Programme Intern

Application Closed On 26th January 2015


Are you passionate about contributing to the realisation of the Kenyan Constitution?

We may just be the organisation with the resources to support you. 


The Society for International Development (SID) seeks to expand its capacities by recruiting a dynamic Kenyan national for the position of:


Programme Intern  


Candidates will be degree holder, have a passion for the realisation of the promises of the constitution and be able to work in teams, communicate and write clearly. This position is considered to be an early career development opportunity.
Located in the Nairobi office, the position will enhance the capacity of the Kenya Dialogues Project (KDP), a SID initiative designed to create thought leadership and a public covenant around four key promises in the Kenyan constitution namely, Public Participation, Integrity, Equality and Devolution. These promises enshrine the constitutional vision of a democratic, just, equitable and economically prosperous Kenya. Using among others comparative research, opinion polling, citizen and community report cards, dialogue roundtables, social and mass media, the project intends to directly reach and inform 2,000 opinion-makers and one million Kenyans indirectly.
The Society for International Development is a leading international organisation that generates research, dialogue and participation to influence development policy and practice. In line with SID’s values, all our staff are expected to be committed to social justice, familiar with rights-based and gender sensitive approaches and be able to work and travel within Kenya and the EA region.
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please email a Cover Letter, a CV including your Twitter handle and two referees to with the subject heading clearly marked “APPLICATION FOR INTERNSHIP.”
The closing date is Monday 26th January 2015. Position start date is February 1st 2015. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
"Not just an internship but a frontline experience in doing meaningful work that directly feeds into greater efforts to build democracy and fight inequalities in today’s African and Kenyan society." - Maina Morris, Outgoing KDP Programme Intern
Job Profile
Job Title: Programme Intern, Kenya Dialogues Project
Location:Society for International Development, Nairobi Office
Compensation: The position is unpaid. A modest monthly transport allowance will be provided

SID Purpose: The Society for International Development (SID) was conceived with a focus on research and dialogue that seeks to improve development policy and practice. SID advocates for and promotes processes of dialogue and inclusion of diverse actors and voices in the devlopment process


Job Purpose: To support the achievent of KDP objectives by providing programmatic and administrative support to ensure smooth, timely and efficient delivery of KDP activities. 

Reporting Lines: 

Post-holder reports to: KDP Programme Manager

Staff reporting to this post: None

Staff significant to this post: Associate Director, Head of Nairobi Office, KDP Senior Advisor, KDP Communications Lead, other SID staff especially the Equity and Inclusion Programme team.  


  • -Active participation within team;
  • -Desk research support and light writing assignments;
  • -Events management and coordination within the Kenyan Dialogues Project and broader Equality and Inclusion team. 

Key Responsibilities

  • -Undergraduate degree in a relevant social science field from an accredited university
  • -Familiarity with, and appreciation of one or more of the four promises as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010
  • -Commitment to the values and objectives of SID
  • -A confident communicator with good editorial and internet research skills;
  • -Knowledge of and interest in Devolution; Integrity; Active Citizenship; and Equality
  • -Demonstrated professional use of social media e.g. Twitter, Facebook among others;
  • -Experienced use of computer programmes including MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.;
  • -Interest in developing own competencies in democracy and governance work;
  • -Ability to provide administrative support in organising event activities and events;
  • -Experience documenting and sharing programme experience for learning;
  • -Work well in a team and have outstanding social and intercultural skills and proven ability to be flexible and sensitive in demanding situations.  

Date of issue: JANUARY 2015

Starting Date: FEBRUARY 1ST 2015


Application Closed On 26th January 2015