Plan International Youth Empowerment Graduate Internships

Plan International Youth Empowerment Graduate Internships

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Plan International Youth Empowerment Graduate Internships

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.  We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.  We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

 

Dimensions of the Role

This role provides a learning opportunity for the incumbent as they work closely with the Nilinde Service Delivery Partners (SDPs) and other stakeholders to promote employment, enterprise and the establishment of sustainable livelihoods among youths living within the targeted OVC households and communities.

 

Areas of Learning/ Duties

  • Work with Service Delivery Partners (SDPs), relevant line ministries, private sector players, community based organizations (CBOs) and targeted households to avail relevant youth-friendly training, coaching and mentoring in: savings, micro-enterprise development, farm enterprise development, financial literacy, life skills, employability skills, technical and vocational education training (TVET), entrepreneurship and small business management.
  • Engage financial services providers such as MFIs, banks, SACCOs etc. and other relevant stakeholders to explore and promote development of innovative youth-friendly financial services/products for the targeted youths within OVC households.
  • Work with the SDPs and other relevant partners to customize and tailor-make identified value chain development activities, vocational training opportunities and labour development initiatives to accommodate and benefit the targeted youths.

 

Education Qualifications Required

Bachelor’s degree in community development, entrepreneurship or business administration

 

Knowledge and Skills that the Intern will demonstrate at the End of the Period

  • Work with various project stakeholders e.g. communities, OVCs, PLWHIV, GoK, County Governments
  • Know how to implement projects with PLWHIV and vulnerable communities
  • Documentation and report writing skills
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Planning and coordination skills
  • Build effective teams and partnerships

 

Criteria for eligibility

Those eligible to apply to participate in the internship program shall be Kenyan citizens who meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduates from Kenyan universities
  2. Must have completed studies in a relevant field of study within the last 24 months.
  3. Graduates who are below 25 years old and willing to commit their time on the program for the entire year
  4. Demonstrated good character, creativity, honesty, positive attitude and ability to learn
  5. Graduates who are currently not in employment

 

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

 

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  1. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  1. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  1. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  1. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  1. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  1. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  1. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  1. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  1. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  1. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

 

We are inclusive and empowering

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

 

Location: Mombasa

Type of Role:Internship

Closing Date: 5th April, 2018
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

 

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