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Internship opportunities at NGO (Allowances Sh. 48,106)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Our client is an NGO specializing in the field of disability and development.

A strong emphasis is placed on empowering persons with disabilities and their representatives, through their full participation into mainstream development processes and the provision of appropriate and accessible social, health and rehabilitation services, in order to ensure equal opportunities for all.

Contextual analysis

Currently, our client is actively implementing HIV and AIDS initiatives in 11 countries in the world (9 in Africa and 3 in South East Asia).

In support to these different projects, a Technical Advisory department on HIV and AIDS is providing technical assistance from Nairobi, Kenya. The Advisory department is seeking 4 interns to support the dept. on specific areas of work.

• To provide active assistance to the organization of a 5-day regional HIV and AIDS workshop, in close collaboration with the HIV and AIDS Technical Advisor and Logistician of workshop host country
• To conduct a literature review on HIV and AIDS, in linked with disability, SRH and SGBV
• To conduct a sub literature review on existing tools/guidelines related to disability (cross impairment) mainstreaming into HIV and AIDS programmes
• To assist on any other arising issues delegated by the HIV and AIDS Technical Advisor, based on skills and capacities
Expected results
• Organizing and critical thinking skills enhanced at the end of this internship
• Increased knowledge related to HIV & AIDS and disability intersectionality
• The regional HIV and AIDS workshop is organized in February 2011, as per requirements (TOR, preparation, documentation and logistical coordination)
• A complete literature review on HIV and AIDS in linked with disability, SRH and SGBV is available by the end of April 2011
• A sub literature review on tools/guidelines related to disability mainstreaming into HIV and AIDS programming is done by the end of June 2011

In relation to workshop organization
• Finalization of TOR
• Action plan of workshop activities, with follow up
• Coordination with host country logistician and key representatives (accommodation, transportation, accessible venue, stationary, etc.)
• Preparation of relevant documentation for the workshop (material, articles, workshop package)
• Master list of facilitators and participants (internal and external to HI)
• Fine tuning of workshop in close collaboration with Advisor

Terms of Reference

4 HIV and AIDS Interns – (February - June 2011)
• Minute taking during the workshop
• In relation to literature review
• Consult HI’s documentation manager and internal online resources centre
• Consult websites such as Source, IDDC, UNAIDS, AIDSTAR-One, etc.
• Visit relevant organizations in Kenya when relevant
• Conduct a literature review on selected topics
• Reports of both literature reviews
• List of bibliography used
Duration and allowances
• 6 months (renewable)
• Daily allowances will be provided as per the rules and regulations of our client (Around Sh. 48,106 monthly)
• Currently pursuing or about to finish an university degree or a higher diploma or a relevant diploma
• Business studies, environmental sciences, social education, science studies, B.Ed, B.A, public health or any other related fields
• Experience or assignment done in the field of HIV and AIDS or a related area e.g research
• Excellent command of English language
• Strong analytical and synthesizing skills
• Strong organizing and interpersonal skills
• Computer and internet literate
• Should be a self-starter and able to equally work alone or in a team
• Should be independent and passionate about her/his work

Candidates that have recently graduated, candidates about to graduate or those almost finishing college or university are eligible for the position


Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications, together with an updated curriculum vitae (including three referees with their current contacts and email addresses), to, before Monday February 31st 2011 at 5:00 PM.

Please do not send your academic and other testimonials now.

They will be requested at a later stage if you are short listed.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer – women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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