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Oxfam International Internship (People’s Vaccine)

Closing date: 31st August 2021 @ 23:59 BST

Interviews: TBC

Location: Based in Nairobi, Kenya

Internship Length: 10 months fixed term internship

Salary and benefits: In line with Oxfam Values and according to location

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in Kenya. We are not able to support the relocation of a candidate to take up the position in an Oxfam location.

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you, for example fully or partially home-based, or compressed hours.

The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for a People’s Vaccine Intern to support the People’s Vaccine Campaign with a series of key activities that require coordination, planning, and research support. This includes supporting with organising and maintaining People’s Vaccine Alliance digital tools and production of content for social media, supporting in influential engagements, and writing pitches and coordinating the work of the relevant People’s Vaccine sub-teams, among others.

For further details, please refer to the full internship profile.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for a person with some experience in project management and overall understanding of principles of dynamic global campaigning and advocacy, and of effective research approaches and principles to support campaigning outcomes. We look forward to hearing from individuals with ability to liaise with wide range of people, both internally and externally and at many levels with credibility, tact and diplomacy, and ability to work in a multidisciplinary way with sensitivity to cultural and gender issues. Additionally, we are looking for individuals who have self-awareness and with understanding and commitment to Oxfam values and principles.

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to contribute to the People’s Vaccine Campaign, making a difference in ending COVID-19 pandemic everywhere thus saving millions of lives and livelihoods in addition making contribution in the fight against inequality. At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

Oxfam is committed to providing a fair internship allowance and a flexible and supportive working environment.

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 20 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in around 90 countries.

The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.

Our commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Please note that Oxfam International participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Processes within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. Under this scheme, if you have been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization on any misconduct history in accordance with the terms of the scheme. For scheme details please click here

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

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