Volunteer Intern, Horn of Africa

  • Volunteer
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Volunteer Intern, Horn of Africa

Job description

The International Crisis Group's Horn of Africa Project is looking for an intern to volunteer in the organisation's Nairobi office for a suggested period of six months from 1 November 2018. This is a desk-based position that requires a natural flair for political analysis, flexibility, intelligence and hard work, but offers an excellent opportunity for someone to learn about conflict analysis and advocacy work and gain valuable experience in a high profile international NGO.


Responsibilities include:

·         Monitoring political developments in the Horn of Africa region via online sources;

·         Providing assistance editing reports and briefings on conflict issues, and other documents produced by Africa program staff; 

·         Preparing advocacy and research materials and attending meetings with/on behalf of the Crisis Group staff; 

·         Assisting with carrying out daily press reviews and composing weekly situation reports;

·         Administrative tasks, including arranging for meetings and database management; and

·         Assisting Africa program staff with everyday office needs.


A recent graduate degree in political science, conflict studies, international relations, or similar;

  • Excellent English writing and editing skills;

  • Computer literacy;

  • An ability to deal confidently and swiftly with a variety of demanding tasks;

  • Proven research skills in international relations or a similar subject, conflict analysis or human rights work;

  • Proven interest in and knowledge of the Horn of Africa region, with a
    special focus on South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda; and
  • Knowledge of local language(s) is an added advantage. 

Please apply no later than CET midnight 21 October 2018.