Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org/emea.
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Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is seeking a talented Intern to support advocacy work at the Africa Area Office. The nature of the job is hybrid. The Intern will report to the Africa Policy and Advocacy Manager.
Working time: 40 hours per week (flexible)
Duration: Six Months with possibility of extension
- Desk research on affordable housing and on various AU policies
- Help organize events (workshops, conferences)
- Attend online/in-person conferences and workshops and summarize key points
- Administrative tasks
- Writing blogs on advocacy related interventions
- Must be a university student, pursing degree in sociology, anthropology, public policy, international relations, development studies. Completed bachelor’s degree is an advantage
- Openness to learn and ability to process information
- Excellent command of English, especially in writing, French would be an added advantage.
- Interest in topics of housing/advocacy/sociology/EU grants/ Land
- Possess professional maturity and sensitivity to different cultures
- Must be computer literate and experience using MS packages including MS Outlook and Teams.
- Possess a Certificate of good conduct
- Demonstrate a commitment to HFHI values and vision
– Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves
– Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular
– Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission
What we can offer:
- Gaining experience in a friendly and multicultural environment
- Learning about the operations of a multinational organization
- Possible participation in conferences online and in-person
- Learning about African Union (AU) and Regional Bodies institutions and policies
- Learning about international network building
- Learning about project management and project implementation
- Personal and professional growth through various courses and teambuilding activities
How to Apply
If you are interested in an internship with the HFHI Africa Area Office and you meet the requirements of this position, please send in one document that has your motivation letter and CV in English indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line to the email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: December 31st, 2022. To find out more about HFHI Area Office visit us at https://www.habitat.org/emea/impact/what-we-do/advocacy