African Union Advocacy Voluntary Intern


African Union Advocacy Voluntary Intern

Job description

Crisis Group is looking for a full-time volunteer, based in our Nairobi office, to assist the Adviser on African Union Relations. Applicants must be available for a minimum of six months starting October 2017. The volunteer is expected to:

  • Track developments at the African Union (AU) particularly regarding conflicts that are relevant to Crisis Group’s work;
  • Monitor and summarise official AU documents including relevant reports, statements and communiqués issued by the AU Commission Chairperson and the Peace and Security Council;
  • Schedule appointments, handle correspondence, keep track of calendars, travel and event coordination, and take meeting notes;
  • Contribute to the research and preparation of Crisis Group publications by gathering information, fact-checking and assisting with editing;
  • Research and draft talking points, briefing notes and communication materials;
  • Attend meetings with diplomats, international organisations, academic institutes, think-tanks and NGOs with or on behalf of Crisis Group staff.


The position is primarily administrative in nature but offers an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in a high profile international NGO and to learn about conflict analysis, advocacy, country specific and thematic issues, as well as the African Union.



  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in international relations, conflict studies, African studies, political science or similar;
  • Proven interest in and knowledge of Africa (understanding of the AU helpful);
  • Excellent verbal and written command of English (French proficiency a plus);
  • Excellent research and note taking skills;
  • Knowledge of Crisis Group reports helpful;
  • Strong administrative skills;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, email and internet applications;
  • Highly organised, self-motivation and flexible, with an ability to deal confidently and swiftly with a variety of demanding tasks;

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