Katiba Institute (KI) was established to promote the understanding and implementation of Kenya’s new Constitution. KI endeavors to enhance the implementation and the realization of the objects of the constitution through research, constitutional education, constitutional litigation and encouraging public participation. KI also works to foster the spirit of Constitutionalism in the East African region by promoting exchange of academic discourse on constitutional issues and by working with like minded organizations to secure greater freedoms in the East African Region.
INTERNSHIP OFFER AND PURPOSE
The KI Programmes Department undertakes research and advocacy work in the areas that KI works in. The department is in the process of implementing a project that seeks to enhance the participation of ethnic minorities and marginalized communities in political and other governance processes under the Constitution of Kenya 2010. The project includes developing a book on ethnic minorities and marginalized communities in Kenya, their claims and the available platforms for their participation.
Katiba seeks to engage a Program Intern to be part of the Programmes team on a full time basis for 3 months. The intern will learn and gain experience through among other tasks, assisting in developing the book; organizing and participating in forums with community members and representatives; and advocacy for community participation in governance. The project will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to several counties.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES
An undergraduate degree in social sciences or any other relevant field; Conviction in and commitment to constitutionalism and principles of human rights;
Shown interest in conducting primary and/or desktop research;
Strong oral and written communications skills;
Fluency in English and Kiswahili;
Available to begin in May and be willing to travel when need arises.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
Please email your application to Human Resources on firstname.lastname@example.org with the opportunity title as the subject line.
Kindly include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with three referees in your application. Deadline for application is on 26th April 2018 by 5pm. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Katiba Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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