Human Resource Intern – Regional Office – Norwegian Refugee Council – Nairobi

Closing date: 18 Feb 2018

NRC’s Horn of Africa & Yemen operation comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across nine countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, South Sudan and Yemen), and most recently Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania. NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to ensure a greater number of vulnerable people in hard to reach areas get access to humanitarian assistance, become resilient to future disasters and find durable solution. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

NRC is seeking to recruit a Human Resource Intern in its Regional office. NRC encourages fresh graduates to apply for this position. Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

This is a 6 months internship contract that is intended to help the fresh graduates to gain work experience for future employments opportunities in the market.

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer, with no discrimination in terms of sex, age, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation.

The Intern will have the following main tasks:

Learning & Development

In liaison with the other support functions at the Regional Office, ensure that the learning event timelines are implemented and adhered to.

Assist with the preparation of reports for the intensive learning programs and one off learning events.

Assist the Regional HR Coordinator (Capacity Building) in preparing training materials

Assist with the updating of the regional training database and the compilation of monthly/ quarterly learning updates.

Undertake research, write, create presentations and produce briefs on training and development.

Assist with pre and post learning/ training events tasks (preparing support materials for facilitators , follow up of participants, and creating action items post learning events)

Recruitment & Selection

Assist the Regional HR unit in recruitment processes, including:

Schedule and invite candidates for interviews and written tests

Administer written tests and submit coded tests for grading

Administration of Webcruiter (recruitment software), including updating candidate status’, sending correspondence to candidates through the system; closing out vacancies

Assist in preparation of Interview Guides

Assist in interviews, though note taking and preparation of recruitment summary documents


Assist in filling HR documents

Complete other administrative tasks when needed

Any other duties as assigned

Period required:

6 Months Full Time


University/Higher Diploma in Business Administration/HR

Computer skills in MS Office Word and Excel, and Internet

Education level

Academic college / University

Personal qualities

Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Good cultural awareness and sensitivity

Ability to plan and coordinate

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Attention to detail and follow-up with excellent organizational and prioritization skills

A flexible working style, absolute discretion

At ease dealing with people and tasks at different levels in a multicultural environment

Responsive, efficient and a positive manner and the ability to work as part of a team.

Fluency in English.

Computer literate and numerate.

Willingness to learn and to accept new challenges

Working hours:

Weekdays, 08:00am – 05:00 pm : (8hrs per day with 1 hour lunch break)

Duty station: Nairobi


To apply this position; please visit; then click on vacancies. This is only for Kenya Nationals.

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