Action Against Hunger NGO International Food Security & Livelihood Intern – Jobs in Kenya

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 45 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger- USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 8 countries: Zambia, Uganda, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Haiti. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $80 million in programs, and approximately 1,700 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.

Overall Objective
The main aim of this internship is to equip intern with necessary technical and management skills on food security, livelihoods and climate change programming in humanitarian and development setting. The Intern is expected to support in data collection, analysis of reports and develop technical briefs for the Food Security & Livelihoods Sector.

Specific Objectives

The intern is expected to:

Understand the humanitarian and development contexts of the Horn and Eastern Africa region.

Understand the core humanitarian principles and standards

Understand the organizational goals, mission and vision and ensure all documents developed are in alignment with the organizational mandate.

Review of food security, livelihoods and climate change reports within the Horn and Eastern Africa region

Support in the review of countries’ assessment reports and FSL work plans

Work closely with country colleagues and partners to build effective relationships through listening and dialogue

Work with Country and regional teams to develop 2-3 pages technical briefs or case studies.

Share appropriate information and knowledge with colleagues and contribute positively to achievement of team goals

Support in organizing and participation in FSL workshops/ meetings or any other relevant training organized by the region.

Consistently work professionally and ethically to make your contribution to the FSL sector, and encourage others to achieve programme goals.

Exercise judgement and determination, and show initiative and resourcefulness to address emerging issues within the Food security, Livelihoods and Resilience Sector.

Note: The above-mentioned tasks to be performed are intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be modified following discussion with the selected intern and the available workload.

During the internship period, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values:

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. Conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence- we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments
Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
Value and respect for all cultures.

Proffessional Qualification
Master’s degree in Agricultural & Applied Economics, Agricultural Education, Agri-business Management, Climate Change/Environmental Management, development studies or Social Studies Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience gained during industrial attachment in an International or local NGO.
Demonstrated skills in producing high-quality technical reports on a tight deadline.
Technical knowledge on Climate, Agricultural and food systems is a plus.
Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and partners
Excellent planning and resource management skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences.
Ability to multitask with ease and grace, balancing and adapting to frequently changing priorities.
Flexibility to adapt to any subsequent changes in the terms of reference.
Work independently and the ability to motivate, inspire and influence others positively to achieve goals
Communicate with and demonstrate accountability to organization and partners through consultation, liaison, feedback, reporting and transparent use of resources

The intern will receive a taxable stipend of 1500 KES for everyday worked.
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