With support from the Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance (RHRA), Kenya Medical Association (KMA) seeks to contribute to the reduction of the high maternal morbidity and mortality in Kenya through promoting the prevention and/or reduction of unintended pregnancies and by advocating for repeal or reform of laws and policies that restrict access to reproductive health and rights (RHR).
KMA plays a key role in supporting RHRA’s advocacy efforts by building the capacity of its membership to support the provision of quality RH services, creating awareness on the legal and policy framework on RHR and conducting research.
KMA seeks to recruit an enthusiastic, resourceful and highly organized Intern with a commitment to reproductive rights issues to engage in the KMA/RHRA Advocacy Project.
This internship will provide the individual with experience in many aspects of sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as insight into the inner working of organizational management.
The position is available to individuals below the age of 30 years from October 1 2015.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Key responsibilities will be as follows:
- Support the implementation of the KMA/RHRA project work plan in accordance with specifications and funding limitations
- Facilitate and develop reports for trainings and workshops conducted by KMA/RHRA
- Provide logistical support during trainings, workshops, conferences and other meetings he/she will be assigned to.
- Assist in the development of reports, briefs, position papers and newsletters detailing KMA/RHRA project successes
- Actively participate in RHRA partner activities
- Identify, coordinate and document publicity strategies for KMA/RHRA events and activities
- Build and maintain KMA/RHRA’s online presence through KMA’s social platforms
- Build and maintain ongoing relationships and partnerships with the relevant national and county government agencies, partner NGOs and the media.
- Perform any other tasks as may be assigned by the Supervisors.
- University degree in social sciences, bio-medical sciences, public health or related disciplines from a recognized university, preferably with a focus in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Higher qualification will be an added advantage
Relevant skills and experience
- Demonstrated interest in sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Good research skills and knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Advocacy experience preferably on sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Must have exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal presentation skills.
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a growing group.
- Outgoing, personable, approachable, enthusiastic, resourceful, and highly organized.
- Ability to handle and maintain confidential matters appropriately.
- Have the capability to multitask and adjust priorities as needed.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
- Strong command of English and Swahili language
- Non-judgmental attitude and respectful to diversity and different needs and views of others.
Interested applicants should be willing to commit to the internship for six months full time.
How to Apply
Please send your cover letter, curriculum vitae that includes three references to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] no later than 20th February 2017, with the email subject: Application for Internship – KMA/RHRA Project.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.