70 757 or +254 719 810 024

Malawi: Mr. Edward or Pearson Emails: and Tel.: +265 999 110 606 or +265 99 46 32 31

Uganda: Mr. Francis Maberi Email: Tel.: +256 775 186 342

South Africa: Mr. Zoe Nkongolo Email: Tel.: +27 21 461 6551

About the Voice Africa’s Future

Voice Africa's Future (VAF) aims to use mobile technology to solicit the perspectives and aspirations of youth in ten African countries about the future they want to see. The campaign began from the premise that it was important to create platforms for ordinary citizens to influence and shape the Post 2015 agenda.

The VAF initiative has been running in 6 six countries on a mobile platform, and in 4 countries on an off-line platform. It has so far mobilised participation of more than 77 000 youth participants across the ten countries; thus generating significant and critical data about the experiences of Africa’s youth, their key concerns, and their aspirations for the future.

In 2014 and 2015, the Voice Africa’s Future campaign will focus on ensuring that the perspectives and aspirations of youth in Africa are adopted by the United Nations as part of the post 2015 development agenda.

The Voice Africa’s Future campaign is an initiative of African Monitor. It has been made possible with funding support from DFID. To learn more about Voice Africa’s Future, please visit: and

Thursday, 13 March 2014

KENYA COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT -KCDP Scholarships Opportunities Available

Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP) is a multi-sectoral development project financed by the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility, and hosted by the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and implemented by seven Government Agencies. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to improve Management
effectiveness and enhance revenue generation of Kenya’s coastal and marine resources. As part of its capacity building programme, KCDP is offering scholarships opportunities to assist needy coastal students

* with outstanding academic performance to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in natural resource management, community development, or any other related disciplines. 

*Coastal students are identified as students who were born in coast and/or come from indigenous coastal communities 

The KCDP undergraduate scholarships provide one year tuition fees and project costs for students in their final year of study at any of the accredited Kenyan Universities. While a total of sixty (60) slots - 10 per coastal county - were initially available, sixteen (16) slots were absorbed after the first announcement in October 2013. Therefore the openings available in this call are as shown below: 

Applications for the above undergraduate scholarships are invited from coastal students who meet the following minimum criteria: 

1. Registered as fulltime students and pursuing a degree course in Natural Resource Management, Community 
Development, or other related disciplines; 
2. Have completed third year and/or proceeding to their final year of study; 
3. Have above average academic performance; 
4. Below 30 years of age. 

Applicants should fill in the Undergraduate application form ( and attach the following documents: 
1. A copy of their identity card; 
2. Copies of academic transcripts and evidence of proceeding to the final year of study; 
3. A letter of evidence from the University indicating need for financial support; 
4. An official statement from the university showing the current fee balance; 
5. A personal statement indicating the motivation of applying for the KCDP Scholarship; 
6. Letters of reference from two (2) Academic Referees. 

These scholarships are available to coastal students with outstanding academic credentials to undertake a Masters degree in Natural Resource Management, Community Development, or other related disciplines at any of the Kenyan accredited Universities. The Scholarship provides: 2 years tuition cost including statutory fees, research cost and 

County Slots Available 

  • Mombasa        5 
  • Kwale              9 
  • Kilifi                1 
  • Taita Taveta 10 
  • Tana River    10 
  • Lamu              9 
  • Total              44  

Capacity Building C/o Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, 
P.O. Box 81651-80100, Mombasa, Kenya. Telephone: +254-(0) 412007789 

KCDP monthly stipend of KShs 30,000. Following the first call (October 2013) for KCDP postgraduate scholarships, eighteen (18) slots were filled and therefore in this second call, the available openings per county are as shown below: 

County Number of Slots 

  • Mombasa      0 
  • Kwale             5 
  • Kilifi                0 
  • Taita Taveta 5 
  • Tana River    5 
  • Lamu             3 

      TOTAL           18 

Applications for the above postgraduate scholarships are therefore invited from coastal students who meet the following minimum criteria: 

1. Hold 1st Class or 2nd Class Honours (Upper ) undergraduate degree in the relevant field; 
2. Applicants with second lower must demonstrate evidence of at least 2 years work experience; 
3. Obtained admission for full time Masters Degree in the KCDP targeted field of studies; 
4. Below 45 years of age; 

Applicants should fill in the postgraduate application form ( and attach the following documents: 
1. A copy of their identity card; 
2. Copies of academic transcripts and evidence of final grade obtained; 
3. Letter of admission indicating commencement date; 
4. For continuing students, an official statement of current fee balance is required; 
5. A letter from previous University indicating need for financial support; 
6. A personal statement indicating the motivation of applying for KCDP Scholarship; 
7. Letters of reference from two (2) Academic Referees. 

Application forms for the undergraduate and postgraduate scholarship opportunities can be downloaded from the KCDP website ( Completed application forms should be sent to the address below or hand delivered to the Project office so as reach on or before 21st March 2014

The Project Coordinator 
Kenya Coastal Development Project 
Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research Institute 
P.O. Box 81651 
80100 MOMBASA 

Kenya Coastal Development Project - KCDP

Internship Opportunities Available

Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP) is a multi-sectoral development project financed by the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility, hosted by the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and implemented by seven Government Agencies. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to improve management effectiveness and enhance revenue generation of Kenya’s coastal and marine resources. As part of its capacity building programme, KCDP provides internship opportunities to expose coastal students to management of coastal and marine resources through engagement in various KCDP activities. 

The internship opportunities target students who have

  • completed their Diploma, First or Masters degree level at any of the accredited Kenyan Universities. 

Interns will be

attached to one of the seven KCDP implementing agencies and assigned specific tasks where they will gain experience in a multi-sectoral development programme. The interns will take part in various activities both at the office and in the field.

A total of 11 (Eleven) internship slots are available in the following KCDP programmes:

Institution Programme Slots Available

  • Kenya Marine & Fisheries 
  • Research Institute 
  • Hazina Ya Maendeleo Ya Pwani 7 
  • Project Coordination Unit 2 
  • State Department of Physical Planning 
  • Spatial planning 2 

        Total 11

Duration of internship:
Maximum of 6 months (non-renewable).

A monthly travel and lunch allowance amounting to KShs 20,000/- will be provided.


Potential applicants should meet the following minimum criteria:

1. Have completed a Diploma, First degree or Masters degree from a recognised university;
2. Are below 35 years of age;
3. Are in good health as supported by a medical report.

Applicants should submit the following:
1. An application letter;
2. Copy of national identification card;
3. Copies of academic and professional certificates including curriculum vitae;
4. A personal statement describing motivation and expectation of the KCDP internship;
5. Medical report.

Completed application should be sent to the address below or hand delivered to the Project office so as reach on or before 21st March 2014.

The Project Coordinator
Kenya Coastal Development Project
Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research Institute
P.O. Box 81651