Current Vacancies

Intern Kenya

  • Contract type: Consultancy contract
  • Reporting to: Senior Regional Manager, East Africa
  • Location: Kenya
  • Preferred Start Date: November 2021
  • Length of Contract: 6 month
  • Remuneration: $500 USD a month stipend

*This position is subject to funding and in the event funding is not secure it will not be filled.

Role Purpose

ISD is going through an exciting period of growth and are looking to recruit an intern to join a growing and busy team in East Africa, particularly Kenya to drive forward the development of ISD’s approach to preventing and countering hate, polarization and extremism.

Assisting ISD by providing support to research and programmatic reports and papers the intern will also be expected to provide logistical support for ISD East Africa events as required, be familiar with P/CVE landscape in Kenya, and have experience of project development and implementation. This new role will work under the direction of the Senior Regional Manager for East Africa primarily on the ‘PROACT: Community Based Interventions’ programme which runs in Kwale, Nakuru and Isiolo counties. The successful candidate may support other ongoing ISD projects in the region, such as the Strong Cities Network and affiliated youth programme Young Cities. Click here for details of the Job Description.

What you will bring to ISD

ISD is a dynamic and fast-paced work environment. The projects on which successful candidates would work require both technical and interpersonal skills. The key skill sets that we are looking for in candidates are:

  • Knowledge of peacebuilding and conflict management landscape in Kenya and/or East Africa;
  • 1-2 years of experience with P/CVE, Peacebuilding or Conflict Management initiatives;
  • Experience conducting research in Kenya and/or East Africa;
  • Experience in organising meetings, events and trainings;
  • Ability to conduct desktop research;
  • Sound knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • Undergraduate qualification in social sciences, law or any other related field;
  • Excellent oral and written Swahili and English.

Application process

To apply please send a one-page cover letter addressing your interest in and suitability for the position, and up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages), to [email protected] by 6th November 2020.

Please note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

GRANTS AND M&E COORDINATOR (KENYA)

• Contract type: Full time consultancy contract
• Reporting to: Senior Regional Manager, East Africa
• Location: Kenya
• Preferred Start Date: January 2021
• Length of Contract: 1-year
• Remuneration: $1,500-$2,000 USD a month based upon experience

*This position is subject to funding and in the event funding is not secure it will not be filled

Role Purpose

ISD is going through an exciting period of growth and we are looking to recruit a Grants and M&E Coordinator to join our growing and busy team in East Africa, particularly Kenya, and play a key role in driving forward the development of ISD’s approach to preventing and countering hate, polarization and extremism. This individual would be expected to assist ISD by providing grant and donor management support as well as M&E assistance to ISD and partners. A successful candidate should be familiar with P/CVE landscape in Kenya, and have experience of project development and implementation. This new role will work under the direction of the Senior Regional Manager for East Africa primarily on the ‘PROACT: Community Based Interventions’ programme which runs in Kwale, Nakuru and Isiolo counties. The successful candidate may support other ongoing ISD projects in the region, such as the Strong Cities Network and affiliated youth programme Young Cities. Click here for the full Job Description.

What you will bring to ISD

ISD is a dynamic and fast-paced work environment. The projects on which successful candidates would work require both technical and interpersonal skills. The key skill sets that we are looking for in candidates are:

– Strong ability to develop and implement M&E frameworks and track progress via indicators;
– 2-3 years of experience managing P/CVE, Peacebuilding or Conflict Management initiatives in Kenya and/or East Africa;
– Knowledge of peacebuilding and conflict management landscape in Kenya and/or East Africa;
– A good understanding of hate, extremism and polarization in Kenya and/or East Africa;
– Experience managing and supporting different CSO partners and stakeholders;
– Undergraduate qualification in social sciences, law or any other related field;
– Excellent oral and written Swahili and English.

Application process

To apply please send a one-page cover letter addressing your interest in and suitability for the position, and up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages), to [email protected] by 22nd November 2020.

Please note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and applications without a covering letter will not be considered. ISD reserves the right to fill the position before the closing date.

Consultant Roster Application 

As a global non-profit organisation with teams in London, Beirut, Toronto and Washington D.C., ISD enjoys strategic partnerships with the world’s leading technology companies and supports more than a dozen prominent governments and institutions in stemming the rise of violent extremism and hate speech. ISD undertakes a wide range of projects and delivers cutting-edge programming in the areas of policy advisory, research, communications, technology and education.

We invite talented researchers and consultants to join our roster in order to be considered for engagement on a range of assignments across our research and programming. We particularly welcome applications from consultants with expertise in qualitative and quantitive research, data analytics, policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation.

If you would like to express an interest in working with ISD, please read the full application here and send the following to [email protected]

  • Copy of your up-to-date CV
  • Details of two employment/assignment references
  • Link to your LinkedIn profile or personal website (if available)

Speculative Applications 

ISD welcomes speculative applications from talented and dedicated individuals at all levels – intern to senior leadership – who would like to join our global team.  If you are committed to challenging polarisation and extremism in all its forms, please send a CV and cover letter (no more than 1 page) outlining your experience, ambitions and suitability to [email protected].

We are currently particularly open to receiving applications from those with:

• Marketing, communications, tech and data analysis experience
• French, German, Russian and Arabic language skills
• International capacity building and training expertise
• International policy experience (particularly in polarisation, education and counter extremism)

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ISD staff receive competitive salaries and a range of attractive benefits including 5% pension contributions, 20 days holiday, flexible working, employee support & assistance programmes and an annual individual training budget.