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Internship and Job Openings at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

Internship and Job Openings at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

Internship and Job Openings at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES),

Internship and Job Openings at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

About us The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany with a rich tradition in social democracy dating back to its foundation in 1925. The foundation owes its formation and its mission to the political legacy of its namesake Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected German President.

Prospective interns should have:

  • A demonstrated interest in social issues and identification with the values of FES.
  • A Bachelor Degree in Political Science or a related field (i.e. International Relations, Economics, Development Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Law, etc.) or currently enrolled in a programme.
  • Strong written and oral English language skills. The ability to communicate fluently in English is indispensable.
  • Commitment to the political ideas and values of FES
  • All interns from abroad are requested to arrange for an international health care insurance
  • Valid Visa (required for applicants from abroad)

Interested applicants should submit in English:

  • Letter of motivation (maximum one page)
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum two pages)
  • Preferred period of internship

Programme Coordinator – (Gender Justice, Trade Unions and Decent Work Program)

Duties and responsibilities

  • Conceptualize, plan, organize, monitor, evaluate and further develop activities in line with the FES project outline, e.g., through high-level workshops, seminars, studies, public events and conferences in cooperation with different partner organisations or partner networks; this includes the preparation of concept papers, strategy documents and the completion of activity reports according to FES standards as well as preparation of Terms of Reference for research activities.
  • Oversee budgets within working lines and managing project funds as per the organization’s rules and regulations.
  • Assessment, analysis and reporting of socio-political developments and trends in the national and regional trade union movement.
  • Identifying new areas of policy advocacy, research or training needs with regards to promoting gender justice on the national and regional level as well as among trade unions.
  • Build, maintain and continuously improve both FES and individual networks with trade unions, policy makers, government institutions, strategic partners and think tanks on topics relevant to the work of FES.
  • Actively assesses, propose, and deepen strategic partnerships with existing or potentially new partners and opportunities for cooperation with FES.
  • Design innovative approaches and formats for activities and policy advice, including moderating events in cooperation with partners and in particular on labour solidarity, the world of work, gender justice and social developments in Kenya.
  • Providing input/updates/briefings for internal processes such as planning sessions, meetings, strategy development as requested by the Country Director from time to time.
  • Represent FES in relevant activities/conferences.
  • Provide guidance and relevant support to programme officers, assistants, accounts department and interns on the work processes.
  • Maintain regular/periodic communication with other FES offices/programmes on the continent and across the globe.

Qualifications required

  • Applicants must possess at least a University Degree in development studies, industrial relations, labour studies or equivalent.
  • At least three years of professional experience in the field of labour solidarity, gender justice, project coordination and/or policy advice.
  • Have a good knowledge of trade unions and politics in Kenya with at least two years’ experience of working specifically with trade unions in Kenya.
  • Have knowledge of the FES philosophy and strong affiliation with the labour movement. Previous knowledge working the FES network is an added advantage.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English as well as in Swahili, both oral and written.

Other skills required

  • Collaborative approach to working with others.
  • Labour, social and/or feminist activism.
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in moderation and public presentation and speech.
  • Strong Project management skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

Method of Application

Applications should consist of a motivation letter, a comprehensive CV and at least two references. FES is an equal opportunity employer – all applications will be considered on merit alone. FES Kenya welcomes applications until Friday 24March, 2023 by sending above mentioned and supporting documents to programmes(at)fes-kenya.org. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Internship and Job Openings at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)


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