Monday, January 21, 2013

Women’s Development / Community Development Interns Opportunities in Kenya

Women’s Development / Community Development Interns
 
Do you have an undergraduate degree in community development/social work/social development or are you a final year undergraduate student in this field?
 
Do you care about women empowerment?
 
CARE for KENYA is looking for women’s development/community development interns for our women empowerment project in Nairobi, Kenya
 
Care for Kenya is a New York based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization empowering Kenyan women through vocational training, health education and economic development to create sustainable, life changing improvements for them and their families. 
We work with women's groups and women's resource centers in Kibera slum in Nairobi to help those affected by HIV/AIDS to build financially stable, healthy lives to live a poverty free life.
 
As an intern you will gain new skills, meet new people and use your experiences to inspire social action on global issues. You don't need years of experience, we are looking for interns who are committed, keen, and able to work with others and open to learning.
 
You will gain first-hand experience of community based development and use your ideas and talents to help local women in Kibera to overcome poverty and injustice. 
Kenyan women face two daunting challenges: HIV/AIDS at an alarming rate and a lack of education, skills or training to support their families, often as the primary breadwinner. Care for Kenya programs are designed to address both of these deeply interconnected challenges. 
Over the next year (2013), Care for Kenya plans to expand its reach from 90 women per year currently to approximately 180 women. 
This can improve the lives of over 900 people, considering the positive impact on families allowing them to
 
Your tasks would typically involve:
  • identifying community issues, needs and problems;
  • developing new community-based programs and resources;
  • evaluating and monitoring existing programs;
  • enlisting the cooperation of government bodies, community organizations and sponsors;
  • helping to raise public awareness on issues relevant to women empowerment;
  • providing leadership and coordination of programs;
  • acting as facilitator to promote self-help among women groups;
  • preparing reports and policies;
  • networking to build contacts and fundraising;
  • developing and agreeing to strategies;
  • liaising with interested groups and individuals to set up new services;
  • mediating in matters of conflict;
  • recruiting and training paid as well as voluntary staff;
  • planning, attending and coordinating meetings and events;
  • overseeing the financial management of a limited budget;
  • encouraging participation in activities;
  • challenging inappropriate behavior;
  • General administrative duties.
This position is unpaid, but CARE for KENYA can provide a small stipend to cater for living expenses.
 
If you are interested in the position, please send in your cover letter and CV to the email below by 28th January 2013:

edwin@careforkenya.org