NGO Management & HR Internship in
NGO Management & HR Internship
As volunteer coordinator, you will coordinate and supervise Better Me volunteers and interns. You will welcome new arrivals and explain the structure of the organisation, its activities, projects and partners, while also planning their experience, outlining their expectations, and establishing tasks and responsibilities for their stay. On a weekly basis, you will facilitate team meetings, updating and monitoring upcoming tasks and reviewing weekly reports to highlight the accomplishments and challenges of the organisation. As volunteer coordinator, you will also support the Project Coordinator by ensuring open communication between interns and volunteers and their respective supervisors. If needed, you may support the other departments and the organisations’ partners.
Your role will be designed according to your skills, desired learning outcomes and needs of the organization.
Your tasks may include:
- Facilitate one-on-one weekly meetings with volunteers and interns
- Review and organise weekly department reports
- Manage databases for BetterMe programs and partners
- Coordinate weekly activities and meetings for interns and volunteers
- Plan and facilitate weekly meetings for the team
- Draft meeting agendas and summaries
- Update the organisation’s guidelines and procedures
- Draft weekly reports of all organisational activities
- Support the main Project Coordinator with operational and administrative tasks
- Facilitate communication between the volunteer/intern and the organisation’s partners
- Design and plan weekly responsibilities with volunteers and interns
- Positive attitude towards the local culture
- Ability to work in a new and challenging environment
- Basic knowledge of administrative tasks
- Ability to manage and monitor a team
- Proficiency in English
- Curiosity and willingness to learn
Whom we are looking for
If you are a bright ambitious individual with drive to learn and grow, a great people person who appreciates individuals from all walks of life, brilliant at listening, someone that embraces challenges and thrives off the opportunity to problem solve … plus interested in developing or starting an exciting career in Africa, this could be just what you were looking for.
Where in Kenya
These adventurous and rewarding internships are located in an semi-developed laid-back community in western Kenya and whilst there can be challenges to face working in such a spot, there are also many big rewards, for the right person.
This is a beautiful place to live and work, it’s green and the air could not be fresher, and although it will be challenging and frustrating at times, the Korando Educational Center we are embedded is incredibly warm and hospitable.
You need to be ready and willing to work productively and calmly against occasional power-limitations and internet issues, local rules and ways of doing things within a different pace and enjoy immersing in respecting and learning from different cultures.
This is not a 9-5 internship.. it’s more of a lifestyle you need to be looking for. But it is also a great way to be involved in real grassroots development work in Africa.
Population: 43.18 million
Official languages: Swahili and English
Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Time zone: UTC+03:00
Fees for 2023: Year-Round
12 weeks – EUR 2,460
16 weeks – EUR 2,848
20 weeks – EUR 3,240
24 weeks – EUR 3,624
- Accommodation in our Volunteer Dome Home (max. two persons per room, shared bathroom)
- Kisumu Airport pick up & drop off
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as drinking water, coffee, tea and fruits
- Internship Mentor
- Pre-Departure Pack
- In-country supervision/support
- Optional Weekend Excursions (additional fees might apply)
- All items of personal nature such as curious, gifts, snacks, drinks and clothing
- Round-trip international airfare
- Personal insurance
- Passport and Visa fees