Project Intern – Food Security & Livelihoods Career Opportunity in Turkana County, Kenya


Position Title: Project Intern – Food Security & Livelihoods

DCA is seeking to recruit a competent and energetic Kenyan National for a twelve-month internship as Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) Assistant. The position is based in Kakuma and reports to the Project Officer – Food Security & Livelihoods.

The purpose of the position is to support provision of community-based livelihoods / resilience building services to project participants in the programme area.

The main responsibilities of the Intern (FSL Assistant) are:

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support day to day implementation of food security and livelihoods interventions in the programme area.
  • Support documentation activities for creative reporting (monthly, biannually, annually or after workshops)
  • Provide creative input to project activities.
  • Communicate and support project participants, partners, and other agencies in programme implementation.
  • Support in organizing workshops, seminars, training courses, etc.
  • Contact project participants, partners, consultants, and other stakeholders in relevant activities.
  • Support translation and interpretation when required (local language - English and vice versa)
  • Support general project administration (filing documents, bookings, circulating mail, photocopying, scanning).
  • Search and provide data that serve as a basis for day-to-day implementation process and proposal writing.
  • Join field trips when required.
  • Others as appropriate.

Learning Opportunities

  • Taking part in relevant programme events (internal training, programme meetings, workshops, etc.).
  • Taking part in implementation, monitoring, and evaluation missions as appropriate.
  • Induction to Programme Cycle Management system of DCA
  • Developing career development plan and review regularly with line-manager

Required technical skills, experience & knowledge

  • University degree in food science, community development or related field
  • Basic understanding of food security and livelihoods including resilience building.
  • General knowledge of social-economic issues of refugees hosting/rural areas, climate change issues and household economics.
  • Good computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, Ms. Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Good knowledge of digital application for creative reporting, documentation.
  • Good command of English, including interpretation and translation from local/ host community language to English and vice-versa.
  • Commitment and inspiration to work in humanitarian and development nexus.
  • Some knowledge of development work advantageous, but not essential.
  • Good communication, presentation skills (especially in working with people from different backgrounds).
  • Good teamwork skills (supporting others, delegation, influencing, negotiating).
  • Ability to work independently as well as in the team.
  • Respect for others.

About DCA

DanChurchAid (DCA) is working in Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nyandarua, Nakuru, and Nairobi counties with refugees and local communities to enhance peace, livelihoods, and resilience. DCA implements projects directly as well as through local partner organizations. For more information on DCA, please visit

Note: DCA is under no obligation whatsoever to hire an intern during or after their completion of the internship program.

How to apply

Apply online through:

The deadline for applications is 12th January 2024

This position is open to candidates from Turkana County only. All applications must be channeled through the online recruitment system.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. DCA conducts an anti-terror check as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass this check and maintain this status throughout your employment with us. Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy.