Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. Plan International has committed to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work and as such, Plan International Kenya (PIK) needs bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country’s operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to contribute to the global target of 100 million girls.
With approximately 38 years of experience in implementing its programme, Plan International Kenya (PIK) mainly operates in 10 geographical areas; Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka-Nithi, Siaya, Kwale, Kilifi, Homa Bay, Kisumu and Tana River.
Plan International Kenya Strategy Statement
PlK’s strategic goal in the next five years is to end teenage pregnancies and end all forms of sexual and gender-based violence against adolescent girls and young women. We aim to help create an enabling environment where girls and young women are safe, valued, equally cared for, and have equal opportunities. PIK will contribute to the global strategy by aiming to reach directly approximately 2.75 million (children, including girls and Young Women over the period of the strategy 2022-2026 and to reach additional beneficiaries through its interventions.
About the Graduate Internship Program
An internship is a short-term work experience offered by Plan International Kenya for newly graduated students to get some entry-level exposure to a particular industry or field. It is as much of a learning experience as it is work. Ideally, interns will spend their time working on relevant projects, learning about the field, making industry connections, and developing both technical and soft skills. An intern gets a chance to work side by side with accomplished industry professionals to understand and experience what an entry-level role might entail. Interns are expected not only to gain practical work experience but also to meet and learn from professionals as they start building their own network, from fellow interns to seasoned leaders.
The internship program will run for a maximum period of 12 months, effective 1st November 2022. The intern will be based in the Nairobi office.
Requirement: A Bachelor’s degree in Social science; specifically, community development, sociology, psychology, social work, development studies, or anthropology
The Eligibility Criteria
• Must be a Kenyan citizen;
• A graduate from a reputable university;
• Must have completed studies in a relevant field of study within the past 24 months;
• Must be below 25 years old;
• Must be willing to commit their time for the entire period of 12 months;
• Must have good writing and oral communication skills;
• Demonstrated good character, creativity, honesty, positive attitude, and ability to learn.
• PIK Sponsorship alumni or those who can demonstrate the impact of Plan’s community development work at their homes are encouraged to apply.
• Send an updated CV of not more than 2 pages including 3 (three) relevant referees and their contact details;
• A one-page cover letter.
Selected candidates will be required to go through background checks which will include obtaining a clean certificate of good conduct & Anti-terrorism screening before reporting.
Closing date: The advert will close on 29th September 2022, and only applications that meet the requirements will be considered for the next recruitment process.
Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.
We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.
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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
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