Saturday, April 06, 2013

Oxfam Livelihoods Programme Intern Opportunity in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Livelihoods Programme Intern
Duration: 1st May – 31st October 2013
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Job Family: Programmes
Reporting lines: Reports to Regional Livelihoods Adviser
Internship Allowance: 30,100.00 Ksh per month
Oxfam Livelihoods Programme Intern Opportunity in Nairobi Kenya: The HECA Food Security and Livelihoods Framework, developed and signed off by OGB country programmes in July 2012, sets out the ambitions to achieve improved food security and livelihoods for poor women and men across the region.
 The Framework is being implemented through country long term and humanitarian programmes, as well as Oxfam’s work on resilience, markets, and private sector. 
The Regional Centre (RC) provides support to country programmes to help them achieve the ambitions set out in the framework through translating it into strategies, programme approaches 
Role Description
The post-holder will support key activities to help implementation and review of the Oxfam Livelihoods Framework across the HECA region including a review of progress made on the Framework, gathering regional learning contributing towards improved programming, and feeding into regional / global initiatives (e.g. the global resilience initiative and development of markets approaches).

1. Development of Toolbox and Guidelines for Livelihoods Programmes
  • Consolidate existing Oxfam tools from across into a tool-kit for HECA livelihoods programming
  • Develop a central depository of tools for HECA livelihoods programme staff that is easy to access and update
  • Create a ‘map’ or index of tools, when to use them, an where additional information is accessible
  • Communicate about the toolbox to programme staff
  • Identify gaps in existing tools
  • Propose possible external tools to fill gaps and strategies for developing new tools
2. Support review of HECA Livelihoods Framework
  • Organise livelihoods review meeting (June / July 2013) including all logistics and administrative support for the meeting
  • Support development of the agenda for the meeting
  • Develop and implement a communication plan around the Livelihoods meeting
3. Develop and maintain a ‘consultant’ database and assessment check-list
  • Work with others to develop the best structure for the database (logistics, HR)
  • Liaise with advisers and livelihoods staff across the region to identify consultants
4. Contribute to at least one regional research project

Personal development
The intern will receive exposure to and experience of:
  • Markets based approaches, livelihoods and food security programming;
  • Approaches to resilience;
  • Event organisation;
  • Working with up to eight countries in the HECA region
  • Working in a major international NGO
The intern will be assigned full responsibility for one project, and receive one technical training during his / her internship with Oxfam. 
He / she will also participate in team / departmental meetings, and receive a full induction into Oxfam in HECA.
Reporting and relations
The Livelihoods Intern will report to the Livelihoods Change Lead. Other key relationships include regional advisory staff, country programme managers / officers and Oxfam support staff, and key contact points at OGB headquarters in Oxford.

Skills & Competencies
  • Minimum BSc in related subject and one year work-experience, else Master’s level education.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Shows initiative and able to work independently on assigned task
  • Knowledge of or keen interest to learn about Livelihoods, Resilience or Private sector engagement
  • Agrees with markets based approaches to programming.
If you think you can deliver in this role please submit your application and CV including a day time contact by via indicating Livelihoods Intern HECA in the Subject line.
The closing date is 16th April 2013. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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