Mar 232017

Internship Announcement

Mercy Corps is a leading global relief and development agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places. In more than 40 countries, we partner with local people to put bold ideas into action, help them overcome adversity and build stronger communities.

We help communities survive and move beyond emergencies. When natural disasters strike, economies collapse or conflict flares, Mercy Corps is there.

Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives to grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs.

We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions. Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position:

Position: Data Intern

Location: West Pokot County

Mercy Corps implements high-quality, analytical development work in very difficult places. We have been operating in Kenya since 2008 and are presently implementing development programs across the Central, Rift Valley, North Western and Northern Eastern regions of Kenya.

We are currently in the second year of implementation of a 3-year Nike Foundation funded GIRL program, focused on improving livelihoods in Turkana and West Pokot (Kenya) and Karamoja (Uganda) regions.

The GIRL Program (Girls Improving Resilience with Livestock) aims to empower pastoralist adolescent girls to improve their livelihoods and personal agency, as well as increase the food security and resilience of their households and communities.

Mercy Corps seeks to engage an intern to support data entry, field monitoring missions and program activities as assigned.

A brief description of the program, purpose of the internship, scope of work, required qualifications and other relevant information is presented as below.

GIRL aims to empower 12,000 pastoralist girls, ages 12 to 19, to improve their livelihoods and personal agency, as well as increase the food security and adaptive capacity of their households and the resilience of their communities.

Purpose of Internship: The objective of the internship to offer a learning opportunity in data entry, preparation of reports and monitoring of groups as part of the GIRL Program’s activities.

Supervised by the GIRL Program Manager, the intern will be tasked with collecting, entering and cleaning data as well as preliminary preparation of data to allow analysis for monitoring, evaluation and learning.


The intern will support the team through the following activities:

  • Update the following program databases: Mentors and Girl enrolment, mentors reports, livestock distribution, post training and post distribution surveys, group attendance and savings, asset monitoring;
  • Participate in community mobilization and stakeholder engagement;
  • Participate in field monitoring;
  • Support the development of reports;
  • Participate in Girls training activities;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this internship, the intern will:

  • Acquire skills in data entry;
  • Have the ability to create Excel databases and carry out data analysis;
  • Learn how to manage and facilitate trainings;
  • Gain hands on experience in mobilization and  stakeholder and community engagements;
  • Gain knowledge and skills in developing reports;
  • Have an understanding of adolescent girl programming.


  • Complete girl enrollment database;
  • Monthly attendance and saving levels data;
  • Monthly activity reports.

Ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • A recent graduate or a student in the final year of study undertaking a  Bachelor’s Degree Business Administration, Statistics, Economics or related field from a recognized University or a combination of education and professional background with intermediate academic qualifications in the fields of livestock, rural development and community development focused on marginalized communities;
  • Must possess hand experience participating in at least one (1) data collection exercise;
  • Strong computer skills (Excel and Word);
  • Familiarity with the West Pokot geography and culture;
  • Fluency in speaking local Pokot language is required
  • Good interpersonal communication skills

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three references (including a University Lecturer) to  on or before 5th April, 2017 by 4.00pm.

The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for.

No hand delivery applications will be accepted.

Please do not attach any certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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