Intern – Policy, Advocacy & Projects - Nairobi, Kenya

Application deadline: 
Monday, 14. January 2019 - 23:45

 Intern – Policy, Advocacy & Projects

 
BirdLife International is looking for an intern to support the Africa Policy, Advocacy and Project work for a period of 6 months.
 
Specifically the intern will be required to:
 
1. Support the preparation of the 2018 monitoring report of the Africa Policy and Advocacy Strategy 2016-2020:
• Follow up with partners and programme staff for inputs
• In liaison with the Line Manager develop the 2018 policy and advocacy report
• Support in regularly updating and following up with partners on policy engagement and Post 2020 discussions
 
2. Support development of report on study of impacts of infrastructure on Birds/IBAs
• Follow up progress with the analysis with external partners such as the RSPB
• Assist in the development and dissemination of a policy brief on impacts of infrastructure
 
3. Support IBAs in Danger/ASCET work
• Support advocacy action on a number of selected sites facing damaging developments
• Support in updating of 2019 Africa IBAs in Danger List
• Support updating of Africa Site casework pages 
• Assist in organizing ASCET meeting and taking notes 
• Support in preparation and participation at other key meetings (e.g. UNEA4)
 
4. Any other task that may be assigned by the Line Manager
 
Expected outputs
• 2018 Africa Policy Report
• Policy brief on impacts of infrastructure on IBAs
• Updated 2019 IBAs in Danger
• At least 1 ASCET meeting effectively organised and effective participation at UNEA4
• Updated Africa Site Casework pages
Qualification and Requirements: 
• Atleast a BSc in conservation / natural resource management/environmental management or related field is essential
• Demonstrated interest in Policy  and Advocacy
• Ability to synthesize information from a wide range of sources
• Ability to write good reports
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
• Flexibility, willingness to learn and ability to work independently.
• Computer literacy including research on the internet and standard Microsoft Office
• Legally able to work in Kenya
 
Application deadline:  14 January 2019
 
Duration: The internship period will be for 6 months
 
Location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya
 
 
A taxable stipend of KShs 40,000 per month will be offered to cover basic costs. 
• Working hours: Full time 40 hours per week
• Date when the job expected to start: 1 February 2019
 
Application: 
Applications, including a covering letter summarizing the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and names and contact addresses of three referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity, should be sent via email on or before the 14 January 2019 to: recruitment-africa@birdlife.org
 
Interviews: 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted