Danish Refugee Council – Shelter & Settlements Intern.

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Overall purpose of the role

  • We are looking for an intern who will work at DRC East Africa & Great Lakes Regional Office in Nairobi. The intern will have the opportunity to enable DRC to work more effectively with operationalizing the Shelter & Settlements Sector, and specifically support the expand the network and implement the activities established within the sector. The position will further give support to the Global Shelter & Settlements Sector. The intern will support various projects with communication, documentation, and internal information management. 



  • Support the roll-out of global trainings & induction (online), planning & coordination. 
  • Support event organisation incl. Logistics. 
  • Strengthen communication on the DRC Shelter & Settlements sector:  
  • Editing InSite Sector page content and news articles: e.g. support with maintenance, editing and upload of information to DRC Insite pages and SharePoint
  • Updating/posting/editing intranet Shelter & Settlements Sector content; 
  • Developing/maintaining Shelter & Settlements Sector mailing list;
  • Support development and roll-out of webinars and e-learning modules; 
  • Support with developing / editing guidance and policy material for internal / external use in the sector;
  • Mapping Shelter & Settlements sector staff & projects across DRC country operations;
  • Fulfill some basic administrative tasks.


  • Strengthen information on Shelter & Settlements Sector: 
  • Practical support to gathering and disseminating relevant sector tools/templates 
  • Logistical/practical help related to relevant sector products & processes 
  • Light research on relevant issues and other relevant ad hoc tasks;  
  • Assisting in rolling out e-learning tools and / or global events; 


  • Support with donor reporting (mainly editing); 
  • Supporting with maintaining DRC Insite Shelter & Settlement Page. 
  • There may be additional tasks assigned depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

About you

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Be enlisted at a university for a relevant education (architecture. Engineer or international relations, international development or related field)
  • Be fluent in both written and spoken English (fluency in French is an advantage)
  • Have good analytical skills 
  • Have good communication skills (written and verbal) 
  • Be comfortable using Zoom, Teams and have decent IT skills 
  • Have the required permits to work and live in Kenya 

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