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Volunteer for Refugees and Migrant Work (1831)

  • Closing Date:
    16 February 2017
  • Directorate:
    Global Operations
  • Location:
    Nairobi
  • Type:
 Amnesty International is looking for a volunteer to assist with its Refugee and Migration work. The volunteer should be available for a minimum of 3 days a week for 6 months.

Willingness to undertake some routine administrative tasks is crucial. Refugee and migration projects may be devised by the team in collaboration with the volunteer, which will aim to assist the team in fulfilling its strategic objectives, while making the best use of the volunteer’s own skills, interests and experience.

Volunteering at Amnesty International, one of the world’s leading human rights organizations, can provide valuable experience and you will receive work references at the completion of your assignment. However, please note that volunteering does not lead directly to employment with Amnesty International.

The successful volunteer would be expected to carry out the following tasks:

  1. Press monitoring and electronic filing: Monitor newspapers and other online media on a daily basis for refugee, migration related issues in the region.
  2. Databases: Maintaining and updating logs on a number of human rights issues, and others.
  3. Social media: Monitor and update social media platforms.
  4. Filing: Assist with electronic filing and with filing of hardcopy material.
  5. Administrative support: Assist with tasks such as mailing, event organization, and organizing contact databases.
  6. Translation: Assist with translation of communications and enquiries from the general public in Somali or other regional languages.

We would expect the successful volunteers to have the following skills and experience:

  1. Interest in and knowledge of the social, political and human rights of refugee and migrants in East Africa the Horn and Great Lakes.
  2. Background through study, work or other experience in a relevant area, such as human rights, law, international relations, political science or social sciences.
  3. Commitment to Amnesty International’s mandate.
  4. Strong attention to detail.
  5. Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and to multi-task.
  6. Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  7. Fluent written and spoken English.
  8. Desirable language skills; Somali with Swahili as an added advantage.

NB: Only applicants who have eligibility, i.e. Kenyan citizens or foreign students with a right to study and work in Kenya, will be considered for the above post.

Amnesty International is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

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