Lutheran World Federation – Programmes Intern (Refugees Applicants Only), Nairobi.

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Position Title: Programmes Intern – Human Rights/UPR Project- (Refugees applicants only)

Duration:  12 Months

Location: Nairobi

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.

 A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.

 Our partners in Kenya Djibouti Somalia Program include: Lutheran Churches and their related agencies, The European Commission (ECHO), the US Government (BPRM), WFP, UNICEF and UNHCR with whom we are key implementing partners.

 Lutheran World Federation World Service Kenya Program is seeking to recruit Refugee intern (living in Nairobi Kenya) for the following position to be based in Nairobi (with frequent travels to Kakuma and Dadaab).

 PositionProgrammes InternHuman Rights/UPR Project- (Refugees applicants only)

 Role Purpose

Responsible for coordinating and reporting on all activities in the project in conformity with the Project Document (PD) and its approved working budget, more particularly.

The incumbent will report directly to Technical Advisor- Advocacy and Human Rights or his/her designate.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Support in the coordination of in-country workshops on the UPR Mechanism for right holders and duty bearers.
  • Provide operational support to the project management for the smooth implementation of the specified programme component. This includes logistical support and preparation of background materials for use in workshops, seminars, training sessions, meetings, visiting missions, field trips, etc and reports on financial expenses/transactions.
  • Support the undertaking of and preparation for evidence based advocacy packages such as policy briefs or positions papers, research, studies and surveys.
  • Support LWF and partners carry out capacity-building and dissemination of learning to strengthen effectiveness in UPR related work.
  • Idenfity and participate in complementary advocacy/lobbying by partners in other arenas with a particular focus on refugee led initiatives.
  • Represent the Project in meetings with partners and other key actors including the Government.
  • Contribute in the production of timely and regular reports as required by the supervisor.
  • Establish and maintain accurate and up-to-date filing system for the documents, keeps information and reference material in a manner which allows easy retrieval;
  • Any other responsibilities assigned or delegated to him/her by the supervisor

Academic and professional Qualifications

  • A University degree in Law, International Relations, Sociology, human rights or any other related social/political sciences. A Diploma certificate is acceptable with proof of relevant professional courses and experience in human rights.
  • Demonstrable knowledge on the various human rights mechanisms particularly the UPR mechanism is essential.
  • An understanding of and commitment to rights-based approaches applied in a pragmatic way.
  • Operational knowledge of computer and organizational technology and ability to use information. and communication technology as a tool and resource.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili (read, write, speak).

Personal Attribute

  • Good team player – work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to communicate and maintain highly professionalism
  • Strong administrative skills, Problem solving, conflict resolution skills & ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Attention to detail
  • Good reporting writing skills
  • Able to work independently; self-motivated & Ability to work in a challenging environment.
  • Ability to promote the values of equality, non-discrimination, and human rights for all


Closing date for applications: 8 June 2021

LWF/WS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. LWF/WS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.




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