Thursday, 26 March 2015

The Rift Valley Institute- Internship

The Rift Valley Institute ( is a small, expanding, independent non-profit organisation working in eastern and central Africa. The Institute operates at the interface between research, policy and education, aiming to advance understanding of the region and its diverse communities. RVI programmes are designed for long-term impact: shaping aid interventions, expanding space for public participation in policy, supporting local research capacity, preserving communal histories and promoting social justice. The activities of the Institute include action-oriented research, field-based training, online digital archives, distance learning, open-access publishing and support for educational institutions in eastern and central Africa. There are offices in the UK (London), in Kenya (Nairobi), in South Sudan (Juba) and in the United States (Annandale-on-Hudson). The Institute is a registered charity. RVI staff and Fellows are drawn from Eastern and Central Africa, and from Europe, Asia and America. The RVI is an equal-opportunity employer.

Title - Intern
Employment type - Four days a week
Duration - 3 months
Start date - April 2015
Compensation - Travel and lunch allowance

Monday, 23 March 2015

Advocacy and Communications Internship Position Vacancy Announcement

Alliances for Africa (AfA)
Advocacy and Communications Internship Position Vacancy Announcement
Deadline: 8 April 2015

Job Title/Position: Communication and Advocacy Intern
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Alliances for Africa (AfA) is pleased to offer an exciting internship opportunity to a dynamic, disciplined and focused individual looking to work in a women’s rights not-for-profit organization.
AfA is a Non-governmental organization focused on human rights, peace and sustainable development. Africa works with partners in, around and beyond the continent of Africa. AfA was created to enhance and reconstruct the interface between human rights and development with a vision to contributing innovatively to tackling the root causes of endemic poverty and exclusion in Africa.

AfA is a co-host of the Nigerian Feminist forum (NFF), a member of the Nigerian CEDAW Coalition, the Raising Her Voices Coalition, a member of the Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women (LACVAW), steering committee member of the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) and executive committee member of the State of the Union Nigeria (SOTU-n-CAMP). 

Friday, 6 March 2015

3 Current Volunteering Opportunities....Apply

We are looking for three -3 passionate (to making a significant contribution to Youth leadership & entrepreneurship development) young people under 30 years old from any country to fill in below positions:

1.Public Relations Assistant:The ITF’s Public relations Assistant is responsible of all external linkages including coordination of fundraising and communications activities. He/she uses a wide range of media to build and sustain good relationships between the organization’s members, beneficiaries and partners. The ITF’s P R Assistant main task is to secure additional funding to enable the continuing activities (projects).

2.Projects Assistant:**The ITF’s Projects Assistant is responsible for delivering and building Youth leadership and entrepreneurship projects of varying size and complexity. She/he is responsible for coordinating, organizing and controlling all projects’ activities, under the direction of Operations Director.

3.IT & Development Assistant:The ITF’s IT & Development Assistant leads the organization’s process to chart its Youth development course technologically. He/she is responsible for the technological direction of the organization and organizational development.

Oxfam Volunteer - Campaigns & Policy (INT1296)

Duration: 6 months

This is an unpaid Volunteer role, based in Nairobi - Kenya


  • Organising campaigns and policy team monthly meetings and putting together notes and sharing in a timely manner and also following on action points
  • Helping with admin plans for campaigns and policy team meetings – Helios, finance, logs and admin
  • Putting together requests (Helios) from systems and assisting with systems updates and follow through of request
  • Assist campaigns and policy manager in management of diary and travel logistics and communication
  • Supporting the RCPM and RIC lead with scheduling conference calls, dial-ins and taking minutes from these meetings and follow ups.
  • Looking out for calls for funding and working with teams to develop draft concepts and proposals thereafter
  • Finalising the organisation of the resource centre
  • Following what’s trending on FB,twitter etc and updating RCPM’s handles when requested
  • Developing, maintaining and updating a calendar of events for the team
  • Supporting RIC lead with regular posting and uploading and communicating out to teams on what content is available esp. on internal systems and updating RIC elists and note taking on RIC calls, sharing notes etc
  • Supporting the resilience lead with documentation, helping set up meetings internally
  • Other support to the campaigns team as requested by the RCPM