Project Intern Career Opportunity in Kakamega, Kenya


Position Title: Project Intern

About ICS –SP

We work towards a better future for children. Together with families, communities, and other stakeholders we initiate programmes that create safe and nurturing environments for them. We are looking for individuals with a passion to make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people to join us in our journey of building stronger, capable, and connected families where children are well nurtured and enabled to realize their full developmental potential. Visit to know more about us.

About the Role

Reporting to the Project officer with technical guidance from the ECD Program Coordinator, the Project Intern is primarily responsible for supporting the implementation of the project activities aimed at ensuring the targeted indicators and project outputs are achieved. The role also includes day-to-day timely, quality, successfully and accurately implementing, monitoring, and reporting of the project. The intern will support in mobilization and strengthening of nurturing care for early childhood development services for adolescent parents, families, their children (0-3years) and ensure appropriate and timely linkage and referrals are done between the target population, service providers and stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of ECD program workplans focused on nurturing care for ECD activities at household level that promote early learning opportunities for children 0 -3 years.
  • Strategically mobilize targeted programme participants, service providers and stakeholders in the targeted sub counties.
  • Support the project officers in delivering training and onsite counselling to the targeted participants, their children, and families.
  • Support in the organization, and planning of review meetings with community level workforce, stakeholders, and project teams to ensure timely and appropriate feedback is collected and documented.
  • Support the coordination of project activities, including scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, and taking minutes.
  • Support the MEAL Coordinator and researchers to conduct field visits, collect and analyse data to improve project approaches and interventions.
  • Support enrolment of project participants (adolescent parents, their children) into the project database.
  • Contribute to the preparation of project reports, presentations, and other communication materials.
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure the smooth implementation of NCfECD and parenting project to adolescent parents, their children, and families.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation of project activities and outcomes.
  • Support in documentation of project’s best practices, policies, and interventions to enhance project outcomes.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with government officials, stakeholders, and community members, and attend key meetings especially at sub counties level to strengthen good work relationships.


Functional skills and knowledge:

  • A strong understanding of principles of child development from a family centered approach.
  • Knowledge of Nurturing care for ECD, and ability to work independently & within teams.
  • Good stakeholder engagement and coordination skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and data analysis.
  • Good communication in local languages, and English speaking/ and writing skills.
  • Sound typing skills and a demonstrated ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrates diplomacy, flexibility, and resourcefulness.
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills & Strong interpersonal skills

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Degree or Diploma in ECD, Social work, or Development studies.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in programmes related to early identification and childhood development, OVC and economic strengthening.

ICS SP Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

ICS SP absolute priority is protecting children, vulnerable communities, and our own staff. We have zero tolerance of incidents of violence or abuse against children and other people in the communities we serve, either committed by our staff or others connected to our work. You will be required to abide and adhere to our safeguarding, child protection and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) code of conduct and policies.

How to apply

If you are a professional or an organization with a passion to make a difference in the context of our work, send your expression of interest to . Deadline for submitting applications is 03rd January 2024. Only shortlisted professionals will be contacted. Please indicate the title of the position as the subject of your email.