Program Administrative Intern Career Opportunity in Kenya

African Population and Health Research Center

Position Title: Program Administrative Intern

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

The APHRC seeks to recruit a Program Administrative Intern to learn while providing program administrative support to the Challenging the Politics of Social Exclusion Project (CPSE) within the Health and Wellbeing Theme, for an initial period of three months.


The project involves several engagements and convenings across the seven project countries. The intern will learn and assist the Program Officer in managing the administrative and logistical functions of the project:

  • Schedule appointments for project meetings.
  • Manage conference and workshop coordination by preparing draft budgets, making travel and hotel bookings etc.
  • Maintain an effective record and filing system for contacts, project activities, correspondences and documents for quick and easy reference by project staff.
  • Collate project updates for the weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Take minutes during project and partner meetings including following up on action points.
  • Procurement for the project.
  • Keep a record/database of publications from project staff.

Qualifications, experience and skills:

  • A first degree in Business administration or related field; should have graduated in the last six (6) months or otherwise be at an advanced stage of their study program.
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Good writing, editing, and verbal skills; excellent attention to detail.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.

The successful candidate will be engaged full time (40 hours/ week) for the period of the internship.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by email to with the subject ‘Program Administrative Intern’ by February 05, 2024.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Cover letters should be addressed to:

 The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P.O Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi


 Special Notice

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.