Amref Health Africa

Amref Health Africa is seeking a motivated and community-oriented Water Starters Project Intern to support their innovative WASH program in Kajiado County, Kenya. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to sustainable water solutions for rural communities while gaining valuable experience in community development and project management.

About Amref Health Africa:

Founded in 1957, Amref Health Africa is the largest African-led international health development organization, reaching over 12 million people across 35 African countries. Our mission is to transform community health through Primary Health Care, with a focus on women and young people.

About the Water Starters Project:

Water Starters is an innovative WASH program testing a new financing and management model for rural water schemes. The project aims to reach 1.5 million people in water-stressed areas by 2030 through smart-tech solutions and professional management.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Community Engagement (40%):

  • – Assist in community mobilization efforts
  • – Participate in community meetings and local events
  • – Aid in community sensitization about project interventions
  • – Promote best practices in water, sanitation, and hygiene

2. Project Support (30%):

  • – Maintain accurate records of project activities
  • – Support identification and appraisal of new intervention sites
  • – Provide general administrative support

3. Monitoring and Evaluation (20%):

  • – Assist in data collection and reporting
  • – Support progress tracking and impact assessment

4. Stakeholder Coordination (10%):

  • – Liaise with local community members and leaders
  • – Support communication with project partners

Requirements:

Education and Skills:

  • – Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Community Development, Project Management, or related field
  • – Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • – Fluency in English and Kiswahili (oral and written); knowledge of Maa language is a plus
  • – Strong interest in community health and development

Personal Qualities:

  • – Proactive and able to take initiative
  • – Adaptable and willing to work in challenging environments
  • – Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • – Strong organizational abilities

Preferred:

  • – Candidates from Kajiado County or surrounding areas
  • – Previous experience or internship in community development projects

What We Offer:

  • – Hands-on experience in an innovative WASH project
  • – Opportunity to make a real impact in rural communities
  • – Exposure to sustainable development practices
  • – Mentorship from experienced professionals in the field
  • – Networking opportunities within the international development sector

This internship is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate or early-career professional passionate about community development and sustainable water solutions. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about working closely with rural communities and contributing to lasting health change in Africa.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and any relevant project experience and include “Water Starters Project Intern Application” in the subject line.

Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from diverse backgrounds, particularly those from Kajiado County and surrounding areas.

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