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Position: Programme Support Intern

Location: Nairobi

Job description

Forum Syd is looking for a hands-on Programme Support Intern to be a key member of the Programme team. The candidate in this role will gain a wide range of knowledge and experience during the 3 months at Forum Syd Hub ESA in Nairobi, Kenya. This internship position will provides an excellent opportunity to be part of a fast-paced and high-performing part of Forum Syd.

The Programme Support intern will provide a range of programmatic and administrative support to the Programme Manager, Grant Officers, Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Capacity Development Officer and Field Officers. Specific duties of the intern will be assigned by the Programme Manager as established by the programme unit key tasks.


Programme and grant management support

  • Support the program team on day to day programme implementation.
  • Ensure that administrative tasks are conducted in accordance to Forum Syd policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Support documentation and general coordination of programme unit initiatives.
  • Support capacity development of initiatives of implementing partners.
  • Ensure proper record and filing system for all program documents and/or other correspondences for documents for easy reference according to set guidelines.

Field Support

  • Participate in programme field visits as planned and/or assigned by programme Manager/team.
  • Assist in monitoring programme implementation through providing quality data collection, verifying the accuracy of reported data and develop preliminary reports in collaboration with programme staff.

Communication Support:

  • Support programme related communication initiatives like capturing, preparation and dissemination of information and communication materials and documents on relevant platforms and channels.
  • Support programme team in minute taking as well as documentation of action points and follow up issues.

Logistical support:

  • Provide logistical support on travels and hotel bookings, invitations, preparing workshop materials and any other assigned duties by administrative staff
  • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the Programme Manager.


  • A first degree in social sciences, development studies and/or community Development or related from a recognized university
  • Appreciation of democracy, human rights, gender equality and innovative ways of working that contribute to societal changes.
  • Good analytical, writing, listening and communication
  • Ability to develop quick productive working relationships with programme team.
  • Computer profient
  • Experienced in working in a multicultural setting
  • High level of Integrity and good judgement.
  • Self-starter
  • Result oriented.
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills.

How to Apply

Forum Syd is working for equal opportunities for all. We encourage qualified applicants regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, functional ability or ethnic and religious affiliation to apply for the position. Candidates should submit an application in English, consisting of CV (max 3 pages) and Cover Letter (max 1 page) including summary of your key qualifications and relevant work experience for the position.

Send the application in an e-mail to address: subject heading: Programmes Intern no later than 1st April  2020. We look forward to your application!