Regional Gender Equality & GBV Intern

JOB TITLE:  Regional Gender Equality and GBV Intern  TEAM/PROGRAMME: Child Rights and Equality LOCATION:  East and Southern Africa Regional Office - Nairobi GRADE:  Intern  TYPE OF CONTRACT:  National DURATION: 3-6 months   CHILD SAFEGUARDING:  Level 3 – The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people. 


The Gender Equality and GBV Intern will be integral to Save the Children's East and Southern Africa Regional Office. They will provide support to Gender Equality and GBV teams, focusing on promoting gender equality and social inclusion across the region. The intern will work closely with the Gender Equality and GBV team, contributing to research and analysis, program design, knowledge management, and administration. 



Reports to: Regional Gender Equality Advisor

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 12 countries in East Southern Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, and Ethiopia) with a current staff complement of approximately 3,500 staff and current expenditure of approximately $290 million each year


The Gender Equality and GBV team focuses on driving transformative impact in gender dynamics and preventing and responding to GBV, encompassing various thematic areas. The intern will play a key role in supporting the team's initiatives and strategies within the region. This internship is an excellent opportunity for someone at the start of a career in the international development/humanitarian or human rights sector to build thematic knowledge of Gender Equality and GBV Programming.


Staff directly reporting to this post:  None.

Budget Responsibilities: None, but might be responsible for delivering some project activities.



Research and Analysis:

  • Conduct thorough research on gender equality, women's empowerment, and gender-based violence.
  • Analyze data and trends related to GBV to inform program design, advocacy, and awareness campaigns.


Capacity Building and Training:

  • Assist in developing training materials, resources, and tools for capacity building on gender equality and GBV prevention.
  • Contribute to organizing and facilitating workshops and training sessions for staff, partners, and beneficiaries.


Advocacy and Awareness:

  • Support the development of advocacy materials and campaigns to raise awareness about gender equality and GBV.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementing of events to engage communities and stakeholders in GBV prevention efforts.


Field Engagement and Support:

  • Participate in field visits to project sites to better understand gender dynamics and GBV issues on the ground.
  • Collaborate with field staff to identify strategies for integrating gender-sensitive approaches into programming.


Program Integration:

  • Collaborate with the Thematic sector and other cross-cutting themes teams to mainstream gender and GBV perspectives across program design and implementation.
  • Assist in developing monitoring mechanisms to track progress on gender equality and GBV-related outcomes.


Data Management and Reporting:

  • Help collect, organize, and analyze data related to gender equality and GBV outcomes.
  • Contribute to preparing reports, case studies, and communication materials highlighting project achievements and challenges.


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Demonstrates a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to promoting gender equality and preventing gender-based violence.
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, and achieving and role modeling Save the Children values.
  • Holds self, the team, and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary support to improve performance, and timely applying appropriate channels to remedy the situations when results are not achieved or are delayed.
  • Creates an environment that leads, enables, and maintains our culture of child safeguarding.


  • Displays enthusiasm for contributing to the empowerment of girls and women and eradicating gender-based violence.
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development, and encourages their team to do the same.
  • Future-orientated thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to, builds and maintains effective relationships with the team, other SCI colleagues, Members, and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity and different people's perspectives, able to work cross-culturally. 
  • Being agile and flexible enough to work collaboratively and successfully within a geographically dispersed, cross-disciplinary, matrix team structure.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach.


  • Upholds high ethical standards and respects all individuals' dignity, rights, and voices.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity and empathy when addressing gender-based violence survivors and other vulnerable populations.
  • Maintains confidentiality and handles sensitive information with discretion and professionalism.


  • Recently completed degree or studying for a degree course in gender studies, international development, social sciences, or a related field.
  • Previous coursework, volunteer experience, or internships related to gender equality or GBV programming is a plus.
  • Strong passion for gender equality, women's rights, and addressing gender-based violence.
  • Basic understanding of gender and GBV concepts, theories, and practical implications.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially in MS Excel spreadsheets, PDF, and MS Word required
  • High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team
  • Excellent communication, process, and time management skills.
  • Proven ability to handle a challenging workload
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding, and sensitivity;
  • Strong/ Excellent interpersonal, networking, written and oral communication and re/presentation skills;
  • English fluency (written and verbal) is required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
Date of issue: 08/2023            Author: Samar Abdelrahman                     Revised:                   By: 




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