Campaign and Research Assistant (Internship)

Primary tasks will include:

Supporting advocacy and campaign work from the Nairobi office to inform our global campaigns, including planning, preparing, and delivering activities ranging from media work to private advocacy to online mobilization.
Supporting the development of campaign products, including social media toolkits, press releases and joint letters.
Organizing and taking minutes of campaign calls and meetings with the team, partners, allies, experts, and Government officials.
Monitoring Kenyan, regional and international media and social media to keep abreast of political and conflict-specific developments, track media pick-up of campaign products, and collate regular media updates for the team and our partners.
Monitoring domestic developments to track actions from our key political targets, scope for new potential political allies, and spot opportunities for influencing on the issues that we campaign on.
Undertaking research on issues and contacts relevant to our campaign work, including attending relevant external events and drafting briefings and/or intel updates for the team.
Collating input from team or partners on evaluations/ post-action debriefs and surveys
Scoping current crises and drafting internal ‘Emergency Watch’ reports on emerging crises.
Providing significant administrative support to the Crisis Action Nairobi office, including, but not limited to:
Maintaining the central partner and contact database.
Updating the evidence of change journal to track and record policy change and impact.
Maintaining and updating financial records in collaboration with the finance team.
Any other administrative or logistical assistance which may be required by the Nairobi Office.

We are looking for someone who:

Has excellent organizational , administrative and computer/technology skills including Microsoft Office proficiency.
Has top-notch communication skills, and excellent oral and written English (additional languages, especially Kiswahili, are a big bonus).
Is a good analyst and creative thinker.
Is a self-starter, takes the initiative, able to multi-task and flourish in a high-paced environment.
Has excellent research skills and ability to distil and summarise complex topics into easy-to understand formats for a variety of audiences.
Has an interest in conflict dynamics, human rights issues, Kenyan and regional politics and/or campaigning and advocacy.
Has an interest in or experience of working with civil society organizations and/or government institutions.
An interest in and experience of digital campaigning and graphic design for social media is desirable.


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About Crisis Action

Crisis Action works with individuals and organisations from global civil society to protect civilians from armed conflict. We are an international organisation with offices in Beirut, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, New York, Paris and Washington DC. We are a catalyst and convenor of joint action whose work behind the scenes enables coalitions to work quickly and effectively. As a coordinating body we seek no public profile or media spotlight; it is the voice of the coalition that matters. Our innovative model of conflict prevention has been recognised by the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions and the 2013 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Our only agenda is the protection of civilians. We are open about our objectives, welcoming scrutiny from anyone who wishes to understand who we are and what we do. If you would like to support Crisis Action’s work to protect civilians trapped in conflict, please donate online here or contact us at helen.standley@crisisaction.org History Crisis Action was founded in 2004 by the pioneering campaigner Guy Hughes, who was Executive Director of Crisis Action until his tragic death in a climbing accident in January 2006. Angered by the failure of UK protests against the UK government’s decision to go to war in Iraq, Guy created Crisis Action to build mainstream coalitions that could compel the world’s most powerful people to take action to protect civilians.