GEDI Great Lakes Internship at International Rescue Committee

GEDI Great Lakes Internship at International Rescue Committee,

GEDI Great Lakes Internship at International Rescue Committee

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GEDI Great Lakes Internship


Job Overview/Summary

The Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (GEDI) Intern will serve as a key source of support to the Regional GEDI Director based in Nairobi, Kenya collaborating with IRC counterparts within the Great Lakes region (Tanzania, Burundi, DRC, CAR, Chad, and Cameroon). The position is focused on supporting IRC GEDI unit efforts with research, coordination, logistics, graphic designing, and capacity building of different staff in different country programs. The GEDI Intern will be managed by the Regional GEDI Director, who will work to building on the GEDI Intern’s individual strengths when identifying work responsibilities through the internship period.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist in preparation and analysis of briefing notes and communication materials.
  • Calendar management, including scheduling and organizing meetings/workshops when required.
  • Contribute to designing and implementation of initiatives, projects, or program.
  • Assist in preparation of the relevant communications materials (for example<-Country GEDI Factsheets,
  • Maintain tracking system of activities of GEDI champions, and Employee Resource Groups such as Women at Work (W@W) groups across the region and contribute to their visibility.
  • Support the updating and adaptation of training and orientation material to the regional context.
  • Provide administrative support on an as needed basis
  • Support other activities as requested.

Job Requirements:

  • Required: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Gender, Development Studies, Public Health, African Studies, BA’s program in the areas of international development, gender studies, and other relevant disciplines.

Work Experience

  • Volunteer, research, and/or professional work experience in at least one of the following areas: gender equality including- feminist movements, youth justice, antiracism, diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team structure in a multicultural environment is desirable.
  • Experience conducting research, writing, and editing reports, creating presentations, and basic statistics knowledge.

Demonstrated Skills And Competencies

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills: ability to work effectively across and within a large, complex non-profit organization, both laterally and vertically, and diplomatically communicate with a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to work independently in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment and efficiently organize the workflow of a fast-paced team.
  • Proven attention to details: the ability to track and process multiple details simultaneously and accurately.
  • Solid writing and editing skills: the ability to draft and edit professional documents and correspondence in French.
  • Strong visual skills: the ability to assist with preparation of charts and graphs in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment and independently.
  • Trustworthy with an ability in maintaining confidential information.
  • Strong computer skills: ability to work effectively and accurately with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and to adapt to new applications.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to International Rescue Committee on to apply