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Red Cross NGO Paid Internships in Kenya, August 2018


Security Analyst Intern

Date of issue:16-08-2018

Closing date (Geneva time zone):26-08-2018


Duty station:Nairobi


Duty station status: N/A

Accompanied status: N/A


Duration:4 Months

Category of Staff: National Staff


Grade: Not applicable

Vacancy No:IFRC02468

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organisation established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional, country cluster and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency, coordination, and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners. The Secretariat is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programmes and Operations; and (iii) Management Services. The Secretariat’s activities globally are led by five regional offices in; Africa, America’s, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Middle East – North Africa. IFRC’s Africa Region is in turn organized through five regional representations supporting National Societies in Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West Coast, Sahel and Central Africa as well as eight country representations in Central African Republic (CAR), Ethiopia (AU office), Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Republic of South Sudan.

Job Purpose

  • The Security Intern – Security Analysis – position in the Africa Regional Office is offered as a professional learning opportunity and to assist the Africa Region Security Coordinator to develop a regional security analysis capacity.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Learn about the security analysis function in a regional security team.
  • Assist in monitoring and analysing the security environment(s) across Africa region, and in issuing regular analytical reports.
  • Assist in identifying trends and issues in the security environment, which may impact the IFRC, and reporting on those.
  • Assist in monitoring threats and risks to IFRC operations/assets/personnel, and in providing regular threat/risk reports.
  • Assist in mapping (local and foreign) military engagement in disaster response and humanitarian aid in Africa region.
  • Assist in formulating and drafting a regional security strategy for 2018-2020.
  • Other task assigned by Regional Security Coordinator or his representative.


  • Relevant police or military academy qualification (e.g. senior non-commissioned or officers’ course)
  • Relevant postgraduate social sciences qualification (e.g. political science, sociology, international relations, security management)


  • Experience in political, security, or socio-economic analysis
  • Experience in humanitarian assistance, international development, or disaster response
  • Demonstrated understanding of key security risk management principles
  • Volunteering or working experience in a RC/RC National Society or another voluntary organisation

Knowledge, skills and languages

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a database
  • Advanced computer and software user (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access)
  • Sharing the RC/RC principles and values
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural and busy environment
  • Good communicator and presenter

Competencies and values

Respect and act in line with our values and competencies. The values of the Secretariat are built on the Red Cross and Red Crescent Fundamental Principles, respect for diversity, and integrity in all we do.

  • The core competencies set the standard for all Secretariat staff. We expect our people to be accountable, placing primary focus on building NS relations, having the technical skills to get results and working effectively in teams sharing knowledge and best practices through good communication skills.
  • Management competencies are also required for this post. Managers provide vision and direction, represent the organisation and manage performance to achieve our goals and build the organisation.

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